The Ultimate Guide To Ultra High Definition TV
By Lee Neikirk
May 14, 2015

If you've been in the market for a new TV recently, you've undoubtedly heard the term 4K. You may have also heard the term "UHD," which just stands for Ultra High Definition.

A lot of people seem to think these two terms are interchangeable, but they're not: Every UHD TV is a 4K TV, but not all 4K TVs are UHD TVs. In fact, there are no true UHD TVs even available yet. 4K options from 2013 and 2014 may boast the new 3,840 x 2,160 resolution, but they're HD TVs in every other way.

So then what's missing from the puzzle? Well, pretty much everything—aside from resolution—that makes any TV a great TV.

Ultra High Definition formatting is poised to roll out in three separate phases, and Phase 1 (4K resolution with no improvements to color or frame rate) has already happened. But within the full scope of Ultra High Definition technology, 4K resolution is perhaps the least exciting achievement. In truth, the jump from 1080p to 4K is only the tip of the iceberg.

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