Changing the Channel: The Top New TV Technologies You Need to Know About

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Entertainment technology has shifted very rapidly in the last decade or so.

High definition TV rose to prominence shortly after virtually all TV broadcasts were digitized. Viewers have also made a slow shift from traditional cable service to streaming services.

As technology continues to improve, so does picture quality and other factors. If you’re looking for the latest in TV technologies, keep reading for a closer look at this ever-changing landscape.

Micro LED

Micro LED is one of the most interesting new screen technologies to come along in quite some time.

As the name implies, Micro LED makes use of microscopic LEDs a fraction of the size of current LEDs. These tiny LEDs really help amplify detail and picture quality.

Don’t expect to see this new technology on the shelves quite yet though. Micro LEDs are tough to manufacture, so we’ll have to wait for manufacturing capabilities to improve.

8K

Just when you thought 4k was enough … now there’s a new kid on the block.

While 4k is still a very impressive technology, 8k gives viewers 16 times more pixels than traditional 1080p HD screens. That’s an impressive leap that means incredibly high picture detail.

This exciting technology will hit stores shelves before the end of 2019 too, making these detailed screens a reality for early adopters.

The only drawback is a lack of 8k video and 8k capable devices. But, as 8k begins to reach Satellite TV and streaming services, it will be exciting to see this game changer in action.

HDR10+

HDR10+ is a relatively new imaging standard that’s designed to help create a new standard for content creators.

This technology has been around long enough for Samsung to include it in all of their TVs but has not been accepted by all manufacturers quite yet.

IMAX Enhanced

IMAX theaters have long been the gold standard in immersive, high-quality movie experiences.

Now IMAX is trying to bring that same experience to the screen in your living room. The IMAX Enhanced certification will be awarded to home theater systems meeting the rigid IMAX standard for picture and sound quality.

Look for the IMAX Enhanced certification if you want the best in home audio and video quality.

New and Improved Voice Interaction

One of the most exciting technological developments in recent history is the improvement of voice interaction. The popularity of virtual assistants has really helped propel this technology forward.

While many TVs already have some level of voice interaction built in, expect this feature to improve dramatically in the near future. Many manufacturers will begin adding more advanced virtual assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant to newer TVs.

TV Technologies to Watch For

TV technologies are constantly changing. If you want to make sure you’re not missing out on the latest and greatest, be sure to keep up with the latest developments in Micro LED, 8k, and other emerging technology.

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