So you’re interested in viewing content in full 4K Ultra HD, and you want to stream lossless audio throughout your Fort Lauderdale, FL property. You’ve got the necessary gear: a 4K TV and high-fidelity stereo system. But are you actually seeing and hearing the very best quality home AV possible? Maybe not. Sometimes, the answer isn’t as simple as just having the best equipment. If you’re interested in finding out how you can distribute fully reliable 4K video and lossless audio anywhere on your property, this blog is for you. Continue reading for more.
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Why You’re Not Seeing 4K Content
When you’re considering a home entertainment upgrade, you probably do research on the kinds of components that will go into your home. Does your new TV or projector sport 4K and HDR capabilities? Will high frame rate playback make the Dolphins’ game easier to watch? And you’ve probably also thought about a media server or 4K Blu-ray player that can playback the highest resolutions available. So that means every link in your chain is fully capable of 4K resolution, right? There’s one thing you’re forgetting.
A common problem with 4K playback is cabling. That means, basically, that the HDMI cables you have running from your Blu-ray player to your TV may not support full 4K content. Because 4K offers four times the resolution of now-standard 1080p HD, it actually takes much higher bandwidth to view it. Essentially, playing 4K content on a standard HDMI cable can lead to a kind of traffic jam, leaving you with a low quality image or no picture at all.