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New Trends: What does 4K resolution mean for your screens?

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The buzz about 4k is already getting pretty loud, with consumer electronics manufacturers pitching it as the next upgrade you HAVE to get as the prices hit mainstream TVs.
But a closer looks suggests that 4K isn’t going to be perceptibly better for all screens (than FullHD) – and its impact on clarity and reducing pixel visibility is probably going to
be limited on your TV screen.

This article at referencehometheatre.com suggests that the impact is probably going to be least for the typical 40-50” TV viewing scenario at home. Ouch!

The real impact of 4K resolution is only visible at certain viewing distances (Image credit: referencehometheater.com)

The real impact of 4K resolution is only visible at certain viewing distances (Image credit: referencehometheater.com)

But for many other scenarios (larger displays, higher ppi resolutions and shorter viewing distances), 4K does have a considerable impact.

On tablets and smartphones 4K is awesome (because of a very short viewing distance)

On laptops and monitors 4k is better than FullHD (also a short viewing distance)

On Projectors 4K looks much, much better especially closer to the screen

On 40” to 70” TVs the impact of 4K resolution seems the lowest, with little visible difference at typical viewing distances.

You can read the entire article here.

If you’d also like to check on the effectiveness of 4K resolution on your boardroom, residence or in your special viewing scenario, try out this 4K calculator.

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