Explanation Needed: The Difference Between 4K resolution and 1080p Resolution

File-It-Under: Explaining it all By:D.F.Skinner!~ sony4ktv-1l


One of the biggest things that has generated a buzz this year aside from the usual mobile devices is 4K resolution TV's. Why has it created a buzz? Well 4K TV's stirred up the minds of many when it made its debut at CES 2013, Samsung displayed its 80-inch TV's with 4K resolution,many were blown away by the picture quality and clarity.This is a new video or display format that one day will eventually replace the current resolution we find in most TV's and computer displays today.So the question is from a technology standpoint,what is the difference between 4K resolution and 1080p resolution? How does one benefit the other.

The difference between 4K resolution and 1080p is this in a nutshell,TV that has 1080p resolution is composed of two million pixels (1920 x 1080),that's two million pixels that's laid across and vertically within your TV set.With 4K resolution,you have Ultra high definition that has eight million pixels,yes 8 million (3840 x 2160).This means 4K  has around four times more resolution than 1080p which produces crystal clear images.

The biggest disadvantage 1080p have over 4K is content,currently there isn't any type of content created for 4K resolution,then again is a fairly new technology.They only content that takes advantage of 4K resolution is video games.Playing video games can benefit from 4K resolution because of hardware,PC gaming systems with high-end graphic cards.The other disadvantage with 4K resolution is pricing,most TV's that have 4K resolution have a price point start out at $4,000.

Hold on though this just in: It seems though there are TV's out there with 4K resolution that you can purchase for under $4000,the Seiki 50-inch Ultra HD 4K TV which retails at a $1500 price point. You can order the Seiki 50-inch Ultra 4K on  Amazons,TigerDirect websites.If you care to know,Seiki is a video and audio manufacturer that is based in China.