4K/HDMI Compatibility and System Design
Touted as the next generation of high definition television, Ultra HD/4K is a hot topic in all circles of the industry. With a minimum resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, this four-fold increase in picture resolution is just the start of the many incredible benefits this better picture quality offers.
But with this new technology comes its own set of challenges. Integrators must understand the bandwidth implications, source content, display types, and overall system design requirements.
But first, a little background…
What exactly makes a successful Ultra HD/4K integration project? It’s a combination of tactics, really. Having the right products is first and foremost an important piece of the puzzle, but knowing what you are doing fills in the rest. A successful Ultra HD/4K integration requires product knowledge and the need for designers and engineers to have an in-depth understanding of the intricacies of installing 4K products.
It’s imperative that integrators know how to properly set up and calibrate their 4K in order for clients to see the differences between 1080p and 4K. If done incorrectly, integrators run the risk of clients questioning the value of the product because they will not see the difference.
4K is out in front of consumers and they will be asking their integrator about it and expecting to experience the difference.
During Integrate 2014, CEDIA is offering a training course at Integrate titled 4K/HDMI Compatibility and System Design which will teach attendees everything they need to know to properly set up a 4K system.