Also known as 4K the technology offers four times the amount of detail as 1080p high-definition content, but some analysts question whether broadband speeds in the UK are fast enough to cope with ultra high definition streaming.
Average broadband speeds in the UK are 7.6 megabits per second, you would need to have at least double that speed to watch 4K reliably on a streamed basis
said IHS broadband analyst, Richard Broughton.
We think streaming of 4K TV services will require minimum broadband speeds of about 100Mbps to work properly, but only businesses and production houses current have that kind of speed.
said Craig Nelson, spokesman for the Internet Service Providers’ Association.
Just 4.8 million customers are taking advantage of “superfast” speeds, as 300Mbps or above, and just a few manufacturers currently make 4K TVs and, as with all cutting-edge technologies and they are expensive.
For example, Sony’s 4K TV equivalent costs £5,000 and the New Samsung’s 85″ UHD TV equivalent costs £25000.
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