Sony, Sharp and Philips are on the bandwagon and will release TVs based on Android TV in 2015. Android TV combines streaming services, apps, and a game console in one platform. It will also be available in small TV streamer boxes.
LG has a range of new OLED TVs coming out in 2014 as well as new Ultra HD and Full HD TVs. LG is also introducing a new webOS-based Smart TV platform that looks promising. Could 2014 be the year where LG establishes itself as the leading Korean TV innovator?
Panasonic is introducing their new AX900 with “plasma-like picture quality” and a range of new Full HD models – some very basic, some with advanced features. Panasonic is also introducing a new Smart TV user interface called Life+ that recommends relevant content.
In 2014, Philips will introduce its first TV with the new Android-based Smart TV platform. They will also launch Ultra HD TVs and TVs with twin tuners, Miracast screen mirroring and a new Cloud TV app that streams TV channels over the internet.
I bought this tv a few weeks ago and took it back because it was flickering, most obvious in the blacks. I took it back and got the same tv. It does the same think. The eco sensor is off and the energy save mode is off. Its driving me crazy. Can someone please help me solve thisi really love the tv and dont want to switch brands but am going to if i cant solve this issue. Did i seriously get two defective tvs in a row or is this just a plasma thing. This is my first plasma. I have played with every setting i can find and cant get it to stop flickering. It does it on my samsung bluray player and when i play dvds on my xbox and when i watch tv. It is most obvious when there are bars on the top and bottom. Please help.
Posted: 16 Nov 2011, 12:38
Joined: 06 Oct 2008, 22:53 Posts: 790
Are you referring to pixel noise? This is a common problem on all plasma TVs - espcially in the dark grey areas of images.
It happens because plasma TVs are not able to reproduce shades of dark grey (and other dark colors). Instead manufacturers use a dithering method where new colors are created from existing ones.