About Tom Clark

Tom Clark writes on technology in the home and the components used to make it happen. He is currently interested in Ultra-Low Phase Noise Crystal Oscillators and their emergence in HD TVs.

What You Need to Know About Ultra HDTV and 4K Technology

The technology employed to make television viewing a pleasure, moves at a rate that most of us can’t keep up with, but many of us are keen to be on the forefront of the evolving HD televisions. On reflection, TV has come a long way since it was first made available to us. It was January 1926 when the first TV of any substance was demonstrated, and it was so primitive that the images it produced could barely be recognizable to the human eye. Almost 90 years on and we are surrounded by some of the most life-like images on a daily basis, from a variety of wonderful devices, and we are spoilt for choice. Today we are presented with 1920 x 1080 resolution full HDTVs, which gives us viewing in 2 megapixels, but just around the corner are screens that offer an 8 megapixel image from hi-res cameras that will blow our minds. With the big TV brands jumping on-board in 2013, it could become the format for broadcast TV and Blu-ray.

What exactly is 4K?

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