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There are so many options in televisions in terms of type, sizes and features available today that consumers are spoilt for choices.

Most people don't pay attention to the various kinds of panels as when shopping in an electronics store, it's hard to notice any real difference but you need to consider which type suits you based on where and what you are watching. You will also need to figure out which features really matter most to you!


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From the days of the single Doordarshan T.V. channel to the current day onslaught of innumerable cable channels, televisions have arguably been an Indian household’s favorite appliance. Today numerous television brands are fiercely competing with each other to become the viewing appliance of choice in the Indian consumer’s homes. The availability of plethora of televisions in various screen sizes and mind boggling specifications and display technologies is an indication of how radically times have changed in India over the past 30 years. In this day when T.V technology changes so rapidly that a T.V launched a year or two back seems old fashioned, how does a consumer decide on which television to choose? ...

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Display

The display resolution of a digital television, computer monitor or display device is the number of distinct pixels in each dimension that can be displayed.

Quantum Dot Display

Samsung’s 2016 SUHD TV lineup features Quantum dot technology, which enables the set to present even better picture quality while improving overall energy efficiency.

The color of light each Quantum dot gives off is also very stable and pure. Quantum dots can show precise colors while the light from conventional materials ends up getting mixed with adjacent colors.

Video RCA output

An RCA connector, sometimes called as a phono connector or Cinch connector, is a type of electrical connector commonly used to carry audio and video signals. The connectors are also sometimes casually referred to as A/V jacks.

Triluminous Display

TRILUMINOS is basically a filter that is placed between the White LED backlighting and the display panel. This means that the White LED backlight is now turned into RGB backlight which is what allows Sony TRILUMINOS displays to show a wider range of colors.

Screen Type

Type of Screen like LCD, Plasma, OLED

CRT

CRTs produce the very best color and gray-scale and are the reference standard for all professional calibrations. They have a perfectly smooth gray-scale with an infinite number of intensity levels. Other display technologies are expected to reproduce the natural power-law Gamma curve of a CRT, but can only do so approximately.

LCD

LCD are thinner and lighter and draw much less power than cathode ray tubes (CRTs). Additionally, LCD TVs offer many more benefits over the older technology used like large screen sizes, sharp image resolution, increased contrast, lighter weight designs, and a space-saving design.

LED

What are LED TVs?

  • An LED TV is an LCD TV, as the LCD technology is same in both the cathode fluorescent lamp lit TVs and the LED lit TVs. An LED TV is nothing but a specific type of LCD TV. The appropriate name would be “LED-backlit LCD TV.
  • The LED lighting of the picture results in a sharper picture, more energy efficient using about 40% less electricity than a standard LCD TV, the LED backlighting system has no delay or warm up time, and the LED lit TVs are much thinner than the traditional LCD or plasma TVs.
  • In short, LED TVs are nothing but LCD panels, but instead of using the fluorescent (CCFL) backlight lamp, they make use of an LED backlight.
  • OLED

    OLED TV will be the most energy efficient TV technology ever produced. It takes hardly any power to energize the organic light emitting molecules located in the emissive layer of the substrate. Due to superior technological efficiencies in manipulating lighter, simpler carbon based material, generating deeper blacks, brighter whites and all the gray scales in between should be a great strength of OLED.

    Plasma

    Plasma technology has numerous advantages over LCDs and CRTs. First of all, the choice of scintillators for plasma TVs allows richer colors in a wider range. The chromatic range of plasma screens is much broader than for CRT television sets.

    IPS LED

    The effect of this is that if you view the screen from an angle, you will see distorted colors and blurring. In an IPS panel, the crystals move parallel to the screen, and the light exists in more of a coherent beam. When you view an IPS screen from any angle, the image quality will remain consistent.

    Neo Plasma

    Panasonic Neo Plasma displays can be thought of as two million little lightning balls working together to create a picture on the screen. The plasma technology provides a picture with better brightness and contrast, especially with screens larger than fifty inches. Plasma also allows for wider screens and faster refresh rates.

    Resolution

    No. of distinct pixels in each dimension that can be displayed.

    1080p (Full HD) [1920 x1080]

    This means the television has 1920 pixels wide by 1080 pixels tall. The 1080p number refers to the number of lines of the screen. Most televisions currently have a resolution of 1080p (also referred to as Full HD).

    4K (Ultra HD) [3840 x 2160]

    The increasing availability of 4K, under the official moniker Ultra HD, can deliver consumers a greatly improved video display image for larger screen applications, and can greatly reduce the ability for viewers to see any visible pixel structure on the screen, unless you place yourself extremely close to the screen. This means even smoother edges and depth - in fact, when combined with faster screen refresh rates, 4K has the potential to deliver almost as much depth as 3D - without the need for glasses.

    1366 x 768 [WXGA]

    There are 2 resolutions for HD broadcasts 1) 720p = resolution of 1280 x720 pixels ~ 1 megapixel 2) 1080i -= resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels ~ 2 megapixels There is no 3rd resolution of 1366 x 768 in any HD source. A 1366 x 768 image is ALWAYS SCALED
    It is all about firmware scaling engine ( video processing chips ) in the display. A huge amount of processing has to happen to make 720 into 768 or 1080 down to 768. In a Good display with a great processing chipset, the 1080 incoming resoultion is 2 times what the display can show, and since it has twice the information it needs, the 1366 display can really do a great job. Some displays do a fantastic job of resizing and de-interlacing. Some 1366 displays do such a fuzzy job of scaling that the image seems about the same as regular TV, just bigger and wider, not Higher in Definition.

    Screen Size

    Screen Size for optimal viewing.

    Picture Engine
    3D HyperReal Engine

    It helps to optimize the already high quality of 3D-image and increases the clarity and brightness controls. 3D HyperReal Engine is a special chip, which, among other things, allows you to easily convert any 2D content into three-dimensional.

    4K X-Reality

    1) Incredibly sharp pictures, no matter how large your screen. 2) No pixilation even up close. 3) Smooth transition between scenes/ on-screen movements.

    Clear Resolution Enhancer

    Enjoy crisp TV images with finer texture and detail. Clear Resolution Enhancer offers superior noise reduction to make images sharper and more natural. Contrast has also been improved, adding more depth and realism to what you see on screen.

    HyperReal Engine

    The driving force behind the amazing colour and realistic images of Samsung’s new LCD TVs is the innovative HyperReal™ Engine. By optimising performance and image enhancement, the Samsung HyperReal™ Engine provides the most vibrant and crystal-clear Full HD images.

    Triple XD Engine

    Enjoy sheer perfection of Color, Contrast, and Clarity with the all-powerful Triple XD Engine. Most advanced Triple XD Engine brings the highest level of excellence in Color, Contrast, and Clarity for the best picture quality and performance.

    X-Reality

    With X-Reality Engine, everything you watch & from HD movies to web videos – is analysed and selectively processed to give clean, clear, and lifelike pictures. While 3 unique noise reduction features work their magic prior to upscaling, Sony's Intelligent Image Enhancer divides the signal into four characteristics – texture, outline, contrast,and colour – and optimises each one individually for more vivid and distinct pictures.

    X-Reality PRO

    The X-Reality PRO Engine increases the picture quality of the full range of input sources, even from dazzling high resolution Blu-ray Disc movies to very low-resolution highly-compressed Web video. Videos on cellphones look great and a little grainy or unclear on computers/laptop, but it can be nearly unwatchable when displayed on a big screen like 60-inch TV at 1920 x 1080. So, in this way X-Reality PRO Engine compares patterns in the image against various patterns in the internal database to determine the best possible hue, saturation and brightness for each pixel. This is how the system restores detail lost in compression and transmission.

    Panel
    VA

    VA panels give you good viewing angles and better blacks and contrast than either TN or IPS panels. Their response times looks good on paper, but unfortunately not in the real world.

    ISF Mode (Imaging Science Foundation)

    LG can ensure each user is getting their very own calibrated picture to give them the most optimal picture for their new TV in any setting.


    Audio

    Dolby

    An electronic noise-reduction system used in tape recording to reduce hiss.

    Sound Output(RMS)

    The electrical power delivered to the loudspeaker, together with its sensitivity.

    Speaker Type
    Down Firing + Full Range

    actually the reason why they keep it down firing is for the sound to bounce off the surface on which the TV is placed and gain some weight and body (similar to the speakers on your phones etc.,), this of course becomes pointless if you wall mount it, but when it's placed on a stand these speakers appear to work quite well and are perhaps marginally superior to the regular flat panel TV speakers.


    Video

    Auto Motion Plus

    It is a type of television technology designed to increase picture sharpness and overall image quality.

    Dynamic Contrast Ratio

    Dynamic Contrast Ratio is used for darker scenes to give better black levels and automatically adjusts the contrast and brightness.

    Wide Color Enhancer (Plus)

    The exclusive Wide Colour Enhancer technology delivers more brilliant colours, even in bright areas of the picture where blues and greens are washed out on conventional screens.


    3D

    A motion picture that enhances the illusion of depth perception.

    2D-3D Conversion

    2D to 3D video conversion (also called 2D to stereo 3D conversion and stereo conversion) is the process of transforming 2D ("flat") film to 3D form, which in almost all cases is stereo.

    Viewing Angle

    The wider the viewing angle, the better the picture will look to people sitting to the extreme left or right of the TV. If you regularly cram a host of friends and family into your living room for event viewing, you want the widest viewing angle possible.

    (2D to 3D) Viewpoint Control

    3D viewpoint takes the 3D scene and shifts it towards or away from the viewer.


    Input and Output

    PC Audio Input

    Ability to connect Audio Input from a PC

    Headphone out

    Ability to connect Headphones

    Component In (Y/Pb/Pr)

    YPBPR is a color space used in video electronics, in particular in reference to component video cables.

    Ethernet

    System used for connecting a number of computer systems to form a local area network.

    HDMI Ports

    High Definition Multimedia Interface is a connector that can carry high-definition video and several digital audio channels on one cable.

    RF In (Terrestrial/Cable Input)

    RF cables are often used to send video information to a TV set

    USB 2.0

    The USB port on your laptop allows for a variety of gizmos to be attached like camera's memory card, external hard disk, dvd players etc.

    DTV Tuner

    Receives a digital signal


    Design

    Swivel (left/right)

    TV is mounted on a swivel to adjust its facing.


    Smart TV

    Voice recognition - Usage In

    Voice recognition is a technology that is aimed for identifying the person who is speaking

    WiFi Direct

    Wifi direct feature enable you to make a connection directly with Wi-Fi devices without any access point (Device that allows a Wi-Fi compliant device to connect to a wired network). Your device can create a group connection or individual connection.

    Smart TV Apps
    Voice Search

    It allows you to search your phone and the web using your voice.


    Functions

    Motion Eco Sensor

    The Eco Motion Sensor is a useful new technology that reduces power consumption by slightly adjusting the brightness of the screen relevant to the speed of the pictures.


    Accessories

    SPDIF

    Sony/Philips Digital interface (SPDIF) is used to transmit digital audio which gives high fidelity because no noise signal will be added to audio signal unlike in analog signal.


    Additional Features

    G Sensor

    Add extra zing to your games in Ultra High Definition with the built in G Sensor in the RF remote.

    AIR MOUSE

    Select menu items on your TV by pushing the remote buttons to drag the pointer on the screen!

    Smartphone/tablet pairing

    Use your phone as a virtual keypad for your TV and swipe across the keypad to type faster!

    Customizability

    Personalize your TV's background with images that you love!

    Fetch data

    Project media, share videos, photos, music & data from your smartphone on your UHD LED TV.

    DLNA

    DLNA/Airplay - Share your data on a Home network via DLNA support on Android and Airplay on Apple devices!


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