Tired of seeing the world through 1080p? Then maybe it’s time to upgrade to a 4k TV.
If you’re not sure about a 4K TV, think about it this way: standard HDTV is a cheeseburger, but a 4K TV is a deluxe cheeseburger meal with fries and a milkshake. Curb your craving for the highest quality TV by purchasing a 4K TV while the prices are low.
With prices sinking and technology changing, there’s no better time than now to dive into the world of 4k TVs. But make sure you know what you’re getting before you buy.
What Does 4K UHD Really Mean?
UHD stands for Ultra High Definition, which, judging by the name, you can already guess is better than standard 1080p. An average 1080p HDTV has about 2 million pixels on the screen, compared to the nearly 8.2 million pixels of a 4K TV. Four times the pixels and a better picture means you’ll be four times less likely to get off the couch and get your household chores done (sorry, hunny!).
Most 4k TVs made after 2016 have the Ultra HD Premium label, which means bold color and a more life-like appearance on the screen, thanks to the 10-bit color depth and High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology. The 10-bit color allows for 1024 shades of the primary colors, and the HDR creates more precise details and contrast. Combine all of those features of the TV with a BriteBox home entertainment set up and you’ll feel like you’re really in that Game of Thrones battle while you’re watching it on Sunday night.
UHD is good, but if you’re buying this TV for the long haul (10+ years), UHD Premium is a must-have. UHD Premium is essentially future-proof, meaning it won’t be obsolete in a few years and can adapt to coming changes in TV technology by offering features that UHD can’t.
Like we mentioned earlier, 4K TVs are the deluxe cheeseburger meals of television. Adding a helping of UHD Premium is the cherry on top of the milkshake.
Price Drop and Future Benefits
In the last year, 4K TVs have become much more affordable and suitable for our TV needs. It’s important to remember, though, that while 4K content is superior to HD, not all content has made the switch to 4K just yet. Just like the transition from SD to HD content, the transition from HD to 4K won’t happen all at once but will gradually become the new standard. Buying a 4K TV now will benefit you in the long run.
4K TVs prices start around $600 depending on the size, brand and available features. When buying the TV, make sure that it is actually 4K, because some displays can be misleading. And while everything may not be 4K content yet, these TVs will still support HDMI video and optical audio, which doesn’t seem to be going anyway any time soon.
Time to Make the Switch
While the price may still seem a bit high, especially if you haven’t bought a TV in a few years, making the switch now will insure you’re ready for the future of TV. Once you have your 4K TV, give us a call, and we will come set up your TV and help satisfy all your other home entertainment needs. When we’re done, you won’t have anything else to do but turn it on and enjoy the world in 4K.