Picture quality Has a new definition
By John Arche on 16th Oct, 2015
Do you ever find yourself wishing the pictures you see on your television set could look as sharp, crisp, detailed, immersive and beautiful as the world you see around you? Well, wish no more. Thanks to Ultra High Definition (UHD) technology, televisions can now deliver pictures so perfect you’d swear you were looking through a window.
UHD TVs achieve this new level of realism by squeezing 3840x2160 pixels into their screens versus the 1920x1080 pixels delivered by previous high definition (Full HD) TVs. This works out as four times as many pixels as HD, enabling UHD TVs to deliver a smooth, intensely detailed image that gets much closer to the definition you can see in real life.
The tiny size of the pixels in a UHD screen means you no longer have to put up with flaws associated with lower resolution displays such as jagged edges around curved or angled objects; visible pixel structure; or limited image depth. But that’s just the start. Having so many more pixels to play with also allows UHD TVs to produce more refined colour, subtler textures, better shadow detailing in dark picture areas, and an enhanced sense of depth and space in the image. Especially when coupled with cutting edge features like the Nano Crystal Technology in Samsung’s SUHD TVs, which can reproduce over one billion different colours, and the Auto Depth Enhancer system in all Samsung curved TVs, which adds levels of contrast to the picture that really entice you into the action.
"The biggest step forward in TV picture quality since the arrival of colour."
Samsung’s SUHD TVs have led the way here, for instance, by combining native UHD resolutions with new Nano Crystal displays to produce pictures that contain levels of detail and ranges of colour much closer to the original vision of film directors, only previously available in digital cinemas.
Some UHD TVs - including all Samsung UHD models - also support high dynamic range (HDR) playback, where all those extra pixels you get with UHD join forces with ultra-bright, exceptional contrast level screens to deliver a much brighter, more subtly detailed and life-like image than anything the TV world has seen before. Mozart in the Jungle on Amazon Prime Instant Video is already available in High Dynamic Range. Combining HDR support with Samsung’s Peak Illuminator and Precision Black technology means that even minute details in dark areas are accurately reproduced.
"Four times as many pixels as HD, enabling UHD TVs to deliver a smooth, intensely detailed image."
Almost every part of the TV world is now deeply committed to a UHD future, and all the evidence suggests that UHD together with wider colour ranges and HDR is about to give us the biggest step forward in TV picture quality since the arrival of colour. So if you’re in the market for a new TV and you want that TV to be as stunning to watch as it is futureproof, True UHD has got to be the way to go.
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