Just about any vehicle with wheels will get you where you want to go. It’s a matter of how you get there, what you want to take with you, and what you want to pay.
You can get there slow, with the windows open, and with a boom box next to you, or you can get there fast, with luxury climate control, and a designer audio system. You can get there by yourself and a backpack or you can get there with your family, the dog, and a SUV full of vacation gear. You can pay a few thousand dollars or you can pay hundreds of thousands of dollars. So how do you choose?
Just about any TV display will let you watch the evening news. It’s a matter of how accurate and large you want the picture to be, how many inputs and features you need, and what you want to pay.
You can watch with a slow refresh rate 17″ display and SD (Standard Definition) resolution with 2 HDMI inputs that costs a few hundred dollars, or you can watch with a fast refresh rate 85″ display and 8K resolution with 4 HDMI inputs with ARC (Audio Return Channel), Component /Composite/USB/Display Port/ Network inputs and Apps that costs many thousands of dollars.
Horsepower matters in TVs as well as cars. TVs today are more computer than display. More processing power coupled with the ability to update the firmware (operating software of the TV) is key not only in performance but in longevity of products these days. One of the more powerful platforms that is used to power products such as TVs is the Android platform.
So just how do you choose? We’ll lay out some of the key features to make your decision a bit clearer. Here’s a bit of basic TV wisdom from Sony.
The world of TVs is looking better every day, but terms like LCD, LED, 4K, HDR also make it more confusing. This article is designed to assist with some of the common questions regarding the current line-up of Sony® TVs.
Q. What is the difference between LCD and LED TVs?
LED TV is a type of LCD television that uses light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to backlight the display.
Q. What is the difference between HD and 4K (Ultra HD)?
A High Definition (HD) TV with 1080p resolution is composed of two million pixels (1920 x 1080), while a 4K TV (aka Ultra High Definition) has over eight million pixels (3840 x 2160). Therefore, 4K has around four times more resolution than 1080p and produces a clearer picture.
Q. I connected my TV to my Network, can I browse the web or view websites?
All Sony Internet-capable TV do not come with a web browser feature.
- If the TV supports a web browser, it will appear in the apps or applications part of the menu.
- If the TV supports an Opera® browser, you can download the browser from the Opera store. The Opera store can be found in the apps or applications menu.
- If using an Android™ TV, you can download a browser app using the Google® Play store.
Q. What are the benefits of an Android TV when compared to an Internet capable TV?
Most of the current Sony TVs can be connected to your home Network connection using an Ethernet (wired) connection or using the built-in Wi-Fi® feature. Connecting the TV to your High-speed Internet Network provides access to Internet service or apps for streaming videos or for watching special interest programs, downloading on-demand movies, or playing games. Android TVs, are powered by and Android operating system which provides several advantages.
- Similar to a tablet or smartphone, Android TV allows you to download apps using the Google Play Store .
- Downloading a browser app , allows you to surf the Internet and view web pages.
- Google Cast™ is a technology that lets you cast your favorite entertainment and apps from your phone, tablet or laptop right to your TV
Q. What is HDR?
HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. The term refers to a technique that heightens a picture’s dynamic range or the contrast between the brightest whites and the darkest blacks. The higher the dynamic range, the closer a picture gets to real life. For more information, review What is the High Dynamic Range (HDR) feature on the 4K Android TV?