In every industry, there are different terms that anyone will come across with. Such terminologies are either general or specific. In this case, we will talk about certain terminologies used in Televisions. More specifically, the latest terms in TV technology. Pretty sure by now, you either have read or seen terms like 4K, Ultra HD, or HDR. These terms, or more accurately acronyms, refers to a certain technology and feature that television posses.
In this article, we aim to enlighten every reader about the latest and the must know things with today’s televisions. Unlike before where televisions are simple, televisions today are far more complicated and complex. One can say that the TVs today are far superior and are capable of doing things that you would normally do with a computer such as video streaming or internet browsing. So without further getting off topic, let’s get into it.
Everything You Need To Know | 4K Ultra HD HDR
As a start, we’ll explain things in a simple manner. First off, we will discuss what 4K means then followed by the meaning of Ultra HD then HDR.
What is 4K?
What is 4K? It’s one of the most common question asked by people who have seen a 4K TV for the first time. To be precise, 4K is the term used by professional video and cinema production referring to the number of horizontal pixels of a resolution of an image or display. In this case, that is 4096 x 2160 pixels. Commonly, you might have heard about the terms HD, SD, or Full HD. Basically, it’s the same thing. The only difference is the number of pixels or size of the resolution display. However, there is a misconception that Ultra HD ultimately means 4K. That’s incorrect.
What is Ultra HD?
What is Ultra HD? Ultra HD is a term that is closely tied to the term 4K. However, that is a common misconception. Basically, Ultra HD and 4K are two different things or refer to two different aspects. Ultra HD or Ultra High Definition is the term that refers to an image or display with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. If you’re familiar with the terms SD, VGA, HD, and Full HD, Ultra HD ultimately means the same thing but is only bigger than the latter.
In this section, we aim that enlighten everyone the main difference between the terms 4K and Ultra HD. These two terms are closely tied to each other as most 4K TV manufacturers names their products with both terms. For example, the iFFALCON iFF43U62K 4K Ultra HD Smart TV. From that alone, everyone will get the impression that 4K and Ultra HD means the same thing.
In the table of resolution below, it compares and states the number of pixels that each term represents.
- 4K HDR: Stunning 4K display is enhanced with the addition of the latest in high dynamic ranging (HDR). Dynamic tone mapping optimizes picture quality, frame-by-frame – intelligently enhancing range of tones, brightness, and contrast. Boost your entertainment, and enjoy more nuanced content
- Unlimited Content and Freeview Play: Comes with the latest and roid operating system, iFFALCON TV provides abundant content. You can discover your favorite shows and movies via an unrivaled range of apps, such as YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Prime, plus download more via the Google Play Store. With Freeview play, you are allowed to find programmes from BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, Dem and 5 and UKTV Play sitting alongside 70 TV channels and 15 HD channels
- Chromecast Built-in: Chromecast lets you cast your favorite videos, games, and apps from your mobile device, in full quality, to your smart TV. Just one tap of the Cast button on your and roid or iOS screen is all you need to supersize the things you love. Cast your content then continue browsing on your phone or tablet
- Immersive Dolby Audio and Smart Volume: Increase the power of your entertainment with the enhanced sound of Dolby Audio. iFFALCON TV’s Smart Volume feature automatically adjusts programming volume thus eliminating sudden sound fluctuations typically experienced when switching channels or when television commercials air
- Sport mode and Game mode：It switches to Sports Mode when a sports signal is detected, for an immersive live stadium experience, from picture to sound. Game mode boosts your chances of scoring legendary wins by significantly reducing input lag
So after reading the upper part, we hope that you, our readers, have come to an understanding that, although 4K and Ultra HD refers to the same thing, both terms still have a marginal difference that differentiates them against one another.
So moving onwards…
What is HDR?
The term HDR basically means High Dynamic Range. There are other meanings of this term but in this case, we are talking about TVs. So what really is HDR for TVs? What are those TVs that have HDR on it? Fast and simplest answer is — HDR is a technology and picture processing technique that provides better contrast, greater brightness levels, more details, and a wider colour palette. It is simply about making images displayed on a TV that features HDR look more realistic. To a level where what you actually see when you look at an object or place is close to what the TV produces. Something that aims to give picture quality close to human eye quality.
Ultimately, despite having the majority of the 4K TVs nowadays support HDR, it all depends upon the design and performance of the TV. To fully enjoy the rich experience that a true HDR TV provides, it should satisfy the following criteria:
- A screen capable of displaying over a billion rich colours.
- Capable of reproducing at least 90% of the DCI/P3 cinematic colour standard.
- Capable of achieving a sufficiently broad contrast ratio.
If you’re looking for a TV that’s capable of doing these things, then we highly recommed that you take a look at the TCL 43P639K 4K Ultra HD Smart TV.
- 4K HDR: Get ready to experience the ultimate in home entertainment! Our state-of-the-art 4K HDR display is a visual tour de force, bringing to life all of your favorite content with vibrant colors, stunning detail, and an immersive level of realism that will leave you breathless.
- HDR10: Whether you're watching your favorite TV shows, movies, or sports events, our HDR10 technology ensures that every moment is ideally captured, providing endless entertainment of the highest quality.
- DOLBY AUDIO: But we don't just stop at picture quality - we also offer an incredible audio experience. With DOLBY AUDIO technology, the sound quality of your television is richer and more immersive than ever before, bringing you closer to the action than you ever thought possible.
- and ROID TV: With our and roid TV platform, you'll enjoy easy and unlimited access to all the content you love, exactly how you want it. Whether you're looking for movies, TV shows, music, or games, everything is right at your fingertips.
- GAME MASTER: If you're a gamer, you're going to love our Game Master feature, which automatically optimizes your picture settings for the best gaming experience, with the lowest latency possible.