What is 4K? And what’s the difference between 4K and 1080p? You’re about to find out. Whether you simply want to have to clearest, most accurate and eye-popping video experience or are merely curious as to what everyone is talking about (and whether you should care), this article with set you straight in no time at all. 4K is already here, but it’s only going to become a bigger deal in the coming months and years. Now is a great time to decide whether or not you should upgrade your TV or wait it out a bit. If there’s anything you’d like to add, please leave us a comment below!
- Pixels—basically dots on your screen—determine how sharp images appear. More pixels means more sharpness.
- 4K resolution uses 4 times as many pixels as 1080p video—so it’s quite a bit clearer.
- 4K is also known as Ultra High Definition (vs 1080p which is known as “regular” High Definition).
- You might also see or hear 4K screens referred to as 2160p (twice the height of 1080p).
- Think of it this way: all the pixels of an HD screen would fit into one fourth of an UHD screen of the same size.
- The name 4K refers to the approximate amount