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Back at the start of January this year, Dish announced a new product—Sling TV. Their aim was to give cord cutters (or would-be cord cutters) an option to have live TV channels without having to subscribe to a traditional TV package through their cable or satellite provider.
To get the main feeling of this article out of the way right at the start, let me just say that Sling TV is a very good first foray into internet live TV. There are downsides, which I will go into detail about below.
Netflix has had has a great last couple years. They’ve built up their original content catalog with titles such as House of Cards, Orange is the New Black and a new season of Arrested Development.
Netflix 4K streaming was promoted at several different conferences at CES this year. CEO Reed Hastings wanted to assure attendees, and those of us at home, that Netflix will have an abundance of “Ultra HD” content for our new $999 Vizio 4K TVs.
Vizio made an impressive showing at CES this year. They have always been a brand associated with quality as well as low prices, and that reputation has lead them to become market leaders in the HDTV business.
4K TVs have been hitting the news a lot more lately, and they seemed to be a pretty big hit at CES this year.
So, what is it? How will it affect your experience?
4K resolution (also known as Ultra HD) is 3840 x 2160 pixels. This is 4 times (2 times in each direction) the amount of pixels of 1080p (also known as Full HD), 1920 x 1080 pixels. What that boils down to is you will get a clearer image as there will be more points of detail on the screen. This is, of course, assuming that what you are watching is giving your 4K TV a video feed of 4K resolution.