When buying a TV for your living room, there are many factors to take into account. It is not always easy to discern which of these is ‘good’ for the type of viewing experience you have been expecting. Some of the main things you watch for are the local dimming zones, native refresh rates, etc.
This is a term that gets thrown around a lot in TV showrooms. HDR stands for “high dynamic range,” and people with an iPhone would be familiar with it as a camera setting. What it does is allow the TV to shower a wider range of colors more accurately. This may not sound important, but a big part of the viewing experience is based on how levels and brightness play together. HDR can make the screen up to three times as bright as the latest LCD displays on the market, which means the images generated could actually make you squint. Also on darker settings, it makes it easier for the eyes to figure out the picture.
This is very technical; although the important thing is that, the HDR can show 60 times more color combinations than a TV that doesn’t use the same technology. Shows are sharper and more lifelike, almost on the same level as 4K provides. The best thing is that you don’t have to choose between the two, because these days you cannot easily get one without the other.
But there are two HDR formats you may have to choose between, because where’s the fun if it is all too easy? Most TV brands and broadcast services support both formats, so it is good to go with the ones that do if the choice between the two seems hard. Getting set with just one may not turn out as useful in long run.
Are Smart TVs Really That Good?
Smart TV’s aren’t all that they are hyped to be, although admittedly the technology has gotten better over the years. Still, it is not much to consider as a selling point, and if the thing you are looking at has this feature anyway, that is fine.
These look cool, but the sad fact is that they crop out a lot of viewing angle. You should be more bothered about how displayed image looks, than the TV itself.