One of first numbers you'll see when you're shopping for a new TV -- right after the screen size and the price -- is the resolution. Unfortunately, it's one of the more confusing numbers too. Here are some common questions you might have about resolution, along with our quick answers. What does 4K mean? It depends, but usually 3,840x2,160 pixels.What does UHD mean? It stands for "Ultra High Definition," but it basically means 4K.Are most TVs 4K these days? At 50 inches and above, yes.Does 4K mean the picture will be better than my old TV? Not necessarily.If 4K is four times greater than 1080p, does that mean 4K is 4320p? No.Is 8K worth worrying about? No.Looking for more information about TV resolution? Let's start at the beginning. The best TVs of CES 2019 61 Photos What is resolution? Resolution, in terms of TV hardware, refers to the number of pixels that compose the picture on the TV. A single pixel, or discrete picture element, consists of a tiny dot on the … [Read more...] about TV resolution confusion: 1080p, 2K, UHD, 4K, 8K, and what they all mean
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Once upon a time, 4K TVs were just a pipe dream. Pie in the sky. A beautiful, but unrealistic dream for consumers, and a nightmare for content providers.However, for a small portion of us - those who binge on Netflix and Amazon Prime like it's our day job - it's a dream that's slowly becoming reality. Sure, we might not see massive adoption numbers (even newly formed 8K Association says global adoption of 4K is only sitting at 15%) but it's happening. Why then, if we've just barely adopted 4K, are TV manufacturers pushing for 8K? Does anyone actually want to buy one? We talked to industry analysts to find out. The case against 8K TVs No one out there is doubting TV manufacturers' ability to produce 8K screens. Samsung and Sharp may have been the first major brands to launch 8K TVs last summer, but CES 2019 saw LG, Sony and Panasonic follow suit with screens of their own, and Chinese brands such as ChangHong, Skyworth and TCL hot on their tails.The impetus for TV … [Read more...] about Does anyone actually want to buy an 8K TV?
4K is dead, long live 8K! OK, not really. But the day will come when 4K goes the way of all those lower resolutions and gets replaced by a bigger number, in this case 8K. According to reports, in fact, Samsung is unveiling a series of 8K TVs that you'll be able to buy this year. We've seen concept 8K TVs for years, but this would be the first you could actually buy. If Samsung's TV hits the market this year, it will almost certainly usher in 8K sets from other manufacturers in 2019 and beyond. Now that the age of 8K TVs is almost upon us, you might have some questions.Does this mean 4K TV is already obsolete? Do you need to rush out an buy an 8K TV this year or risk being unable to watch your favorite shows? Should you throw your brand-new TV out the window in a fit of disgust at its appallingly low 4K resolution? The answer to all of these questions is "no." Here's why. What is 8K? A traditional HDTV from a few years ago is 1080p, which means it has 1,920 pixels … [Read more...] about 8K TV: What you need to know
So you have got your hands on the latest console from Sony – PlayStation 4 Pro. This upgrades PlayStation 4 console can render games in 4K resolution and feature HDR. Those are great news. Now you can play your games and view media content in 4k resolution. To do so, you will need a 4K display – a TV or a monitor. But is getting a 4K TV worth it? We will find out! We hooked our PlayStation 4 Pro with a 55-inch LG OLED TV that supports HDR and did some testing if the 4K resolution is worth it. On the most games that are optimized for PlayStation 4 Pro, we saw huge improvements over the standard 1080p resolution, although some of them don’t run at native 4K resolution. However, there are also few reasons why you should stick with Full HD resolution even on your PS4 Pro. What else did we find out and is the upgrade worth it? Read more to find out! What is 4k? Ultra high definition (UHD) or 4K refers to the resolution of a screen. In other words – numbers of pixels … [Read more...] about Should you buy 4K TV for PS4 Pro?
In a market inundated with accomplished streaming video players from the likes of Roku and Google, Amazon has found a way to stand out by integrating its ever-improving voice assistant, Alexa, with its Fire TV platform. The result is an intrepid experiment in the future of home entertainment, one in which voice can – and rightly should – replace the remote. The Amazon Fire TV Cube is best described as a blueprint for the future, one that can look fully realized – or half-built – depending on what services and features you use on a daily basis. If your video streaming needs begin and end with Amazon’s video service, there is likely no better device on the planet right now ... however, if you’re planning to watch videos on services like YouTube, YouTube TV and iTunes – or, if you want a streaming player with all of the most cutting-edge AV technologies – you’ll have to look somewhere else.None of that on its own is a … [Read more...] about Amazon Fire TV Cube review