We are now living in the era in which most people have a high demand for home entertainment. The television these days comes with wide ranges of options offering the best experience for the need of each individual.
High definition (HD) TVs are no longer the best like they used to. In past few years, TV technology has never stopped moving, and I must say that its biggest movement so far is the 4K resolution. Today’s movies and shows are being recorded in stunning 4K, delivering the superior image quality. The clarity, contrast, and color have a lot of people amazed if they are looking at the “real world” via their TVs.
How do I know if my TV is 4K?
Find out the answer below!
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4 Simple Tips to Check If Your TV is 4K
- When was the last time that you purchased your TV?
- Are you sure that your TV is set up for 4K?
- What if the settings still run 1080p quality?
- How to know if your TV is 4K?
If you’ve bought your TV in the last 2 years, then the high chance is that your TV got a 4K resolution already. Lately, the majority of TV sales are 4K. According to a research in 2019, over 100M of 4K TVs were sold solely in that year which mean more than 50% of all TVs sold over the world were in 4K.
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So, how can we figure out the exact resolution of your TV?
Like I just said, if you’ve made your purchase in the last 2 or 3 years, then your TV is definitely 4K compatible. Yet, to be sure, you can make use of the following methods to determine this matter:
1. Check the manual of your TV
What can be easier than this!
Go looking for your TV manual and start finding the information mentioning the resolution. I often see the TV resolution being listed on the manual’s front page. If not, then check the "List of Contents" page and search for the "Device Information" or "Specifications" section. The manufacturer always offers a full list of details including the screen resolution.
2. Check the resolution settings
The next tip is to access to the Settings of your TV right after turning it on, and look for the resolution section specifically. Some have only one resolution option, while some come up with various choices, ranging from 720p and 1080p to 4K, to choose from.
Most users tend to look at the resolution by checking the number of pixels displayed. If you see the ratio 3840 x 2160 in your resolution options, then be confident because your TV is already set up with 4K. Try out this great way to make sure that your TV is 4K and enjoy all the incredible contents with superior image quality.
3. Check the TV specs online
In case you forget where you put your TV manual or you don’t want to use the TV settings, then it’s possible to check the TV specs online to see if the 4K resolution is available for your TV.
Here are some popular brands offering online manuals:
The manufacturers and sellers always list the resolution of their products on the front page of the manual which you can easily find the answer you’re looking for within 30 seconds (as mentioned earlier). Simultaneously, you can also find the manual for your TV online. Did you just found out that you already threw away the TV manual? It’s a great idea to download a manual online for your TV so that you can solve different issues if there’s any issue.
4. Check 4K badges and decals on your TV
Have a look at your TV, and you’ll find some stickers, badges, or decals on it.
It’s very common for the manufacturers to include those on their products. In this case, stickers, badges, or decals show the 4K compatibility of your device on the television itself. Can you see any of it? Manufacturers and sellers seem to stick it on the bottom bezel (either left or right). We tend to ignore this, but there is a plenty of information about your TV printed on the format decal.
What I like about using decals is that you can peel them off pretty easily without causing any dirty mark or sticking on your fingers.
Try this tip also to know that your TV is 4K ready!
When Playing Contents on a 4K TV…
Will all contents be in 4K quality when it’s played on a 4K TV?
Keep in mind that not all of them display in 4K resolution. Some televisions can enhance the standard image quality to the 4K resolution. But it’s a completely different feeling when you watch something created with the 4K quality as well as contents converted for 4K intentionally.
That’s just something to be aware of when you start using your TV.
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So, how do I know if my TV is 4K?
I hope you can find the answer in this article!
Honestly, finding a TV’s resolution is not difficult, and I believe that most users can quickly that information by checking their device’s manuals which can be done physically and online.
Will you be able to find out the screen resolution of your TV?
All you must do is to go online, to turn on your favorite device, and type your television’s model as well as serial numbers into the search bar. Before making a purchase, you’re advised to check the previous previews to know whether or not your TV is 4K.
Let me know how in the comments below!