Ultra HDTVs offer immersive viewing experiences and pristine images. With four times the resolution of HDTV, you can see significantly more detail. Watch gardens and aquarium scenes come to life as colors are reproduced in a more dramatic fashion with 8.3 million pixels vs. HDTV’s 2.1 million pixels.
Blu-ray players, game consoles, cable and satellite boxes automatically adjust their output resolution for the Ultra HDTVs. Although an HDTV will not become obsolete because of the new Ultra HDTVs, they will not have all of the advantages. When using a blu-ray player, etc. it is recommended to also use a high speed HDMI cable or high speed + ethernet cable. Also, the Ultra HDTVs are set up to support 3D and streaming.
There is not a lot of content in 4K yet, however, there is more and more coming out every day and the industry is trending to move in this direction. Netflix now has a section for 4K streaming which includes “House of Cards” Season 2. NBCUniversal, YouTube, Amazon and others are continually announcing new 4K content offerings. In the meantime, Ultra HDTVs “upscale” existing HDTV sources to Ultra HD resolution making these images even better. Coming soon, will be 4K blu-ray discs with 3 layers to contain the 100GB of storage needed to compress a 4K movie. Gaming systems, like Xbox and Playstation 4 consoles are 4K compatible and will most likely be creating 4K content in the near future. The technology is here and the content is following. When you purchase 4K media players, both Sony and Samsung include a handful of movies and documentaries already downloaded and ready to watch.
It will be exciting to see how this technology unfolds in 2015. Watch our Facebook page for the latest news!