Not all 4K UHD TVs
are the same!

Not all 4K UHD TVs provide the same colour and detail,
so how can you be sure of getting the Ultra HD performance you expect?

Picture of two orange juice glasses showing a comparison between colour and amount of pixels

What makes an RGB TV 4K?

Series 7 UHD TV with certification logos
RGB pixels vs RGBW pixels

The difference between an RGB and RGBW UHD TV lies in how the colours are made. Samsung 4K UHD TVs use only RGB pixels, meaning they create images using separate red, green and blue (the RGB!) colour elements. Why? Because that’s the way our eyes work. The cells in our eyes detect those red and green and blue colours, and the full richness of all colours can only be achieved with pure mixtures of those basic elements.

Other 4K UHD TV models that use RGBW add a white element to the usual red, green and blue colour combination. This can make the image appear brighter, but can also decrease colour accuracy, colour range and resolution. How?

Original Image RGBW
Modified Image RGB
Simulated for illustrative purposes. Picture quality may vary depending on source content.
3840 RGB pixel width and 8.3 million total pixels of RGB v 2880 pixel width and 6.2 total pixels across RGB TVs.

See a range of RGB 4K UHD TVs

See UHD TV Range

Screen images simulated.

  1. Picture quality will depend on source content.
  2. To view in 4K Ultra HD, a 4K Ultra HD TV and 4K content are required.
  3. Picture quality of upscaled content may vary depending on source content. Picture quality of low-resolution video will not reach UHD quality.
  4. Performance may vary depending on source content.
  5. Actual size may vary by up to 2%.