The 4K tide has been a sometimes painfully slow rise - but its trajectory has at least been steady. Like many a technological advance it’s been a case of if you build it they will come. In the case of 4K it’s been brands like Sony pushing the technological envelope with exciting new televisions, like Sony's BRAVIA™ Z9D 4K HDR TVs that have led an increasing number of broadcasters and movie makers to create content that does justice to this new imaging evolution.
They’ve realised that this new wave of televisions is no longer simply a means of someone to view their film or TV series but plays an active role in enhancing and enriching the end users enjoyment of their work.
Thing is many new TVs aren’t just optimised to screen ultra-resolution 4K quality images, but more importantly offer an added level of depth and drama, through the manipulation of clarity, brightness and contrast. Images produced by the algorithms of Sony’s BRAVIA™ 4K HDR Processor X1™ Extreme can only be accurately described as unrealistically visceral. And to fully experience this immersion, you need to be enjoying the appropriate 4K content.
Among those who have been quick to realize the exciting opportunities offered by providing 4K content is the streaming service Netflix. And they clearly want to make it easier for people to experience these shows properly, recommending TV’s like the 2016 range of BRAVIA™ 4K HDR with Android TV™ from Sony because their superior performance, and dedicated button and voice control make it easier to enjoy the latest shows and movies.
Netflix is also at the forefront of championing high quality video content and the last few years have seen them undertake an active and progressive drive to produce a raft of hit new series that are created in 4K and in many cases can be watched in HDR (High Dynamic Range). But relax, we don’t expect you to go off hunting for this content on your own. No; lovely as we are we’ve done the hard part for you, bringing you the very best shows that are currently available on Netflix in 4K.
You can’t have missed the advertising campaign for this extravagant exploration of arguably the most famous monarch in the world and how she came to be Queen. Charting her progress as she has to cope with shouldering the responsibilities for a nation at the tender age of 25, it also offers an insight on her sometimes rocky relationships with those closest to her. This Netflix Original series is their most expensive to date and all that pomp and circumstance, ermines and diamonds certainly look their extravagant best when viewed in full 4K.
Marvel continues its run of Netflix success with the gritty realism that you used to associate with DC’s movie universe (RIP Chris Nolan’s Batman Trilogy). Highly rated out of the gate, Luke Cage chronicles another one of Marvel’s 2nd-tier heroes, very much the unsung working class (and Marvel cash cow) of the Superhero universe. Armed with an invulnerable body and a seriously badass attitude, Luke Cage sets about on a quest to clean up the mean streets of Harlem of its crooks and hoods. A gritty, grimy undertaking that’s brought into even starker focus by the ultra-realistic imagery generated by the Sony BRAVIA™ 4K HDR Processor X1™ Extreme.
House of Cards
This series has to be one of the biggest reasons Netflix was able to establish such a foothold so quickly, and why their arrival in Singapore was so welcomed. In a year when politics, especially in the US has undergone a rather dramatic fall from grace, this enthralling and entertaining political drama offers a far more sophisticated, if ultimately deeply cynical, take on modern democracy at work. Kevin Spacey is the stand out as the Machiavellian Frank Underwood, happily playing those around him as the cards they are in his complex political games. House of Cards is also the very first show that Netflix created in 4K so what better way to enjoy the latest series of political double dealings than on the latest 4K Android TV™ in Sony's BRAVIA™ series.