Facts to know about latest television technologies

Are you contemplating upgrading your television set this summer, or you wish to know which television technology offers the best viewing experience? Consumertrics Buyer’s Guide gives you the information you need about the latest applications in television.
  • Quantum dot LED (QD-LED) TV

This is a high-performance LED back-lit LCD television. In case you are wondering what that means, here is an explainer: televisions built with LED technology generally use LED light to power their screens. The light from the LEDs passes through a liquid crystal display layer (LCD) to light up the pixels that create images on your screen. QD-LED tv has great saturation that gives sharp, vivid colour effects and allow users tune to their desired colour setting. In terms of cost, QD-LED television is comparatively cheaper to several other types in the small screen electronics marketplace. As for quality, quantum dot TVs have superior quality over traditional LCDs and do have longer display lifetimes than OLEDs.

Organic light-emitting diode (OLED) TV

OLED TV do not need external light to power its screen. It is organic and generates its light internally. In this regard, it is considered more efficient, has perfect blacks, superior viewing angles, infinite contrast ratios, better motion quality and 3D application, and consumes low power. In terms of cost, an OLED tv is costlier than others in the market.

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4K Vs UHD television

Many consumers are confused about the terms, which often are used interchangeably. In simple term, a 4K television technology is basically cinema standard, which an Ultra High Definition – an upgrade from hi-definition – is a consumer display standard.

4K TV means it is built with 4K (4,000px) resolution. It suggests the TV has 3,840 horizontal pixels and 2,160 vertical pixels. For 4K TV, the resolutions are usually shown as “3840 x 2160”. Also, 4K TVs have smaller pixels that makes it possible for you to have a more enjoyable viewing experience irrespective of how far away you are from your television set.

Ultra-High Definition (UHD TV)

Ultra-high-definition television includes both 4K UHD and 8K UHD, that is two digital video formats with an aspect ratio of 16:9. UHD tv offers four times the pixels of a standard 1080p (high definition tv) display. A notable benefit of 4K is that you can sit closer to the screen without noticing any pixilation.