2021 is the year of televisions. Manufacturers have begun to actively use alternatives to OLED backlighting. This is the most advanced technology so far in terms of color reproduction and power consumption, but it has a drawback – pixel burnout. Mini LED and Micro LED should solve its problems.
We have collected new TVs with these types of backlighting, as well as simply interesting models that are worth paying attention to.
Samsung Neo QLED 2021: the most progressive
Price: 122,000-313,500 rubles
At CES 2021, Samsung unveiled the Neo QLED 2021 line of TVs. These are the company’s first models with Mini LED backlighting. Its advantages are lower power consumption and slower pixel burnout.
The size of the LED in this screen has been reduced by 1/40 of the standard size. This has shortened the optical distance and made the body slimmer. They display deeper blacks. Color reproduction becomes as accurate as possible thanks to the Quantum Matrix technology. It controls the backlight so that colors are as natural as possible in all areas of the screen and with all colors.
The Neo QLED 2021 series is available in five screen sizes: 50, 55, 65, 75 and 85 inches. In all cases, the resolution is 4K (3840 × 2160 pixels), the refresh rate is 120 Hz. HDMI version is 2.1. This will allow both parameters to be used in games and broadcast at 4K 120Hz.
The TV remote control is also interesting. Its feature is the minimum of buttons. All thanks to TizenOS – the operating system of the TV is designed so that as few keys as possible can be placed on the remote control. This is enough, the available buttons are enough to comfortably control the TV. The remote is charged via USB-C, in addition, it replenishes energy using a solar battery. Place it with the bottom panel facing up and it will charge.
Three lines of LG QNED at once: alternatives to Samsung
Price: 225,000-900,000 rubles
Alternatives to Samsung Neo QLED 2021, also unveiled at CES 2021. LG unveiled three new lines of QNED TVs at once – QNED99 and QNED95 with 8K resolution, as well as QNED90 with 4K. They also use Mini LED backlighting.
For more accurate color reproduction, the color technology of quantum nanodots (Quantum NanoCell, QNED) is used. Hence the name of the QNED miniLED lines.
Added HDMI 2.1 ports for maximum compatibility with the next generation of consoles. The processors used are Alpha 9 Gen 4 AI (in QNED99 and QNED95) and Alpha 7 Gen 4 AI (in QNED90). The software shell is webOS 6.0, Dolby Vision technology is supported.
Each line is presented in three models with screens with a diagonal of 65, 75 and 86 inches. The TV received tuners ATSC 3.0 in the American specification and DVB-T2 / S2 / C in the European one. Supports MPEG4 / 2, HEVC, VP9 and AV1 video decoding.
Xiaomi Mi TV 4A 40 Horizon Edition: the most stylish TV for the kitchen
Price: 24,000 rubles
The TV set will not arrive in Russia officially. However, it is worth talking about it, because it is an extremely stylish version of the “kitchen TV” (up to 40 inches). The main feature of the device is its design. It has extremely thin bezels that barely stand out when displaying content.
Screen settings are optimal for a kitchen TV. He received a 40-inch panel with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels and a refresh rate of 60 Hz. On such a device, they watch content up close, they do not play games, so support for a higher refresh rate and HDMI 2.1 is useless.
Sound is also a plus for the device. There are speakers with a power of 20 watts and multichannel sound without loss of quality DTS-HD.
Operating system – Android 9 with PatchWall UI 3.0 from Xiaomi. A quad-core processor is responsible for performance, the amount of memory is 1 + 8 GB. The ports are as follows: three HDMI, two USB, AV-in, S / PDIF, antenna jack and 3.5mm headphone jack.
Xiaomi Mi TV Q1: not living up to expectations, but solid
Price: 113,000 rubles
Xiaomi has unveiled a 75-inch QLED 4K TV for Europe. Its positioning is typical for the brand: an opponent of an expensive competitor’s line (in his case, the Samsung Q80T) with a more affordable price.
However, the model has already disappointed fans. As it turns out, the promised 120Hz is indeed supported by the TV panel, but not by the input system. That is, the device cannot receive the corresponding signal in the form of a picture in 4K 120 Hz resolution, despite the presence of HDMI 2.1. The image output with a frame rate of 120 Hz is due to scaling based on MEMC technology. However, clarity may suffer in this case.
However, the Chinese people can still be praised. The TV offers high screen and hardware options, costing reasonable money.
Huawei Vision S: TVs with a new operating system
Price: 60,000-90,000 rubles
The Huawei Vision S is the company’s first TVs to run its own HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system. So far, her specialty is the ecosystem and integration with other devices of the company. HarmonyOS connects Huawei devices with each other. With OneHop technology, you can display your smartphone or tablet on your TV screen by tapping the Huawei Share icon on the remote control. And the Mirror Control function allows you to control the TV from your phone.
The parameters of the TV are decent. The amount of memory is 3 + 32 GB. Added a webcam with a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels (Full HD). It allows you to make video calls and join conferences. The camera rotates 180 degrees, the view is adjustable.
In Russia, a family of virtual assistants Salut from Sber (Sber, Athena and Joy) is integrated into the smart screens of Huawei Vision S, there is access to the catalog of the company’s proprietary applications. The devices also integrate with the Sber smart home.
Source: iGuides.ru by www.iguides.ru.
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