Are you in the market for a new TV? If you are, then you already know that there’s no shortage of new, flat screen wonder-devices sporting a whole slew of technologies that may not have even existed the last time you bought one.
The range of features that are incorporated into today’s TVs is nothing short of amazing. The progress made in display technologies notwithstanding, TV’s have long since matured beyond stand-alone viewing devices for news, sports, and the occasional movie. They’ve evolved into intelligent media platforms that combine multiple, networkable capabilities that are all accessible through a single device.
When combined with the advancements in high (HD) and ultra high (UltraHD) definition viewing resolutions, these “smart TVs” allow you to immerse yourself in terrestrial, internet, and other forms of wired and wireless content in ways that wouldn’t have been imaginable only a decade ago. That’s why if you’re in the market for a new TV, you need to think beyond just getting a bigger TV and consider the benefits that a smart one has to offer.
The optimal size for Smart TVs
Let’s be honest: most TV shopping expeditions tend to start with a vision of the largest device possible, and inevitably get scaled back as the realities of wall space and viewing space in the living room, and cost begin to sink in. You don’t want the biggest one, though: you want the one that has the most features and delivers the most value.
This is where superior quality 43 inch smart TVs are capable of outshining the mega-sized TVs that are twice as large. They fall squarely in the realm of being the optimal size for any room. Regardless of whether they’re wall mounted or standing on an entertainment TV unit in a living room, game room, or even bedroom, they offer a viewing area that’s more than acceptable for most people.
All the while affording a favourable viewing distance that won’t contribute to eye strain or degrade image clarity. The best part, however, is that aside from the programming you’d receive from your local cable or satellite provider, a 43 inch smart TV with an open source Linux or Android operating system gives you the freedom to enjoy all the functionality that smart TVs have to offer, including:
· Broadband, ethernet, or wireless internet connectivity;
· Integrated web browsing and gaming facilities; and,
· Built-in handsfree and remote controlled voice-assisted navigation.
Smart TVs eliminate the need to rely on multiple devices to perform a host of media-related tasks. Of course, you can easily connect devices like individual game consoles, and home audio and entertainment centres to a smart TV through their standard HDMI and USB inputs, but these TV’s can also replace them entirely. In fact, most smart TVs can be controlled entirely through your smartphone, doing away with even the need for a remote control.
Smart TVs with endless capabilities
At 43 inches smart TV technology packs a lot of powerful options into a moderately-sized package, and app support is a key part of it. If you’re a true cinema or entertainment lover, you’ll be more than impressed by the wealth of video and audio streaming apps that come standard on smart TVs, along with the sheer number of apps you can install yourself. Among the typical list of preinstalled apps, however, you’ll find:
· Premium movie apps for services like Netflix and Disney;
· Premium apps for Australian-oriented content servicers like Stan and Binge; and,
· Premium music apps for services like Spotify and Soundcloud.
Smooth-motion refresh rates and immersive Dolby sound allow you to feel like you’re a part of the on-screen action. However, with a webcam, smartphone, or similar device connected to your 43 inch smart TVs these devices also make a proper canvas for productivity apps such as:
· Google Meet. With a webcam attached, you can use your smart TV to make video calls or participate in online meetings.
· Smart Office. View and edit all types of MS Word, Excel, and Powerpoint files on your smart TV simply by downloading this app.
· Alexa. Through the Alexa app, you can use Alexa to control your smart TV.
· Google Drive. You can access, read, and create all your Google Drive documents through your smart TV.
· SFTTV. You can transfer and manage files between your smart TV and any other wireless device on your network with this app.
Ultimately, anything you can see or do with any other type of smart device, you can do with a smart TV. You can even set up your smart TV to mirror whatever is being viewed on your smartphone or tablet.
As impressive as these capabilities are though, this is still a device that’s expected to deliver a stunning image. And the display technology that brings all these capabilities to life has to be superior, because, without it the smart TV viewing experience would be vastly different.
Optimal display technology at 43 inches
When it comes to modern display technology, LED (light-emitting diode) and QLED (quantum dot light-emitting diode) are two of the most prevalent standards currently available. Consisting of a multi-layered LCD screen that’s backlit by up to 1,500 individual LEDs, it’s the cost-effective technology that’s preferred for moderately-sized 43 inch smart TVs for the following reasons:
· They can be manufactured lighter and thinner than OLED (organic light emitting diode) TVs;
· They have a longer lifespan, and experience less degradation than OLEDs; and,
· They’re up to 20% more energy efficient than OLEDs.
LED displays are known for the vividness of their images. QLEDs, however, utilize an additional layer of quantum dot nanoparticles that effectively “supercharge” an LCD’s display. The result is an image that’s even brighter and more brilliant than with a basic LED, and boasts:
· Greater colour accuracy;
· Higher peak brightness; and,
· Wider contrast ratios.
Neo QLEDs take this technology even further by using smaller LEDs to create the sharpest light and dark contrasts possible for backlit-type displays.
Ultimately, when optimum LED / QLED / Neo QLED brightness and vividness is combined with the UltraHD’s enhanced 4K resolution, it makes for a noiseless 43 inch display with visual quality that you feel you could reach out and touch.
The final word
At the end of the day, when you’re shopping for a TV, there’s much more to consider than size. The biggest TV may not be the right TV; and the right TV is the one that gives you the most features, and won’t leave you at a loss if you have to relocate it.
The size and quality that’s inherent with 43 inch TVs is precisely what’s needed in most homes. They fit perfectly in any-sized room of the house, and they’re full of features and functionality, all at a fraction of the price of much larger smart TVs. Once you’ve considered all the options, you’ll see that 43 inches really is the optimal size for smart TVs.