The Next Big Thing in North American TV – Ultra HD/4K TV


Ultra HD/4K TVs are the hottest thing in the new TV market right now in North America and around the world. As prices drop on this cutting edge technology and shipments of them to this continent increase, more and more North American TV fans are opting for one – and often a big one.

North Americans Like It Big

Sales have proven that North Americans choose extra large TVs more often than consumers in any other part of the world. The big TV market here is increasingly being dominated by Ultra HD/4K TVs, as the higher resolution makes for a much better image on a large screen. In fact, it’s getting hard to find large TVs in lower resolution available on the market today.

Some impressive statistics uncovered recently regarding Ultra HD TV trend are as follows.

  • Over 80% of shipped Ultra HD TVs are 50 inches or larger.
  • By 2020, all TVs 40 inches and larger for sale in North America will be Ultra HD.
  • By the end of 2016, 1 in 8 homes in North America will have these televisions.
  • By 2020, approximately 50% of homes on this continent will have an Ultra HD TV.
  • Standard large screen resolution is now 2160p.

TV Content Needs To Catch Up

To date, TV content for Ultra HD/4K TV is minimal. The TV industry is aware of the fact that Ultra HD TV is the next big thing, but like the debut of regular HD technology, the hardware introduction is far outpacing the response by those who create the content. While there are Ultra HD Blu-Ray players and discs already available, there are fewer than 10 Ultra HD channels worldwide.

Streaming video services like Netflix and Amazon are more responsive to the need for content and are already offering some Ultra HD programming, with more on the horizon. Despite their embracing this new type of programming, there is still much room for improvement.

In a matter of a couple of years, content will catch up with the Ultra HD technology. While it is still in its infancy stage, Ultra HD is definitely the next great thing to come along for your TV viewing pleasure.

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