Before the beginning of the start of sales of TVs in 2015, have to wait a few months and as always, the buyer begins to think about what TV to buy, the last year or wait for the release of the new model. In this article, we consider: What are the trends in the development of television, what technologies and new operating system will offer.
Let’s start with an overview of manufacturers. As suggested earlier, continues to shrink the number of producers, this is due to low income from sales of televisions. In 2015, Toshiba announced the termination of production of TV sets, the company plans to sell the plant and keep only a small segment of the production to Japan, the company’s position in the country’s traditionally strong.
Toshiba probably go like Philips sells the electronics segment of the Chinese company, but with the right over several years to produce TVs with the brand Philips. Or example of Thomson who do the same.
New TVs will not be much. Of course televisions receive some improvements: complete tuner (Europe), WI-FI, Smart TV – the availability of these key technologies become the standard. Will also remain a small segment of televisions with minimal features. Maybe some 6 Series will have screens UHD, but not in large quantities until it is the prerogative of the TV high price segment. For Europe, most of the models is a 3D, 3D US is not popular, so the production of TV sets with three-dimensional image is not great. In 2015, the development of television has reached the optimum level and while in the coming years in this state will be.
In the segment of television series 7-8 is almost the same picture as in the mass segment, more will be produced with UHD TV screens and curved. Will be offered new, like revolutionary ideas such as additional to traditional color pixels (red, green, blue). Sharp offers screens with an extra yellow pixel positions and the innovation of the best flesh-colored, LG will offer screens with white pixel and said that would be more realistic snowy landscapes. You can create a screen even with all the colors of the rainbow, but still in television signal is transmitted only three colors, the rest can only be done programmatically.
In the premium segment manufacturers make experiments suggesting really new ideas, Toshiba with a 3D TV without glasses are widely advertised in 2012, but discontinued in 2013 due to low sales. In this segment, the rate will be made on the TV with the new screens, LG continues to offer OLED screens, Samsung will offer TVs with quantum dot QLED, for their marketers have even come up with a new name SUHD – Super Ultra HD. Samsung has decided to bet on the new screens on quantum dots, the direction of the development of OLED screens According to the company will be terminated. QLED do have several advantages. Main: high color rendering and the ability to create screens of any shape.
LG develops passive technology, Samsung active and both companies have coped quite well with the task of both technologies work well.
In conclusion it can be said about the operating systems on TVs, which will continue to evolve, with their help TVs integrated into the Internet. Already, the TV must not only show telecast, but also allow, for example, while watching television to see the weather forecast.
For this happens quite a natural process of replacing the OS so in 2014, LG has offered WebOS, and in 2015 Samsung moves to Tizen, Sony and Philips – on Android, Panasonic – on Firefox.
The big difference between these operating systems do not, they are designed for devices based on ARM processors and simply adapted for TV, give preference can not be any, they are almost identical. Here in the future will play a greater integration with the operating system and services are the best positions in Android, because it will integrate television with other products of Google, for example the ability to synchronize your Gmail on your TV or synchronize browsers Chrome, and so on.
All of these minor changes in general almost no impact on functionality and quality of television, in order to get a really new TV in its capabilities need to wait a bit. From about 2-3 to 4-6 years, while the OLED technology and QLED will not be available for the mass segment.