9 months ago

Microsoft Magazine


WHY 4K AN SHOULD GET Y Take a walk into any store selling TVs and it you’ll see the selling point “4K” is all over the place. But what’s so good about 4K? Well for starters if you have a TV with 4K you’ve got four times the resolution of a traditional HD display. That means even sharper, clearer pictures. So while your current TV that is HD may have a resolution of 1920 vertical columns by 1080 horizontal, a 4K screen has 3840 by 2160 which is almost the same as cinema screens running “Cinema 4K” Watching 3D content that has been filmed using 4K cameras means that when the picture is split in two, then you wear the glasses to bring the movie into one screen, the resolution drops due to the splitting. But when content is made with 4K your resolution is much higher and so you still get HD images that are sharp and clear to watch. The new Xbox One S also has HDR which gives you a higher dynamic range when playing or watching. Simply put, the Xbox One S will have better details in dark areas and also in the very bright areas. Colours will be more true-to-life so all your viewing/playing experience will be much better. What about content? Well, glad you asked. 4K content is coming fast. Content streaming companies like Netflix will have 4K content coming to Australia real soon. So to with Amazon, who will soon have an app you can use to watch 4K content and subscribe to shows like the new Grand Tour featuring Clarkson, Hammond and May, which is filmed in 4K with HDR! In short the new system is future proof - better image quality, higher resolutions to match the new 4K (or Ultra HD) TVs that many of us will be buying or have already bought. Oh and it’s very affordable for a console with all this power… doing a quick scan of current 4K players, you would be paying (at the time of this article - October 2016) around $500, so an Xbox One S with a 4K player, games system and controller at the pricing we’ve seen is a very good buy!

D HDR OU EXCITED! 4K television display with comparison of resolutions.