This is what 4K UHD Looks Like!

This is What 4K Ultra HD Looks Like

Can't afford fancy TV that comes with a stunning ultra HD 4K screen?

Now that 4K streamers are showing up on store shelves, here is how you can afford one on meager budget.

A 4K computer monitor and new Roku 4K make an excellent budget UHD TV

Watch 4K on a Budget -  Enjoy today's ultra high definition content, without needing to break open the Piggy Bank.

If you are not ready yet to shell out big money for a 4K television, a 4K computer monitor is a nice low cost alternative for a spare TV in the bedroom. Just hook the New 4K Roku or one of these top rated Android TV boxes to it's HDMI port and you have a low cost budget 4K television.  For the same price as a small cheap 4K TV, you are getting a high quality PC monitor which will give you even a better picture.

Sure you are giving up a QAM tuner, although you can even add one of these if you like. HDHomeRun makes an excellent line of tuners that can be added to your home network and can even be used to record over the air, Live HD TV channels to your computer. Now you have an inexpensive home made DVR without monthly fees.

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The nice thing about doing it this way is you can buy a monitor , tuner and media streamer separately as your budget allows. It's also great if something breaks or if it's time to upgrade.


Netflix offers some 4K content although you will need to ensure you have set your video quality settings to High. Just know that High which is their very best video quality can use up to 3 GB per hour for HD and up to 7 GB per hour for Ultra HD. Something to think about if streaming from a broadband provider that restricts the amount of data you can use every month.

To change your Netflix video quality settings, log into your Netflix account on the web and go to the Your Account page. Choose Playback settings inside the "My Profile" section. Netflix says once you make this change, it can take as much as 8 hours to take effect. When you restrict your data usage, the quality of your videos on Netflix may suffer. SD quality only uses 0.7 GB per hour.

Netflix said they will also start tagging all their 4K content to make it easier to find using your Roku search and RSS feed.

Watch FREE 4K Content on YouTube

YouTube is starting to have a lot of content uploaded in 4K. While you may not always find full TV shows in 4K on YouTube like you would on Netflix, they do have some pretty neat stuff. This will give you an idea of the kind of detail that is available in 4K. Watching 4K content is like candy for your eyes and these videos will show you how great 4K looks.

These are some of the more popular 4K YouTube videos below. You can always do a search on YouTube for "4K" to find the latest uploaded content.

If you would like to learn more about 4K TV's, click here