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What You’ll Need to Understand 4K Ultra HD

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What You’ll Need to Understand 4K Ultra HD
If you’re looking to invest in a home theater installation for your Salem, SC property, you know that you’ll want more than just the latest technology – you’ll want something that will last for years. A huge part of any home theater is the images, but with all of the new techie buzzwords, it’s sometimes hard to tell what really matters. In this quick guide, we’ll break down the technology you should look for to get the best picture possible when choosing your home theater components. Read more after the jump.

See Also: What You’ll Need to Get Started on Your Home Theater Installation

What Is 4K Ultra HD

Anyone in the market for a new video display has heard the term “4K Ultra HD”. To some, it conjures up memories of the supposed 3D revolution a few years back. While 3D failed to take off, though, 4K Ultra HD is already making big waves in the market. So what exactly is it?

A picture standard four times as good as 1080p HD, 4K Ultra HD is the next step in total picture clarity. In fact, you can sit as close as five feet away from the display before you start seeing any deterioration. Commercial theaters have used 4K resolution for years, and now you can have it in your home.

What Is HDR?

Another common buzzword in video displays is high-dynamic range, or HDR for short. Essentially, it digitally widens the gamut between the deepest black and the brightest white on the screen. The result amounts to more gradients of visible color, thereby making the image that much more realistic.

HDR and 4K Ultra HD often go hand-in-hand to create some of the most stunning images possible in your home theater.

What Is HFR?

While not as widely discussed as the previous two on our list, high frame rate is an important technology you’ll want to look out for – especially if you’re a sports fan. Normally, video is shot and plays back at 24 frames per second, but HFR allows playback at 48 – 120 fps. If your content is shot at a higher frame rate, like many sports games, you’ll have a much easier time following the action.

Do you still have questions about how 4K and related technologies could help your home theater installation? Contact Fusion Audio Video today!