Does 4K films actually work on a HD TV?
- The DevilLv 72 months ago
You'll see it at the resolution the TV can produce.
- lareLv 72 months ago
standards for broadcast television (over-air) are set by the ATSC. The version 3.0 of the standard will have provision for 4k broadcast. that being said, there are no commercially available television sets with ATSC 3.0 yet, and i am not sure if there are any broadcast facilities capable of that either. But it is likely to debut this year in major markets in time for Christmas 2020. That being said, television bandwidth (or in geek-speak data rate) is far less than that used for theatrical projection of 4k digital distributed movies. so home 4k will not replicate the quality level of theatrical 4k any time soon.
- ANDRE LLv 72 months ago
A TV can only play to 100% of it's rating.
So, ONLY a 4K TV can give you a 4K picture. A 1080P TV will max out at 1080P, and ditto for a 720P TV.
- Mark JackLv 72 months ago
If your TV isn't 4k it'll just down scale it to 1080p, assuming your tv is 1080p.
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- Steve GuyLv 52 months ago
If you have a player and a disc it’ll play, but if your tv isn’t compatible it’ll just be in standard hd.