TV Sizing

What's The Reason Behind TV Sizing? LCDs are made, several at a time on larger sheets of glass (called a mother-glass) and “cookie cut” into smaller displays. Determining how many LCDs to cut from a mother-glass is a balance of pricing and geometry. In general, larger displays sell for more per square inch than smaller displays, so there is an incentive to make as few cuts as possible. However with current quality requirements, the bigger the display, the lower the yield, as it is more likely to contain a visual defect. Further, for whatever size is chosen, the manufacturer must have orders for that size. In general, sizes are chosen so that at least 6 individual displays (cuts) come from each mother-glass but usually less [...]

2017-11-29T18:45:44-07:00November 26th, 2017|TV Technology, Video|

Smart TV Explained

Smart TV Explained What does smart TV mean? Like a smartphone, a smart TV offers a number of "Internet-connected services" that normal televisions can't offer. It has the equivalent of a computer built into it, giving you a greater number of services. These televisions offer apps, media streaming, Web browsing, games and, perhaps most importantly, Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). IPTV is a specific Internet video standard, but is also used nowadays as shorthand for any video streamed via the Internet to your TV. It can take the form of short clips or continuous "live" channels. While these features aren't new, and have been a part of some televisions and settop boxes since 2005, the term "smart TV" has given them a name. How do I [...]

2017-11-29T18:46:40-07:00November 26th, 2017|TV Technology, Video|