How Many Pixels Should A Good TV Have?




A detailed analysis of screen resolutions and their usage

It was long ago when you could purchase a TV only on the basis of whether it was a colour or black-and-white TV. Also, the TVs can not just be purchased on their screen types like LCD, LED or flat screens. Nowadays, consumers often get startled by the terms 1080p LED TV or 4K TV or 8K TV.

If you are going to purchase a new TV, you should be well versed with these terms or rather the pixel technology of the current TV industry.


What are Pixels?


A pixel is the smallest unit of representation in the digital image. They are usually situated in a two-dimensional grid and the total number of pixels in a grid defines the resolution of the TV.

However, the existing high-definition televisions are situated in two common fixed arrangements for pixel resolution, where the minimum value is 720p and the maximum value is 1080p. They stand for horizontal and vertical numbers of pixels in a grid. Multiplied together these pixels refer to the maximum amount of image detail, level of vivid detail and the level of contrast.

As compared to the 2 million pixels in the current high-definition, the older TVs with 3,00,000 pixels had blurry picture quality and impressive contrast.

Fun Fact: The ‘P’s in 720p or 1080p or any screen resolution number does not refer to the pixel. Rather it stands for progressive scan.


8K, 4K, UHD, HD & many more: Screen resolutions and their usage?


All flat TVs have a native resolution. A native resolution is measured by the physical number of pixels on the TV screen.

The most common native resolution of High definition TV is 1920 X 1080p where the former stands for a grid of 1,20 pixels horizontally across the screen and later refers to the vertical grid of pixels.

With the technological advancements, TVs also got advanced in terms of their screen resolution. Then came Ultra HD TV, 4K TV or 8K. However, they sound different much different from each other but they actually mean increased resolution of a new flat-screen TV Nonetheless, 4K & Ultra HD (UHD) stand for the same resolution. A 4K TV or UHD TV has exactly 3,840 X 2,160 resolution i.e a total of 8,294,400 pixels. It is 4 times that of a full HD TV.

In recent times, most of the content is devised for the 4K resolution primarily. Most of the streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon, iTunes and Vudu all have plenty of 4K content streaming regularly. With a resolution of 4K, you can make most of the gaming consoles like the PS5 and XBOX series.

An 8K TV has 4 times the resolution that of a 4K TV. It has a resolution of 7680 x 4320 pixels i.e. 33, 177, 600 pixels. For best use of an 8K screen, you also need to have an 8K source and an HDMI 2.1 and on top of that both have to be compatible with each other.


Bottom Line:


A good TV resolution controls the overall picture quality and furthers your viewing experience. However, we should never forget that screen resolution is always affected by other factors. So, if you are planning to buy a new TV of a certain resolution, you should always consider all other underlying factors and then make the sound purchase. And, you can always check out the wide range of best resolutions TVs available with iFFALCON.

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