home tv guide

Refresh Rate: Does Faster Equal Better?

You can measure the performance of a TV in Hertz (Hz). This describes how many times per second that a picture can be refreshed on your screen. While the standard performance for most televisions is 60 Hz, meaning that the picture refreshes 60 times for each second. However, it’s sub-bar to 120 Hz or up to 240 Hz. With lower refresh rates, there’s more blur and jitter. There are some models offered by Flint Audio and Video that have HFR, which means that it combines with refresh rate to provide a better picture for broadcasts and movies. It will become even more important for live sports games when it is supported at a higher level.

HDMI and Connections

With any television, you want enough connections to support all of your consoles and devices. With a PlayStation, sound bar, XBox, laptop, Roku, Blu-Ray player, and other HDMI connections, you won’t have to use an HDMI splitter if your television can support more than four connections. You should make sure that the television supports the latest HDMI 2.0 ports and that it supports multiple 4K devices as well. These are actually known as HDCP 2.2 ports.

Difference Between LED and LCD

Most televisions that you see today are LED LCD. These are high definition televisions that use light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to light up the LCD screen brilliantly. It’s also the reason why televisions have such thin screens today. While there are low-end LED LCD sets that go for under $500, the high-end models are full-array LED sets that use light-emitting diodes directly behind that thin layer of screen. There is another LCD model called quantum dots that has become more common with modern televisions. This requires more array of colors and brightness than the traditional LCD as well.

What About OLED TVs?

OLED TVs are better than a full-array LED LCDs. Without a backlight, the OLED uses “organic light-emitting diodes.” It was controlled as well through the amount of pixels, achieving absolute black as well as brilliantly colorful contrast. With the best TV picture, you will likely have an OLED TV. Colors will significantly pop with OLED as well.