(CNN) — It’s the latest and greatest in television technology, but what can an Ultra definition TV’s do that your existing set cannot?
Ultra HD, also called 4K, delivers eight million pixels compared to two million pixels. That translates into finer image detail and greater texture for sports fans. Though Ultra HD sets stole the spotlight at the annual gadget-fest that is the Consumer Electronics Show in January, the movement is only really in its infancy.
Consumer Reports describes the change as incremental, not nearly as dramatic as when TV’s moved from standard definition to high definition. It may even be difficult for some viewers to detect the differences on screens smaller than a massive 84 inches.
If you are interested in the upgrade, Consumer Reports says it’s probably best to wait. Depending on screen size, the latest UHD sets cost anywhere between $2000 TO $10,000.
“We say to wait. This is an industry that tends to reward procrastinators anyway. And so we know that prices are going to fall, and so really the only people that should be considering them right now, are people who just have tons of disposable income, or those people whose TV’s are broken and they want to future-proof their purchase,” says Jim Willcox, Consumer Reports Sr. Electronics Editor.