The speed of technology today is incredible compared to what it was like many decades ago. There are many things we can do today with just a click of a button like being able to transfer money in seconds, whereas before we would have to get down to the bank before it shuts. Televisions are constantly developing as they are a popular household appliance as in 2015 97% of people who lived in the UK had a digital TV.
Apart from knowing how to record your favourite TV program or finishing the last series, you started on Netflix there are other features that we may not know that much about but will purchase the TV due to the brand, size or if it was a good deal!
When it comes to buying a new TV instead of buying whatever you think is best we have a few pointers that will help you understand what you’re actually buying!
HD VS 4K/UHD
When I first came across an article on 4k televisions I automatically clicked off the page as I definitely haven’t got £4,000 to splash out on a TV. Well after I done my research I felt embarrassed as 4K isn’t the price of the TV but it stands for the resolution. Der. 4k is a picture technology that quadruples the number of pixels found in an HD picture.
This may sound like the best thing ever as HD just got better but sadly 4K/UHD only works when you have the right content! Which is limited at the moment as it is still fresh on the scene!
Curved VS Flat?
What do we do? Do we spend hundreds maybe thousands on a telly that we may not like? Or do we stick to what we have always known and stick to a simple flat screen?!
Curved screens have said to be more immersive than flat screens and provide a better viewing experience due to the curves on the screen that enhances the picture making it look like its three-dimensional when it’s only two dimensional. If you’re a gamer and can spend hours in front of the screen, then I would definitely recommend you get a curve screen but if spend time watching telly with your family then stick to a flat screen as to get the benefit of a curve screen you’d have to be centred in the middle.
LCD VS LDE VS OLED
LCD, LDE and OLED can be quite a tongue twister at times as they all sound similar and can get confusing.
LCD stands for liquid crystal display which is a form of display used normally in technology such as a notebook and small computers, which can be the cheapest option. LCD consume less power which makes them more efficient and works on the principle of blocking light rather than emitting it. LCD also have limited viewing angles so if you’re sitting on the side of the screen you may have some difficulty. Apart from that LCD TV’s are good at getting the job done.
LED stands for Light Emitting Diode and emits light when electric is passed through it. LED looks much better when it comes to display and when it’s sitting in your living room or hanging on your wall. LED can be thinner than LCD and can be as small as 0.3 inches! However as LED screening relies on electric a lot more than LCD it can be a bit pricier. So if you don’t mind spending a bit extra for high quality and prefer things to be screened on a wide range then LED is the right one for you!
OLED stands for Organic Light Emitting Diode. OLED uses coloured LED lights that create a picture. OLED use less power as their black pixels will emit no light. OLED create a great HD picture which is best if you spend a lot of time in front of the telly when it is light outside. OLED screens are quite expensive to make so will have to dig a tiny bit more into your pocket!
Do I go smart?
Smart TV connects to your home internet and allows you to browse online content you have no access to normally without internet, such as YouTube and Netflix. Smart TV also allows you to catch up shows from streaming sites such as BBC iPlayer, 4oD etc. This is great if you can not always be in to watch your shows and forget to record them.
So if you enjoy spending your Sunday lazing in front of the TV catching up on your favourite shows and like to browse for new shows/films to watch I would recommend you to purchase a smart TV as you’ll never miss an episode of anything again!
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