What is 4K? is it better than HD?
4K stands for 4,000 – roughly the number of pixels that are captured and displayed on 4K resolution, this is 4 times the resolution of standard HD (720p) and twice the resolution of Full HD (1080p), which is being used more and more as we edge ever closer to the ultimate in definition (expect 8K and 16K somewhere down the line).
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So do I need to get myself a 4K TV now?
4K TVs are widespread and films are now being shot in 4K as standard, we are beginning to see 4K screens come to the big screen via 4K Ultra Blu-ray disks, as well as online streaming devices. 4K is finding its way into our living rooms, while 1080 is still the most widespread resolution, we are seeing more and more 4K content coming to us.
If you want to keep up, then now is a good time to upgrade, with 4K TVs being more affordable than ever.
It’s no wonder so many people are getting stuck into the freshly available deals for Christmas and the New Year, ready to enjoy all the Christmas programming, as well as the on-demand streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, All4, BBC iplayer and much more, between these media sources you’re sure to be set for something to watch while you fall asleep after a big Christmas dinner and a few glasses of wine!
Services that provide 4K UHD
As could be expected from the streaming giant, they are currently ahead leaps and bounds from competitors. In order to have access to this, however, you’ll need to be subscribed to the top tier of service which costs £9.99 per month. For this, you can delve into the 4K wonders of episodes of Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Sense8, along with Breaking Bad and some select nature documentaries.
This offers a list of Blockbuster movies on Sky Cinema as well as Sky Sports, F1 races natural history docs and TV dramas – so arguably one of the best 4K providers in 2019/2020. However, you’ll need a SkyQ Box! That means an upgrade – give us a call to find out more.
Amazon Prime Video
Amazons making some gains in the 4K streaming world, you can get a hold of some top tier films like Amazing Spiderman and The Martian.
Youtube now supports resolutions up to 4K and above, much of this is user content, so anyone can upload 4K material to the service. You can definitely find some interesting content here!
iPlayer currently streams David Attenborough flagship wildlife documentaries such as Planet Earth II and Seven World’s One Planet in 4K and that’s just about it, however, if you are watching live – you can also catch major sporting events such as The World Cup in 4K!