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Next Generation Tech That Will Have You Glued to Your TV

Long gone are the days when TVs were clunky black boxes that were uneventful to watch. The next generation TVs aren’t just bigger and better but also packed with more captivating tech that is sure to take your viewing experience to the next level. Here’s the hottest and latest must have tech you won’t want to pass up upon purchasing your next TV.

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4K Ultra HD Resolution

If the latest buzzword you heard of was HDTV then you’re probably out of the loop.1080p is yesterday’s news. Today’s new standard is 4K resolution with its 3840 by 2160 video resolution. Already out there are great ultra-high definition TVs for every budget, so upgrading your viewing experience shouldn’t be a financial issue.

Since it’s now the standard, many leading brands offer more 4k models than 1080p so you have a lot of choices to choose from. Today, 4k TVs are priced as low as $500 for 39 inches while 85 inches can go up to for about $40,000.

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HDR

Nope, I don’t mean High Definition Resolution. Next generation HDR TVs stands for High Dynamic Range. It’s a vital technology that goes with 4K TVs. It’s the feature that enables the pixels to enjoy brighter colors and lighter outputs, making the results much more detailed.

With HDR technology, the results are truly striking. Everything seems lifelike without the disadvantage of cartoonish oversaturation or rendering. The dark and light elements retain their details—all the while looking brighter and darker compared to lower resolutions. More than just having distinctive whites and blacks, it also improves the overall color definition of the video, making it more natural and accurate.

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Immersive Audio

What’s an amazing picture without the audio experience to back it up? The immersive Dolby Atmos feature promises to grant you with a surround experience like never before. Originally designed for cinematic audio on the big screen, we’re now starting to see its arrival to the home theater experience. If you’re watching an underwater scene, immersive audio will enable you to hear the water all around you.

With Dolby Atmos, what you get is support for as many as 9 speakers at base, four height channels and a channel for LFE, designed for a subwoofer. Dolby Atmos support is already here for a small but expanding selection of 4K content offerings and support for it is also being integrated into a growing range of 4K TVs and media devices.

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Advanced Emergency Alerts

Another upcoming feature of next generation TV broadcasting will be the capability to send advanced emergency alerts known as ATSC 3.0. Originally only possible with smartphones, our near future TVs will also be able to deliver alerts such as terror, weather, or even Amber alerts.

In the next years, through next generation TVs, more people will be able to receive reliable emergency alerts at any time making the process of spreading vital information much easier.

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Interactivity

Interactivity will no longer be the sole realm of computers and mobile devices as next generation TVs are getting set to match the experience. Expect a highly engaging trip allowing multi-view programming, interactive weather, entertainment, children programming and news reporting, just to name a few. This means viewers won’t run through their mobile data cap, and there’s no monthly fee as broadcast TV is free.

Time to Upgrade?

Starting tomorrow, you don’t need to be a bona fide couch potato, or even well off, to take your TV viewing to the next level. If you enjoy watching TV and appreciate quality experiences, then getting a next generation TV can be a worthwhile investment for you. This year we can make it official: standard or even HDTV TVs are quickly becoming a thing of the past, soon to be replaced with TVs that will be able to do it all, except maybe the laundry.