HDR Introduced: Is 4K Television Ready for the Big Leap?

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View attachment 3491 4K televisions are most commonly known as UHD televisions that is short for Ultra High Definition. 4K technology is basically a picture technology used to present the pixels arranged in a 3840 x 2160 layout. These pixels are superior to the 1920 x 1080 found in HD technology.
Though 4K is the name generally used for picture content of 3840 x 2160 configuration, most of the brands choose to call it UHD. While people think of these two, 4K and UHD as the same thing, there is some sort of a difference between the two. This is because the initial introduction of 4096 x 2160 resolution in the digital cameras under 4K range is marginally different than the 3840 x 2160 resolution of the UHD.
However, today 4K is used commonly for 3840 x 2160 picture resolution, dismissing the minor technical difference between the two that the terms UHD and 4K have become substitutable.
Recently there has been an announcement during the IFA trade show event in Berlin from manufacturers regarding UHD TVs. IFA is world’s biggest annual trade show event conducted for consumer electronics and home appliances. There the leading manufacturers announced an upgrade to the 4K’s resolution standard by introducing the High Dynamic Range (HDR).
They promoted and advertised the high level of UHD resolution as a result of HDR which boosts the colors of the display picture making it more vivid and bright.
This means that HDR will now use each of those high pixel resolution used in 4K to provide viewers with a bright contrast and overall a better image standard. So if consumers were first unsure on whether to get a 4K TV or not, this new update to the current UHD standard is sure to convince them to get one.
Most people were not very fond of the UHD TVs because to appreciate its high resolution and picture quality one needed to get a large screen TV. But the upgrade to HDR has resulted in a stark difference in the viewing quality. Names such as Sony, Panasonic, and LG are all calling these upgraded UHD TVs as HDR. Just before the IFA event, the Consumer Electronics Association declared a standard definition of ‘HDR compatible’ agreed by all.
Moreover, many TV dealers are coming up with new modifications and agreements with cable service providers such as Canal+ and Internet streaming service providers like Netflix to introduce a wide range of content available on UHD and HDR. This is likely to boost 4K television to a big leap.

Whether 4K will become as popular as the HDTVs can only be established over time when it hits the mainstream and is not restricted to a few high end models of the manufacturers. Currently though the TV vendors are coming up with stunning upgrades to the system which is expected to result in an eventual rise in UHD sales.
 

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