While Hollywood stars tend to shine and gradually fade, the future of television is, quite literally, a bright one. Wires are disappearing, the frequency of 3D broadcasts in increasing, screen sizes are expanding while set depth is shrinking, and the onscreen images seem to grow more vibrant, clear, and colorful with each passing day. In addition, more companies are making their forays into internet television than ever before. Take a peek at some of the products below for a glance at what may soon be headed to a living room near you.
Blindingly Beautiful: Innovations in Television
Each passing year sees a breakthrough in some field of television production, be it the invention of the first flat screen or the recent 3D revolution, and 2012 is certainly no exception. These sets and cable-alternatives are leading the way into the new year.
- LG EM9600: If you thought your massive HD OLED was the pinnacle of home entertainment, think again. In addition to red, green and blue, LG adds a fourth white pixel to produce an even more vibrant display. To top it off, the razor thin set comes in at a minuscule four millimeters thick.
- Sony Crystal LED Prototype: With many competitors making OLED set releases, Sony opted instead to pursue new technology with its Crystal LED prototype. Though details have not yet been confirmed, the company is boasting that compared to LCD television sets, its new model has 3.5 times the contrast, 1.4 times the color gamut and is a response time that is ten times faster.
- 4K TVs: A current 1080p HDTV set has around two million pixels. 4K TVs have a pixel count around eight million. That means four times as much picture information crammed onto the screen. While you drool over the thought of that, LG, Sony, and Sharpe have all revealed 4K models, and are hoping for release dates later this year.
- Rotten Tomatoes – As you stand in line awaiting your criminally priced concessions, you can’t help but pray that this movie was worth the admission fee. Save your money, check out this app before you head to the theater. Rotten Tomatoes is already one of the leaders in providing movie reviews, but this app also lists local theater show times, directions, and even lets users view movie trailers. Best of all, the app is reasonably priced at $0.
Whether you’re looking to upgrade that archaic vacuum tube set or leaning towards cutting out your cable provider, these are all excellent options.
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