4K – The future of high definition television

At least two beliefs have been busted by this year’s CES already. Firstly, the general opinion is that electronics manufacturers are playing the price game, and trying to win markets on prices. Secondly, technologies with staying power are a thing of the past, and all investment is heading into technologies that can win markets quickly, and be replaced with newer ones. 4K televisions, however, bust both beliefs comprehensively. Here’s more on how these televisions could stabilize the home entertainment market by providing simply the ‘best’ picture quality and viewing experience, and how these marvels are affordable only for the filthy rich!


What exactly is 4K – another marketing gimmick or something more substantial?

3D ready televisions, gesture recognition technologies, app loaded screens – all have come and stammered their way through the genuine questions of technology adapters. Thankfully, 4K is not from the same address, and packs more substance into its words than any television technology that has made its way into the markets in the past five years. Robert Silva from About.com’s Home Theater section writes that with a mouth watering horizontal resolution of 3840 pixels, the 4K resolution is actually almost 4 times the standard fare of 1080 pixels that high definition screens of these days showcase. On the ground, this means that the differentiating lines between pixels that make up the complex image on screen get more and more dissolved, which in turn means that you get sharper images with better textures. If you’ve always complained about your eyes hardly being able to make out the differences between different crazily names resolutions, then the 4K resolution is what will make you a believer from a skeptic. If NewScientist, that’s a premier blogging destination bringing you the latest from the world of technology and science, is to be believed, the 4K televisions are equipped to present you what’s easily the crispest image quality ever showcased on screen.


What are the big players up to?

The 2014 CES witnessed electronics giants flaunting their versions of 4K televisions with massive screens. Sharp showcased its AQUOS series of 4K Ultra HD Series televisions, with prices for screen sizes of 60 and 70 inches expected to be $5,000 and $6,000. Titanium brushed bezels, 3D readiness, HDMI 2.0 compliance, and multiple 4K inputs, these televisions are right up at the pinnacle of futuristic technologies.

LG’s 105 inch curved display Ultra HD TV monster also looks like an interesting product to keep the trackers hooked on. Following the curved route, Samsung also flaunted its U900 series of Ultra HD TV screens. Its 105 inch screen version is backed with a wood panel, thus offering more impressive sound effects. However, both LG and Samsung didn’t give any heads up on prices, which is scary indeed.


Is it still in unaffordable concept, or a real deal?

Well, just like with any technology, the first few days are rife with financial risks from a consumer’s standpoint. LG, Sony, and Samsung have taken the silent pill over the expected pricing of their stunning 4K television models. That’s pretty indicative of the fact that these televisions are expected to be only affordable for the ultra rich. However, the P-Series from Vizio makes dreams more within the average consumer’s reach. Starting at $1000, these are undoubtedly going to be among the most affordable Ultra High Definition televisions bringing the power of 4K to you.
According to GeekSugar, Vizio is offering five different screen sizes – 50, 55, 60, 65, and 70 inches, with the prices ranging between $1,000 and $2,600. The V6 quad core processor inside these swanky television sets ensures that graphics move across the screen at superb speeds.

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