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Is Your 4K TV Already Obsolete? We Talk About Ultra HD Premium

Steven in Wichita, Kansas wants to know if his 4K TV is already old tech

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Steven asked: “At CES there was a lot of talk about “Ultra HD Premium.” What does that mean for my Sony 4K TV that I bought last year? Does that mean that it will not handle the new signal that’s coming from the new Blu-ray players? Where do we stand with that?”

“Ultra HD Premium” is just a marketing name for a TV that can do 4K resolution (2160p), AND can handle HDR video and better quality audio.

Basically, it just certifies that a TV or Bluray player can display prettier color.

Basically, it just certifies that a TV or Bluray player can display prettier color. Your current Sony 4k TV should continue to work just fine with new Blu-ray players, in fact, even older TVs will probably continue to work just fine with newer Blu-ray players, considering that 4K set haven’t sold well enough yet for manufacturers to be able to afford to ignore older 1080p sets.

Ultra HD Premium just means “Ultra HD TV that can handle richer color and better audio, but at the same resolution,” your current TV won’t be able to take advantage of the better color or better audio, but it will still work as it does now. You have nothing to worry about unless you want to have the latest and greatest.

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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

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