The international Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014 in Las Vegas had yet another eye-catchy collection. Not
the Smartphones, not the Tablets, but those were the game-changing product lines of TVs! You can now have a wide range of magnificent ultra-high definition (UHD) next generation, 4K TVs to consider before replacing that electronic,idiot box, in your living room.
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) approved digital video format for resolution: 4K has been used to enhance the picture quality of these TVs. So, what is this technology actually about? A 4K TV resolution indicates that the 4K screen has about or more than, 8 million discrete pixels per inch.This implies a pixel resolution of 4096 x 2160. It delivers an astoundingly, incredibly clear picture quality─ four times the HD quality.Not just that, but also you can now buy bendable, flexible TVs with Ultra 4K resolution. See it, to believe it.
The consumer electronics market has Ultra 4K TVs in two different price ranges: highly expensive range and budget range.In the highly expensive range, Sony has the KD-65X9005A TV at £6000, Philips has the 4K TV at £4500, and Samsung has the UE55F900 (£4000) and UE65F9000 (£6000) TV models. Apple also is making the much-awaited and rumored 4K iTV.
Apparently, budget TVs from various brands will be responsible for taking this technology to the masses, globally. In this range, you will find a 39-in and 50-in 4K TVs from Seiki, $699 and $1500, respectively. The Australian company, Kogan has launched an ultra4 K smart TV. It is wi-fi enabled and has USB and SD ports. This model is available at $1000, which is approximately around 600 pounds. So you can easily buy an Ultra 4K TV at affordable price.
Although, we may have some great 4K TV models, the content providers are still unavailable in the market. However, the 4K content issue still persists. Satellite companies or cable providers are unable to send streaming UHD signals. At present they do not have the bandwidth to support this magnificent invention. Technology is advancing rapidly and we may just get past this issue. But, right now this seems like a tough “challenge”.
Sony did create 4K movies, but that’s all. Currently, the only way we can use our 4K TVs at home are by watching 4K content from, the savior ─ recordable media.Thanks to the physical recordable media. When the world was about to discard it in favor of streaming media, it has proved its worth.
According to industry resources, Blu-Ray technology may soon be extended to support 4K content. Yet, there have been no further advancement since this initiative from the Blu-Ray Disc Association.