Buying a 4K Ultra HD TV for Black Friday 2015? BEWARE this hidden cost

THE latest Ultra HD 4K television sets might be a good deal on Friday, but BEWARE – UHD sets use almost a THIRD more electricity than a standard HD set, according to new research. reports that Ultra HD will be the future of home entertainment.

The staggeringly sharp picture offers an incredible viewing experience, thanks to the rich colours and detailed image, which makes standard High Definition look decidedly average.

UHD 4K refers to any display with a horizontal resolution of some 4,000 pixels or higher, compared to the 1080 pixels in a full HD TV.

But these pixel-packed displays munch through 30 per cent more power than older sets.

A report by the Natural Resources Defence Council claims consumers face higher household bills when watching a 4K television.

“Americans’ residential energy bills could rise by more than $1 billion per year if all televisions larger than 36 inches transition to 4K at today’s average efficiency,” the report claimed.


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