A detailed analysis of screen resolutions and their usage
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?
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?
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.