The Future of Home Theater: Going Beyond 4K

The Future of Home Theater: Going Beyond 4K

It seemed like yesterday when you were saving pay check after pay check to buy the latest in television technology for your home theater. The best the market had to offer, a 4k television with 4,000 pixels, left you feeling like you were in the show or movie. You could even place your old television side-by-side with your new one and see the difference of clarity. The future was here! Flash-forward to today and at Wal-Mart you can purchase a 4K television for $430. These low prices mean there is a whole new generation of resolution technology coming our way, sooner than you may think.

The 5 Newest Television Technologies Changing the Market

Keep an eye out for these game-changing T.V. technologies:

  • S-UHD
  • OLED
  • HDR
  • Curved Televisions
  • Smart Televisions

S-UHD

Samsung has created and patented the S-UHD technology for their flagship television models. S-UHD isn’t a completely new display technology, it’s an improvement upon the liquid crystal display (LCD) platform. Utilizing nano-crystal technology, also referred to as “quantum dots,” they expand how colors appear and their richness. S-UHD televisions will provide the most pure colors, the closest imaginable to reality.

OLED

OLED stands for organic light-emitting diodes and is a technology being utilized by LG and their high-end television manufacturers.  Quality of display is created by running electricity through specific materials, causing them to glow the colors required for a television image (red, blue, and green). The advantages for OLED screens allow for much thinner televisions to be produced. It is also easier to scale resolutions. This could potentially allow for you to purchase a wall-sized monitor that maintains whichever resolution options are available to you.

HDR

HDR television technology isn’t new to the home theater industry, but it does have some advancements that many consumers will want to purchase. The biggest factor in picture quality is the ability to produce bright whites and dark blacks. High dynamic range (HDR) television technology has now advanced to the point where all industry manufacturers are using technology that utilizes thousands of color-shade variations. This gives your T.V. the largest color pallet imaginable to paint a detailed picture for your eyes.

Curved Televisions

While many industry stalwarts like Sony, LG, and Sharp have placed a marketing emphasis on their flat screen selections, Samsung has continually pushed the curved screen technology forward. The intention of the curved television screen was to give the best quality picture from almost any angle. Samsung plans to utilize the various resolution technologies available and applying them to the curved model. Science presupposes that a curved screen with its wider field of view stimulates more of your eye’s rods with our senses perceiving amazing panoramas.

Smart Televisions

With more streaming content being created by Netflix, Yahoo, Amazon, and Google, just to name a few, demand for smart television technology is at a fevered pitch. Smart T.V. is a technology that allows for your home entertainment system to be integrated with the web by a connected device. Most offerings in the near future will have all manufacturers allowing for their devices be open-source for third-party developers. They also promise faster response times. These internet-access devices allow consumers to be fully customizable with their operating systems.

The Home Theater Future Is So Bright

As old technologies become more affordable to produce and sell, new innovations will replace them with much higher price tags. Our purchasing power continues to drive advancements in televisions and home theater. Cinema quality pictures were once an unimaginable dream, but are now your reality. It’s exciting to know that companies are working towards taking us beyond cinema quality and providing consumers with hyper-real television resolution.

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