The Latest T.V. Technology

The Latest T.V. Technology

There's a revolution in TV display technology! Here's some advice if you, like lots of people, are having trouble sorting it all out.
It's no longer just L.C.D. and plasma you have to consider when shopping for a television. There's a revolution in TV display technology, with new types like O-L.E.D and ultra-H.D. Consumer Reports has advice if you, like lots of people, are having trouble sorting it all out.

When you're shopping for a television, the choices can seem overwhelming.

Consumer Reports' TV experts say it's only going to get more confusing.

They've tested the latest tv technologies - O-L.E.D. and ultra-H.D. - and say these first sets, while very pricey, have a lot to offer.

Ultra-H.D. is a higher-resolution L.C.D. set. That means you can get huge screens, like this 84-inch one Consumer Reports' testers checked out. You also get a beautiful picture with lots of detail.

But ULTRA-H.D. sets start at four thousand dollars for a decent one and there's another drawback.

"The problem with Ultra H.D. is that it needs a whole ecosystem of high definition content that's ultra high definition, sometimes called 4K. And that really doesn't exist right now, so you have a TV with a high resolution and not a lot of content to feed it."

O-L.E.D. is another impressive new technology. The black levels on this O-L.E.D. set are the best testers have ever seen. The brightness levels are also great. But prices are still high. O-L.E.D. sets start at about nine thousand dollars.

"We feel that over the course of four or five years it will become a more mainstream product."

Meanwhile, Consumer Reports says plasma T.V.'s continue to improve.

For example, Consumer Reports recommends this 55-inch Panasonic plasma. You'll get excellent picture quality for about 14-hundred dollars.
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