Monday, June 08, 2015


Beauty is only skin deep doesnt really apply to todays flat and curved LCD TVs. Sure they look great theyre thin and sleek and svelte and classy but what makes the picture so attractive comes from what is inside that piece of black glass that we call the display.

All of what you see comes from various technologies designed to interact with the LCD screen. Some of these are now becoming available while others are a bit off. While Seeing Is Believing, its still important to know just what is helping that along. Why? Because its YOUR TV and knowing what technology it has working can only help you ensure that it will deliver the best picture possible when you turn it on. So heres what is worth knowing about the new LCD TVs.


Take extremely tiny we mean hugely tiny crystals so that they are nanocrystals and set them in front of blue LEDs. Because the nanocrystals glow when energized, the result is that you not only get blue from the LEDs but also red and green because red/green quantum dots are energized also. So you get much better color with a greater depth and more realism than viewed with the white LEDs used in the past. TVs using this technology are much improved from a technical point of view but what is important is that this can be seen. So whether its a flat panel or curved, HDTV or 4K UHD TV, its all about seeing a much better picture than what was available before.


Commonly referred to as HDR, increasing the level of contrast makes for a brighter and more realistic picture with a wider range of color enabling brighter whites and darker blacks think of it as a TV picture that has a snap and punch to it. The downside of increasing contrast in the past is that image detail would suffer as the contrast increased no more, thanks to HDR. And to really enjoy the effect, the video signal being sent to the TV can be HDR enhanced - be that one broadcasted from a TV network or coming from a streaming service like Netflix or on a Blu-ray disc.


Lasers have the reputation of being death rays, but what they really are can be condensed down to highly focused beams of light. Because of this, colors produced by them can be extremely accurate and natural-appearing. Theres talk of some TV manufacturers looking to make this technology available in the near future, but near could mean anywhere from 3-5 years out to never.

The fact that todays TVs contain so much technology (not to mention features) shouldnt put off anyone from replacing their existing ho-hum model with one new and improved. And with choices of flat panel, curved, HDTV & 4K TVs abounding, theres never been a better time to get that improved picture, thanks to a new TV.


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