When 4K TV panels first hit the market in Australia, they were very expensive, there was little specific 4k content to watch on them, and buying 1080p TV was probably a better way to go.
However, things have changed, and if you’re in the market for a new TV, the considering a 4K model is now justified. 4K TVs now have plenty of specific content to watch, have a ton of features, and are affordable enough for most people.
4K TV Is Here To Stay
Since 4K is no longer limited to cashed up tech lovers or early adopters, it’s now very likely to become the next industry standard. To further cement this likely outcome, it’s important to note that an alliance of TV manufacturers, movie studios and Netflix all agreed to push 4K forward as the next standard in video production. This, combined with affordability now makes the 4K standard a sure thing for many years to come.
It’s been exciting to see that Netflix has added a ton of 4K shows to its schedule, and that both Microsoft and Sony are soon to Launch 4K gaming consoles. The prices of UHD Blu-ray players have also come down dramatically, now being about the same price as are as cheap as their HD counterparts.
4K TV Prices
What qualifies as an affordable price for a 4K TV is somewhat subjective I know, however, a quick look around shows there are price points out there for most budgets. For example, Soniq S55UV16A 55” 4K UHD Smart LED LCD TVs were going at a variety of well-known stores for around the $800 mark.
At the other end of the spectrum, Samsung KS9000 65” 4K SUHD HDR Smart LED LCD TVs were going at the same stores for an average price point of about $4,000. Of course, there were plenty of other 4K TVs available at price points right along this entire range.
In 4K TV Part 2, I go into depth about the criteria you should apply when shopping around for a new 4K TV to make sure you get the best possible quality for your budget.