Just when you thought you had the sharpest picture
possible on your high-definition television.
manufacturers are promoting ultra high-definition.
News 8's Martha Koloski has more.
It's also called ultra H-D, U-H-D or 4-K.
It takes picture detail to the next level.
But Should you buy an ultra high-def TV?
In today's On YOur Side.
Consumer Reports just tested some of the latest sets.
You can't miss the ultra high-definition televisions
on display at this store.
But you might wonder what sets them apart from other
Consumer Reports has tested several 50 to 60-inch
U-H-D sets from big names like Samsung, Sony and Panasonic.
Television expert Jim Willcox says ultra high-definition
TV has a lot to offer.
Jim Willcox Consumer Reports Ultra HD TVs have
four times the number of pixels as regular high-definition
sets, so they're capable of razor sharp detail, especially
if you stand up close." But here's the rub - from
farther away, say, the distance you might be sitting
in your living room, the difference between ultra
high-def and high-def can be difficult to detect.
Another issue: what to watch.
Jim Willcox, "Right now there's not a lot of 4K content
to watch, so that means you'll be watching a lot of
regular HD content on your ultra HD TV." How does
that look? Actually quite good testers say, because
the ultra high-def sets can "upconvert" regular HD
programs to the higher resolution, making details
Jim Willcox, "How well a TV performs this upconversion
process is one of the things that differentiates sets."