Today we are going to talk about High Definition, Big Screen TV’s of the direct view variety [as opposed to projector types].
A BRIEF HISTORY
In 1991, Mitsubishi released the largest direct view consumer television. The Mitsubishi CS-40FX1 CRT television was a behemoth that weighed close to 500 pounds, required 4 people to lift and retailed for a high-end price of $4,999.00. Since that time, TV manufacturers have been in a heated battle to produce the largest size direct view screens, packed with the most features, at the lowest prices.
Technology has grown by leaps and bounds since the days of the 40 inch monster Mitsubishi. Today’s HDTV’s not only offer some new and exciting experimental features [see below], but also some of the largest screen sizes ever!
LET’S TALK ABOUT SIZE
Sharp Electronics offers some of the largest size HDTV’s available to the consumer today. With big screen sizes from 52″ all the way up to a whopping 70″ and even 80″!! In June of 2012, Sharp will be releasing a 90″ direct view television. We all can’t wait to see that!
Not to be outdone, Panasonic has released some of the largest direct view televisions ever, with Hulking sizes from 103″ to a ‘you have to see to believe’ 152″!!
As usual, Samsung continues to be a contender in the big tv market, releasing their very first 75″ direct view television.
Samsung’s Smart TV is a great example of some of the exciting, experimental features that should become commonplace in the future.
From Samsung’s website:
– Samsung Smart TV lets you find and control exciting content in new and unexpected ways. Accessing Apps, Signature Services and browsing are easy. Voice and gesture controls, face recognition, the Smart Touch Remote Control and the Smart View Mobile App all provide unique ways to interact with your TV. Enjoy an exceptional picture and a TV experience like never before. Smart Interaction – Smart Content – Smart Evolution.
Needless to say, today’s big screen tv’s have an amazing picture. But what about features? What types of interesting technological features can you expect to find in a modern Big Screen High Definition TV? Below are three very exciting features that interest us most. I should caution that while these features are first generation and are still in the infancy stage. Operational success is a hit and miss at this point but I’m sure with future releases these features will become commonplace and will be included with every big screen tv.
SKYPE – BUILT-IN CAMERA
A simple gesture is all it takes to access your favorite movies, sports, apps and other Smart Content. Forget the remote and use your hands to control TV functions by swiping to navigate and grabbing to select. It’s as smart as it is easy.
Say what you want and let your TV do the rest. With voice control, your voice is all you need to turn on your Smart TV, navigate menus and get to your favorite Smart Content. It’s a faster, easier, smarter way to control your TV
Be seen and be recognized. The built-in camera recognizes your face and logs you in to your profile, giving you instant access to your favorite apps, your personal Skype address book and more.
These are just some of the exciting technologies that you will find when shopping for one of today’s, modern big screen televisions.
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