4K TV Resolution; What is UHD 4K TV Resolution?

4K Television is Here, but where is the content – coming soon...

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Defining terms is all we need to answer this question.

UHD – Ultra High Definition to differentiate from High Defintition

4K – a term to refer to the resolution of 4K or rather more appropriately 4K progressive resolution which is stated at around 3,840 pixels by 2160 pixels lines of resolution or 8,294,400 pixels. The term is stated as 4K to refer to it's 4 times the resolution of an HDTV which has 1920 X 1080 lines of resolution or 2,073,600 pixels.

A picture of a Sharp 4K TV due to be released late 2012

TV - short for Television. That old familiar rectangle box like video displaying device that you drool in front of an average of 4.2 hours per day.

Difference between 4K and UHD = Nothing. Both terms are being used by manufacturers and the industry to denote the 4 times higher resolution TV technology. They are interchangeable terms. To use them together is like saying, "I'd like a burger hamburger please," or "I need a new automobile car soon."

4K is kind of like the shorthand "burger or car." UHD is kind of like the more proper "hamburger or automobile."

A shot of a small Panasonic 4K TV prototype

Manufacturers of 4K TVs: LG, Sony, Samsung, Panasonic have all displayed.

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Manufacturer / Model Overall
Panasonic TC-P55ST50 9.3/10
Panasonic TC-P65ST50 9.2/10
Samsung UN60ES8000 9.1/10
Samsung UN55ES8000 9.1/10
Samsung UN46ES6580 9.1/10
Samsung UN40ES6580 9.1/10
Panasonic TC-P55GT50 9.1/10
Samsung PN64E8000 9/10
Samsung PN51E6500 9/10
Panasonic TC-P60UT50 9/10
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