The key piece in every home entertainment system is the TV. As such, this is a gadget that you would want to carefully research on to avoid making the wrong choice. But with so many new iterations and versions released every year, it can get quite confusing to pick the ideal one. Read on to find out the differences in the popular TV screens available out there.
Using panels that offer a much wider colour range compared to standard TVs, HDR (High Dynamic Range) aims to represent colours in a more realistic way as it increases the contrast between blacks and whites. This generally means that the colours will look more lush and vibrant, giving it a little more pop.
The power-efficient display is backlit by an array of LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) which are located directly behind the screen, which enables localised dimming for more effective display areas of brightness and darkness. This would mean that the set is capable of a wider colour gamut that would greatly improve the contrast of your display when you’re watching your favourite programme.
Referred to as the cream of the crop, the picture produced by OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) TVs are absolutely remarkable. This type of display technology allows for TVs to be more efficient and eco-friendly as it uses individual LEDs to produce both the backlighting and colour for every pixel, giving the colour and contrast the ability to retain their intensity when viewed from an angle as far as 90 degrees off-centre. As OLED sets do not require a separate backlight, OLED TVs are also lighter and thinner than LCD TVs.
Using quantum dots, QLED TVs are able to enhance performance in key picture quality areas. The technology works by placing a layer or film of quantum dots in front of a regular LED backlight panel. The result is a display with the brightest possible, most accurate coloured imagery which works with all kinds of content, in all kinds of lighting conditions.
To put it simply, a 4K Ultra HD TV means a clearer picture which is made up of more pixels that appear all at once on screen to create images that are crisper and capable of showing more details. It also delivers a greatly improved display with smoother edges and depth, which reduces the ability for viewers to spot visible pixel structures on the screen.
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