Updated: 4K TV and UHD: Everything you need to know about Ultra HD


Update: The amount of 4K content is about to massively increase in the UK thanks to 4K coming to Sky Q in time for the new Premier League. The announcement should come as a massive boost to owners of 4K TVs in the UK, who until now have had to get their 4K content from streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime.

Original article below…

4K Ultra-High Definition will define the future of television.

Nothing makes a television manufacturer happier than the ability to slap a bigger number on their shiny new product, and with 4K (or Ultra HD, or was that UHD?) they’ve hit the jackpot.

At its most basic, 4K describes the resolution of your TV set (or the amount of pixels used to make up an image), but it is also increasingly being used to describe a combination of a whole host of new features which together are ushering in a new era in image quality.

4K was everywhere at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and whilst the new resolution has its detractors, it certainly doesn’t have its downsides in the same way 3D TVs did.

That said, at the end of the day it might not be the raw resolution of 4K that tempts you into your next TV purchase, but the inclusion of other cool technologies like High-Dynamic Range, Quantum Dot and OLED panels. Before we get into the specifics of each technology, here’s a video outlining 4K in a nutshell.