TV’s, we’ve all got one and in most cases we don’t pay too much attention to the picture quality because it’s “OK” but there are differences out there and with the most popular broadcasters now offering 4K is it worth the hype?
It’s all about the Pixels or to be more precise the amount of pixels crammed into a TV screen, the more there are the higher the resolution the clearer the image.
Standard Definition or SD with 704x576 pixels it is the lowest resolution and the majority of TV broadcasts are still in SD, if you’re not watching a channel with HD after it then it will be a standard definition broadcast.
High Definition 1080p or HD with 1920x1080 pixels although increasingly popular still not every broadcast you watch is a High Definition channel which is incredible considering the first broadcast in the UK was over 10 years ago.
Ultra-High Definition 4K or UHD with 3840x2160 pixels currently the highest resolution available, content is still limited but gaining traction in all formats.
In answer to the original question “is it worth the hype?” well ultimately it is really down to personal preference but if you are looking to purchase a new TV in the upcoming festive period then there are some key things to look out for to ensure that it will be able to display those 4K images should you decide to subscribe in the future. UHD, 4K, HDR, HDMI2.0, HDCP 2.2