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Complete Beginner’s Guide: How to Choose Your Laser TV

Full guide: how to choose a laser TV?

‘Laser TV’ is a new term that has entered people's field of vision in recent years. Laser TV is the fourth generation of TV display technology by combining TV technology and DLP digital movie projection technology with laser light sources. Compared with traditional LED TVs and telephoto projectors, laser TVs have the advantages of saving home space, good visual effects, immersive experience, eye protection, energy-saving and power-saving, being more and more popular with ordinary families. 

This is a complete beginner’s guide. If you are already interested in laser TVs and are considering whether the parameters and functions of different laser TVs can meet your needs, you can trust our advice as a world-renowned laser TV brand, and we are very happy to spread the knowledge of laser TV industry.

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There are 4 main parameters that you’ll need to be familiar with when you’re laser TV shopping:

Brightness - In units of lumens, affect the clarity and the visibility of the picture

Color gamut - Refers to the color range area of the laser TV, which affects the richness of the screen color

Throw ratio - The ratio of the projection distance to the width of the screen, which affects the screen size and laser TV placement distance.

Contrast - Refers to the measurement of the different brightness levels between the brightest white and the darkest black in the image, which affects the clarity and the visibility of the picture.

How large picture can I get?

When it comes to projection size, the parameter we refer to is the laser TV projection ratio. What does the projection ratio mean? The definition of the formula is the ratio of the projection distance to the width of the screen. In other words, the smaller the projection ratio, the closer you can place the laser TV to the screen or the larger the projection screen you can get.

What actual visual effects can I get?

Brightness, resolution, color gamut, contrast and some other parameters together determine the quality of the picture and the visual effect you can see.

The brightness of the laser TV is measured in lumens. Lumen is a value indicating the brightness of the projection. The higher the value, the stronger the ability to bring visual response. In terms of visual perception, that is, the picture of laser TV is brighter and clearer. In the large-screen viewing of laser TV, in order to ensure that the projected picture pixels are clear enough, the resolution is also particularly important. At present, laser TVs generally reach FHD (1080P) and 4K UHD (2160P).

To obtain excellent visual effects, the picture color is also an important measure of the image quality of laser TVs. The color gamut is an important indicator of color, which refers to the range of colors that the device can display. For laser TV, the higher the color gamut, the richer and fuller colors can be displayed, and the stronger the visual impact it can give. The contrast is also an important parameter of picture color, reflecting the grayscale contrast within the picture. The larger the value, the larger the range of difference, the stronger the image expressiveness, the clearer and more eye-catching images, and the more vivid and beautiful colors. 

In addition, according to different usage needs, we also need to pay attention to the image quality improvement technology of laser TVs. For example, whether to support HDR high dynamic range decoding to improve contrast between light and dark of the image is more layered and detailed, and whether to support Motion Estimation and Motion Compensation to ensure that high-speed images are free from ghosting, smearing, and blurring.


What actual auditory effects can I get?

Most laser TVs have built-in speakers, and the output power and sound quality determine the auditory effects of the speakers.

The output power refers to the maximum sound intensity that a speaker can emit, that is, the loudness and shock of the sound. However, the speaker power is not the larger the better for everyone, the suitable one is the best. 

The sound quality is not directly related to power. When you cannot go to an offline store for personal experience, you can judge through third-party decoding certification, such as Formovie 4K Cinema laser TV, which is equipped with Dolby and DTS dual decoding certification, which can make the movie source play a better listening experience.


Which system is the best?

For TVs to be considered ‘smart’, what it really brings to the user experience is its built-in smart platform, often referred to as an operating system (OS), and the ability to connect to the internet. Some manufacturers have their own smart platforms, while others use the OS made by another company, such as Google. Smart TV platforms don’t all come with the same range of features and applications, so you do need to choose carefully to make sure you get the features you need and actual good experience, such as support for your preferred streaming services, easy operation, built-in video resources and etc.

Currently, the popular smart operating systems on the market include Roku TV, Android TV, LG WebOS, Tizen TV, etc., but we still stick to Android TV. We are very familiar with the Android OS on mobile phones or tablets, and it is also a high-quality choice when used on TVs. The official version of Android TV’s streaming coverage includes most of the main platforms like Disney Plus, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube and etc. At the same time, in constant iterations, Android TV has an easy-to-use platform with an intuitive and visually appealing layout, and you can customize the most-used apps on the top row to get fast access, providing the smoothest and easiest experience. You can also activate the voice control through the ‘Google Assistant’ button on the remote. Although Formovie remote is extremely simple, Google assistant can still save you more time and bring more convenience. Who would refuse it?

These are Formovie's suggestions for you to choose a laser TV. We have the best laser display technology and have been committed to popularizing laser TVs to bring you a better home large-screen audio-visual experience. So, you can trust us when it comes to anything to do with laser TV. If you still have questions then feel free to contact us and get help.

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