Samsung’s 4K TV is a Game-Changer
Samsung recently announced the addition of a more affordable 4K model to its lineup of Ultra High Definition televisions. Their previous 4K TV, the UNF8000 model, boasted an 85-inch screen and cost nearly $40,000. The new Samsung’s F9000 model is available in 55-inch and 65-inch screen sizes for $5,499 and $7,499, respectively. 4K resolution offers 3840 pixels x 2160 lines, which is twice the resolution of traditional high-definition technology. Samsung has created a proprietary system call Quadmatic Picture Engine to display normal HD content on their Ultra HD televisions. Considering how quickly networks moved to create HD content, it won’t be long before you’re watching your favorite shows in 4K resolution.
The F9000 TV model also utilizes a more powerful sound system, with two-way 2.2 channels of 70-watt sound. Details like this make the action that much more real, whether you’re watching the big game or your favorite zombie flick. When considering TV installation, this smaller model is a great option for homeowners. With a 55 or 65-inch TV, wall mount installation is easy for our trained staff. At WSC Home Audio Video, we can help you find and install the TV of your dreams. We specialize in wall mounted TVs of all sizes, so even if you’re interested in that 85-inch 4K, we’ve got a solution.
4K Ultra-High Definition (UHD) will define the future of television.
At its most basic, 4K describes the resolution of your TV set (the amount of pixels used to make up an image), but it is also increasingly being used to describe a combination of a whole host of new features which together are ushering in a new era in image quality.
Pure and simple, 4K is equivalent to a clearer picture. There are more pixels on the screen at once that create crisper images that are capable of showing more details than your standard HD.
More pixels means more information. More information means sharper pictures. Sharper pictures are more engaging. More engaging content is more fun.
Unfortunately, there is not actually a lot of 4K content to be had right now. This is due to the fact that every 4K frame contains four times the information of HD, and 4K content is four times more bulky than regular HD content in terms of its raw file size. This makes it a challenge to process the information to you. Broadcast television has not yet made the switch to 4K.
The good news is that many new films and some TV shows are now filming in 4K as a future-proofing measure. The bad news is that all content will have to wait until there is an established avenue for getting it out to people.
In order to access 4K streaming for television, there are two standard cables you will need. You are most likely going to be using a standard HDMI cable, or if you are connecting a PC to an Ultra HD monitor, you will need a DisplayPort.
In terms of content, you are not missing out on much at the moment. There are incredible values to be found in generously-sized 1080p sets right now, and 4K sets are only going to be more widely accepted and integrated, and therefore cheaper.