HD TVs were extremely popular just before the World Cup, while now it’s all about 4K TVs. But what is a 4KTV, you ask? 4K is ultra-high definition; it delivers 4 times as much picture quality as HD does. There are also 4K cameras available, photographers and video producers are now shooting their own 4K films and videos.
You can compare the resolutions here:
HD image resolution: 1920 x 1080
4K image resolution: 3840 X 2160
Developed from the 4K digital cinema standard, which usually has the resolution of 4096 X 2160, you can get cinema quality pictures in the comfort of your own home. The content you can watch on such sets is catching up steadily, if you have a 4KTV set that has an inbuilt HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) decoder you’ll be able to subscribe to Netflix’s 4K services; where you can choose to watch top shows such as Breaking Bad and House of Cards.
Although there is currently a limited amount of 4K content to watch, a 4K TV set is able to upscale HD content to 4K resolution, this includes Blu-ray discs and HD TV programming; such as sporting shows. The latest World Cup and Wimbledon were shot in 4K resolution; the Commonwealth Games were also recorded in this manner. YouTube also has a channel dedicated to 4K quality videos and PC games content.
At the moment, Panasonic offers a range of 4K Ultra HD TVs from 40-inches up to 85-inches, which include their brand-new AX902B and AX630B ranges.
The ultimate AX902 series comprises Ultra HD LED TVs with 3000Hz (BLS), a quality high speed panel for perfect images, clarity and 3D visuals. The sets have local dimming which means the TVs deliver the best images with the richest tones of colour from glossy blacks to bold whites. The series also has quad core pro processors with the HEVC decoder for quality 4K imagery. Each TV set also has “My Stream” a system which recommends other programmes for you from your viewed shows. They are available in 55” and 65” screen sizes, so you can choose the right size for your own viewing comfort.
You can find out more about the new Panasonic TVs at http://www.panasonic.com/uk/consumer/viera-televisions/led/tx-l65wt600b.html