Trends in Television Technology – From HD to 4K

The history of television aka idiot box dates back to 1927 when John Logie Baird exhibited the functioning of television to the world deploying GPO’s telephone network. In the following nine decades, the ever-evolving technological advancements in television has revolutionized the way world watches TV.

The landmark breakthroughs in the television technology are interesting to look back and think upon. Let’s see what these are:

High Definition (HD):

High definition, just as the name, offers resolution up to five times the quality of a standard TV, whether 1280x720p or 1920x1080p. a higher resolution picture is more detailed, sharper, and exhibits more colours. No wonder movie starts started feeling apprehensive after the arrival of HD technology as the imperfections or fine lines and wrinkles on the face are apparently visible on a HD screen.

To watch HD television, a compatible source and a DTH connection would be required. DTH service providers as Dish TV has customized dish tv plans to suit the varying needs of their viewers.


By the start of 2010, 3D televisions were touted as the next big thing in television technology trends. Despite the advancements and the manufacturers’ efforts, 3D televisions couldn’t pick up much majorly because of the viewer’s discomfort in watching them.

Wearing additional 3D glasses and sitting just in front of the TV to catch the optimum view was getting uncomfortable. Ultimately, 3D technology proved to be a dud; a trend that wasn’t even required to be invented in the first place.


From mid towards the end of 2010, failure of 3D TV led to the invention of LED screens. The LED technology is a little similar to the LCD with tiny LED lights as the backlight instead of CCFL lamps.

The two different types of LED Tv – Edge-lit panels and Back-lit panels, became a huge thing and gained immense popularity over time, though being very expensive.

Ask your DTH service provider for a complete channel list and price to subscribe to the best plans.

Smart TV:

Television sets donned the avatar of Smart TVs when they came with a built-in internet connectivity allowing them to connect to a router or a plug-in wi-fi dongle to get online. The Smart TVs come with pre-installed apps to stream online content, movies on demand, social networks like Facebook and Twitter, and more. Initially expensive, Smart TVs have become cheaper now with all major TV manufacturers making them.


Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) are the next take on LED but without the backlights making them incredibly thin, just 1mm deep. OLED screens are incredibly flexible, some can even roll up. OLED TVs have 1000x faster response times than LEDs, ideal for fast moving content like sports.

Ultra HD / 4K:

Ultra HD or 4K, the latest and most incredible in the TV technology, comes with a resolution of 3840x2160p, 4 times of a full HD pixel quality. The picture quality of a 4K TV is amazingly realistic and detailed; one can watch the drops of sweat on a footballer’s face while watching sports.

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