Is It Worth Buying a Ultra HD TV Today?
The latest home theatre technological advancement is ultra HD TVs, but are they worth buying now? Is the extra money worth having a UHD TV?
These and other questions are answered in this article to help you understand what UHD is and whether the TV you buy today should be ultra high definition.
What Is UHD?
What we’re talking about is picture technology and the amount of pixels on the screen. A full HD or high definition TV is 1920 pixels wide by 1080 pixels high.
With a UHD TV, there are 4 times the amount of pixels; 3,840 x 2,160 when displayed on 16:9 aspect ratio.
The term 4K is also used when describing UHD. 4K relates to 4096 x 2160 resolution which was first introduced in digital cinemas and Sony’s domestic projectors, but when you see a 4K sticker on the TV they are actually referring to 3,840 x 2,160 resolution – ultra HD.
The extra number of pixels in Ultra HD TVs adds more detail, more depth and more colour resolution to the picture, resulting in a viewing experience that looks more ‘life-like’; especially on screen sizes of 65 inch and above.
Is a Ultra HD TV all I need to start watching Ultra HD?
No. While your UHD TV will use processing to upscale full HD, say from a blu ray disc and even standard definition pictures; like you receive from free-to-air TV stations to its Ultra HD pixel count, if you want to see what UHD is really capable of, you need to watch something made or transmitted in UHD.
What Ultra HD Content Is There?
This is, sadly, the problem. There is not much UHD out there. There are no UHD broadcasts and there are no UHD discs; just a rumour that red ray may come with UHD to offer a greater experience than the full HD blu ray.
Is It Worth Buying A UHD TV Today?
The answer is no. Adelaide viewers will not see a better picture viewing a blu ray DVD or your favourite TV station. Viewing technology is the only thing that has advanced and even if movies are made with UHD and sold as UHD DVD’s, your TV stations will still broadcast in 720 pixel resolution; far less than your current full HD is.
So, we at Unique Home Theatre suggest if you are looking at upgrading your TV or wanting to upgrade your home theatre experience in general, look at buying a larger TV or better surround sound speakers that match the conditions of your room instead of paying for something you get nothing in return.