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4K TVs, OLED TVs, UHD TVs, Smart TVs - Discover A New Era

The world of TV is an ever changing scene of excitement. With new technology advances televisions have come a long way in a relatively short space of time. A few years ago it was simply a case of buying a television that produced an excellent picture however, since the introduction of HD TV in America in 1998 buying a television became a whole different experience. You had to consider motion judder, backlighting, noise reduction, motion processing and so much more. The UK had to wait until around 2007 - 2008 for a decent HD TV and ever since then things have been changing at a rapid pace thanks mainly to the introduction of HDMI, OLED panels, QLED panels and other factors. We are now in a digital age where we want exactly what we want and we want it now so smart TV with streaming services including Netflix, Amazon, BBC iPlayer as well as many others, has become one of the main features in a modern TV.

HDMI has evolved rapidly to accommodate our speedy world so from the first incarnation things have changed massively. The introduction of HDMI 2.0 was desperately needed as the TV industry is moving inexorably toward Ultra HD "4K," it was clear there needed to be more bandwidth in the connection to handle the future's higher resolutions and frame rates. On that front, HDMI 2.0 delivers, supporting "4K" (2160p by the Forum's explanation) up to 60fps. This allows for full-resolution 4K 3D, along with higher-frame-rate 2D content, like (potentially) home videos and computer games (PC, not PS4/Xbox One). Since almost all movies are shot at 24fps, this increase is less important for feature films or scripted TV shows.

The most important thing to understand about HDMI 2.0 is the increase of the size of the "pipe" transmitting data from the source (like a future native 4K Blu-ray player or PC) to display. This makes possible the increased frame rates at high resolutions. It also allows even more interesting lower-resolution images. For example, HDMI 2.0 supports dual video streams, so you can get two full HD shows on the same screen at the same time. Seem weird? Well, Samsung and LG already have versions of this either in current or future displays, like MultiView on Samsung's KN55S9C OLED TV. So you can watch "Dancing with the Stars" reruns on Netflix while your spouse frags noobs in "Call of Duty 9."

There's also support for a 21:9 aspect ratio (basically 2.35:1), which is interesting, but not of much practical value yet. There are only a handful of native 21:9 displays (a few TVs like the discontinued Vizio CinemaWide, and some high-end projectors). Yes, many BD movies are 2.35:1, but these are really just 2.35 in a 1.78:1 window.

There is then the issue of HDCP, with 4K or UHD content a new copyright protection was needed so HDCP 2.2 was created to prevent copyright infringements. This means that if you wish to watch 4K Content on a Sky Q box you will need a television that supports HDCP 2.2.

We are primarily Loewe Retail Partners as we believe that the Loewe products cannot be beaten in terms of performance, ease of use and cost. We are able to offer other brands including Samsung & Panasonic but we would have to install / wall mount these products for you. 

We have hand picked a selection of some of the finest televisions available to showcase on our website, we also have a selection of Loewe TV's on display in store including OLED and LED models. As Cornwall's Hifi, Home Cinema, Wireless Multiroom & Smart Home Specialists we are proud to offer televisions from some of the worlds most respected brands and you can rest assured that we will find the right product for you.