While the amount of households with a 4K TV has soared over the past few years, the process of upgrading is hardly cut and dry.
With technical jargon like Ultra HD, HDR, local dimming, and 10 bit color depth, it’s hard to know exactly what you’re getting yourself into, and whether or not the TV you’re about to buy is the right fit for your needs.
HDR, 4K’s partner in crime, makes things particularly puzzling for home theater setups – many TVs on the market lack HDR and those that do offer the new color standard often miss the mark.
If you’re someone just venturing into the land of higher fidelity, you might be wondering whether 4K, on its own, carries the same punch independent of all the developing TV tech.
Keep reading for a dive into what makes the jump in resolution worth it and whether it should be considered for gaming without HDR.