Now that you see Black Friday ads for dirty TVs and hear about the best prices than on the best TVs you may finally be tempted to upgrade the old set .
TV has been really great. Performance that we could only dream of a few years ago is now commonplace. Cheap TV looks good; High-end TV looks amazing. They are also easier to use, with fast loading and navigation of smart TVs. Oh yes, and they're all smart TVs now, with built-in access to 4K and HDR content lights beyond what we could have had a decade ago.
And yes, let's talk about 4K and HDR. Although the uploaded resolution of 4K is not critical to overall image quality, the increased color and dynamic range HDR and wide color gamut can create a picture that is considerably more realistic than ever was possible.
So the question will be, is it time to upgrade?
The case against
If you like your TV, and it still works, do not upgrade. Despite all the excitement over 4K, 8K HDR and so on, nothing happens in the near future that prevents your TV from working just like it does now. Well, I mean it could break, but it's not so. Although there are current and future formats that do not work on an older TV, "default" is still 1
So even though a new TV will offer all sorts of upgrades that we discuss in a moment, you do not need to upgrade if you do not want to.
And if you're tempted to upgrade just because the smart TV system in your current TV is slow and outdated, you can update it much less than buying a new TV. Just add a decent media streamer – they are as cheap as $ 20 .
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The case for
For many years, plasma televisions offer the best image quality available. They looked amazing: deep black, bright highlights, sharp motion. OLEDs are better . They can create darker blacks while creating much brighter highlights. Their contrast ratio is significantly better than even the best plasma TV. I say it as a long-lasting fan of plasma tv.
Adding it is wide color range . Modern OLED files can reproduce a far wider range of colors, making their image much more alive and realistic.
Even long-lasting LCD monitors for its lack of image quality have advanced significantly. Thanks to techniques like quantum dots LCDs can produce significantly brighter images, with a much larger range of colors. This, in combination with Local Dimension can create a much more realistic picture than was once possible.