Do I Really Need A 4K TV?

July 27, 2018

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Almost everyone would like to have a cinema feeling in the living room. This desire is often at least a bit closer with a new TV. Before you buy it, but the crucial question to clarify: Should it be a 4K device (also called UHD or Ultra HD) with about eight million pixels, or is a cheaper Full HD TV with two million pixels – finally Ultra-high-resolution content is still in short supply.Apart from a selected Bundesliga match per day at the pay-TV channel, only special-interest channels such as UHD1, Insight TV and Fashion 4K and the shopping channels Pearl.tv 4K and QVC UHD broadcast their first UHD TV bites via satellite – all other TV channels such as ARD, RTL or Sat 1 have not jumped on the trend and are still hesitant with specific dates.

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DigitAlb is an Albanian digital satellite and terrestrial TV platform based in Tirana, Albania. The TV platform began terrestrial broadcasts in July 2004, and satellite broadcasts by the end of that year.Broadcasting more than 200 channels, with 19 HD Channels DigitAlb is one of the avant-garde platforms in the region. From the time it started the broadcasting, DigitAlb counts more than 400,000 subscribers in local, Kosova (through IPKO), regional and worldwide market, wherever Albanian families reside via cable and IPTV partners.

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