Before you buy a new TV, learn the latest video and audio terminology

Buzzwords and jargon abound, but choosing the right TV for you means separating the useful info from the hype.

By Shelly BrisbinJanuary 20, 2022 1:13 pm,

Between football playoff games and news from the Consumer Electronics Show, January is a big month for TV shopping. If you’re thinking about a new TV,  you’ve probably seen just how much jargon and terminology vendors use to differentiate their offerings. It can be confusing, and doesn’t always tell you which TV is the best.

Tech expert Omar Gallaga told Texas Standard that understanding some terms can be an important way to choose the best TV, while other terms are, at least right now, less meaningful.

For the details, listen to the audio player above.

Highlights from this segment

– Micro LEDs represent new technology that uses microscopic, inorganic LEDs to individually produce light and color

– QD-OLED is an enhanced version of the popular OLED technology that uses quantum dots to render images that are even sharper and more detailed.

– Adobe Atmos is a high-quality audio format that has been expanding from movie theaters into home entertainment environments.

– Don’t get excited about 8k TV. There isn’t a lot of content available for that format anyway.

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