We re-publish this chart to make a few points that sloppy reporting often gets wrong, misleading consumers about which TV set (including UHD 4K TVs) that should buy to make sure it’s not obsolete.
The 7 technologies to check are:
CE (Consumer Electronics) Connectivity
Television Set Buying Notes
– The term “4K” refers to resolution, not any of the other technologies that are in UHD.
– 4K is most definitely not 4K nor is it the only technology that’s in UHD.
– UHD is a developing standard as shown in this chart.
– As of 2016, UHD includes:
HDMI 2.0a for copyright-protected content
10-bit color depth
HDR of at least 500 nits
The wide color gamut defined by Rec. 2020 WCG
Notably not included is object-based audio, also called immersive audio or 3D audio.
Not all current content has those capabilities – most don’t – but in time they will so why buy a TV that doesn’t take advantage of them.
At various times in the future, UHD TVs and content will get 8K, 120fps, 12-bit color depth and object-based audio. But, how long do you want to wait until you start enjoying the next-generation TVs and content that are available today.
Our recommendation? Buy one now, one with all the latest technologies – as soon as prices drop to fit your budget – and another about 2022.
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