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Understanding the different types of Sony TVs.

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The world of TVs is looking better every day, but terms like LCD, LED, 4K, HDR also make it more confusing. This article is designed to assist with some of the common questions regarding the current line-up of Sony® TVs.

Q. What is the difference between LCD and LED TVs?

LED TV is a type of LCD television that uses light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to backlight the display.

The advantages of an LED LCD TV.

Q. What is the difference between HD and 4K (Ultra HD)?

A High Definition (HD) TV with 1080p resolution is composed of two million pixels (1920 x 1080), while a 4K TV (aka Ultra High Definition) has over eight million pixels (3840 x 2160). Therefore, 4K has around four times more resolution than 1080p and produces a clearer picture.

Pixel Comparison

Q. I connected my TV to my Network, can I browse the web or view websites?

All Sony Internet-capable TV do not come with a web browser feature.

  • If the TV supports a web browser, it will appear in the apps or applications part of the menu.
  • If the TV supports an Opera® browser, you can download the browser from the Opera store. The Opera store can be found in the apps or applications menu.
  • If using an Android™ TV, you can download a browser app using the Google® Play store.

Q. What are the benefits of an Android TV when compared to an Internet capable TV?

Most of the current Sony TVs can be connected to your home Network connection using an Ethernet (wired) connection or using the built-in Wi-Fi® feature. Connecting the TV to your High-speed Internet Network provides access to Internet service or apps for streaming videos or for watching special interest programs, downloading on-demand movies, or playing games. Android TVs, are powered by and Android operating system which provides several advantages.

Q. What is HDR?

HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. The term refers to a technique that heightens a picture’s dynamic range or the contrast between the brightest whites and the darkest blacks. The higher the dynamic range, the closer a picture gets to real life. For more information, review  What is the High Dynamic Range (HDR) feature on the 4K Android TV?