Television has definitely come a long way since its conception. Who would have thought it could get this far in a relatively short time in our world’s history. Here is a rough timeline –
• 1920’s – The conception and beginning of television
• 1954 -1965 – Colour television was gradually accepted and became commonplace
• 2000–2010 – Digital television was introduced and the analogue signal was phased out
• 2010 – Currently Smart Televisions are being rolled out and becoming widely appreciated
• 2010 – 3D Television is still improving while developing a growing audience

Socurrently available for the avid viewer to purchase are: -Digital, Smart and 3D televisions – either LED or LCD screens. Confused? It can be a bit daunting with all these choices. No need to stress though as there are plenty of skilled staff available to give you advice at numerous outlets around the country. I will try and summarise the differences between these televisions as best as I can.

All new televisions are now digital after analogue was replaced. With the onset of the internet and the improved speeds available to most households, the smart television can now be connected to the internet as well. This means you can download movies and other content direct from the internet to your television or you can share data from your computer.

This kind of television was introduced to enable the viewer to watch movies, sports & other shows with a 3D aspect. This in turn would bring the picture to life and give a much more realistic experience. Initially 3D glasses needed to be worn to view these programmes but there has been significant advance with some 3D sets not requiring them.

LCD televisions ‘Liquid Crystal Display’ revolutionised the overall shape, giving a much thinner profile than ever before. The picture quality was further improved and remains a more economical choice than LED.

LED televisions ‘Light Emitting Diodes’ are basically LCD’s but with LED lighting, instead of fluorescent tubes. The LED gives a better picture quality and colour range than the LCD. These televisions can be even thinner and have lower power consumption. Even though they are more expensive to purchase they do have a longer lifespan.

Now all you have to do is decide on the size of your screen before you purchase or hire your new television.