Ultra High Definition television sets will reach an impressive milestone this year: The
That’s noteworthy for any TV technology that had its CES debut only six years ago. But it’s even more remarkable considering how UHD — also called “4K” for its
That momentum, however, doesn’t mean you should be among the people buying those 22 million UHD sets. If you’d rather wait on that upgrade, CES 2018 offers plenty of reasons to.
UHD’s endless evolution
The single biggest excuse to postpone a UHD purchase: The industry keeps revising its notion of good UHD.
Two years ago, that led to a second abbreviation showing up on UHD spec sheets: HDR, short for
The differences between them shouldn’t trouble non-videophiles. But picture purists may want to wait for more powerful processors that fine-tune your video even more. Samsung, for example, showed off a prototype 8K set (yes, for some people 4K isn’t enough) that used one such chip to make even standard-definition video look acceptably sharp on that 85-inch screen.
Broadcast and Blu-ray
The UHD feature far more people may put on their wish list is over-the-air broadcasts. The