Are you an adult that has owned or used more than one TV in the span of your lifetime? Have you been witness to the vast changes to what some people used to call “idiot boxes” and wonder what they will think of next? At one time everyone owned a CRT TV of some variety, be it large or small. As advancements in technologies occurred, those CRT TVs started to fade into obscurity, replaced by a wide array of flat screen televisions.
The biggest change to the television, besides going from the bulky CRT TV to the flat screen is moving from standard to High Definition, or HD, television. Most of us, upon using our first HD TV, were probably fascinated with the change in the clarity of the picture once it is in HD. With that one change in TV technology, watching your favorite television show or movie became an enhanced and more pleasurable experience. Other attempts at advancements in TV technology have not been as successful. Here are some of those technologies that did not quite hit the mark.
Many people in the market for a new TV may jump at purchasing a new 4K TV because of their belief in improved resolution. Some people will argue that a viewer will be unable to tell the difference between HD and 4K TV viewing. If this is true, why bother with a pricey 4K TV when your HD TV will do the job perfectly. Furthermore, when streaming in 4K resolution, you are going to use a massive amount of bandwidth and with more companies putting bandwidth caps, this is a poor choice.
If you have ever seen a 3D movie in the theater, there is an undeniable appeal to how the action jumps out at you. Bringing 3D to the home is a bit trickier. The biggest issue is the need for 3D glasses for viewing. If you purchase for the immediate household there is an issue if others come over for a viewing party. Then what happens if they break? Another question to ask yourself when considering Direct TV packages is will there be enough shows airing in 3D to make the choice a good one. Why spend money on a TV with technology that is unusable? Countless people have concluded this type of technology is not worth the expense and ultimately, 3D TV has been an epic failure!
The concept of a curved television may be a good one, better immersion into whatever you are watching, but it does not quite work. There are issues related to distortion of images, which takes away from the viewing experience. Furthermore, these TVs are more expensive than a lot of good flat screen LED TVs on the market.
To sum it all up
Many people enjoy relaxing by watching their favorite movie or television show after a long day of work or school. To make those experiences more pleasurable, TV manufacturers continue to strive to improve on the television. In some cases, they get it right, like when they moved to flat screens and HD quality. On the flipside, when it comes to curved televisions and 3D, the viewing experience may not be as great as they hoped. One thing will never change, if you have tried using any of the above TV technologies and you enjoy them, more power to you. After all, TV viewing is a personal experience and what appeals to one person may not another!
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