What is an Ultra HD TV?
Still fairly new to the market, UHD (“Ultra HD”) TVs are screens that can display twice as many pixels as standard HDTVs, making them exactly the right size to handle a format known to the movie industry as “4K”. Most major movies have been using 4K (or even better) during production (and in the cinema) for years, and now TV shows are doing so as well. It’s another huge jump in picture quality, but as of right now there are very few sources of 4K material for a UHD TV owner to watch. Netflix offers several shows in 4K when played via the Netflix app on compatible UHD TVs, but there’s no home-video 4K equivalent of the Blu-Ray Disc just yet (it’s on the way!) UHD TVs can convert standard HD to the 4K format as you watch, though, and that brings quality improvements to current HD content from Blu-Ray and broadcast TV alike.