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As CES is wrapping up for this year, we have been brought a step further in the advances of technology.This years it was filled with numerous TV and LEDs both from big brand and smaller manufacturers. While there were enormous increases in the size of monitors most of the manufacturers weighed towards the 4K field.


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This sounds familiar. I remember seeing some "1080p" TVs that were actually standard-definition and just downscaled any 1080p input and looked horrible, and the non-tech-savvy didn't even know they weren't actually getting High Definition.
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It`s good info to keep in mind
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I've always wondered why manufacturers call 3860x2160 4K, they need a different name for 'nearly 4K' lol
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The article has a typo. "where UHD stands for Ultra High Definition (3860×2160)". No, UHD is 3840x2160.

3860x2160, for better or for worse, is the standard "4K" monitor resolution even on professional monitors. That's because it's 16:9, which is the industry standard aspect ratio.
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LG has already announced a true 4K monitor. Still waiting for a release date though.
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not this "true 4K" BS again
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Originally Posted by Magical Eskimo View Post

I've always wondered why manufacturers call 3860x2160 4K, they need a different name for 'nearly 4K' lol

I assume it is called 4k because it is 4x the size of 1920x1080.
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Honestly do not care a jot.

 

Both UHD and true 4k are vastly superior to 1080p to the point of insignificance.

 

I just want a sub £2000 40inch+ UHD/4k screen capable of 60Hz. Then I'll be happy.

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post #10 of 102
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I assume it is called 4k because it is 4x the size of 1920x1080.
3840x2160=2xFull-HD(1920x1080)
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