This new breed of eyeball-popping, high-end pixel-producing TV sets make standard High Definition look average, delivering four times as much detail as 1080p Full HD (eight million pixels versus two million). So yes, the prices still have an early adopter premium, but the results are truly stunning.
Here are six ways to watch 4K in your home - find out more about 4K here.
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Not a price tag for the faint-hearted, yet it is a price tag that ensures incredible results from this projector. On the looks front, it's a sleek (though slightly dull) black box with a fancy gold circle around its lens. On the function front, it'll beam out a bigger display than any others in this round-up, in true cinema-esque style. High-cost, but 100% high-end.
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Experience some of the eye-watering visuals of Ultra HD technology without shelling out on a wallet-busting new screen or projection unit. This upscaling machine breathes new life into your existing DVD and BluRay collections using clever upscaling technology. It also comes with a nifty LG Smart Remote and built-in WiFi for accessing more content with ease.
Samsung HU8500 55-inch
Sit in front of this curved screen and you'll soon become totally immersed in whatever's going on, it’s designed to immerse you in the viewing experience. Alongside richly detailed 4K images, you can also watch 3D movies.
OK, the price is high. And you'll probably need to find the funds to build a new room just to fit the 84-inch screen in too. But bear with us... In addition to all the WiFi, gesture remote control and stunning visuals, this LG set leads the way on perfect sound delivery too – you won't be able to take your eyes or ears off it (which is quite fortunate, because you probably can't afford to leave the house for a while...).
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Taking the new technology to the masses is this affordable and rather decent all-rounder from Samsung. Plenty big enough with a 40-inch screen, and offering as much quality as many of its more expensive cousins, it upscales all manner of standard content - including live TV - to an immediately noticeable level.
Sharp Aquos LC60UQ10
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Sharp don't go in for offering loads of different sizes and model variants, instead they go for a handful of sets delivering top-notch quality. This one offers 3D, WiFi and access to all manner of online content, or you can download the Sharp app and take total control of your content with your tablet or smartphone too.