What is a 4K TV and its benefits?
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In this era of technological advancement, 4K TVs with clearer screens and smarter features have effectively replaced full HD TVs with four times as many pixels.
4K TVs have become a preferred choice among buyers as more 4K movies and shows are available in ultra-high definition.
However, you must be asking what's so special about a 4K TV which you have to spend more money to have one.
Thus, this blog contains the knowledge you need to know about a 4k TV.
What does the word '4K TV' means?
According to dummies.com, a 4K TV has a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels which contains 8 million pixels in total. The pixels of a 4K TV is four times the number of Full HD or 2K (1,920 x 1,080).
A 4K TV is also known as Ultra HD or UHD and works more effectively on a larger screen. Its resolution and cutting-edge image processing technology are able to produce more precise and stunning 4K images. The result is an astonishing clarity that brings all pictures to life.
What are the Differences between 4K and 2K (Full HD) TV?
Resolutions and Pixels
Screen resolution is the key difference between a 4K and 2K (Full HD) TV.
Meanwhile, the resolution is differed by the number of pixels. Technically, the smallest digital graphics unit displayed and represented on a device is a pixel. These pixels are being coordinated into rows and columns.
The resolution will define how many pixels there are in each row (width) and each column (height).
Pixels of 2K and 4K TVs:
- 2K or Full HD: 1920 x 1080
- 4K or Ultra HD (UHD): 3840 x 2160
So, a Full HD TV with a 1920 x 1080 resolution means that it displays 1920 pixels per line and 1080 per column. We usually refer to a 2K resolution as 1080p.
Meanwhile, a 4K TV displays 3840 pixels per line and 2160 per column.
Simply put, the more pixels there are, the better the display quality for the viewing experience.Colors
The extra pixels on 4K TVs allow them to outperform 1080p TVs in terms of color display.
4K TVs can offer a more diverse color palette than a 1080p TV as they can achieve a wider color gamut.
A 4K TV screen can also display a more accurate depth with exceptional contrast between light and dark than a Full HD TV. With this feature, 4K TVs can display life-like images nearly identical to what you see in real life.
Besides, 4K is now the preferred resolution to look for HDR or Ultra HD (UHD) features.Devices
Full HD TVs, with a 1080p screen resolution, were once the most common type of HDTV set. Computer monitors or laptop screens are widely available in 1080p.
Thus, we can say that Full HD TV resolutions on smaller screen devices make more sense. This is due to the fact that screens under 40 inches are not large enough for 4K to appear noticeably clearer or sharper.
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Furthermore, Full HD TVs and 4K TVs can be distinguished based on their availability and content.
Almost all streaming platforms support Full HD TV content in the past, but major streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and YouTube have already joined the 4K team now.
Benefits of a SHARP 4K TV
- Picture quality – Resolution
A 4K display reveals so much more nuances and detail. Due to the obvious realistic image quality displayed, you will feel as if you are "gazing through a window" rather than watching TV.
Furthermore, the higher pixel density of a 4K TV allows you to get much closer without the image's grid-like structure becoming visible. This means that you can comfortably watch a much larger screen from the same seating position as your current Full HD panel.
- TV powered by Android TVTM – a New Convenient Lifestyle Start with Sharp AQUOS 4K.
SHARP's 4K TV promise you an easier way to enjoy the entertainment you love by streaming from your favorite apps, playing music and games and even casting from any device.
Android TV™ with the Google Assistant provides a smarter viewing experience. You can quickly access entertainment, get answers on screen, control smart devices around your home, and more using your voice. Press the Assistant button on your remote to get started.
- Meet over 7,000 apps on Google Play
It brings together all of your favorite entertainment and allows you to explore it in new ways at any time and from any location.
- Connect from Phone
Sharp's AQUOS 4K TV allows you to stream your favorite entertainment directly to your TV from your phone, tablet, or laptop.
- Control Smart Home Devices
Use your voice to create the perfect viewing environment. You can control your smart home devices at your ease, be it adjust room temperature, lighting, and more.
Chromecast built-in technology in 4K TV allows you stream your favorite games from your phone, tablet, or laptop directly to your television in 4K mode.
Aside from the incredibly sharp images that are its hallmark, it also supports faster refresh rates, has low-latency game modes, and can deliver stunning imagery through its HD modes in 4K.
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Simply put, 4K TV is designed to bring the sorts of things you enjoy on your phone to your TV.
- Upconvert to 4K quality
Although we are now firmly in the modern era, we are not all watching 4K content. Full HD images on a 4K panel will not look better, just bigger, however, unless some clever upscaling is used.
But now, with 4K TVs' Upconverter technology, it can convert your SD or HD videos into 4K resolution, producing superior image quality. The upscaling process ensures that the image or video fills the screen's 4K resolution.
Content of 4K
- Streaming services – Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and YouTube
We can see that many industry leaders are making the 4K switch now. More famous platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube and many more content are available in 4K resolutions, and more platforms are expected to join the team soon.
If you want the best image, video, and audio quality, you need to watch them in 4K resolutions. Streamed 4K movies can bring you to the next level of watching experience. Also, the movie is sharper in fine details, has fewer distracting artifacts, and has a better overall image.
On the audio side, even streaming content uses compressed audio formats, but in 4K, it will deliver to your lossless audio for enhanced clarity.
SHARP AQUOS 4K UHD TVs
Enjoy the Biggest Excitement Together
SHARP Exclusive AQUOS technology
Sharp 4K Upconverter can convert your SD or HD videos into 4K resolution, producing superior image quality.
4K Digital Noise Reduction
This technology maintains clear image quality by reducing the undesirable pixelation that occurs during upconversion.Better color reproduction
SHARP TVs are notable with better color reproduction to provide a more realistic viewing experience.
The optimizer automatically adjusts the color displayed to those naturally detected by the human eye, resulting in actual color.Tone Optimizer
A tone optimizer gives natural color tones by providing you with 64 times more color levels when compared to regular displays.
4K U HDR Real Contrast
Pictures display superb and accurate depth and exceptional contrast between light and dark, delivering a nuanced picture.
Comfort Luminance Display
Comfort Luminance Display uses an LED backlight to produce an extraordinary, true-to-life brightness.
ALL SHARP products pass strict Japanese quality standards. SHARP TVs are proven to have safe protection and high endurance under various circumstances.Lightning Shield
Watching video during heavy rain without worries due to TV parts following EMC standard.Heavy Weight Shield
The design of our wall mounting brackets are tested against IEC 60065 weight loading standards.Voltage Shield
Safe product operation is ensured throughout, as our TVs can handle more than the standard voltage (110V-240V)Drop Shield
The protective performance of our packaging and the durability of SHARP LED TVs are proven by passing strict drop tests.Stability Shield
Our proven structural stability has been benchmarked against IEC 60065 standardsVibration Shield
Our quality carton packaging design and high build quality of SHARP LED TVs are proven to be vibration resistant during deliveryHigh Temperature & Humidity Shield
Reliable SHARP LED TVs are proven and tested based on IEC 60065 standards to withstand high temperature and humidity settings.
Specifications You Couldn't Resist:
4K Ultra HD - AQUOS 4K TVs come with the latest HDR standards and couple with SHARP's high luminance technology, giving you a consistent lifelike contrast between light and darkness.
X4 Master Engine Pro II - The X4 Master Engine Pro II processor allows SD and HD videos to be up-converted to 4K resolution with minimal noise while maintaining image quality.
Android TV - Enjoy a great variety of apps for videos, news, and games from Google Play with the latest all-in-one Smart Remote.
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