Netflix to Offer ‘House of Cards’ Season Two in 4K Ultra HD
Neil Hunt, chief product officer at Netflix, told the Stuff that the streaming service will shoot and edit season two “for 4K delivery.” Hunt added that additional content will be shot in Ultra HD, but not the entire Netflix original catalog.
Earlier this week, Amazon explained that it would be shooting all of its originals in 4K Ultra HD, which presents video content with almost 4,000 pixels across the horizontal axis of a screen. The result is an extremely clear image similar to those seen in cinema.
Of course, offering content in 4K presents a slight issue for consumers without access to Ultra HD-ready TVs. Few manufacturers are offering sets with 4K functionality at this point, aside from Sony, which unveiled an 84-inch Ultra HD TV at CES. Sony priced the unit at — wait for it — $25,000. But hold on to your mortgage, “consumer friendly” 4K sets are expected to cost somewhere between $4,999 and $6,999.
Season two of “House of Cards” will roll out February 14, 2014Tags: 4K Ultra HD, Amazon Originals, CES, house of cards, Netflix, sony