Why Don’t TV Shows Use 4K?

A lot of TV shows are actually filmed in 4K, especially the ones you watch on streaming platforms like Netflix, Prime, Hulu, and Disney+.

The reason you might not see as much 4K on regular TV is that the technology to deliver 4K content widely isn’t fully set up yet. Many broadcast and cable networks still use 720p or 1080i.

While some TV networks are working on upgrading their systems to handle 4K broadcasting, editing, and streaming, newer streaming services started with 4K in mind. They built their systems to support 4K HDR from the beginning.

The main issue here is the high cost of upgrading the systems needed for 4K broadcasting, editing, and streaming. That’s why you might not see as much 4K TV content just yet.


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