4k Hdtv Spec? What does it mean?
Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:13 AM
It means a horizontal resolution for the TV of about 4000 (in the TV world, I believe it is actually 3840x2160...referred to as 2160p). This compares with the horizontal resolutions of 1080p HDTVs that is 1920.
The net result is that you end up with a TV that has about 4 times the resolution of a 1080p HDTV.
Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:01 AM
I'm also extremely skeptical about this having any real value in a home environment--at least if you don't have a front projector and a really huge screen. And even then...
First of all, 2K looks terrific on a giant screen. Most movie theaters have 2K digital projectors these days, and they look excellent. And a great many theaters (perhaps most) that have 4k projectors never remove their 3D lenses, which effectively turn them into 2K projectors.
I doubt that the average person, watching average content, would notice the difference on a 65-inch screen.
And speaking of content, that's the other issue. There isn't any--at least not yet. Sure, the TV manufacturers are going to include some content in the TV itself, but that will be limited and possibly not what you want to see.
In the long run, I may be wrong. But in the here and now, 4k TVs are worthwhile only for people suffering from TMM (Too Much Money).
Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:24 AM