Screen Appeal: 3 Features To Look For In Your Next TV

May 18, 2022- 4 min read

Thanks to major advancements, not just in TV technology, but also the affordability of fancy TV set-ups, it’s now easier than ever to get that spectacular cinema experience at home. If you want to make the most of your leisure time, and have a TV set-up that will have your friends wanting to come over for every big game and TV finale, these are the TV technologies you need to know about.

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#1 Quantum Dot Display

Why you want it: OLED TVs rule the world when it comes to raw picture quality, but Quantum Dot TVs have advanced so much in recent years, and they look almost the same, while getting brighter and costing less. “Quantum Dot TVs, like QLED, QNED and especially Neo QLED, are perfect for bright rooms, getting every last bit of detail out of HDR pictures, and are available in a wider range of sizes at affordable prices,” says John Milonas, The Good Guys Buyer – Televisions and Accessories.

OLED TVs show pictures through Organic Light Emitting Diodes, which are basically pixels that emit their own light. Quantum Dot TVs are LED TVs, so the light comes from an LED backlight, but they have an extra quantum dot layer to make colours more vibrant and improve motion flow.

Perfect for: Everything. A good Quantum Dot TV looks great in all situations.

#2 8K Resolution

Why you want it: It seems like yesterday we were extolling the virtues of 4K UHD TVs. But these past two years have seen a real growth in the quality and affordability of 8K TVs.8K TVs actually have almost four times the resolution of 4K TVs, just as 4K TVs have almost four times the resolution of Full HD TVs.

According to The Good Guys’ John Milonas, you shouldn’t worry about the lack of native 8K content available now. “The real magic of good 8K TVs is their ability to upscale any content you give them and make old TV shows and movies you’ve seen 100 times look better than ever before.”

It’s important to remember that the higher the resolution of your TV, the bigger you can go and the closer you can sit.

Perfect for: Really all content, but particularly 8K nature documentaries and the latest video games.

“The real magic of good 8K TVs is their ability to upscale any content you give them and make old TV shows and movies you’ve seen 100 times look better than ever before.”

#3 Mini Led

Why you want it: Going hand in hand with the rise of Quantum Dots is also the rise of Mini LED, which has the potential to revolutionise the TV market. Older LED TVs are backlit, sometimes just from the top, bottom, or sides, which can lead to darker patches and lower contrast. Direct array LED TVs had big LED lights throughout the back of the screen, which gave a more even picture, but led to light “blooming” into darker patches and thick TVs.

Mini LEDs are changing the game by allowing manufacturers to use hundreds, if not thousands, of tiny LEDs, allowing for picture and light control on par with OLED technology, which can be manufactured with less waste, leading to more affordable TVs that can take your breath away.

Perfect for: Absolutely everything looks better with Mini LED.

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