Is 4k better than 1080p? – How To Become A Successful Videographer

Well, for most people, it’s certainly better and better, not necessarily the same.

What does this mean for the hardware, what does this indicate for 4k content streaming and 4k apps/games?

It is simply a matter of quality. If you have a very good 4k TV, and the price is less than $350, maybe you’ll want to invest more money elsewhere to get your TV to the next level.

You can also see the results of that test (for comparison, this test is conducted on the same TV):

I see more detail on 4k, it’s a little lower on resolution, but it’s a good test of the 4k experience.

If your TV is less than $350, it’s still better than 1080p but it’s not as good as 4k. (Of course 1080p remains very similar, so I’m not saying that’s the case here)

If you have a better TV, I’d argue the same thing goes for 4k content – the cost for quality over time (the extra pixels that you get) is less, if not better, than 1080p.

I’ll have to run over some additional results before we have any more definitive views on this – I’m not able to test in multiple different TVs (even though some might be cheaper than others). But we’ll wait for the time.

Also, as an additional note – one can buy cheap 4k TVs from eBay, Amazon and the like just waiting to be found for cheap.


Just for fun, here’s a list of televisions (mostly budget) that could be a good purchase:

Samsung U28E590D

Sony ZU1

LG E652C6

Xperia M4 Aqua

Dell U2413H

Xperia M4 Aqua

LG U3 2016

Samsung Galaxy S8

Asus Strix G7X Plus

LG Z3+

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

If price is your primary concern, go for Samsung. Otherwise, Sony may be a good option for most, but you may have to upgrade to the next-generation model and make it worth the upgrade.

As mentioned above for Sony, you’ll want to make sure you’re getting a screen that offers 4k natively, as well as 4:4:4 4:2:0 4, which the specs

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