So you've decided to upgrade your living room with a new 4K TV this holiday season or before the Super Bowl. Now you can stay warm inside.
You are probably not alone. According to the Consumer Technology Association, a group of industrial companies, more than three out of ten homes in the United States (31%) should have a 4K TV or a 4K ultra high-definition television (31%) by the end of the year. That's 16% last year. Next year, 4K UHD TVs will account for 41% of US households, according to CTA estimates.
Consumers opted for 4K UHD TVs, introduced for the first time in the US in 2012, in part because of lower prices. The average cost of a 4K TV is now less than $ 900, lower than more than $ 4,000 five years ago, DTC said.
Low prices are just a selling point. Larger screens with brighter pictures and richer colors are also good. 4K UHD TVs have four times more pixels than an HDTV. These extra pixels enhance the appearance of large screens without image degradation.
Most 4K TVs can also handle High Dynamic Range (HDR) content. An additional image upgrade is usually accompanied by HDR, a wider color palette that produces more accurate and richer colors.