There was a time when box TV units and CRT TVs were all the rage. However, they have now become obsolete, thanks to the constant innovation being done in the consumer TV segment. Today, we can find a myriad of options that are specifically catered to different types of consumers, such as premium, mid-range and low-budget TVs. TVs are no more expensive than budget smartphones, and depending on how people choose to consume their content, they can find a television unit that will fulfil all of their requirements.

Almost all the latest TV models available are high-definition models. With plasma TVs now almost phased out, we mostly find LCD, LED and OLED TVs in the market. Considering you are planning to buy a new Sony TV for your home, or any other latest TV, it would be extremely beneficial for you to understand the different types of high-definition TV models that are available in the market, based on their resolution, and the TV’s display.

HD TVs Based on Resolution

In simple terms, the resolution of a TV set is the number of pixels that are displayed on your TV screen, which then form the image on your screen. Resolution is presented as width x height, and the more number of pixels of a screen, the more detailed the image. Thus, the sharper the resolution, the better the clarity. Based on resolution, you can usually find 3 types of HD TVs.

HD Ready TV

HD Ready TVs have a display resolution that is at the very least 720 pixels high, and have one million pixels in total. HD-Ready TVs are usually priced at Rs. 12,000 for a 32-inch TV.

Full HD TV

Full HD TVs have a display resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, and are about five times more detailed than your Standard Definition (SD) TV models. Furthermore, Full HD TVs have two million pixels in total, and are usually priced at around Rs. 20,000 for a 32-inch TV

Ultra HD or 4K TV

Ultra HD or 4K TVs come with a display resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, which are 8 million pixels in total. Thus, Ultra HD TVs are four times more detailed than an HD TV. UHD TVs provide exceptional picture quality with greater depth and detail, and are usually priced at Rs. 35,000 for a 43-inch TV.

More recently, top brands offering premium TV models have rolled out with 8K TVs, but considering they are still very new, they are quite expensive. These TVs support 7,680 x 4,320 pixel resolution, and are considered to be the future of high-definition TVs. Furthermore, top brands also offer TV models that come with High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology, which increases the dynamic range of the images, providing brighter brights and deeper blacks.

HD TVs Based on Display

Similar to resolution, there are different types of HD television models that are available based on their displays.

LED TV

LED TVs are the most commonly purchased TVs, and are just traditional LCD panels that are backlit using LEDs. Furthermore, recently released high-end LED TVs produce a wide colour gamut thanks to the light filtering plane, which is similar to those used in QLED TVs.

QLED TV

Samsung produces QLED TVs, which use traditional LCD panels that are lit using LEDs. QLED TVs use a filter with energy reactive nanoparticles between the LCD layer and the backlight, which filters the light to provide purer and saturated colours. More recently, Vu has also released Vu TV that comes with QLED display technology.

OLED TV

OLED TVs show pure blacks with infinite contrast, as they can adjust the luminosity of their pixels. This results in users being treated to exceptional picture quality. Sony’s range of OLED TVs, such as the A9G, A9F, A8G and A8F series make Sony TVs some of the best models available in the HD TV segment.