TV sets have undergone a considerable metamorphosis in the last two decades. From the long-standing CRT monitors and Analog TV sets to the newer, brighter, thinner HD models. This transformational change has also been characterized by fierce competition among TV sets brands. Of particular interest would be the Vizio TV brand. Many have pondered why, Vizio, a company that saw its inception in early 2002, which has gallantly wrestled its way up the market and become one of the leading sellers of LCD TV in the United States. The following insightful points will help you grasp why Vizio brand has become a darling of the masses;
Vizio saw a market opportunity in the TV sets industry after evaluating and analyzing how flat-panel TVs were being sold exorbitantly. Vizio reasoned that it was not be fair that flat-panel TV sets should cost an arm and a leg. Consequently, Vizio started to make a name for itself by selling low priced flat-panel TVs. Consumers were wooed! Not only by the affordability that came with Vizio TV’s, but also their fair quality TV sets.
Vizio proves to be an excellent TV set brand because it also deeply understands that variety is the spice of life. Subsequently, they have a variety of TV sets that are priced pocket-friendly. You can choose from their P-series, M-series, and E-series. The E-series is their latest TV sets entrants into the market. All the Series are available in different sizes up to 70 inches. You also get to enjoy internet-connectivity features on some of the Vizio TV sets.
Even though some heavyweight brands like Samsung have TV sets that offer perfect pictures, Vizio has also remained steadfast in coming up with high quality TV sets. As mentioned earlier, Vizio takes the cake due to their unbeatable prices. The E-series is a good example of a TV set that has been engineered to offer vibrant colors that will make sure that you get epic entertainment from your T.V Set.
Vizio TV set brand also scores impressively when it comes to TV sets that are considered user-friendly. The first thing that will hit you when you buy one of their TV sets is how comprehensible their user manual are designed. The English used in these manuals is flawless and straightforward like a falling axe. Their attention to detail is commendable.
The 3D Cinema Experience at Home
I love going to the movies. I probably always will. Now that we have 3D movies I’m like a little kid in a candy store. Any excuse is good enough for me to experience the fantastic 3D effects they are coming out with these days. Having four little girls who enjoy a 3D movie as much as I do gives me the perfect excuse to see all the latest CGI animations coming out.
3D movies work by making sure each eye sees a different image to the other, both taken from a slightly different perspective.
Because our eyes are separated slightly they each see the world from a different perspective. 3D movies mimic this effect thus giving the illusion of depth on a 2D screen. Whatever method of seeing 3D you are using they all use this same principle but go about it in slightly different ways.
Once a popular method anaglyph is now more of a novelty due to its poor picture quality. For those who might not know anaglyph is the technical term for using glasses with red and blue tinted lens. The two separate images for the eye are created with either a red or a blue tint. The red or blue lenses filter out the corresponding image so each eye sees the different perspective. This technique is a novelty at best and is not really suitable for enjoying 3D movies in high definition full color.
Active Shutter Glasses Stereoscopy
Alternate-frame sequencing is the technical term coined for active shutter glasses. Each image is shown alternately on the screen. When an eye is not supposed to see the image it is blocked by the shutter over that eye going dark. When the technology was fairly new many people complained of a visible flickering in the image. It’s for this reason that a TV needs to be have a refresh frequency of 120Hz or higher to double the frame rate of the animation on screen. Modern TVs and projectors are more than capable of this however.
Active shutter glasses have a couple of disadvantages. Perhaps the biggest disadvantage is the need for a power source for the glasses. It can be provided via cable tethered to a power supply or via batteries. If you are blessed with a large family you are either going to create a jungle of cables or you will have a rather large expense for batteries. Active shutter glasses have been around for a while now so the technology that uses them has become quite affordable. Great news if you have a small or no family and only need one or two pairs of glasses.
Polarized Light Stereoscopy
Technology is always changing and new ways of displaying 3D imagery in the home are gaining market share. One such system uses polarized light for projecting images onto a screen and it is now possible to display both images on the screen simultaneously. Special polarized lenses in the glasses are polarized to only let in the correct image while blocking the other.
While it has some very good advantages the one major disadvantage it has at the moment is the cost. As it’s still relatively new technology equipment is rather expensive. Projectors are currently the best way to display the images so you will need to buy a silver projector screen to get the best effect. Silver screens reflect the light in such a manner as to ensure there is minimal depolarization for a crisper picture.
I believe polarized light stereoscopy will become the dominant method of 3D in the home eventually as costs decrease over time. The glasses are lighter, cheaper and don’t require batteries. Viewing angles are also greater giving you the ability to have a larger and more widely dispersed audience. If you use shutter glasses you can expect about a 20% reduction in brightness. Polarized lenses give you a much brighter image by only blocking out about 10%.