As the Super Bowl looms closer, the stampede for new televisions is slow to gather momentum. A quiet week at Walmart, Sodaro’s, and Big Sandy Superstore revealed no new Samsung TVs for sale. And when I asked why, they said microchip issues were the cause. But, as I soon discovered, the supply of Samsung televisions isn’t the only issue. Many other brands are experiencing supply problems as well.
In addition to better picture quality, new televisions have improved color acuity. Even mid-range models now show truer reds, greens, and blues. Many manufacturers have adopted quantum dots technology to improve color acuity. Sony also has improved color acuity. So, which brand is right for you? And which type of television is right for you? Here’s a quick guide to modern televisions.
Model numbers indicate features and specs. The model number consists of several parts, including the screen size, panel type, and more. The higher the number, the more expensive the TV will be. Also, check the region and type of tuner and stand. All these factors will determine the cost and quality of your new television. And, don’t forget to check out the manufacturer’s website. It’s worth checking out what’s new in the market and what’s coming next.
Samsung’s UN65MU9000 offers impressive picture quality, showcasing deep blacks and excellent black uniformity. The new television’s local dimming feature improves picture quality in dark scenes, and it doesn’t have any trouble upscaling lower-resolution content. And thanks to its wide color gamut, Samsung’s TV has a high contrast ratio, but still isn’t as good as OLED.
If you aren’t interested in making the leap to an OLED television, you can watch CES in Las Vegas. This consumer electronics show, which happens to be held annually, will showcase new televisions from LG, Panasonic, and Sony. The company says that their latest TVs will support HDMI 2.1, HDR 10+, and 4K resolution. It’s a great way to check out the new TVs and see what they’re all about.
Another notable addition to new televisions is the introduction of quantum dots. The nano-sized crystals, which range from five to twenty nanometers in size, are spread across a thin film in the LCD display panel. These nano crystals emit light in various colors, which means that new LCD quantum dot televisions will be brighter than conventional LED televisions. However, it’s worth noting that both new televisions still use LED backlighting.
However, be aware that the size and resolution of a TV set are important considerations. The size of the screen is a factor, but don’t discount a smaller model based on its size. Instead, look for one with smart functionality. Smart TVs can allow you to watch movies and stream music, even if they’re not as large as a 65-inch model. If you’re still unsure about the size of your new television, use a TV size guide to determine the size and shape of the set you want.