For consumers seeking to get the most out of their HD TV experience, the purchase of an HDTV is only one step in completing their full experience. There are significant industry advancements that have helped HD TV customers to begin to take full advantage of their HDTVs capabilities. This article will discuss some of those advancements.
The Launch of the Sony Playstation 3: When Sony released the Playstation 3, although it was not included in the marketing strategy at the time, most consumers did not know that Sony had included a Blu-Ray Drive with each PS3 system. This was the first significant step because as a technology, Blu-Ray promised to allow more disc storage and video compression standards that would not compromise the video quality.
NetFlix & Online Streaming TV: When NetFlix, began an instant watch service that allowed consumers to rent and watch DVD movies on their computers. When HDTV makers caught on, they began to introduce new features that enabled consumers to take advantage of these features. Although there is no standard way of controlling these interactive features, most HD TVs support one or two similar features and thus consumers have the freedom of choice when selecting streaming TV on their HD TVs.
Introduction of 3D TV: Although its sales were slow following its introduction, the launch of 3D TV has allowed the prices of HD TVs to fall sharply making it easier for more consumers to purchase HDTVs. Most electronics makers were banking on 3D to push and eventually surpass HDTV sales but the opposite has been true. This is because 3D TV requires more equipment to implement than HD TV and most broadcasters and media companies have already invested heavily in HD TV, so it may take longer for 3D TV to become adopted.
These 3 milestones have played a crucial role in making HDTV more accessible than ever before because as the platform begins to be standardized, it makes it easier for consumers to have confidence when buying an HD TV, also with more features such as streaming TV and the benefits of technologies such as Blu-ray and HD broadcasting as well as the free price fall of HD TVs, many consumers can now take full advantage of HD TVs and enjoy its benefits like never before.
Introduction of 3D TV: Although its sales were slow following its introduction, the launch of 3D TV has allowed the prices of HD TVs to fall sharply making it easier for more consumers to purchase HDTVs.