10 Best TV of 2019

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  • Smart Functionality: Yes - Roku TV Streaming Platform
  • 1080p Full HD resolution for a lifelike picture
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  • 1080p Full HD resolution for a lifelike picture. Aspect...
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  • Smart functionality offers access to over 4,000 streaming...
  • 720p HD resolution for a crisp picture. Maximum resolution:...
  • Dimensions (w x H x D): TV without stand: 48.5" x 28.1" x...
  • Smart Functionality offers access to thousands of streaming...
  • Pairs 4K Ultra HD picture clarity with the contrast, color,...
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  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 36.3" x 21.1" x...
  • Smart Functionality: Yes - Roku TV Streaming Platform
  • 1080p Full HD resolution for a lifelike picture

TV Guide

The modern one TV is an everyday high performance device at reasonable prices. Long-standing standards include Full or Ultra HD, HDR resolution, screens with well over 80 centimeters diagonal and a sharp, realistic image even with a side view of the LCD or OLED screen. But this technique is relatively young.

History and Development

Until a few years ago, the tube television dominated the German living room. The transmission of television pictures was developed only in the last century. Less than ninety years ago, more precisely in 1930, Manfred von Ardennen attempted to show a television picture on the cathode ray tube developed by Ferdinand Braun, later called the Braunsche tube. He transmitted radio waves to the simple screen. Of the TV should be a kind radioto be with picture. That’s why they quickly opted for a moderated, well-timed format for news and entertainment, rather than developing a videophone or forerunner of the computer, for example. The first television program in the world was launched on March 22, 1935 in Berlin. For this purpose, the Reichspost set up 15 posts for 70 people each, called „public television stations“, where three times a week, as in the previously used cinema, feature films, short films and newsreels were broadcast. The progress of technology was also used politically to propagate propaganda material in favor of the Nazi leadership. The BBC in the UK took up the technology. In the next four years, concepts of broadcasting and technology for home use developed rapidly.

Of the TV in the living room

At the beginning of the Second World War, development faltered into the 1950s. On Stalin’s birthday on December 21, 1952 television was resumed in the GDR, in Germany four days later. At absolute luxury prices of 1,000 marks television sets were now also available for home use. The ARD then offered in addition to entertainment formats always regular news formats for the masses, events such as an eleven-hour transfer of the coronation of Elizabeth II in England, of course, not „live“, found a pan-European audience. The apparatus continued to develop in 1964 TV Show color image, in the 70s, the ZDF set with Wibke Bruhns for the first time a woman as a spokeswoman. In 1984, private stations and more compact devices were added. Of the TV had established itself as an integral part of the German living room and began its triumphal procession around the world in the form of a small, mostly with many knobs provided, home appliance that could serve everyone from the housewife to the child.

The modern TV

Dimension of the Color 20, the first color television of the GDR, still 59cm in diagonal and cost about 3,700 marks, depending on the activity about 3 full monthly salaries, today’s cheap devices are from 80cm at not even 300 euros and are affordable for everyone in Germany. Televisions are available at any time and, above all, have changed visually. The tube was replaced at the beginning of the 2000s by slender models often less than 5cm deep. The TV can now easily be mounted on the wall and hardly takes up any space in the room. Several hundred channels can be received via cable and digital TV. Game consoles, community connectivity elements such as the Steam Link or media library sticks such as the popular Amazon Fire TV Stick let you expand the TVs as you like. Video calling via Skype and Internet are on the Smart TVthe rule. The trend is now away from flat devices such as the Hisense LTDN40D50 and Curved View, such as the Samsung UE48JU6550, which gives an ultra-realistic sense of space. All content is converted to the slightly more expensive devices in Ultra HD and thus reaches a four times higher resolution than standard Full HD. Due to the continuous development of the OLED displays, LG was also able to present a screen with only 4 millimeters thickness for the first time last year. The devices with this technology are expected to be commercially available from 2017, in a maximum of ten years, they should be the new global standard.

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