4k TV: Is it Really Worth the Price?
The latest technology when it comes to awesome TV watching is what is now known as 4k TV. It is the pinnacle of current offerings when it comes to high definition viewing.
The 4k is used to describe the resolution and is quickly becoming the standard in the mainstream.
These are described as 4k or Ultra High Definition (UHD). They are slightly different as 4k refers to a resolution of 4,096 x 2160 pixels while Ultra High Definition refers to 3,840 x 2160 pixels. Just know what you are buying.
The larger the screen, the better the experience in 4k so we are talking about 65 inches or larger! You may need to sit closer to the screen to get the full experience.
In addition to the TV, you will need to have services that stream the 4k to get your monies worth. Start with Netflix and Amazon.
So let’s see now, you have to buy the TV and subscribe to Netflix at least and sit closer for full effect. If your 4k model is 2013 or older, it will not handle the 4k streaming. Too bad if you bought one before 2013! That is technology.
You will need to make sure that you have the HDMI v2.0 level along with High Dynamic Range (HDR). So far you can see that you need to educate yourself on all the issues surrounding the 4k TV.
Now let’s get practical
The question that we need to answer is whether or not it is worth the price to upgrade. We will grant you that at some point the streaming technology will not allow for anything but the 4k until something better comes along.
It is similar to the fact that analog TV’s no longer work even on the digital airwaves. At that point, you will have no choice but to upgrade.
If you are perfectly happy with your viewing on your current digital TV, then why upgrade now. Wait for the technology to settle in and get better.
However, there is one other issue that you need to understand. This is the time price. It does not matter what you purchase in life, you have to spend time with it after you get it to enjoy it.
You had to spend time earning the money to purchase the TV in the first place, along with paying for the cable and movie service to enjoy it. These all took time.
The next question that you need to answer is this. Do I desire to spend the limited time I have on this earth sitting in front of a TV because I paid for the UHD and all the peripherals?
You see, it is time spent using a product or service after you spent the time to earn the money in the first place.
TV watching could be considered a lost opportunity cost as it detracts you from pursuing other avenues in your life that are part of your purpose and passion.
This does not make it bad; it is simply a choice you have to make. It is similar to owning a boat. How much time to you actually spend with it in the water enjoying it. Was it worth it?
So the questions that you need to answer here are as follows:
- Do I really need to upgrade just because the new technology is available or do I wait?
- Is the initial cost of the 4k TV worth it, along with the peripheral services?
- Is my time worth the price of sitting in front of a TV for hours on end just to justify the cost of buying the 4k TV in the first place?
Only you can answer these questions and it is a matter of personal choice. Most people buy stuff with emotions. They later justify the purchase with logic to defend their emotional choice. We are simply trying to help you get to the logical part before you get to the emotional part.