Buying a 4K Ultra HD TV for Black Friday 2015? BEWARE this hidden cost
THE latest Ultra HD 4K television sets might be a good deal on Friday, but BEWARE – UHD sets use almost a THIRD more electricity than a standard HD set, according to new research.
Express.co.uk reports that Ultra HD will be the future of home entertainment.
UHD 4K refers to any display with a horizontal resolution of some 4,000 pixels or higher, compared to the 1080 pixels in a full HD TV.
But these pixel-packed displays munch through 30 per cent more power than older sets.
“Americans’ residential energy bills could rise by more than $1 billion per year if all televisions larger than 36 inches transition to 4K at today’s average efficiency,” the report claimed.