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Before 4K TVs became popular, 2K TVs were the most common type of HDTV set with a screen resolution of 1,920 horizontal and 1,080 vertical pixels (1080p). Laptops and computer monitors are also widely available in 2K resolution to be like TVs for movie viewing. Prior to 4K TVs, there was no "2K" designation. The 2K was coined to contrast a regular 2K HDTV from 4K Ultra HD. See 1080p.

High-Definition Resolutions2K    1920x1080 (see  DTV)

   4K    3840x2160 (see  4K TV)

   5K    5120x2880 (see  5K monitor)

   6K    6144x3160 (see  6K resolution)

   8K    7680x4320 (see  8K TV)

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Hollywood movies are delivering content in India in a 2k format.
The field trial will implement the DCI specifications for both the 4K format of 4,096 by 2,160 pixels (total resolution of eight million pixels) and the 2K format at 2,048 by 1,080 pixels (total resolution of two million pixels.
Tektronix will continue to develop additional software upgrades to include 2K formats for its WFM7200 and WVR7200 and additional 2K/4K formats for its WFM8200 and WFM8300 model waveform monitors and WVR8200 and WVR8300 model rasterizers.