Corresponding to the pandemic we’re going through, smart TVs have almost become commonplace. The smart TV market is gigantic, with a global valuation of more than US$109 billion. Entertainment has become a priority with consumers, and more so with lockdowns in which the only plausible way to kill time is to view content on a smart TV. The regular LED TV, once popular, has all but faded away with smart models in demand from all segments of society.
As there is no visible end to the pandemic, the present spike in online viewing has only served to enhance the position of the smart TV, and sales will likely remain buoyant. This only makes consumers demand more smart inventions. Brands have caught on, and have brought out some of the best features in smart TVs in 2021.
With LG’s already sought-after OLED TVs, the brand has capitalized and unveiled newer, stylish models. Samsung isn’t to be forgotten with its 8K innovations, making TV resolutions better. Smart TV innovations in 2021 need to be given serious thought; you can buy your smartest TV yet!
Change #1 – Pixels Galore
Digital screens of every device, from a 43-inch smart TV to a smartphone now come with increasing resolution, to reach maximum clarity. Uniquely, the more pixels that can be displayed in vertical and horizontal positions, the more vivid and close-to-life-like images appear to be. In the present range of high definition or HD televisions, the resolution is kept at 720p, 1080p, and goes up to the Ultra High Definition (UHDTV) we see in the latest 4K TVs.
This is the title given to any TV with 4000 horizontal pixels. Increasing screen resolution has never been an issue for makers of smart TVs. Nonetheless, there is a level at which humans cannot tell the difference between resolutions as they rise. The law of diminishing returns comes into play here.
In new innovations, especially triggered by Samsung’s creative labs, the 8K resolution TVs have now come out, and this issue is resolved. Still, this is the highest resolution any display can reach. Going higher would just be wasting bandwidth, as eye specialists confirm.
Change #2 – Designs with Rollable Screens
The most creative change that you will see in a new smart TV of 2021 is a novel hardware update. Manufacturers like LG are on a roll (literally!) with this innovation that lends itself to the TV’s base. Flagship rollable TVs will be out soon with TVs unfurling like projector screens can, emerging from slim storage boxes. These are an upgrade on the popular curved screens that everyone wants and will have more applications in the future. Simpler solutions come as the smart LED TV of 2021 can have a motorized mount, letting viewers adjust the display height and direction.
Change #3 – High Dynamic Range Programming
This is a new technology with regard to streaming. Although HDR-enabled devices enable video content to be streamed at a wider range of highlights and colors than conventional TVs, the content matching this technology is not prevalent just yet.
The trend is just catching up in India, and 2021 promises more HDR-enabled content, delivering richer images. TVs will have “Dolby Vision” with dynamic metadata for the sharpest visuals. Giants like Netflix, providing streaming content, have begun creating content that supports HDR. Brands like Sony, LG, Phillips, and Panasonic offer Dolby Vision as well.
Change #4 – LED Backlit Full Arrays
How screens are lit to produce images is the main area where innovations have occurred. A few years ago, there was something called “edge lighting”, then came LED-backlit TVs with LCD panels. Now, with a full array of backlights, each LED has its own individual light. Viewers get a picture that is almost as good as the one in OLED TVs, at a lesser cost.
Change #5 – Smart OLED
The present trend for the best viewing experience is the organic light-emitting diode or OLED advancement. This technology was launched in 2007, but its establishment has been slow. Smart LED TVs are sought after, offering average sizes of a 43-inch smart TV. OLED TVs have large sizes owing to the accommodation of their distinguishable technology. Hence, they are costlier too. OLED TVs work by individual pixels getting illuminated once the electricity goes through them.
Such displays can switch off different pixels, attaining superior and ideal images with exact contrast, and perfect blacks can also be achieved. These TVs consume less power, as power consumption depends on the brightness of the display. As OLEDs have authentic brightness capabilities, they control the amount of electricity needed to display images. This could be seen in smaller and more affordable TVs in the future.
Change #6 – Digital Software
Digital software, called “video codecs” manipulates digital video by compression and decompression, and is continuously being enhanced to boost streaming. The latest H.266VV codec has a high ratio of compression (30 – 50% higher than before), meaning you can stream content of high quality without buffering.
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