Additional TV Features
TV brands are constantly adding extra features to their latest models. If you’re a football fan, have limited space or simply want the latest thing, look out for these high-tech additions when you’re shopping for a new television set.
Football Mode is a new feature on some Samsung TVs that enhances the atmosphere, sound and view of the match. It’s perfect for die-hard fans who don’t want to miss a moment of the action.
This interactive feature gives you greater control of the picture, allowing you to zoom in, replay match highlights and get better views of referee decisions. With Football Mode on, the game appears much smoother and more fluid, making it easier to see what’s happening.
To recreate a lifelike stadium, sounds such as the crowd and the smack of the ball are enhanced to give the most authentic experience possible. If you don’t want to listen to the commentary, you now have the option to turn it off so you can focus on the game itself.
Built-in DVD Players
Consider a TV with a DVD player built in (also known as a DVD combi) if you have limited floor space or don’t want to buy an extra device that could clutter up your home. This feature is really useful for bedrooms and kitchens, where you might have space for a TV, but nothing else.
Newer TVs with smart technology often have voice and motion control for better and more enjoyable interaction – particularly models from LG and Samsung.
Voice recognition lets you control your TV without having to use a remote, and motion controls lets you swipe through menus, change volume levels, and zoom and rotate images.
Many people like to connect their laptops, mobiles or tablets to their TV, to watch Netflix on a bigger screen, play games or look at photos with the family.
This is called screen sharing and can be achieved either through cables or wirelessly.
Many brands have their own version of this, which works best (or only) with their own devices. However, some TVs support Miracast, which is the industry standard and works with a wider range of products.