If you ever enter the living room of any household, irrespective of status and class, there is something that remains common for each of them. Take a minute and imagine a trip to all your friend’s houses and focus on the living room. Did you figure it out? Not yet? Well, let’s give you a hint! Focus on the arrangement of the furniture in the living room. Did you notice where the sofa and most of the living room furniture are centered around? Yes, it is always the Television that holds the center stage in any living room of a house. All the furniture items are almost pointed toward the television. In fact, the television has a furniture set dedicated to it, called the TV unit, which must be so selected, so as to match the décor of the living room. This information should be enough to understand the role television plays in our lives.
Let us try to understand why television is such an important part of every family. Generally, in our country, each household has only one television set. It does not mean that there are no families with multiple TV sets, placed in every room of the house. However, it can be accepted that most Indian households have one TV, placed in their living room or living space of the house. Therefore, the TV becomes an important item that keeps the household connected. Everybody sits together at some point in the day and watches some program or news as a family. Television becomes a source for accessing news, movies, programs, debates, and other different forms of entertainment.
Earlier, Televisions were CRT-based television set, that was big and bulky. With the advancement of technology, these bulky televisions have given way to more energy-efficient, sleek, and feature-loaded LED TV. So, let us understand what is an LEV TV before we discuss important features to focus on, before purchasing a new LED TV.
The term “light-emitting diode,” abbreviated as LED, merely refers to a particular kind of display. A liquid crystal display (LCD) panel, often known as a “backlight,” is used by an LED TV to regulate how light is dispersed to show the picture on the screen. Since 2007 there have been LED TVs, and LED backlighting is still a frequently used and favoured TV technology. Again, an LED TV operates with a backlight that is partly made of two layers of polarising material sandwiched between a liquid crystal solution. The crystals align to allow light transmission when an electric current flows through the liquid solution. In the end, this is exactly how the picture you see on the screen is put together. This technique is comparable to something like a window shutter that may let light in or keep that out.
In general, LED backlights come in three different configurations:
Full-Array LED TV: To provide a more consistent backlight and more effective local dimming, LEDs are dispersed equally behind the whole screen. As of 2020, several mid-range models also provide this approach, which is generally available on higher-end models.
Edge Lit LED TV: LEDs are positioned at the screen’s borders and, depending on the display, maybe arrayed all the way around, only on the left and right sides, or just at the top and bottom. As a result, this setup enables the screen to be extremely thin, but it may result in certain areas of the screen being brighter than others, giving the image a less uniform appearance.
Direct Illuminated LED TV: Similar to full-array systems, direct-lit setups include LEDs immediately behind the screen, but there are fewer of them and they can’t be regulated independently to get the best brightness. Direct-lit LED TVs are often cheaper than mid-range LED TVs since they aren’t as thin as other LED TVs.
There are many LED TV manufacturers in India, offering excellent LED TV at competitive price ranges. Along with renowned brands like Sony, LG, and Samsung, many other OEMS such as Vu, Hisense, Kodak, Panasonic etc have entered the market, offering cheaper LED TV which is loaded with countless smart features. Let us examine major features to focus on, before buying a smart led tv.
Screen Size: There is a huge variety of television size options nowadays, ranging from 14 inches to some more than 100 inches. So how do you decide which TV size is best for you when it’s time to purchase one? We should address a couple of the more typical sizes initially. These days, the hallmark TV size is 40 inches, hence the majority of new TVs are 40-inch models. Smaller sizes, such as 32-inch, are simpler to accommodate in smaller places and won’t take up as much room in your house. To be confident the measurements of this TV will fit where you intend it, it is advised to measure the wall in your living room (or wherever you want to place it). The TV screen’s diagonal measurement, measured from one side’s lower corner to its higher corner, is given in inches. Furthermore, it matters how far away from the TV you will be seated. Make doubly sure that the display size is about two times as far away from your seat as the television set. For something like a 40-inch TV, for example, you should be seated approximately eighty inches away.
Screen Resolution: Currently, there are just two resolution options that one should focus on: Ultra HD (4K), and HD. HD TVs display 1920 x 1080 pixels, whereas Ultra HD TVs display 3840 x 2160 pixels. As a result, Ultra HD TVs feature quadruple multiple of pixels as HD TVs and can produce images with much higher quality. It is normally advised buying a 4K TV even if you don’t presently have access to any 4K material, particularly if you’re thinking of a big screen TV like 40 inches or more since 4K resolution videos are becoming widespread in many of the streaming sites. But how about HDR? As long as they are given HDR material that has this additional luminance data, high dynamic range (HDR) TVs may create images that have far more contrast and illumination than regular TVs. In addition to supporting broader colour spectrums than the majority of non-HDR TVs, all contemporary HDR TVs also do so. This feature is helpful since almost all HDR video also includes wide colour spectrum image data.
Sound Systems: Flat-screen televisions’ sound quality might vary greatly. This is something you ought to be aware of if you’re not planning to utilise an external sound system. The majority of manufacturers provide the wattage of respective TV audio systems, however, this information is seldom useful in predicting how a TV will sound. Instead, take a look at a TV’s audio setup, including how many speakers it has. Considering how often TV speakers often struggle with the bottom end of the frequency range, subwoofer monitors for bass are usually appreciated. Another audio problem is that tiny TV speakers often have to discharge their sound downwards due to the limited space available to them, which may result in an inefficient, distorted sound. TVs with forward-firing speakers often provide significantly clearer and more powerful audio. Recent TVs have even gone as far as to include soundbars that either sit independently below the primary screen frame or dangle off the bottom edge. One more word of caution: be sceptical of TV manufacturers’ promises that they feature DTS or Dolby Digital surround decoding. Without genuine back speakers, no TV can even come close to providing a true surround sound experience via its own speakers.
LED TV price: The price of the LED TV greatly varies with brand, size, and features. One of the best ways to identify the best-priced TV for you is to first select the size of screen you desire, followed by the minimum and maximum limits of your budget. Identify the essential features that your TV must have. This could include, Smart LED TV feature, soundbars as attachments, resolution, internet connectivity, Bluetooth specifications as well as wireless specifications etc. Once done, read the reviews of the shortlisted TVs and then select the best one suited for your budget.
Conclusion: LED TVs have penetrated the living space of every household. Before selecting a new LED TV for yourself, there are a few important features you must focus on such as resolution, pricing, warranty, brands, connectivity, sound systems, etc. This article has explained four essential facets to consider and discusses each in relative depth.
FAQs: LED TV
Q. Is LED TV good for the eyes?
Ans. No, LED TVs are not good for the eyes if you watch them for hours. As a matter of fact, no monitor device is good for the eyes.
Q. What is better LED or LCD TV?
Ans. In essence, an LCD TV and LED Tv are more or less the same things. When we say, an LED TV, we are defining how the backlighting of LCD is done using LED.
Q. What’s the difference between LED and UHD?
Ans. This is an unfair comparison, given that one is a backlighting means for LCD while the other is a screen resolution. LED tv has different screen resolutions out of which, UHD is one of the best.