July 29

Comparison of UHD vs 4K Video Quality

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Are you also one of those who are curious to know about UHD and 4K? Well, you are in the right place. We will discuss both of them below;

Everyone is talking about 4K since it becomes more mainstream that force HD TVs and PCs to approach to somewhat normal pricing. Both UHD and 4K terms are extremely conflated with one another. Both of them are used by bloggers, content creator, TV makers, broadcaster, etc. interchangeably.

UHD vs 4K
UHD vs 4K

Although there is much difference between both of them, however, in a nutshell, one the one hand where 4K is sticking, UHD is not. That is not all since there is some more thing that you might want to know.

So, let’s discuss both of them separately!

About 4K

About 4K
About 4K

The term 4K cam into existence from cinematic terminology. It is referred to a resolution of 4,096 pixels. The amount of vertical pixels is 2,160 for TVs. This is the reason why it is sometimes referred to as 4K2K. Note that a UHD TV cannot achieve the same resolution as it does for 4K since it has less horizontal pixels. However, both the 4K and UHD are being used by users interchangeably.

About UHD

About UHD
About UHD

UHD stands for Ultra High Definition and is the successor of Full HD. It has a resolution of 3,840*2,160 pixels that makes it four times greater than that of its predecessor. As we have stated above, it cannot be the same as 4K because of its fewer horizontal pixels.

What Does 4K Do?

What Does 4K Do?
What Does 4K Do?

In a nutshell, the answer is 4K is capable of adding clearer and better definition. It means when you see something in 4K, it will feel like you see it from a window rather watching it on TV. 4K technology is a great option for those who have bigger screens. For instance, if you have a 55-inch or bigger than that, 4K will change the effect considerably.

Since technology is changing everything with something new each day, there is 8K available in the market. However, they are not for everyone since they are so expensive and you will need at least a 65-inch screen to make the most out of it. Furthermore, you won’t find a native content that you can watch on 8K.

How to Watch 4K Content on a TV to Get Better Look?

How to Watch 4K Content on a TV to Get Better Look?
How to Watch 4K Content on a TV to Get Better Look?

To make the most out of 4K on your TV set, we recommend you to sit closer to it rather than you adjust your place while watching an HD content. Since it has a massive amount of pixels density and the extra resolution, you can adjust yourself to more further to get the best out of it. While sitting closer to the screen, it will give you more impact.

However, we also don’t agree with the opinion that there is no benefit of watching the 4K content from a distance position. You will still be able to get more depth, smoothly rendered, more subtle, and other objects within a picture that will look three-dimensional.

Where Can I Find 4K content?

Where Can I Find 4K content?
Where Can I Find 4K content?

There are numerous resources that you can find to watch 4K content. If you love watching Content on online streaming services, the greatest options that you have got are Amazon Prime Video and Netflix. You can stream unlimited 4K content from both of these streaming sources, including TV series, movies, TV shows, etc.

Popular 4K content that you can watch on Netflix include Narcos, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Okja, Mute, Apostle, and Maniac. Moreover, you can also view other Content from other studios, including documentaries, comedy special, and films.

On the other hand, Amazon Prime Video also offers 4K content as a part of its streaming, including the original Amazon series, including All or Nothing, Mozart in the Jungle, Homecoming, etc.

Another source that you can use to catch 4K content is BT. It has various 4K channels in BT Sport Ultra HD. You can stream Champions League football, Premier League, FA Cup, as well as Aviva Premiership rugby. However, it is required to get a BT’s Ultra HD box to take benefit of the service.

What Connection Should I Have to Watch 4K content?

What Connection Should I Have to Watch 4K content?
What Connection Should I Have to Watch 4K content?

We highly recommend getting an HDMI connection that is, however not that simple. The biggest reason is not all the HDMI sockets are same. Since the emergence of digital connections, there are many standards or versions of HDMI. The latest one is HDMI v2.0 that is developed exclusively for 4K.

The reason why you should have HDMI v2.0 is it is capable of supporting maximum data bandwidth, which means it is also capable of playback of 4K content with full-colour sampling at a frame rate of 60 fps. If you already have its previous version HDMI v1.4, you should know that it only supports 30 fps 4K content.

There are various brands that use the latest HDMI v2.0 technology is their products. That include Panasonic, LG, Sony, Phillips, and Samsung.

Conclusion

That is all about 4K and UHD. Both of them are not much different from one another. However, 4K is sticking around while UHD is not. In reality, both of them are used interchangeably by bloggers, content creators, TV makers, etc. Above we have discussed almost everything related to them, and we sincerely hope that now you have gained enough information for both 4K and UHD. However, if you want to ask anything, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment below.

Q: Can I Play 4K content on UHD?

Ans: You have to transform 4K Content to supported format of Samsung since UHD TVs have some limitations on 4K Content. Not all the 4K Content can be played directly on UHD.

Q: Do Samsung products have 4K?

Ans: Yes, Samsung products include 4K technology that is capable of playing 4K content.

Q: Do Phillip TVs has 4K support?

Ans: Yes, all the latest Phillip TVs products are equipped with 4K.


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