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Dictionary of TV words

In this page we combine all the TV technical terms starting with the letters 'T', 'U', 'V', 'W', 'X', 'Y' and 'Z'.

TOSLINK: What is TOSLINK connection

TOSLINK is short for 'Toshiba Link', is a Digital Optical audio connection which is one of the best ways to connect surround sound signals of DVDs, HDTV and Bluray audio signals to an older amplifier which does not have HDMI connections.

Terrestrial Television

Terrestrial TV is a mode of television broadcasting which does not involve satellite transmission or cables — typically using radio waves for transmitting and using television antenna aerials for receiving signals.

TruMotion: What is trumotion on LG TV

LG TruMotion multiplies the frame rate of TV by interpolating additional frames inbetween the normal 60 frames per second and this completely eliminates motion blur on even the fastest of action sequences. LG TruMotion 200Hz for example makes 200 frames per second instead of the usual 60 frames per second and thus makes smooth blur free images on even very fast action sequences on TV.

TV Specs:

TV specs is the short form for TV specifications. TV specs explained by a lot of data like the screen size, resolution of the screen, etc.

 

TV words starting with 'U'

Upconversion

Upconversion means to convert a lower resolution to a higher resolution picture. It is upconverted by increasing the number of pixels, frame rate or by changing scanning format from an 'i' interlaced to a 'p' progressive scanned picture.

 

TV words starting with 'V'

V-Chip

The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) has adopted rules requiring all television sets with picture screens 33 centimeters (13 inches) or larger to be equipped with features to block the display of television programming based upon its rating. This technology is known as the "V-Chip." The V-Chip reads information encoded in the rated program and blocks programs from the set based upon the rating selected by the parent. More from the FCC site

Viewing angle, What is TV viewing angle, best TV viewing angle

Viewing angle of a TV

Viewing angle means how far to the left or right you can sit in front of the TV and still see a reasonably good picture. If you are sitting straight in front, you are sitting at Zero degrees and that is the best TV viewing angle. As you go right or left the angle increases to 90 degrees when you reach a point parallel to the TV. Most TV manufacturers specify the total viewing angle, that is from the left extreme to the right extreme. The maximum possible in such a case will be 180 degrees, that is 90 +90. The best viewing angle will be straight in front of the TV and you should try to plan your seating as straight as possible.

 

TV words starting with 'W'

Wide Colour Enhancer Plus (Samsung)

Samsung Wide Colour Enhancer Plus uses an advanced algorithm to drastically improve image quality – even displaying subtle tones and details that less advanced TVs cannot reproduce.

Widescreen TV

Widescreen TV is  a TV with an aspect ratio of 16:9, generally considered the best view ratio of a picture (width : height) for human beings.

Wi-Fi

 

"Wi-Fi" is a trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance and is a way to wirelessly connect electronic devices like Laptops to the internet and to each other. Wi-Fi is used by almost a billion people all over the world to connect to the internet wirelessly.

 

TV words starting with 'X'

X-Reality Picture Engine (Sony)

Sony X-Reality Picture Engine is an advanced image processing engine analyses each scene to give optimum colour and contrast. With Sony’s X-Reality Engine all TV images are analysed and selectively processed to give clean, clear, and lifelike pictures. While 3 unique noise reduction features work their magic prior to upscaling, Sony’s Intelligent Image Enhancer divides the signal into four characteristics – texture, outline, contrast, and colour – and optimises each one individually for more vivid and distinct pictures.

 

TV words starting with 'Y'

 

TV words starting with 'Z'

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