When the opportunity arrives to purchase a new TV, the majority of us are generally faced with the same question; should we part with the additional money required to get a gorgeous set capable of 4K playback, or will 108op high-definition be good enough?

The answer to that question really depends on whether or not the user is going to be viewing content that is provided in 4K quality, which for some can actually be a challenge to find. Thankfully, as is usually the case when there’s a real need for a solution, there’s a web service that can help solve that problem.

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For any content to be classified as 4K, it needs to have been through the full process of being recorded and rendered using the correct processes. Unfortunately, a lot of content – such as older movies and classic content that has been remastered for the modern age – wasn’t capable of being put through that process due to the technology not actually existing at the time.

RealOrFake4K, as the name suggests, assists with actually weeding out the true 4K content. One of the great things about this free-of-charge service is the amount of information that it provides. It genuinely goes above and beyond by diving deep into the production values of the chosen piece of media, giving information such as whether it is genuinely “Real 4K”, “Nearly 4K”, or just “Improved” quality.

Within that information, the service will give granular information such as outlining that the movie or show was either digitally shot in 4K, or that the original film negative was scanned in 4K afterwards.

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It also tells the user exactly how the content was shot, the processes used in editing, and what experience the viewer can expect to receive based on that process.

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It makes perfect sense to assume that anyone purchasing a 4K television set would ideally want to view and consume content in true 4K. But with that said, even improved or remastered content can still offer a more pleasurable experience than standard HD. Give the site a view at realorfake4k.com for your itself and see if it assists with your 4K viewing pleasure.

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