Worlds Best TV?

What would you call the worlds best tv? would it be the biggest? the brightest? the highest resolution tv – would that class as your worlds best tv? A lot of professional gadget and technology reviewers are undecided on their best tv, some opt for medium size – high quality tv’s – others opt for £100k 100+ inch monster tv’s – but really the worlds best tv is likely to be one of the better tv’s but different to almost every end user – because we each want different special features.

Some people want wireless internet built into their tv, others want bigger than full hd resoutions 1440p? some want more than that. OLED is the star of 2010, we know that and 2010 isnt even here yet! OLED Tv’s are going to be big, big beautiful and very very thin. But what about now?

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A quick google search brings up Pioneer (I bet their marketing company is happy with that!) The Pioneer Kuro then, according to google is the worlds best tv! But the kuro range of tv’s is plasma based (except the HD kuro projector) – something you wouldnt expect when OLED is already about. From the reviews around though Kuro is actualy a damn good option – so perhaps it is the worlds best tv? We don’t actually have an answer for you – because that depends on what you want out of a tv – whats the worlds best tv for you?

Posted by David on October 27th, 2009 under Flat Screen Tvs, HD Tvs, OLED Tv's, Plasma Tele's • No Comments

OLED Mirror TV vs LCD Mirror TV

Time’s were when you would only consider one type of mirrored television, mirror tv’s have come in all shapes and sizes but they started out as simply normal tv’s hidden behind a two way mirror – then they have progressed to lcd mirror tv’s and plasma mirror televisions, both of which vastly surpased the older method of doing this – by nature of being cathode ray tube based tv’s the old style mirror tv had to be really deep and so could only work in some installation places.

LCD and plasma mirror tv changed all that because they only needed to be a few centimetres thick and so you could install lcd mirror tv’s in much more places than you could a tradidional 2way mirror crt tv. But as my previous post on flat screen tv’s in 2010 shows there is a new type of technology on the scene, and this is the relative bad boy of flat screen tvs.

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That is the OLED tv. OLED tv’s have huge unsung properities, they are hugely brighter and can provide much better picture quality, refresh rates and contrast ratios than any other type of television. But in mirror tv’ style their most wanted feature is their ability to be super slim. You can get OLED tvs thinner than 1cm – that is almost paper thin! Imagine then as I am sure you already have the possibilities for an oled mirror tv! an OLED based Mirror tv would be quite literally as deep as a standard mirror, could for 100% intensive purposes appear to be a mirror, yet at the flick of a switch an OLED mirror tv is born, with the increased brightness you will also likely get a better picture quality and vibrance from an oled mirror tv than you would an lcd mirror tv.

Basically OLED Mirror TV’s are going to be the biggest thing to ever happen to the mirrored television market, the only current prohibiter is the prices of OLED screens, which are on their way down – so watch out in 2010 or at latest 1st quarter of 2011 – you will start seeing OLED mirror tv’s and OLED Mirror Tv kit’s – mark our words!!

Posted by David on October 24th, 2009 under Flat Screen Mirror TVs, Flat Screen Tvs, Mirror Tv's, OLED Tv's • No Comments

Top 3 tv developments in 2010

With 2010 nearly here we thought it might be about time to look past the ever approaching Christmas rush and head for the hills o 2010, with a run down of the top 3 twistedly good things that will happen to our televisions within the next 14 months.

TV in 2010
3. OLED

OLED tv’s are going to be big, big and square, well they are definatly going to be the best type of tv to buy in 2010, with hugely improved clarity, energy consumption, resolution, brightness and so slim you could slice bread with oled is going to rule 2010 flatscreens.

2. Terrestrial Television goes Full HD

Within the next 12 months (and then some depending on your area of the uk) we will all be getting terrestrial HD, that is BBC in HD, ITV in HD, Channel 4 in HD and Five in HD. This will be great and while not all programs will be transmitted in full hd it is a good step towards much better resolution television.

1. ETHERNET/WIFI/THE INTERNET

By far the coolest thing to come to televisions in the uk in 2010 will be full internet functionality. Thats nothing new I hear you say, well in fact its not – tv’s have had internet on and off for a few years – but the functionality has never been seamless, fast or fun. New tv’s will have / do have ethernet ports on the back, so you can plug them into your network like a computer, potentially allowing for broadband internet surfing, media streaming and even cross network using the tv as an extended monitor for any pc! All of these options could be even better if they bring out a wifi capable television within 2010. The only reason its really worth porting the net strait into modern tv’s is their increasing resolution – meaning that web pages don’t come out looking like a dogs ear, like they used too on tv!

Posted by David on October 19th, 2009 under Flat Screen Mirror TVs, Flat Screen Tvs, HD Tvs, LCD Tv's, Mirror Tv's • 1 Comment

Chatwal to get mirror tv’s

Thierry Despont is a pretty famous architect and designer, his stuff is generally awesome but whats great to know is he has now started to integrate mirror tv’s into his architecture! His latest work “the chatwal” will feature mirror tv’s in its rooms, hidden behind complete mirrored walls!!! Whole mirror walls are a relatively underused architectural object – but couple these with modern lcd and oled tv’s behind the scenes and its likely to be well recieved as it keeps all the technology out of view for 80% of the time – the following is an excerpt from Hospitality Magazine regarding Despont’s use of mirror tv’s.

“The Chatwal’s 88 guestrooms and suites will receive equally romantic treatment, with suede-covered walls, leather-wrapped double closets, and private terraces in some rooms. The hotel commissioned Shifman Mattress to craft handmade beds, which will be covered in Frette linens. Guests can slip into Kashwére custom robes after spending time in the rain drop shower or Jacuzzi in the opulent bathrooms, defined by marble floors, mirrored walls, and an integrated mirror TV.”

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Image is for representation only, the mirrored walls (with hidden mirror tv’s) in the chatwal will probably be complete walls of mirror!

Posted by David on October 18th, 2009 under HD Tvs, Mirror Tv's, Waterproof TV's • No Comments

OLED Mirrored Television

The question is – how long till we see an OLED Mirror TV launched?  we have seen the benifits of OLED, with much brighter, clearer, nicer quality tv – although the price is still quite high for a decent OLED tv – it cant be long before the waterproof garden and swimming pool tv guys get hold of the OLED’s and stick a mirror oled tv kit together. The brighter capacity of OLED tv’s is ideally suited to the mirror tv because it will make it more vividly stand out through the mirror pane, something that low contrast normal lcd or plasma tv’s (more lcd than plasma) tv’s can have problems with – especially in the sunny day the two way mirror tv can not work fantastically. The other thing that you get with OLED tv’s is the absolute insanely thin profile of sometimes just a few millemeters – something which is 100% ideal for hiding a tv behind a mirror.

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So thats a good idea if your listening mirror tv manufacturers – bring us an OLED mirrored television and whatever the price you will have some customers!

Posted by David on October 10th, 2009 under Flat Screen Tvs, LCD Tv's, OLED Tv's, Waterproof TV's • No Comments