So what are 4K TVs (Ultra HD) anyway? 4K TVs are digital video formats that have a minimum resolution of 3,840 x 2,160. That is double the vertical and horizontal resolution as 1080p televisions. 4K TVs have four times as many pixels as 1080p TVs and pixels equal clarity. If you were to stand 10 feet away and compare a 4K TV’s picture to that of a similar sized 1080p, the difference is obvious. Because of the depth of colors created by the Ultra High pixel count, 4K resolution may emit the feeling of 3D even though it is not. There is no denying what an upgrade 4K is to the market. Is 4K a fad? No, consumers of electronics have always demanded clearer pictures and 4K is at the top of the food chain.
4K is here and here to stay. Most new films are being filmed directly into 4K format and many television shows are there as well. My expectation is that all shows on the major networks will be shot in Ultra HD by 2015. That is not to say there isn’t 4K content available now, currently, there are 14 TV series shot in 4K. So who sells 4k TVs and how much do 4k TVS cost and where can I buy one?