Choosing a new television is more difficult than ever, as there are now different types of TV technology for you to consider. The most exciting of these are OLED and 4K, so which one is best? This debate is similar to the one about laptops vs. tablets and just as difficult to decide on.
To start with, we need to understand that OLED stands for Organic Light Emitting Diodes. This is a type of technology that is relatively new and which many manufacturers are still trying to find a way of producing in large volumes for reasonable prices. 4K – which is also known as Ultra High Definition and has been around for longer – can have over 8,000,000 pixels and resolution of around 3840 x 2160.
Areas Where OLED Wins
While the debate around which type of technology is better is subjective, there are some areas where OLED is generally considered to be better. For example, OLED TVs are judged to be more impressive in the way that they show the true colors of objects on screen and deeper, more accurate blacks. They also show more uniform images across the screen and are better when viewed from an angle.
As we can see, there are quite a few areas where OLED wins. This is due to the fact that each pixel is individually lit up means that the richness and the trueness of the full range of colors are hard to beat.
Areas Where 4K Wins
While it is clear that there are some points strongly in favor or OLED technology, there are also a number of areas where 4K televisions have the upper hand. In this respect, we can include the resolution, brightness, sharpness and image clarity. There is also the fact that some experts believe that 4k TVs will give more years of use than OLED models, although there is still some debate in this respect.
Again, there are plenty of areas where this model beats the rival technology. Anyone who has seen a 4K TV in action will already know how spectacular the performance it offers is. It has also been around for longer, meaning that people maybe trust it more, even if it doesn’t have quite the same air of novelty as OLED.
Price is one area where both types of technology work out very similar. Both offer excellent quality but they aren’t cheap. Of course, prices may drop over the years as the technology becomes more established and widespread.
Bearing in mind the areas we have looked at previously, this means that it is a tough call if you want to say which type of television is best. It is easy to see how some people would choose OLED while others would go for 4K. The truth is that both are fantastic for enjoying quality shows with the likes of Directv premier packages.
It all comes down to personal preference in the end. If you have seen one of these technologies and been particularly impressed by it then you might view it as being ideal for you. For everyone else, it is probably a question of looking for the best deal at the current time.
Is It Time to Choose?
Both of these types of TV technology look as though they are here to stay. If we add in the fact that they are both pretty expensive, it is easy to see why not everyone is changing over right now. However, whenever you are able to do this you will discover an exciting new world of television with either type.