We have all heard the buzz words 4K and UHD…but what are they and what does it mean to us and our electronics? First off let’s explain what 4K and UHD mean. 4K and UHD (ultra high definition) means the television screen has a minimum resolution of 3,840 pixels wide and 2,160 pixels high. Basically it is 4 times the detail as the current 1080p HD we are viewing.
Ok wait…so what are pixels you ask? Pixels are squares that make up an image, at almost 4,000 pixels (4K) you are getting exceptional clarity and detail. In order to broadcast this technology companies are working to bring this signal into every home. In the next few years it is projected that 4K will replace the standard HD we typically have. So in theory just how HD (1080p) has replaced the standard definition (480i), 4K (3840p) will soon replace HD as we know it. Many manufacturers are currently developing products that will help deliver this incredible technology to your home. A few television manufacturers are currently selling 4K televisions. Movie theaters will soon be projecting 4K and UHD movies. But, it isn’t just televisions and movie theaters we are talking about; 4K will upgrade cameras, smartphones, tablets and computers. 4K will affect anything and everything that displays still images, videos or records videos. With resolution size this clear, it also means that 4K will have an impact on video streaming and there will be a need to boost broadband networks to be able to stream 4K/UHD videos and images. 4K and Ultra HD are on the horizon and Sound Specialist has positioned itself as a leader in 4K home automation integration. Whether you are looking to upgrade your technology in your home or are building your dream home, Sound Specialist is ready to assist you in your project scope.
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