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Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetOther - Computers · 3 months ago

When will broadcast channels of regular TV ever start delivering 4k uhd resolution ?

4k uhd is no longer new and it has been there for quite a number of years now. However the regular TV networks still telecast in Standard Definition (720 p) or 1080 HD at best. 

Why are they progressing at dinosaur pace? They put out lot of commercials, so it's not that they don't have the resources.

What if you don't want streaming services like Hulu, Netflix or YouTube or Blu Ray player for 4k?

You just want tv news, tv shows, etc etc in 4k. How long do you have to wait for that?

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    People are abandoning cable TV services in droves, so don't hold your breath.

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  • Simon
    Lv 5
    3 months ago

    So first 720p is High Definition. It's not standard definition. 480i was standard definition. (Aka...640 x 480 interlaced.) And at best, they deliver 1080i HD. So even to this day, they still don't even fully utilise 1080p HDTV's. (Aka...Full HD)

    Networks have no plans to upgrade since 4K eats up to much bandwidth. Right now networks can have say 3 or 4 networks per channel. So basically channel 7, 7.2, 7.6 etc... 

    4K would eliminate this. Also satellite and such, is constrained on how much data it can transmit. So new equipment would be needed to push into 4K, or even just a bump up to 1080p. And finally the networks would see no beneficial gains to their audience and subscribers. 4K offers no new financial benefits for them. 

    The average consumer just doesn't care about 4K.This has been shown time and time again. And major networks have found that going beyond 720p HD, or 1080i HD, there isn't any more added benefits. So hence they have yet to try to convert. The same holds true in other countries as well. 720p is generally considered to be good enough and offers a large enough jump over standard definition to satisfy the average consumer.    

    So long story short, 4K isn't priority and most networks can't be bothered with 4K. Perhaps in the next 10 years it will become more pressing. And as 5G rolls out, networks may have a cheap way of broadcasting 4K to make it worth their while.5G is promising to open a lot of avenues for all types of content.  

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  • 3 months ago

    It's going to be a lllllloooonnnnngg wait.  


    Ask a local TV station near you about the reasons. 

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