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4K and Ultra HD TV
by Steve Kindig

Ultra High Definition TVs, often referred to as "4K" TVs, can display four times the detail of typical HDTVs. How noticeable is the improvement? Is there any 4K content available? We'll tackle these questions and more.

Devices that support HDCP 2.2 copy protection are more likely to be compatible with current and future 4K content, so it's worth taking a few minutes to understand it.

When 4K TVs first hit the market there was almost no 4K content to watch on them. At the end of 2015 there are nearly a dozen sources of 4K content. This article will cover the currently available options, as well as upcoming ones like Ultra HD Blu-ray.

What is HDR TV?
by Steve Kindig

4K Ultra HD has millions more pixels than HD, delivering much more picture detail - a major benefit for large screens. High Dynamic Range (HDR) is being added to 4K TVs and video content to show a much wider and more realistic contrast range, closer to what we see in movie theaters.

Curved vs. Flat TVs
by Video Team

We set up a side-by-side comparison of curved and flat TVs and asked our Advisors to stop by. In this short video, our lab manager Jordan lets you know what you can expect from each type of TV.

Samsung's 4K Ultra HD TVs offer four times the detail of 1080p TVs. Plus, Samsung made sure that their video processing, connections, and LED backlight are equally state-of-the-art. And they made 4K upconversion a top priority so your 1080p sources will look better than ever.

Samsung's JS9000 4K TVs offer the same color technology and Smart TV features as their top-tier 2015 models, but in smaller sizes that fit into more rooms. These gently curved models come in 48", 55" and 65" sizes.

Samsung's JS9500 4K SUHD TVs are their top models for 2015, and for good reason. They give you incredible detail, amazing contrast, and the latest in Smart TV technology.

What is chroma subsampling?
by Steve Kindig

You may not be familiar with the term "chroma subsampling," but you may have run across some cryptic numbers like 4:4:4 used to describe the color resolution capabilities of TVs and other video gear. This article explains those numbers and why they matter.