These days, television technology is truly spectacular — and it’s only getting better. But with all of this progress comes a ton of confusing acronyms and terminology that only seem to complicate your buying Experience. In this article, we’ll help you determine the difference between getting different types of Samsung Smart TVs that will suit your needs.
Smart TV is an Internet-enabled TV set that includes free and paid streaming apps such as YouTube, Netflix, and Amazon Prime. A smart TV eliminates the need for a separate set-top box such as Apple TV or Roku. However, if cable TV is desired, a cable set-top box is still required to connect to the TV. Also called a “connected TV,” a smart TV may include a browser for general Web surfing and also be able to execute games and other applications.
QLED SMART TV
QLED stands for “Quantum Light-Emitting Diode.” The word “quantum” refers to the use of tiny particles called quantum dots, which, when hit by light from the TV’s LED backlight, emit their own spectacularly bright light and colors.
QLED technology uses an LED backlight to hit a screen of quantum dot particles that then supercharge the TV’s pixels for brightness and color beyond the standard quality seen in other LCD TVs.
UHD SMART TV
UHD stands for “Ultra High Definition.” This simply refers to the TV having a 4K display resolution (though now there are some UHD TVs out there with an astounding 8K resolution). It is not a “new” type of TV technology like OLED or QLED, but rather an improvement on the “full HD” 1080p LCD (liquid-crystal display) TVs that are now standard.
A UHD TV operates like a QLED TV in that it has an LED backlight and LCD screen, but it lacks the QLED TV’s quantum dots used to improve color and brightness.
The most important thing to remember is that UHD is not technically a type of TV, but rather a description of its 4K resolution.
LED SMART TV
A flat panel LCD TV set uses LEDs (light emitting diodes) for its backlight source rather than the earlier cold cathode fluorescent lamps. LCD TV is Smaller, more power efficient, and have a greater optical range than fluorescents, LED TVs produce deeper blacks and more saturated color. LED is the technology that lights up a screen; UHD is a description of the image quality the screen delivers.
A UHD TV operates like a QLED TV in that it has an LED backlight and LCD screen, but it lacks the QLED TV’s quantum dots used to improve color. However, UHD standards are still in development and partially implemented on current UHD TV sets. Of course, viewing at a closer distance, bigger displays are better to see the difference between UHD and HD ones. Maybe before all of them, UHD content creation must be widespread so that with UHD/4K content the distinction can be very obvious without viewing too close!
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