on 12-07-201512:19 PM - last edited on 12-07-201512:24 PM by RogersStrick
Experience TV and movies like you’ve never seen before, with four times the resolution compared to HD. 4K Ultra HD is the next version of HD coming to TVs and other devices over the next year. It delivers a cinema quality experience with 4X the pixels of HD, putting viewers right in the stands or scene. They can watch the game unfold in real time, clearly see the emotions on players’ or actors’ faces from a distance, and get super high definition zooms for extreme close ups without motion blur.
What is Rogers 4K TV (Ultra HD)?
High Dynamic Range (HDR) video is an emerging standard that delivers richer colour saturation, contrast, and resolution for more real-life images, especially in outdoor sports games. It offers the latest video technology delivering 4X the resolution of HD – a new standard in video definition and clarity.
What 4K content exists today?
Most of the content available today is on streaming sites like Netflix and YouTube. Most streams require a minimum 25Mbps download – compared to HD that needs 5Mbps; which makes Rogers Ignite tiers perfect, since you have more than enough speed.
Starting in 2016, Rogers will deliver:
Every Toronto Blue Jays 2016 season home game (81) broadcast in 4K live on Sportsnet
Starting January 23, 2016 with Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens followed by one regular season NHL game per week broadcast in 4K live on Sportsnet.
Over 100 hours of movies, original series and TV shows on shomi in 4K.
Will I be eligible for 4K TV?
Rogers 4K TV will launch in Ontario first. To be among the first to get Rogers 4K TV visit our reservation site at rogers.com/4k and provide your full name, email address, postal code and phone number.
Tips When Shopping for a 4K TV
Offering up to four times the resolution of a conventional high-definition television, we’re talking more than eight million pixels compared with the roughly two million pixels of the current tech. The result is a picture that’s jaw-droppingly clear and realistic.
To help you choose a 4K TV that’s right for you and your family, and to optimize the experience once you get it home, take these tips to the store when you’re ready to buy.
1. Screen Size
While there are many schools of thought on how to decide on the size of your TV, some experts say that unless you’re restricted by a really tight space or a confined TV cabinet, you’re probably safe getting the biggest TV your budget will allow.
To decide on screen size, first factor is the distance you’ll be sitting from the TV. For a conventional high-definition television, a general rule of thumb, according to CNET, is to multiply that seating distance (in inches) by 0.667. Note: with 4K HD TVs, you can comfortably sit up to 30% closer.
Here are a few approximate breakdowns for some common TV sizes:
5 ft. (60″) from TV: 40″–43″ screen 6 ft. (72″) from TV: 48″–50″ screen 7 ft. (84″) from TV: 55″–60″ screen 8 ft. (96″) from TV: 60″–65″ screen 9 ft. (108″) from TV: 70″–75″ screen 10 ft. (120″) from TV: 80″–85″ screen
Quick Tip:Before you start shopping, measure your wall space or even put painter’s tape on the wall to envision the size requirements of your new television.
2. LED vs. OLED
Most 4K TV screens have backlighting technology courtesy of LEDs (light-emitting diodes), which results in better contrast, richer colour and crisper clarity over the fluorescent-tube-based LCD TVs. However, those built with OLED (organic light-emitting diode) panels offer even better quality, greater energy efficiency and a thinner frame, as each pixel is its own light source. Typically, OLED TVs are still more expensive than their LED cousins, but we’ll hope to see prices coming down soon, as the technology gains popularity.
3. High Dynamic Range (HDR)
If you want a wider range of brightness levels, colours and contrast for a picture that is truer to how the content producers intended it, look for a 4K TV that supports HDR, or high dynamic range.
4. Refresh Rate
Refresh rate refers to how well a TV handles fast motion: the higher the number – such as 240 Hz – the smoother the action will be. Compare for yourself by watching different kinds of on-screen content at the store before buying.
5. Ahead of the Curve
As with 3D TVs a few years ago, consumers are often faced with new features and gimmicks that make the buying process that much harder. The same can be said of curved TVs. While many curved-screen TVs are beautiful and said to offer a more cinematic view of the action with a wider field of view, don’t be persuaded by the technology alone. It’s not a necessary feature, and it really comes down to personal preference.
6. Smart Choices
Your new TV will likely be a smart TV, and it’ll offer a wide range of baked-in services for everything from Netflix and YouTube to weather reports and even games. To get the most out of it, make sure you have a reliable wired or Wi-Fi internet connection.
7. Sound Quality
If this is the first major TV upgrade you’ve had in a while, chances are you may not have a full-on 7.1 surround sound system just waiting for your new 4K set. Before you break the bank on a huge system, consider investing in a sound bar instead. They’re typically more affordable, can be easily mounted or placed just below or above your television set, and can deliver much fuller sound than what your TV can produce by itself.
We get it, you’re really handy. But the last thing you want to do is risk having your brand-new 4K TV fall off the wall. Installing a wall mount can be tricky, so err on the safe side and enlist the help of a professional. And if you plan to place the set inside a wall unit, be sure it has room to “breathe”: a tight and enclosed space can lead to overheating.