Move over 3D, 4K TVs are the real deal
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Consumer Electronics Show 2013 in Las Vegas, USA signalled the end of gimmicky innovations in televisions. Last year's CES was full of 3D TVs, while many 4K (four times high-definition) TVs were among the best products at this year's event.
Toshiba was the first to bring 4K TVs to India, after it launched its product last year, followed by LG. Samsung announced its first TV that can handle 4K content on Friday. The new product is called 85S9 and it will be available from May 2013. The company is not calling it a 4K TV, preferring the "Ultra HD TV" moniter instead, but just like 4K TVs, this product has the potential to give you the most immersive experience seen in TVs till date.
4K content (see picture), is about as real as high-definition gets. If you are hungry, do not watch a cookery show on 4K TVs. The experience is mouth-watering to say the least. The 85S9 is an impressive example of the technology. It doesn't matter how far you are from the TV, the image clarity never drops.
The catch is that there isn't enough 4K content in the market as of now, but that is always the case with new technologies. Content creators will catch up eventually.
Instead of taking 3D to mainstream television, companies would benefit much more by bringing 4K TVs to the market.
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