|4k = New HD Resolution|
4k is basically the name for the new standardized high definition resolution for displays now 4k gets its name from the number of pixels horizontally on the resolution so it has roughly 4000 pixels horizontally and 2,000 pixels vertically.
|4000 pixels||2,000 pixels|
But before we get deeper into that let’s take a step back to get in the time machine and let’s remember how we came to 4k right now today so remember your box TV remember when you’re playing Mario Kart on your
little box Square TV they have an aspect ratio of 4 by 3 well then we moved on to widescreen displays with an aspect ratio of 16 by 9 okay and that’s when we started introducing started seeing a basic HD that’s 720p and that was the resolution of 1280 by 720 so 1280 pixels horizontally and 720 pixels vertically that is considered basic HD 720p.
|1280 pixels||720 pixels|
And now you see 1080p full-HD okay that is another name so full HD means 1080p HD and now is that’s kind of a standard that you see on monitors and TVs these days almost everyone has one if you go out and buy a new HD television right now it’s most likely full HD 1080p and 1080p is actually 1920 pixels wide by a thousand eighty pixels tall okay that’s the resolution for a full HD 1080p Screen.
|1920 pixels||1080 pixels|
why is it called 4k?
4K! they name for 4K after the horizontal pixels because 4k is roughly 4000 pixels wide by 2,000 pixels high so what does that mean for us the consumers well when we go out to buy TVs and monitors you will start
seeing these Ultra HD 4k displays and that’s the name so when you see Ultra HD that’s the same thing as 4k and that’s the standardized 16 by 9 display that you’ll see monitors and TVs and the exact pixels for 4k Ultra HD is actually 38 40 pixels wide by 2160 pixels high so basically 4k is twice the width of 1080p and twice the height of 1080p which makes it 4 times larger than 1080p so a full HD 1080p resolution has roughly 2 million pixels compared to 4k which has roughly 8 million pixels.
Whats So Amazing About 4k?
Special about 4k well the name says itself it’s ultra-high definition it’s four times as high def as 1080p and they said it’s like when you’re looking at a 4k display it’s like looking out a window ok you get that much detail that much sharpness and the image quality is just so crisp it’s like looking at a window which I am so excited for and that’s why everybody is so crazy about it that’s what’s so good about 4k so now you know what 4k is it’s called ultra-high definitions the next step up after Full HD 1080p and you’re going to be seeing it come out and monitors and TVs they’re already selling TVs like this but really the content is not there they’re not broadcasting 4k over-the-air
and TV shows and movies yet.
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