How TV Has Changed As an Entertainment Device?

If you are a millennial, people will tell you that you have witnessed the golden age of television. With the modern devices, sleek finishing, High Definition picture, and no waiting for the next episode, this claim might seem like a stretch. However, as bitter as it might sound this is actually true.

When most people talk about the golden era of TV, they are not talking about technology. In fact, they are talking about the content. With such an influx of content, the quality has decreased and the worth of entertainment is getting lower. It seems like the idiot box has become smart TV but the content quality has taken a big nosedive. Since, everyone talks about content; we are trying to explore the other side of TV- the technology.

There is no doubt that options are good but nothing can beat crystal-clear image and crisp sound to match. From the heavy big box with a small screen, the TV has now come to a thin curvy screen that can be stored anywhere. In fact, TV is now portable and can be carried anywhere you want. Apart from this, smart TV has become so advanced that it can be controlled with your voice.

To experience the new era of TV in its full swing, smart TV is the best choice. With a smart TV, you can attach your internet connection, watch online content, and enjoy music. By opting for cable TV service, you can also get free access to a content library along with on-demand title streaming options. Most of the cable TV packages are so diverse that you will have access to 420+ channels including a variety of news, sports, and entertainment channels. If you are currently looking for a brand that offers top-notch internet along with all these features for cable TV, we recommend Optimum.

How TV Has Changed As an Entertainment Device?

Now that you know how to elevate your entertainment experience, let us get back to the evolution of TV over the years. Within his article, we will mainly explore the power of TV as a device, its outlook, and the evolution of its function for better and for worse.

High Definition TV

Remember the time when picture quality was back, white, and blurry? For some of us, this still triggers nostalgia but things have changed now. TV has evolved beyond just analog. Previously the images built on TV were formed via individual pixels. The picture in the older TV was built on 480 rows and 640 columns/row. To boost resolution, the number of pixels was to be increased and this led to a digital picture. HD TV was launched in 2005 with a humble picture quality of 720 rows of resolution. Later, it was replaced with FHD with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. This might not seem impressive right now considering the resolution in advanced TV is 720p and even 1080p.


Just when you thought FHD was the ultimate resolution, the picture quality became better with ultra HD. Now you can enjoy the picture in 4k, which means that the horizontal resolution of the picture will be around 4k pixels.  Comparing the FHD with 4K, you will get four times better picture quality and that is not even the best that is offered. If you upgrade your TV to 8k you will eventually get to enjoy a 16 times better picture than the FHD. This might seem like the best right now but TV is still going through evolution and the day will come when you will get to see something much better than 8k.

Organic Light Emitting Diode TV

Remember the LED? Well, with OLED TV, LED seems like old news. OLED TV offers impeccable effects via electroluminescence. Each OLED pixel within the TV displays light based on the current flow. With tiny pixels lighting different lights simultaneously, you will get to enjoy a clear picture. The OLED has the perfect black pitch making the details so visible that you get to enjoy every bit of the picture. To give you a perspective, OLED is so far the darkest shade of black so the white contract on the side will make things pop via contrast. If you have noticed the bendable screen trends, you need to keep in mind that it was also an OLED screen.

Smart TV

Although it has nothing to do with the display, in general, smart TV is the future. Smart TV commonly known as the internet TV comes with built-in apps. This is the same as the phone you have. By attaching it to the cable net or using, the internet connection you can use it just like a phone. From watching online content to accessing the online content library via your cable TV connection, you get to watch everything. Since you will be connected to the internet, the smart TV will help you access everything available on the internet. The only downside of using a smart TV is the race of upgradation. Just like your phone, your smart TV will not support the recent version of the apps that you want to use. As a result, you are required to upgrade and get a better TV that supports the apps that you need to work with.

Bottom Line

TV as a device has gone through a complete evolution specifically from a box to a thin screen. However, this evolution will not stop here; considering TV companies and tech giants are working on offering a cinema-like experience at home.