Televisions are those magic boxes than can transport your mind to any place around the world at the click of a button. Imagine a world where you have to go to a stadium, in some other part of the world, every time your favourite cricket or football team has a match. That will be almost impossible if you don’t have enough money or time. Or think of a world, where you do not have access to the news from around the world and are oblivious to any major happenings that mark history. Televisions make all these possible. Apart from entertaining you with movies and soap operas, they also bring to you news from around the world. They also take your mind on journeys to the dense wilderness and arid deserts, while you are sitting on your favourite couch munching popcorn in your living room. We have come a long way since the invention of televisions in the late 1920’s and this has made televisions an integral part of our lives, irrespective of our social status, creed, color or race.
Television – a life transforming technology
Initially, television became available to the mass in crude experimental forms. It was only after World War II that an improved form became popular in the United States and Britain. Since then television sets have become an inseparable part of almost all households, businesses, and institutions. Moreover during the 1950s the television was the primary medium for influencing public opinion. Its sheer presence made an enduring impact on the lives of millions of people and continues to do so even today.
How to choose the right television
The television has gone through many transformations starting from its humble black and white beginnings. With the advent of modern technology, there are many kinds of televisions available online today. From Plasma and LCD to OLED and LED, there are many kinds of TV choices at your disposal. But before you buy one, you will need to take a few factors into consideration, like the size, display, colour, features, brand, picture quality, energy efficiency, as well as the purpose. You can go for the big plasma screens. They have wide viewing angles, and leads to less visible motion blur. But as these screens are made out of glass, they may lead to glare from reflected objects in the viewing area. If you want to opt for something that is more environment-friendly then you can buy an LED TV. LED screens consume less energy while giving you better contrast and brightness. Its color range is also better and it has more rapid response to changes in scene and more accurate image rendering. While buying a television, size also plays a big role. Hence, before you buy one, ensure that the size is ideal for the allotted space and does not make your room look cluttered.