- The industry’s best picture format
- 4x the resolution of HD, richer colors, lifelike clarity
- Smoother action movements across the screen
Exclusive 4K HDR programming
You’ll experience the extraordinary range of 4K HDR color and detail with a full schedule of original series and movies on the Audience network channel—a DIRECTV exclusive.
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Frequently asked questions
- What is 4K?4K delivers 4 times as many pixels as 1080p HD. The grid of pixels becomes greater and more tightly compact, resulting in greater picture detail and smoother movements across the screen. 4K delivers 8 million pixels compared to 2 million pixels for 1080p HD. 4K is the highest resolution signal currently available in the USA for in-home movies and TV.
- What is HDR?
HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. It improves both color and contrast of the 4K picture.
Color: HDR includes a Wider Color Gamut so it makes colors brighter and more vibrant, especially violets, reds, and oranges. In other words, HDR will display more life-like colors.
Contrast: HDR also allows viewers to see the details of both light and dark parts of the screen simultaneously. For example, if DIRECTV is airing a baseball game and part of the stadium is shaded and part of the stadium is in the sun, HDR allows customers to see greater picture detail in both the sunny and shaded areas at the same time.
The contrast ratio, coupled with the color enhancements, creates a picture that takes on an almost three-dimensional quality.
- How is HDR different from 4K?HDR and 4K are separate yet complementary technologies. HDR on HDR-compatible TVs can produce brighter and darker images at the same time. It can also display a wider array of colors which allows for a better representation of most real scenes.