Since the development of the Internet has changed the way television influences the world, the manufacturers of TV-sets also had to follow. Although it was expected that Millennials will massively turn away from television to the web, this process got stuck somewhere in the middle. While modern teens and youths are more loyal to the Internet than to television [source], they also spend much more time in front of the screen than ever before. While they do not watch TV-channels as much as their older fellows from Generation X did, they use their TV-sets to watch modern multimedia content.
It’s getting bigger
The predominant trend this year will be super-large TVs. As the panel technology is developing in a rapid way, the need for larger screens is growing as well. Thanks to the already ubiquitous 4K technology and the forthcoming 8K resolution TVs, people who want to receive the ultra HD signal will need to have TV-sets that support such visual quality. This is the main reason why the average size of a TV-screen in 2016 will not be less than 50″. It is a clear sign how innovations in the field of visual entertainment make manufacturers improve their deals, too.
Welcome TV HDR
While the users of smartphone cameras are familiar with the term HDR (high dynamic range), it is something of a novelty for TV-enthusiasts. As it seems today, this should be the year when the HDR content is going to make a big breakthrough to the TV market. It will improve two basic qualities that every TV-screen has – color and contrast. This technology enhances the image quality on a TV-screen at any given moment. For instance, if you are watching the napalm scene from Apocalypse Now, the flames will be as bright as the core of the Sun, while Kilgore’s hat will be pitch-black. Thanks to its wide color gamut, the HDR TV simply emphasizes the visual amplitudes visible on the screen.
More pixels – bigger needs
When you watch a movie on your Blue-Ray player, you can relax and enjoy the quality of the picture you are getting from that format. However, when it comes to the TV-signal and the new, 4K(+) technologies, things are not that simple. Although providers promise that they are going to ensure that their users can access their favorite channels in 4K resolution, such promises are still on shaky ground. Probably only the most powerful providers will manage to ensure the necessary signal quality. You will need a faster Internet connection to support all your multimedia demands. In order to make sure that your home entertainment set always has constant access to the Internet, you need to do some research on unlimited broadband plans and choose the best package for your growing TV needs.
Return of 3D TV
Announced as one of the main attractions of CES 2010, 3D television did not manage to really take off. The craze about this technology has simply waned over the last couple of years. However, it seems that 2016 might bring the resurrection of 3D television. The most obvious reason for such a statement is the fact that now people can buy glass-free 3D TV-sets. Since glasses were definitely the key off-putting feature that ruined the 3D pleasure, this twist on the market might be a sign of better days for this entertaining technology.
Although television has been with us for almost a century, today it seems that we are only at the beginning of its development. In line with such expectations, 2016 is definitely going to bring some outstanding TV-sets to our homes. So, sit back, switch to your favorite program and enjoy the pixels, the resolution and the pleasure of cutting-edge entertainment delivered by modern TV-devices.