TECH UPDATE 2020: WHAT’S NEW WITH TVs

TECH UPDATE 2020: WHAT’S NEW WITH TVs

HD? 4K? 8K? UHD? HDR? OLED?

I know, it’s buzzword bingo all over again.

If, like many, you’ve been watching more TV during lockdown – and movies (and, well, just about everything) then you might have thought it is a good time to get a better telly. And you’d be right.

New TV tech

 

A number of things have changed. At the last big tech exhibitions (CES and ISE) 8k was all the rage – much higher definition 7680 pixels x 4320 pixels (not 3840 pixels x 2160 pixels which is 4K). Although there isn’t a huge amount of content available yet, the BBC, Netflix, Sky, Apple and Amazon are all originating in 8K – and there are some live sports broadcasts and movies available in 8K right now. There are other new display technologies too – like OLED, which provides great contrast, and HDR which gives a brighter, more colourful and ‘film-like’ picture.

8K 4K Logos - New TV Tech
TV Technology update - New TV Tech

The sound has improved dramatically too, and you can ‘cast’ or Airplay to these TVs too, making it really easy to share content with friends.

Chrome cast / Apple Air Play-New TV Tech
Samsung Frame TV -New TV Tech

Samsung Frame TV designed to be a TV that looks like an elegant framed picture.

Image Credit: Samsung.com

A couple of other things to consider

 

There are couple of other things to consider: Because the technology is so well advanced now, everything is much less bulky, most TVs look really good, as the frames are nearly non-existent (meaning lots of people are getting somewhat bigger screens, because they take up appreciably less space) and there are compelling ‘actually look like a real picture, displaying real art when they’re off’ options too.

To find out more about the latest TV technology available to you or to arrange a demo of new TV tech visit Contact us or email info@smc-uk.com.