4K TV signals a changing world for broadcasters
ColumbiaBusinessTimes.com reports that as technology advances, the associated learning curve gets steeper and more abrupt. If you don’t believe us, check out this photo history of cell phones: notice how the last 10 years brought more innovation than the previous 20?
In television, the next curve ahead is 4K.
4K television, also called ultra-high definition, is the biggest and best picture available. The 4K means the TV has four times the resolution of the former high definition standard, 1080p; to put it another way, all of the pixels from your current HD TV could fit into a quarter of a 4K screen. D&M Sound owner Anne Moore said the picture is “like looking through a window.”
“The result is stunning,” Moore said. “Almost everyone who sees it does a double take and voices a ‘wow’ as they watch.”
In the first quarter of 2015, 4K TV made up 9 percent of all TV shipments, but shipments also grew by 400 percent while the rest of the TV industry was stagnant (even slightly down). 4K grew even more among bigger screen sizes, which of course make the picture even prettier and the technology more impressive.
“Our customers tend to be trendsetters,” Moore said. “Locally, our best selling TVs are all 4K.”