Today’s Special


First Click: Don’t buy that new 4K TV

That’s the advice from TheVerge.com:

The big European tech show known as IFA kicks off today and with it comes a deluge of new TVs. All will boast 4K resolutions while a few will support HDR.

Just don’t buy one. Not yet.

First of all, you’re unlikely to benefit from that 4K boost in resolution unless you’re sitting very close to the TV. How close? Bring on the Carlton Bale chart, which you can see (and read the rest) at http://www.theverge.com/2015/9/2/9243941/first-click-don-t-buy-that-new-4k-tv

A note from Mark Schubin about the Carlton Bale chart: Interesting but untrue because it doesn’t take contrast into consideration.