Top 5 things you should know about 4K TVs
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Top 5 things you should know about 4K TVs

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These are the top five things you should know about 4KTVs. Have you been staring at your HDTV and realizing it's time for an upgrade like I have. I talked to CNET resident television expert David Katzmaier to build these top five, let's get into it. At number five they're cheaper than ever. These days it's harder to find an HDTV than it is to find a 4KTV. The best television out there are 4K. So, if you're looking to find a TV that has a lot more pixels than your old TV, you won't have to go broke. At number four, most content won't be in 4K. Great, you've got a 4K TV but what are you gonna watch? You could invest in alter HD Blu Ray player and get some 4K Blu Ray disk Alternatively, you could get the 4K version of Netflix but not everything will be in 4K, but you can watch Breaking Bad and House of Cards in high res. At number 3, 4K resolution does not improve image quality alone. Just because you've got a lot of pixels in the screen doesn't mean it's going to look great. Look for features like local dimming Why? Image quality, local dimming dims areas of the screen that need to be darker and leaves bright areas bright. Without a feature like this the image could appear washed out. And number two, look for HDR and wide color gamut. These things might be more important than 4K resolution itself. Wide high dynamic range, or HDR, along with wide color allow a television to show pictures that are more true to life. Look for these two features if you're getting a 4K TV. And then number one, don't pay extra for 4K. If you're looking to buy a cheap television, especially a smaller one, 4K is no reason to pay extra. Unless you're sitting really, really, really close to the television, you are not going to notice a difference between a small 4K or AC screen. Don't hate me for that one. Craving even more information on 4K TVs? We've got you covered at C net dot com. A big thanks to Cats, and we'll see you next time. [MUSIC].

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