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18 Things To Know About A Television Before You Buy One

With this information handy, you can choose a TV that suits your needs.

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18 Things To Know About A TV Before You Buy One

When you choose to bring a new television home, you want to get the best value for money. Before you make a hasty decision at your local electronics store, it is worth your while to learn a few terms and understand their meaning. This will help you identify a Television that suits your needs and will give you the information you need for a specific TV purchase, be it a LCD, Smart, or LED TV .

Learn these 18 terms so that you can make an informed TV buying decision, and shop smart by paying in EMIs. Shop on the Bajaj Finserv EMI Network to choose from the best TV brands such as LG, Panasonic, Videocon, and Samsung and buy your chosen TV at No Cost EMIs. This allows you to buy a Television at its purchase price on EMIs without paying anything extra. Swipe your Bajaj Finserv EMI Network Card online or offline or get instant financing in-store even without the EMI Network Card.

So, before you get ready to buy your new TV on EMIs starting from Rs.999, read on to understand some important terms.

  • Bezel

This is the frame around your television screen. The bezel has been receiving a lot of attention from TV manufacturers off late as they affect the aesthetic appeal of TVs. Companies are utilising thinner designs made of metals and high-end TVs are witnessing bezel-free bodies.

  • Refresh Rate

This is the number of times a display changes to match the video. Expressed in ‘Hz’ the refresh rate is hardware-related while the frame rate is media-related expressed as ‘fps’. In both cases the human eye cannot distinguish anything above 120fps/Hz.

  • Smart TV

A smart TV features an ethernet port and supports Wi-Fi. This helps you connect to various entertainment on demand platforms such as YouTube, Netflix, Hotstar, Voot etc. All smart TVs come with their own operating system that differs from manufacturer to manufacturer and may even feature voice support.  

  • Over-the-top service

Streaming video service that deliver television content via internet data is also known as over-the-top service. Previously, data was transferred through satellite or cable. Since you are likely to have an internet connection at home, the option to watch TV via internet becomes cost effective.

 

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Shop on the Bajaj Finserv EMI Network to choose from the best TV brands. Flickr

 

  • High Definition

HD or High Definition refers to a screen with a resolution of 720 pixels vertically. An increased number of pixels lead to a higher definition display.

  • High Dynamic Range

HDR enables your TV to display a broader array of colours, lightness and darkness than before. The HDR feature on televisions renders images more real than surreal, which is commonly seen in still images.

  • Light Emitting Diodes

Light Emitting Diodes are little semiconductors that glow as light passes through them. In TVs LEDs are used for backlighting, which means an LED TV is an LCD TV with light behind the screen.

  • Edge-Lit LED Backlighting

A cost-effective version of LEDs, a TV that advertises an Edge-Lit LED inserts a strip of LEDs around the bezel of a TV to brighten up the image and pump up the saturation levels. This comes handy in allowing manufacturers to produce thinner and increasingly sleek TVs.

 

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You can use the EMI Network to choose from multiple TV offers on EMI. Flickr
  • 4K

For the purpose of television viewing,of 3840 X 2160 pixels. This closes in to a total of 8.3 million pixels. An increased number of pixels not only increases sharpness, but also allows you to view everything with more detail and texture.

  • Upscaling

This means TV manufacturers convert incoming sources of content to fit their 4K screens. This is done because content sources of actual 4K videos are still pretty limited and most content is shot in 1080i.

  • 1080p

Commonly known as Full HD, 1080p is a resolution characterised by 1920 pixels horizontally displayed while 1080 pixels are displayed vertically across the screen. The ‘p’ means progressive scan, which is one of two methods of producing an image on a TV screen.

  • Backlit screens

This technology allows Television manufactures to improve quality at reduced cost. This is done by adding backlight behind the visible screen to render images brighter and more colourful.

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4K refers to a screen resolution. Flickr
  • Contrast ratio between darkness and brightness

This is a number that allows you to see the difference in the levels of a television’s brightest and darkest colours or display. It defines how varied the images displayed on your television can be. Choose a higher ratio so that you see more depth in the images as a lower ratio results in the image appearing washed out.

  • Frames per second/ frame rate

Not to be confused with refresh rate, this is the number of frames per second that the video displays. Aim for a number higher than 120 frames per second.

  • Liquid Crystal Display

The word LCD continues to linger since the 1960s. LCD TVs featured without LED displays often deliver dull image quality. However, if you are looking for an inexpensive TV, an LCD TV may be a suitable choice.

  • Quantum Dots

Quantum Dots are used to improve colour and lightness of LCD screens. Quantum Dots are created by using coloured lights in contrast to white lights. They operate the same way an LED does and light up to match the image in front of it.

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Samsung brings QLEDTV with Bixby voice control to life. IANS
  • High Definition Multimedia Interface

The word HDMI port and cable gets thrown about all the time. This interface helps transmit both picture and sound to your TV and can allow you to connect to external media devices such as Blu-ray players, set-top boxes and your PlayStation console. Look for a TV that offers you 4 or more HDMI ports to be on the safe side.

  • OLED

The latest technology when it comes to elevating your viewing experience, Organic Light Emitting Diodes make their own light when current passes through them. This allows manufacturers to produce TVs that are thinner and lighter than LED TVs. They also respond better to light and colour much better.

With this information handy, you can choose a TV that suits your needs. You can use the EMI Network to choose from multiple TV offers on EMI. Check your pre-approved offer today to buy the perfect TV and sit back for the ultimate viewing experience.

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“If Certain Crime Shows Are Entertaining People, We Can’t Put a Bar on Them,” Keeping Eye on Crime Shows Won’t Stop Crimes

"It's a commercial venture. The stories that we show have already happened. There are crime stories that show that the criminal mind is way ahead of our creative minds. Also, our anchor always discourages (people from committing crimes) and warns the viewers."

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The problem is not with the show. Any person with a criminal mindset will learn only what he wants to learn from a show or a book. Pixabay

Over the years, real life criminals have cited shows like “Crime Patrol” and “Savdhaan India” as inspiration. Even though these shows continue to inspire some people to commit crimes, police says keeping an eye on such content is not the solution.

Crime seems to be the flavour of the season in the web as well as TV spaces. “Delhi Crime”, a seven-part web series based on the horrific 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape case and its investigation, is currently creating waves in India.

“Sacred Games” and “Mirzapur” also grabbed spotlight.

Producer B.P. Singh, popular for the iconic fiction crime TV show “C.I.D.”, is back with a procedural format crime thriller web series titled “Abhay”.

Asked about the influence of such shows on youngsters, Subhash Bokan, Public Relations Officers (PRO) of the Gurugram police, told IANS: “Mature people won’t get inspired by these shows but there have been some crimes… during interrogation, they (the criminals) said they used to watch crime shows.

“They had anyway thought of committing the crime, but the procedures, how to go about it…they adopted all that from TV shows,” he added.

Sharing an example, Bokan said: “A few months ago, a man was murdered. His bike and dead body were thrown in a stream so that it didn’t look like a murder. When the culprits were asked how it came to their mind, they said they watched crime shows like ‘Crime Patrol’.”

So, should the police keep an eye on such shows?

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Love stories and crime stories have been a part of folklore for long. But did everyone turn into a criminal or a majnu? So, don’t blame the stories or the shows. Blame the upbringing and the mindset of the individual. Pixabay

“It’s not like crimes are happening from there (shows). They (the makers and channels) are following government norms. There are agencies that monitor these shows,” said Bokan.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi district) Madhur Verma also thinks it is futile to keep a check on crime shows.

“The stories of such shows are more or less out in the press. Also, as a policy, we don’t share sensitive information of investigation details that can encourage somebody else to commit a crime,” he told IANS.

“If certain crime shows are entertaining people, we can’t put a bar on them. We can’t curb (crimes by doing that).”

A source from Mumbai Police agreed that some of the methods shown on crime shows are being picked by criminals “which is not a good thing but at the same time, there is a lot of awareness that is being created because of the shows. So, we have to see them in a balanced way”.

Pankaj Shankar, one of the producers of “Savdhaan India”, said the crime show’s team tries its best to be careful while working on it.

“Our stories are based on real incidents but there is also fiction to build up suspense. We have an in-house creative team and there is a creative team of the channel. At least two or three rounds happen before the story is sealed. Then we send the screenplay to the channel. Once approved, the shooting begins,” he told IANS.

As for government guidelines, he shared: “We can’t show brutality or rape scenes and certain scenes need to be blurred. There is a legal division who tell us that this or that scene can be avoided.”

But when criminals say on record that they take cue from shows like his, does he feel like discontinuing it?

“It’s a commercial venture. The stories that we show have already happened. There are crime stories that show that the criminal mind is way ahead of our creative minds. Also, our anchor always discourages (people from committing crimes) and warns the viewers,” he said.

Actor Sushant Singh, who has hosted “Savdhaan India”, told IANS: “The problem is not with the show. Any person with a criminal mindset will learn only what he wants to learn from a show or a book.”

“Love stories and crime stories have been a part of folklore for long. But did everyone turn into a criminal or a majnu? So, don’t blame the stories or the shows. Blame the upbringing and the mindset of the individual.”

The former host of “Crime Patrol” and actor Annup Sonii said the whole idea of doing the show was to send out a positive message.

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“My job as an anchor was to tell the viewers that even though we all have problems, we can’t commit a crime because crime will not solve our problems. Our main focus was to create awareness.

“I tried my best not to sensationalise crime cases and not to make the criminal a hero,” he said, adding that just because a show is popular, it doesn’t give an “excuse” to people to commit crimes. (IANS)