Why TV operating system?




Why TV operating system

Exhibition of Achievements of the electronic economy CES 2014 held in Las Vegas, nothing particularly bright not provided. All the same, the remnants of smartphones with accrued pixels and hertz processors from Nvidia, tablets and TVs. Among the new products were noted augmented reality glasses from Epson (Google its not shown), but once again showed virtual reality glasses already Oculus Rift.

IT people do not like this reality and engineers, apparently. Her struggling to supplement or completely replace. Although different than the glasses from the same TV, but the form?

ProPoints in another time, and now about the most, probably, a traditional gadget – TV. Sales of LCD and plasma panels are falling, so developers have to actively cross and good old zomboyaschik with new technologies.

Since Samsung and LG introduced their models with a flexible screen. Well, sooner or bendable (only two positions: flat and curved). Curving screen TV – it’s perfect. For now irresponsible spectator tries to move away from the device during the show infomercial. Immediately the potential to be (after a couple of generations of technology) to surround the human wall and screen as display ads in landscape mode! Or television, learning to bend, can crawl around the apartment for the owner, so that he never for a moment lost contact with the image.

The official explanation bent displays from Samsung and LG to my boring: adjusting the angle of the image, a person can get a better picture. Change the angle will be pressing a button on the remote.

The second innovation – an operating system webOS in TVs LG. Smart TV technology has not yet met expectations manufacturers, but Koreans do not give up. Especially that webOS – is the development of the legendary Palm. At the time, among other communicators “palm” of the device is a bit of today’s iPhone smartphones. Alas, Palm proshlyapil invasion Android and iOs and anticipated the fate of Nokia. Today, many have never heard of such a thing as a communicator. But it took just 5-6 years.

But why TV get smarter? This simple device, in which you can plug the right cable and watch TV shows, movies, TV series or playing video games. Why complicate, turning the TV into a strange box nedokompyuter?

One reason, of course, mean: teenagers and young adults (and adults, to be honest) prefer to use computers, tablets and smartphones for entertainment and information. But attempts to turn the TV into a hybrid of all of these devices have not yet given a positive effect. In 2013, demand for LCD TVs fell by 1%, on the “plasma” – 22%, on the CRT (in Africa still buy them) – by 39%.

The second reason – it is actually a fashion word smart (clever, clever). At CES 2014 there were plenty of “smart” watches, as well as “smart” socks and “smart” bra, able to measure pulse and count calories.

The third feature of TVs at CES 2014 is not new, but deserves a mention. This resolution designated abbreviation 4K. Here the number of pixels by 4 times more than the Full-HD. While these screens were very expensive, but the company Vizio showcased their 4K model only $ 999 (recommended price). Pretty powerful breakthrough from Sony, for example, prices range from 3 to 25 thousand dollars on last year’s models.

Let me remind you a brief history of the evolution of resolution “blue screens”. Very long held standard SD (actually “standard resolution” in translation): 480i NTSC for the U.S., Canada and a couple more countries and for 576i Pal and Secam standards in the rest of the world. Then came formats HD-ready (720p) or FULL-HD (1080i or 1080p). Last 4 times clearer standard definition, that is, if you take any CRT TV (any Soviet television), the 4K picture clarity surpass it 16 times. Another thing that we need an appropriate source, because TV we still analog with a resolution of 720 by 576 pixels and a frame rate of 25 per second (Secam).

In Russia, however, many are still looking CRT televisions. And rightly so: for analog TV picture tube is the ideal solution because it is sharpened by this technology. Old Japanese telly 20 years ago really gives a better picture than LCD models or “plasma”. After all, improve the picture of the TV tower is impossible, and digital broadcasting in HD-format is unlikely to appear in their native homeland in next few years (or decades).

Another thing is that the TV is not only to show “Dom-2” and New Year’s president appeals. You can connect a game console (just handy Full-HD), a laptop or a media player with a torrent of svezheskachennym film in HD-resolution. But if there is enough content to justify the purchase, the 4K TVs to watch almost nothing (from Sony about 140 movies, games under such a permit has not yet been announced).

Consumer electronic CES 2014 will be remembered and presentation of a failure of the Samsung TV with a flexible display. Directed by Michael Bay, the author of “Transformers”, came on the scene, silent and left. Following in his twitter Bay wrote that TV is so great, that he simply could not find a decent words to describe trends. Real history or adjusted PR company – is unknown.


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