If you've picked up a new 4K TV you're going to need a few more things to get the most out of your TV. Fortunately, you can get everything you need with this guide from RealOrFake4K.
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We've mentioned RealOrFake4K before for their in-depth guides to which movies you can really watch in 4K. Below, you'll find another guide that details everything you need for your home theatre system to get the most out of your setup. The basics include the following:
- A 4K TV. Obviously, you need a 4K TV to watch 4K content, but which one matters. Ideally, you'll also get a set that includes HDR support, which is arguably and even bigger picture improvement than 4K itself.
- A 4K Blu-ray Player. Yep, you'll have to upgrade your player all over again. Most regular Blu-ray players can't play 4K discs. The site warns against getting a 4K upscaling unit which won't actually play the new 4K (or UHD) discs.
- HDMI 2.0 or above cables. If you're looking for cheap HDMI cables — and you should, expensive HDMI cables are a ripoff — be sure that you're getting 2.0 cables or above. Anything less than that won't be able to carry 4K signals and your system will suffer for it.
You can also read about getting the best audio system to go with your 4K setup. While technically 4K describes the picture quality, not the audio, the spec boost also brings some improvements to audio systems including height channels. If you want to tweak your home theatre to the top of its game, check out the full guide below.
Guide to 4K UHD Blu-rays [RealOrFake4K]