Maiden 4K electronics that set the tone for future
4K display is the new buzz word in the digital television and digital cinematography market and there is no doubting it makes full HD technology look primitive. Having horizontal resolution of 4,000 pixels, the 4K display technology lends new age displays unbelievable crystal clear viewing experience with almost 4 times the resolution of ultra HD TV. To be precise it is four times 1080 that is 4,000 pixels wide and 2000 pixels high. 4K technology is not unseen on the big screen as high quality 3D movies like Avatar were in-fact shown in 4K resolution in theatres. So it would be safe to say that 4K technology will rule the roost in coming years for high definition displays in TVs, laptops, smartphones, projectors and camcorders. So let’s have a look at some of the latest electronics loaded with 4K technology making the viewing experience enriching and incomparable.
# Samsung 105-inch curved 4K TV
Revealed at CES 2014 the Samsung 105-inch curved 4K TV is state-of-the art big display for homes loaded with Quadmatic Picture Engine and delivers UHD-level picture quality at screen resolution of 5120×2160 pixels with 21:9 aspect ratio. Add to it the curved aesthetics and you have an unbelievable viewing experience that will immerse you into the action.
Price tag: Unrevealed
# LG 105 inch curved TV
Although LG might not be a happy chappy at Samsung’s verdict of saying its 105 inch 4K TV as the world’s largest curved ultra HD TV since both of them were released around the same time at CES 2014 but still it is one impressive display. LG’s largest curved TV has a 105 inch screen and resolution of 5120×2160, utilizing an aspect ratio of 21:9 giving a superb picture quality. The 105 inch UHD will also provide a significant area on the screen to display any additional information so that you can enjoy the program without anything covering the program.
Price tag: $70,000
# Vizio P Series 4K TV
Samsung and LG are the big shots when it comes to large 4K displays but the price tag is not affordable for most of us out there. Hence comes into the picture Vizio P Series 4K TV that comes in 50 and 70 inch options which is going to be much more affordable for the end-user. Powered by a dedicated VM50 Ultra HD engine and Spatial Scaling Engine (SSE) the ultra HD TV seamlessly converts 1080 resolution content into 4K resolution.
# Dell 28-inch UltraSharp 4K desktop monitor
Revealed at CES 2014 in Las Vegas the Dell P2815Q 28-inch UltraSharp 4K monitor has started to ship from January 23 and is your best option to take part in the 4K revolution. The Ultra HD monitor has 3840×2160 resolution aesthetics bundled in a 28 inch screen. Apart from the 4K buzz, this monitor has wide range of viewing options like pivot, swivel etc. the monitor is capable of streaming content from your smartphone, tablet or other peripheral devices in a jiffy.
Price tag: $699
Toshiba joined the band-wagon of 4K display technology with its range of 15.6 inch Ultra HD 4K laptops at CES 2014. The laptops feature 840 x 2160 resolution at 282 PPI and come in two models; Toshiba Tecra W50 and Toshiba Satellite P50t which are all set to be released in mid-2014.
Price tag: Unrevealed
# Acer Iconia A3 Android tablet and Liquid S2 smartphone
Shown-off first time at the IFA 2013, the 10.1 inch Acer Iconia A3 Android tablet is capable of recording videos in 4K resolution. The tablet designed for richer entertainment, multimedia, gaming, and web experience is loaded with a WXGA display with IPS technology that promises crisp viewing even from wide angles. Acer Iconia A3 Android tablet has a quad-core 1.2GHz cortex A7 processor and is perfect for demanding customers who crave for crytal clear display in their hand.
On the same lines Acer Liquid S2 smartphone also promises 4K recording capabilities and boasts-of a 6 inch full HD screen.
# Sony 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector
Sony was out with its 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector at CES 2014 that is capable of producing image of 147-inches on any wall. The 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector is crafted from aluminum and provided with a refined finish to add luxury to your living room. The 4K projector is equipped with an SXRD panel giving four times the resolution of HD. The 1.6x power zoom lens makes the projector flexible allowing the user to resize projection according to his/her needs. Sony 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector will be available in US in the summer of 2014 for a very hefty price tag that only a few can afford.
Price tag: $30,000-$40,000
# Panasonic Wearable Camera HX-A100
Combining the two hottest trends, wearable technology and 4K technology at CES 2014, Panasonic pulled the drapes off its Wearable Camera HX-A100 that can record ultra-high resolution videos for 4K displays. The fact that this waterproof camera can be worn easily, it provides a very immersive first-person perspective in high resolution of the action being recorded. The camera records very well in low light too courtesy its Bright F2.5 Lens, 1/4.1” BSI Sensor and Advanced Image Processing LSI.
Price tag: $233
# Sony FDR-AX100 handycam
Another video shooting gizmo that boasts-of 4K recording capability in both 24 and 30P. Sony Sony FDR-AX100 handycam has a 29mm wide angle lens and large optical zoom range of 12x. This by far is the best HD recording camera that you can opt for if you manage to buy one of the pocket burning 4K TVs out there.
Price tag: $1000