So you have got your hands on the latest console from Sony – PlayStation 4 Pro. This upgrades PlayStation 4 console can render games in 4K resolution and feature HDR. Those are great news. Now you can play your games and view media content in 4k resolution. To do so, you will need a 4K display – a TV or a monitor. But is getting a 4K TV worth it? We will find out! We hooked our PlayStation 4 Pro with a 55-inch LG OLED TV that supports HDR and did some testing if the 4K resolution is worth it. On the most games that are optimized for PlayStation 4 Pro, we saw huge improvements over the standard 1080p resolution, although some of them don’t run at native 4K resolution. However, there are also few reasons why you should stick with Full HD resolution even on your PS4 Pro. What else did we find out and is the upgrade worth it? Read more to find out! What is 4k? Ultra high definition (UHD) or 4K refers to the resolution of a screen. In other words – numbers of pixels … [Read more...] about Should you buy 4K TV for PS4 Pro?
Are 4k tvs worth it
There are few things that come in as wide a variety of prices as cables and interconnects. HDMI cables, for instance, can run from $1 to over $1,000 for the same length. USB cables can be similarly cheap or high-end. Speaker cable is even more extreme, from pennies per foot, to hundreds of dollars for the same 12 inches. We've written about cables a lot, and -- for the most part -- we recommend spending as little as possible.But there are rare times where spending a bit more is actually a good idea. Here are when those occasional exceptions to the rule occur -- along with the 99 percent of the time they don't. HDMI For the most part, all HDMI cables work the same way. If you get an image, it is the exact image sent by the source (Blu-ray player, media streamer, cable box, or what have you). If the image doesn't flicker or have sparkles, it's perfect.If you're sending 1080p (i.e. from a Blu-ray player) or UltraHD "4K" video, make sure you have an HDMI cable labeled "High Speed." … [Read more...] about When are expensive cables worth it?
Once the hallmark of the high-end, 4K TVs are now coming down in price. In the US on Black Friday, for example, you can get a 60-inch Vizio 4K TV for $800.At the same time, many of the top picture quality technologies, like that Vizio's multi-zone local dimming, are becoming increasingly rare in non-4K, (aka 1080p) TVs. So what does it all mean? In 2015, for the first time, CNET's highest-recommended models are 4K TVs. Although they didn't make sense in the past, 4K TVs aren't stupid anymore.Here's why.Resolution was never enough Most TVs sold today are still 1080p models, which have a resolution of 1,920x1,080 pixels -- the little dots that compose the picture. To qualify as a 4K, or Ultra HD TV, a television generally has to have four times the number of pixels as a 1080p model. From the very beginning we've been saying that the resolution increase, by itself, wasn't enough to justify the price increase in the new Ultra HD TVs. This was because for the sizes most people buy (around … [Read more...] about Why 4K TVs aren’t stupid (anymore)
Whether it's ogling at your digital photos in incredible detail, taking in entire spreadsheets at a glance, or partaking in some high-resolution fragging, using an Ultra HD 4K TV as a computer monitor has its benefits. There are a few things to keep in mind, however, including your PC's capabilities, scaling and magnification -- text in native 4K is really small -- and making sure your TV is in the right settings. And if you're considering using your 4K TV for for gaming, there are a few other considerations. Let's get started. On the PC First of all, is your video card even capable of the 3,840x2,160 resolution used by 4K TVs? If it's only a few years old, then it probably can. More than a few years old, and it's definitely worth checking first. The manufacturer's website should give you an idea. Also check out... Can 4K TVs make 'regular' HD content look better? HDMI vs. DisplayPort HDMI 2.0 Should you get a 4K TV for gaming? Game mode on: CNET tests TVs for input lag … [Read more...] about How to use your 4K TV as a monitor
This time last year there was a grand total of two 4K/Ultra High Definition TVs on the market. LG's 84LM9600 and Sony's XBR-84X900 sold for $20,000 and $25,000, respectively. Now there are more than 20, ranging from 39 inches for barely more than $500 all the way up to 85 inches for $40,000. On November 17 numerous major-brand models dropped their prices another $500, creating at least a $1,000 gap between the current selling price and what was originally announced. Retailers can now say stuff like: "You Save $3,501.01 (54%)." Most 4K TVs are still very expensive, however. The lowest you'll pay for a non-Chinese TV brand is $3,000 for 55 inches. Those prices might fall yet again before the holiday season or afterward, as the inevitably larger wave of 2014 4K TVs makes its way onto store shelves. Related stories Four 4K TV facts you must know What is 4K? 100GB discs point to 4K Blu-ray Sony's 4K TV media player lands July 15 HDMI 2.0: What you need to know HDMI 2.0 upgrade path: Where … [Read more...] about Price comparison: Every current 4K TV