If you buy a QLED TV or a Ultra HD television ? If you want buy a new television you have probably encountered both of these terms. What do they mean? Do you need it? Is it possible to get both?
For starters, most of the QLED TVs available today are 4K TVs. In fact, all QLED TVs on sale have a minimum resolution of 4K. , so in practice you can't have the first without the second. Having said that, it is possible toget a 4K Ultra HD TV without QLED - there are a lot of classic LED-LCDs and OLED TVs as well.
The TV market is beset by deliberately confusing names for new advancements in picture and design revisions and new iterations designed to make the purchase a TV a checkbox exercise. For QLED and Ultra HD, it's best to know what they are and why you would need them.
So here's what you need to know exactly about QLED, Ultra HD, and where they stand in the TV market.
What does QLED mean?
QLED, if you've never heard of it before, is essentially a bloated LED-LCD TV of the kind that's been around for decades.
QLED stands for point light emitting diode thatantiques. Although Samsung makes many types of TVs, QLED TV is its high-end, mass-produced panel technology, as you can see if you review this year new Sam singing TVs .
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What is Ultra HD?
On the other hand, Ultra HD is a feature TV that we keepeverywhere on new televisions of about 40 inches. Short for "ultra high definition," Ultra HD generally refers to televisions with 4K resolution. You'll hear people refer to Ultra HD TVs and 4K TVs, but they're exactly the same thing.
In terms of sharpness, they're now firmly in the mainstream, having taken over from the softer. HD TVs, but not as detailed as the new generation 8K televisions .
For now, Ultra HD 4K TVs are the sweet spot for big screen TVs, both in terms of technology and price, but it is more complicated to choose the QLED as well. For example, Samsung manufacturers 4K QLED TVs , but also 4K LED TVs, Micro LED TVs and the rather confusing name Neo QLED TVs (QLED, but with ha Mini LED backlight ).
"Ultra HD" refers to a 4K digital cinema standard, while "4K" tends to be used for consumer TVs in the home. Either way, 4K is now the most common pixel resolution for a TV. Ultra HD TVs use a 3840 x 2160 pixel panel, known as 2160p, but also 4K as the images are almost 4000 pixels wide.
But do you need Ultra HD?
Yes - if only because it will be a functiondefault on almost all TVs around 40 inches and larger - unless you choose a very expensive 8K model or a very small TV . So unless you are looking for a 32 inch TV, maybe for a bedroom, you will definitely be looking for a 4K Ultra HD TV.
While native 4K content sources are few, they are now growing rapidly. You will find native 4K content on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney Plus , Hulu , Rakuten TV and others TV broadcasting services land as well as Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs , while Apple TV 4K , PlayStation 4 Pro , PlayStati le 5 and the Xbox Series X all agree in native 4K content.