TV Audio Visual installations articles

Samsung TV problems review

This article looks back at the experience of using a 2011 Samsung television and the many bugs that were present with the model. Since then, Samsung TVs have improved, with fewer problems and better quality picture. The biggest issue for this model was connecting to BigPond WiFi and streaming BigPond movies. It was suggested to use a third party router to attempt to fix this issue, as well as updating the firmware. Furthermore, some apps froze and typing on the remote was difficult due to a lack of proper search functionality. DLNA streaming from Windows Media Player was also uncertain. Read Samsung TV review

Why Full HD TV did not look good

In 2011, TV resolution of HD was an issue due to the number, size and shape of pixels on full HD screens not being optimised for maximum resolution of 1920x1080. This caused problems when watching sources that did not match the display's native resolution, like with standard definition DVDs or digital free to air broadcasts. However, it was noted that some areas had digital free to air broadcasts that received only 1440 x 1080 resolution.. Read about resolution problems on old TVs

High definition audio chips

When it comes to onboard audio chips, there are three main contenders: Realtek, Intel, and Creative Sound Blaster. All three offer high-definition audio support, but Realtek chips offer the best value for money, Intel provides the best audio quality, and Creative Sound Blaster chips are somewhere in between. All three support up to 24-bit / 192kHz for high-resolution audio files and the latest Realtek audio chips support 24-bit SPDIF output with up to 192kHz. The ALC1220 from Realtek is the latest chip available. HD audio chips comparison