June 23, 2022 - 4 min read
Travel back in time to 1956 for a moment. The Summer Olympics were held in Melbourne, the first Australian TV stations started broadcasting and TVs went from being something people had seen in American movies, to an appliance Aussie families could buy for their own home to watch the Olympics in comfort. Back then, shows were broadcast live-to-air… as opposed to the slick streaming technology of today that lets us watch what we like, when we like.
When it comes to TVs, The Good Guys – which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year – has seen it all: TVs the size of commercial ovens, the advent of remotes, the invention of flat screens, and now the most detailed pictures on screens just 1cm thick.
“That’s why you can trust The Good Guys experts to advise you on how to choose the best set-up for your family. They know not only what’s come before, but also what’s coming next,” says John Milonas, The Good Guys Buyer – Television and Accessories.
TV technology advances at such a fast pace, it can be hard to keep up! But there are certain features you can look for now to make sure you have the best possible picture for years to come.
“There’s a lot to be excited about at the moment,” says John Milonas. “8K TVs have really come down in price this year, making them a lot more accessible than they were even a year ago.
“Improvements to mini LED technology also means high-quality TVs over 85 inches are suddenly an option for more families to really bring that cinema experience home.”
Here’s your checklist for future-proofing your next TV purchase.
High Dynamic Range (HDR) is a feature that makes your TV’s picture look more true to life. It’s tech that’s been around for a few years, but with the improvements to Dolby Vision and HDR10+ it’s become a must-have for people who want the best TV experience. While definition (HD, 4K, etc) refers to the number of pixels a screen can display, HDR is about the dynamic range of light that can be shown. HDR allows you to see even more detail, including textures, so things like grass, rocks, skin and clouds all look more realistic.
OLED TVs have long been considered the gold standard for the blackest blacks and light control, but they’ve lacked a bit in brightness for bright rooms and HDR scenes. OLED Evo is a new technology that makes OLED TVs much brighter and does away with all those concerns. Says John Milonas: “OLED Evo will soon be considered the best of the best when it comes to TV lighting technology.” You read it here first!
All TV panels need light to show you the picture, and different TV technologies achieve that in different ways. What’s exciting about Mini LED is that instead of backlighting the TV with a few dozen standard-sized LEDs, Mini LED TVs have tens of thousands of miniature LEDs. This allows for new levels of control over backlighting, virtually eliminating light bloom while still allowing for the brightest picture available.
Everyone loves watching TV, but as TVs get bigger and bigger, they can end up visually dominating the room they’re in. Lifestyle TVs solve this potential problem by displaying artwork on the screen in low-energy mode, so you get the best possible entertainment when it’s on… and beautiful art when it’s off.
This is one feature that sounds technical and nerdy, but it makes a huge difference. HDMI is the standard for connecting things like game consoles, Blu-ray players and soundbars, but did you know there are different versions? HDMI 2.1 allows for more information to travel through the cable, allowing up to 8K pictures with 120 frames per second for the best quality movie viewing and buttery smooth gaming.
With 70 years of experience in home appliances, The Good Guys know all there is to know about the latest innovations in TVs. We can help you find the perfect TV for your family, so head in-store or online for expert advice, the best range and the best prices.