Is it worth paying extra for 4K?
Is it worth paying extra for 4K?
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Is it worth paying extra for 4K?

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[MUSIC] Rookies in football have a pretty big learning curve. So David Katzmaier, a senior editor here at CNet, I'm a television rookie, especially when it comes to 4K. That's what we're talking about right now. For those football fans looking to purchase their new TVs Let's break down the difference. Simplify really what is bigger and better about the 4K situation as opposed to HDTV. So, a 4K TV has four times as many pixels as a standard HDTV. That sounds great, but the problem is the pixels are so small, they're really not going to give you much of a difference. The other issue with 4K is there really are no broadcasts, there's no football broadcasts for example, there's really no content at all in 4K, so you think that 4K isn't worth the extra money. Is it though? What can you watch in 4K? Man we are like this. The thing is with 4K TV these days is that they are getting less expensive, so TV manufactures are putting their best picture quality features into 4K TVs So whether or not you're going to be able to see a difference with the resolution, the picture's generally going to be better on these 4K TVs. So I say if you're in this range for a large TV, you're gonna be plunking down a couple grand on a television, definitely go 4K. Is there gonna be a time when we see 4K content coming on television broadcasts? It's gonna be a few years. Okay. Because they just switched over all the trucks, all the production, all the cameras to HD. Right. And now they'll have to basically, scrap all that stuff and start again with 4K. 4K takes a lot more bandwidth. It's just a lot more difficult to get out the door. So, at the end of the day it's gonna be a long time before, especially before we see live 4K sports broadcast. I mean, I have a hard enough time dealing with how unforgiving HDTV is, so I'm not sure I want to Deal with 4K. So if I wanna buy a non-4K TV, is that just the way to go if you wanna save money? Absolutely. So the non-4K TVs are kind of in the budget bin this year, and you're gonna get a really good picture, you're gonna get all the resolution of the broadcast. But really you're not gonna get as good of a picture as most of the 4K TVs out there. So if you're on a tight budget, go with standard 1080p. All right. This is a new concept, but David Kasameyer is here to explain it. Keep it right here so you can keep watching our whole series on televisions to buy so check them out.

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