The Best Televisions of 2016

The Best Televisions of 2016

the best TV 2016Over the years we have seen drastic changes in televisions. My grandpa use to tell me about the days of him staring into a department store and watching the black and white television. They had terrible reception, some had to be hand cranked, and they were tiny. As the years went on they got bigger and more bulky. My first television was a 28” Sanyo that had no remote. Whenever I wanted to change the channel, I had to get up and push a button. Unless there are still televisions like those floating around, kids these days will never know what that was like. Today, they have the capabilities to get the internet on their televisions, which makes me question how far technology is really going to go with new televisions in 2016.

Ultra HD 4K- Panasonic TX-65CZ952

Just the name of the television sounds like something out of a Back To The Future movie and something that you aren’t going to easily be able to afford if you are just the average working man or woman. The Panasonic TX-65CZ952 has one of the best picture qualities that has ever been viewed by human eyes. For example, the 65-inch television has Freeview Hd, a 3840 x 2160 resolution, OLED technology, is curved, and tackles previous OLED issues. The price tag on this beauty, a whopping £8,000. If you have any interest in this television you may want to get it now because they aren’t expected to sell in large quantities.

Sony KD-75X9405C

The Sony KD-75X9405C is a television full of beautiful color and resolution. It has one of the best contrast performances in the wide world of LCD TV’s. This particular television offers an Android TV smart platform and network connections that support streaming from tablets, smartphones, bluetooth, NFC, and networked computers. You can also download apps, stream movies, and make use of the built-in 16GB of app storage. Although this television doesn’t feature every single app you could get on your android device, it does make your TV watching experience one to remember.

LG-55EG960V

So far we have yet to see a television that isn’t a well known name, which is a good thing I suppose, which brings us to the next well known TV maker, LG. This television has incredible realism, perfect video quality, amazing colour, and a reflection-free curvature. The 4K detail of this television is clean and crisp with self-lighting pixels, which are said to be the future of television. The LG-55EG960V comes equipped with Freeview HD and FreeSat HD, OLED panel technology, webOS, a 3840 x 2160 screen resolution and an unaffordable price tag.

As I stated earlier, it is hard to tell how much further technology is going to go with televisions. For some reason, I can see our televisions just being holograms in our living room giving us a real life experience of being in the actual show. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what the television companies come out with next.

 

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Canadian Telecom Costs So High

Canadian Telecom Costs So High

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Despite the promises sent out by their government in order to improve greater affordability and choice, new reports claim that the Canadians are still being ripped off by the high costs of their subscription by the telecom giants.

Golden GrowthJust last year, CRTC, which is the Canadian Radio-Television Telecommunications Commission has released its Communications Monitoring Report of last year, that provides information about the communications sector of the country. It has confirmed that the people of the country are hit with a yearly increase of at least 3.2 percent of the costs of their telecom services, even when the government has kept on promising to lower its prices. It also shows that the country itself still has a very long way to go when it comes to achieving affordable rates on the Internet and mobile phone. Canadians will have to endure and continue paying their high priced usage of their telecom service, not to mention that they have some of the worst data and that subscribing to a greater speed on the broadband Internet is a struggle. The more you upgrade, the more your monthly bills will highly increase along with it, too. However, a growing number of Canadians are going against the cost of the bills that soars higher than the skies, calling all other networks that they are opened to have more independent operations over their services.

canadiantvIt seems that the Canadians are being overcharged and not to mention, under-served by their telecom companies for several years, which is nowhere near the performance of service and costs of their global counterparts. The local economy and the citizens of Canada will suffer more in the following years if the three Big Conglomerates are in control of over 90 percent of the telecom services. It is high time that the decision makers of the country take a huge step forward and confront the dysfunctional and broken telecom market, by opening these markets in order for a new, innovative and affordable services can flourish well in the country.

The report further continues to show that the Canadians’ interest in using online services has increased over the past few years, the problem to it is that the costs for using such service has increased as well. It even gets worse when the telecom giants are just using this to their advantage, exploiting the data’s information on the increased usage of data as a way for them to gain dominance over the market. If you compare it with other countries’ user experience with the Internet, they have far more affordable and flexible plans because they are offered wider choices. Canadians are demanding this to stop.

logo-samengevoegd-klein-737358It is quite unimaginable that amongst the developed countries in the world, Canada is lagging far behind from them all. The high prices over the telecom service subscription is a direct result of how over 90 percent of the broken wireless industry is controlled by the only 3 Telecom conglomerates, and the local Canadians are left with nothing else but to subscribe from them, because they are left with no other options.

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Fiber Optic

Fiber Optic

Fiber-optic communications find their basis on a physical principle of light within a glass apparatus is capable of carrying significantly more information over longer distances than for example electrical signals can carry in a coaxial of copper conduit or radio waves via a wireless medium. Today’s glass fiber with its purity , with an improved electronics system, permits fiber optics to transfer light signals that have been digitized hundreds of miles with no need for amplification. Having almost no losses in transmission, high bandwidth and very low interference, using optical fiber is close to perfect choice for a transmission medium.

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What is an optical fiber?

_originalIt is a clear, see-through and flexible fiber made of glass, plastic or silica, with a thickness little above a strand of hair. It works as a waveguide to transfer light from one side of the fiber to other. Optical fibers that are mostly used in communications, allow transmission at long distances and high bandwidths much more than wire cables. Fibers are not affected by electromagnetic disturbances and data loss is much smaller.

imagesFibers have many other uses and applications for example: for illumination, projecting images, fiber lasers and sensors. Optical fibers are usually made up of a transparent core encompassed by a see-through covering material with low refraction index. Fibers that support many crosswise modes are called multi-mode fibers, and ones that support a single one are single-mode fibers.Multi-mode fibers with a wider diameter are used for short-distance communication and single-mode fibers are mostly used for longer connections.

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Joining optical fiber is more complicated than joining electrical cable. The ends of the fibers must be correctly spliced one with the other and their cores must match perfectly, then they are fused together using heat. There are also special connectors to temporarily connect fiber ends. Optical fibers are commonly used in telecommunication, and also with creating a computer network due to it’s flexibility and the ease of bundling as cables.

fibre2The light signals going through each channel of the fiber can go up to 111 Gbit/s, where 40 Gbit/s is common in use today. A transmission of 400 Gbit/s within a channel was established by scientists in June, 2013.Each fiber can contain a multitude of channels, where each has it’s own wavelength of light. A standard Ethernet cable, with a capacity from 100 Mbit/s to 1 Gbit/s speeds is mostly used in office networks because even one fiber of it has a higher capacity than a regular electrical cable, another advantage is also the immunity to electrical obstructions. They are resistant to lightning, explosive fumes so they can keep communications equipment safe in many dangerous areas and are much more difficult if not impossible to tap.

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