What is 4K TV?
What's the deal with 4K?
Read on to find out.
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*Comparing Samsung 4K TV to Samsung H6400 FHD Smart TV.
*Screen image simulated for illustrative purposes. Picture quality will vary depending on quality and resolution of source content.
What 4K content is available?
When 4K TVs were first introduced, there was not much 4K content to watch. This caused some consumers to hesitate purchasing the TVs. Now there's so much 4K content available that it's no longer an issue.
Currently, there are various forms of 4K content from 4K
broadcasting, 4K streaming services, 4K gaming consoles,
4K Blu-ray players & discs to even user-generated videos
filmed with 4K cameras or 4K smart phones. In New Zealand,
video on demand services such as Netflix, Stan, Amazon Prime
and Disney+ also offer a wide range of contents such as 4K
movies and TV series. Plus, if you have a 4K Blu-ray player you
can easily purchase and enjoy 4K videos from places like Amazon.com.
Recently, a lot of people enjoy filming videos using 4K cameras or smartphones with 4K cameras built in and share that content with other users through video sharing platforms such as YouTube and Vimeo. So, feel free to explore whatever catches your interest.
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Enjoy all your content in
It would be great if all recorded content were filmed in 4K, but there's still a lot of lower resolution content out there in comparison to 4K content. However, thankfully this is not a concern because of upscaling.
So what is 4K upscaling and what can it do for you?
When you watch lower-quality FHD content on a 4K TV, upscaling is the technology that increases its resolution, converts, and optimises it to fit the display panel of a 4K TV. In other words, it doesn't just stretch the image — it upgrades it for the 4K display. Upscaling automatically analyses resolution to reduce noise, improve details and provide optimum contrast and colour so that you can view this content in 4K-like quality. And since every brand does upscaling differently, be sure to choose the one that does it the best.
*Quality of upscaled content may vary depending on source content.
Get on board
High-resolution TVs are something to consider when purchasing long replacement products like TVs. If you're going to buy a new TV, then do yourself a favour and choose a 4K TV.