Television technology has been rapidly increasing in the past 10 years. For much of the 20th century, TVs were pretty much the same analogue technology, with a few minor tweaks to keep consumers interested. This article will discuss the evolution of TV technology and how smart TVs (also called Internet TVs) promise to further shape the landscape of the TV market. This article will also offer tips on buying a Smart TV.
10 Best Smart TVs 2018
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What is a Smart TV?
Except it is a really good buzzword Smart TV means an advanced entertainment management system with web/internet connectivity, similar to the operation systems on computers or smart phones but just for TVs.Each platform has to be tested not only by its functionality but also by the variety of apps provided by it. Since Smart TV in its essence is not related to the old tradition TV technology , it could run on any TV LCD, LED or Plasma.
Why do I need Smart TV?
1.Everyone will have it – though it is a lame reason , it’s true .Smart TV’s rapidly become the standard in the TV entertainment industry and by 2018 according to estimations will take over the market.
2. Instead of external boxes and subscriptions to the cable company or satellite- with smart TV you can surf the web, download useful applications, communicate with friends everywhere. It remembers the series you saw them and submits recommendations for viewing by personal taste.
It has applications in new channels, sports and children as well as libraries and video rental movies. You do not need any plugin. All this television video and audio files to computers throughout the house are available to you in the living room and all the smartphone can be used as a remote control, keyboard and mouse.Not too distant future, this TV will be able to provide information on fashion item or a coffee maker you saw your favorite series and connect you in real time with the store for purchase online. Through it, you can communicate with friends around the world, watch movies or clips together, sending each other while at the bottom of the screen you conduct a video call up.
Are there any minimum requirements?
Money – Naturally smart TVs cost more than regular TV, but also think that you’ll might hold your subscription to your cable company.
Internet speed – it is recommended to have at least 2MB(especially if you want to use streaming video).
Which smart TV to buy?
Remember that more important of the platform is the TV technical details and features after all you but television. Only than you can choose your platform/brand. When coming to choose platform compare its:
- Navigation – Is it easy and clear enough for you?
- List of apps – As in the smart phones, each manufacture has its own list of apps and corresponding app store from where you can download new apps into your TV set. Check whether the services that important are available in the platform. Pay attention to:
- Internet video streaming services as Netflix
- Music services as Pandora
- Browser capabilities
- Remote control – Can you control the TV set from your smart phone with complementary application ? Does it have QWERTY control?
The Past: Where TVs Have Been
The first major revolution in TV technology came with the advent of color television. Before color TV, television sets only displayed grainy black-and-white images. The next big change was cable television, which was a radical change in the way TV signals were transmitted. Now, digital TV and high-definition units are the norm, and 3D TV has been promoted as the “next big thing.” However, while digital and high-definition are certainly here to stay, the fate of 3D TV is yet to be determined, with many experts predicting its demise.
The Rise of Smart TVs
There is one technology on the horizon whose future looks much brighter compared to 3D TV, however. That technology is Smart TVs. Smart or Internet TVs use display systems just like existing units, but are different in one important respect: they can connect to the Internet. Just like the cable, satellite and digital revolutions of previous eras in TV technology, Smart TVs promise to radically alter the way millions of people receive their TV signals.
Smart TVs connect to the internet just like a smart phone or your home computer. This enables a Smart TV to run applications like a smart phone, which have unlimited possibilities. It is also possible to check e-mail or surf the web on a Smart TV.
Intermet TVs tend to focus on giving users the ability to instantly stream television shows and movies. This means that a user has the ability to access their favorite programs at any time, without having to wait for a broadcast. An Internet TV can be either a high-definition TV with built-in Internet capability allowing the Internet TV features, or it can be a separate accessory the user attaches to an existing TV to enable the TV to act as a Smart TV.
Smart TVs have certain common features:
- Integration into social media sites like Twitter or Facebook
- Ability to run on-demand programs through services like Hulu or Netflix
- E-mail capability
- Internet search function
Smart TV Buying Tips
When purchasing a standalone Smart TV or an aftermarket accessory that enables Smart TV features, make sure you do plenty of research before committing to a purchase. The most important things to look for are:
- The number of features
- The cost
- Service charges for streaming media
If you value social networking or are addicted to your Twitter account, make sure you find an Internet TV that allows you to access these sites. You will also want to make sure that the Internet TV supports other accessories that make using it much easier. Such accessories include keyboards. Without a keyboard, many Smart TV features are prohibitively cumbersome to use. Last but not least, make sure it is within your price range.