If you’ve been near technology in the past couple of years, you’ve probably most certainly heard of 4K. But what is 4K actually? And why’s it called that? 4K refers to one of two high definition resolutions: 3840 x 2160 pixels or 4096 x 2160 pixels. 4K is four times the pixel resolution, or twice the line resolution, of 1080p. The other high definition resolutions in use are 720p and 1080i. These are the resolutions most frequently used in larger screen televisions to create better-detailed pictures. Can you tell the difference? The increasing availability of 4K delivers consumers a greatly improved video display image for larger screen applications, and can greatly reduce the ability for viewers to see any visible pixel structure on the screen unless you place yourself extremely close. This means even smoother edges and depth. When combined with faster screen refresh rates, 4K has the potential to deliver almost as much depth as 3D- without the need for glasses. So, can you tell the difference? Yes.
1080p, also known as Full HD or FHD, is a very common display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Many of today’s TVs as well as PC monitors and laptops, come in a resolution of 1080. And for gaming, this is the lowest resolution considered acceptable. While gaming at higher resolutions of 1440p or 4K offer more realistic experiences, they both require a pretty powerful graphics card. So gaming at a resolution of 1080 is still very popular among today’s mainstream gamers.
4k vs 1080p
What’s the difference between 4k and 1080p? If a television is labeled as UHD or 4K, it means that it has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 or 4096 x 2160. Compared to the current 1080p technology, a 4K screen from Buydig.com has four times the number of pixels. To put it simply, TVs with more pixels per inch have better image quality. What makes 4K resolution significant is that with the use of ever larger TV screen sizes as well as video projectors, it provides much more detailed and less pixel visible images than 1080p. 1080p looks great up to about 65-inches, and can still look good in larger screen sizes, but 4K can deliver an even better-looking image as screen sizes continue to increase. From a distance, it’s virtually impossible for someone to tell the difference in quality between a 1080p and 4K screen. However, if you have a big enough screen, in a small enough room the difference between 4K and 1080p is immediately apparent. Even if you have a large room, if you sit close enough to the screen you can see the difference.
8k vs 4K
What lies beyond 4K? How about 8K? 8K displays offer four times as many pixels as 4K panels over the same amount of screen real estate. What this means is that 8K displays boast a far higher pixels-per-inch (PPI) count, resulting in pixels that are both smaller and much closer together and thus harder to individually discern. 8K is 16 times the resolution of 1080p. Look at a 4K television up close. Even with 8 million pixels on a display, you may start to notice a mesh-like “screen door effect” if your eye is positioned close enough to the screen. On 8K televisions, this effect is almost non-existent. You may also decide to make the leap into 8K Full UHD for the exceptional upscaling features offered like those found on the 82” Samsung Q800T QLED 8K UHD HDR Smart TV from Buydig.com.