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4K Vs. 8K TVs — What’s the Difference?

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With the exciting arrival of 8K TVs onto the market the most common question we are asked is – what is the difference between 4K and 8K TV technology?

We’ve asked our experts for the low down on the main differences and features of both 4K and 8K TV technology. Read on to find out what they all agree on. 4K TV Technology

1. 4K TV Technology

4K TVs have a picture resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, which is more than 8 million pixels and four times the resolution of Full HD TVs.

4K TVs reproduce 4K content with more clarity, definition, details and texture, so what you see is much more immersive than on an FHD TV.

More and more movies, shows and sports games are being produced in 4K all the time and streaming platforms like Netflix, have reasonably priced upgrade options so you can watch loads of programs in incredible 4K crispness whenever you want.

4K TVs can also upscale compatible content that’s not created in 4K, so everything looks its best. 4K TVs give you the full colour range experience closeup, and they frequently update the screen for smooth, crisp action, even on a big screen.

TIP: When you’re shopping for a new TV, keep in mind 4K TVs are also called UHD TVs.

2. 8K TV Technology

8K TV news is new, so most people don’t know what the latest 8K TV technology is all about. In a nutshell, the resolution of 8K TVs is what makes them different to 4K TVs.

8K TVs have 33 million pixels—four times as many pixels as 4K TVs—so an 8K resolution gives you outstandingly crisp detail, particularly on the biggest 8K TV screen.

The latest 8K TVs will reproduce 8K UHD video content created in 8K once these movies, shows and games start being produced, so you’ll be future-proofing your new TV. In the meantime, upscaling technology enhances compatible content so you see sharper definition, more depth, and the best possible picture quality.

“A big-screen 8K TV gives you an immersive viewing experience so you feel right amongst all the action.”

3. Why 8K TV?

If you’re thinking about upgrading to a Smart TV or bigger TV with the latest new TV technology, 8K UHD technology is perfect for blockbuster movies, sports, 8K resolution gaming and more.

A big-screen 8K TV gives you an immersive viewing experience so you feel right amongst all the action. A big 8K TV is also perfect for a smaller room because it gives you perfect picture definition close up—from a mere 2 metres away for a 65” 8K TV, 2.3 metres for a 75” 8K TV, and as little as 2.5 metres for the enviable 82” 8K TV, thanks to the incredible 8K resolution.

4. Which top TV brands make 8K TVs?

With 8K TV technology being the latest growing tech-trend, it's no surprise that we're seeing lots of brands announce them as part of their 2021 range. Samsung was one of the first, however LG, Sony, Hisense and TCL have also revealed that they'll be releasing 8K models at some point this year too.

If you’re thinking about a TV upgrade, now is the perfect time to go big, check out our latest big-screen 8K TVs here.

5. What is the price difference between 4K and 8K?

You can choose from a huge selection of 4K TVs in Australia from The Good Guys and the best news is, in 2021 you can grab yourself a great deal on a big 4K TV right now for the same, or in some cases less than you would’ve paid for a smaller model in 2020.

So, what about the price of 8K? It makes sense that the newer technology will have a higher ticket price than 4K pricing, but a big launch of new technology never comes without fanfare – so stay tuned for 8K Television offers that will launch this latest incredible TV technology to the market with the trumpet-tooting fanfare it deserves.

6. The Final Word

You can choose from a huge selection of 4K TVs in Australia from The Good Guys and the best news is, in 2021 you can grab yourself a great deal on a big 4K TV right now for the same, or in some cases less than you would’ve paid for a smaller model in 2020.

The experts agree that the bottom line is that if you’re in the market for a new big screen TV you really can’t go wrong with either a 4K or 8K TV model. 4K TVs offer incredible viewing at ground breaking prices, while an 8K television is a future-proof entertainment investment. Check out the latest on TV deals here at The Good Guys.

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