Helpful info for choosing your next TV
South Africans love their TV’s. From their favourite soapies to great sporting moments, it’s a part of our homes, culture and some of our best times with family and friends. However, when choosing a new TV, here are a few frequently asked questions you may need answered.
What is a ‘Quantum Dot’?
Quantum dots are tiny particles of between two and 10 nanometres in diameter. Each dot gives off a different colour according to its size. This is the reason they’re so brilliant at displaying colour.
Is there a difference between OLED and QLED?
There definitely is. Since QLED TVs don’t use organic elements, they are essentially immune to screen burn-in. This is a display issue in which certain facets of an image shown on a TV screen, such as a channel logo, are either not shown properly, or fragments of that image remain on the screen. It then appears longer, as though it is embedded onto the display. In fact, TechRader addressed the QLED versus OLED debate by citing Samsung QLED as ‘’Capable of competing with and often surpassing even the best OLED’s.
What does colour volume mean?
It means that colour doesn’t ever fade, in any lighting condition. It pinpoints colour accuracy, improved brightness and the deepest blacks are achieved on an active display.
What TV is best for my bedroom?
Screen size, resolution and display type, are all things to take into consideration to make sure it’s the right TV for your space. But the best place to start is viewing distance, which will ultimately help to determine those factors. Since the TV may be closer to you in the bedroom, a high-definition 4K TV like Samsung QLED TV would be good to ensure that you get crisp details on screen despite it being in closer proximity. With the new QLED 8K the experience is heightened even more. Unlike conventional TV’s when you’re closer to the TV you see the actual picture, in crystal clarity, instead of a sea of fuzzy pixels. Of course, this is great in every other room as well.
What TV is best during the day?
When you watch TV during the day, the sun can wash out details or even completely cover up a portion of the screen. A TV with HDR (High Dynamic Range) helps in this situation as it keeps details clear on-screen even when the scene is dark or bright. In addition to HDR capabilities, consider picking up a TV which helps reflect light sources to lessen glare, like Samsung QLED.
The Samsung 2019 QLED range is, however, an easy choice. It has taken the experience to a whole new level. Not only is the range, its largest screen size offering ever but it delivers, a truly incredible viewing experience and unprecedented value.