Content & Devices Jargon

Most Helpful Jargon to Understand

Jargon Used In My Selecting My Media Devices


HDMI ARC / eARC HDMI 2.0 RTratings




Promoted / "BuyMe" Jargon I DO NOT NEED & Why


Atmos | DTS: X aka ceiling speakers for spacial sound. Heavy promotoed by those selling devices, especially speaker systems. In reality, I only need 5.1 surround sound. Media devices that also have these capabilities are okay to buy - but are NOT the reason to buy - because they all support 5.1 surround sound. Stop wasting time w/Atmos & DTS:X....




Basic TV/Content Jargon


2K - another term for HD. 4K - twice the resolution of HD, the TV set resolution, which is the 2 dimensions of pixels in your TV set. There are 3840 pixels horizontally & 2160 pixels vertically aka 3840 x 2160. HD - High Definition - the TV set resolution, which is the 2 dimensions of pixels in your TV set. There are 1920 pixels horizontally & 1080 pixels vertically aka 1920 x 1080. You need to sit very far away from a HD TV set. UHD - another term for 4K. Color Depth - the 3rd dimension of your TV screen - for HD TVs, its 8 bits or 256 different colors; for 4K TVs, its 10 bits or 1024 different colors. This is 4X the # of colors of HD TVs! HDR - High Dynamic Range - the 3rd dimension of your TV and its the




Jargon Used in My Setting Up My Media System


CEC - Consumer Electronics Controll - how devices interact with each other, inc. power on/off CEC Terms By TV Set Brand ​Samsung: Anynet+ LG: SimpLink Sony: Bravia Link Phillips: EasyLink Panasonic: Viera Link Hitachi: HDMI-CEC Vizio: HDMI-CEC





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Android TV vs Internet TV ???


HDR HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. The term refers to a technique that heightens a picture’s dynamic range or the contrast between the brightest whites and the darkest blacks. The higher the dynamic range, the closer a picture gets to real life. For more information, review What is the High Dynamic Range (HDR) feature on the 4K Android TV? 4K TV A High Definition (HD) TV with 1080p resolution is composed of two million pixels (1920 x 1080), while a 4K TV (aka Ultra High Definition) has over eight million pixels (3840 x 2160). Therefore, 4K has around four times more resolution than 1080p and produces a clearer picture. Smart TV HDMI-CEC ARC eARC is about dolby vision and DTS, so NOT needed for 5.1 Surround sound HDCP prevents TVs from passing 5.1 content from HDMI input to optical output - sanity check this https://www.rtings.com/tv/tests/inputs/5-1-surround-audio-passthrough What are the benefits of an Android TV when compared to an Internet capable TV? Most of the current Sony TVs can be connected to your home Network connection using an Ethernet (wired) connection or using the built-in Wi-Fi® feature. Connecting the TV to your High-speed Internet Network provides access to Internet service or apps for streaming videos or for watching special interest programs, downloading on-demand movies, or playing games. Android TVs, are powered by and Android operating system which provides several advantages. Similar to a tablet or smartphone, Android TV allows you to download apps using the Google Play Store . Downloading a browser app , allows you to surf the Internet and view web pages. Google Cast™ is a technology that lets you cast your favorite entertainment and apps from your phone, tablet or laptop right to your TV




4K TV w/HDR - 4X the pixels of HDTVs aka 3840x2160. 4K + HDR gives you noticeable video quality over a HDTV.





CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) - enables TV remote to mute, adjust volume & power cycle the 5.1 sound system as well as send play/pause, select/ok & up/down/left/right controls to attached devices via a HDMI cable.


Each TV Set Brand has their own name for their CEC capabilities: ​ Samsung: Anynet+ LG: SimpLink Sony: Bravia Link Phillips: EasyLink Panasonic: Viera Link Hitachi: HDMI-CEC Vizio: HDMI-CEC




ARC  (Audio Return Channel) - sends stereo & 5.1 Dolby Digital audio to the 5.1 sound system from the TV via a HDMI cable.


This enables HDMI inputs as well as streaming apps​ on the TV to send their sound signal to your 5.1 sound system. eARC - supports Dolby Digital Plus & other multi-channel audio formats.




eARC - supports Dolby Digital Plus & other multi-channel audio formats.





Casting content fm mobile device to TV set - the TV supports casting from iPhones & Android phones, either from an app on the phone or from the phone's casting app.


Samsung TVs also supports mirroring from an Android phone as well as the TV mirrored to an Android phone.




@120Hz Refresh Rate / HDMI 2.1 for Gamers - the optimum rate to avoid motion blur on your gaming console:


1K (1920x1080p) @120Hz on all selected TVs except Sony X800G, X850G, X800H 2K (2560x1440p) @120Hz on all LG TVs, all Samsung TVs & Sony A8G 4K (3840x2160p) @120Hz on LG CX, GX, Nano90 & Samsung Q90R (inc. the HDMI 2.1 capability 4K@120Hz needs)




Atmos Sound - DO NOT WASTE TIME ON THIS HEAVILY PROMOTED ITEM


Atmos | DTS: X aka ceiling speakers for spacial sound. Heavy promotoed by those selling devices, especially speaker systems. In reality, I only need 5.1 surround sound. Media devices that also have these capabilities are okay to buy - but are NOT the reason to buy - because they all support 5.1 surround sound. Stop wasting time w/Atmos & DTS:X....




DTS:X Sound - DO NOT WASTE TIME ON THIS HEAVILY PROMOTED ITEM


Atmos | DTS: X aka ceiling speakers for spacial sound. Heavy promotoed by those selling devices, especially speaker systems. In reality, I only need 5.1 surround sound. Media devices that also have these capabilities are okay to buy - but are NOT the reason to buy - because they all support 5.1 surround sound. Stop wasting time w/Atmos & DTS:X....





Jargon G Thru M

HDR10  (High Dynamic Range) - 64X the color palette of HD & enables a high contrast ratio (whiter whites, darker blacks).


HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. The term refers to a technique that heightens a picture’s dynamic range or the contrast between the brightest whites and the darkest blacks. The higher the dynamic range, the closer a picture gets to real life. For more information, review What is the High Dynamic Range (HDR) feature on the 4K Android TV?




HDMI 2.1





HDCP 2.2  (High Definition Copy Protection) - without this capability, some content would not be viewable on your TV.


The HDCP standard ensures the source device is NOT a video recorder and thus the content is being copied. 2.2 is the latest version of the standard. All EnjoyMyTV selected TV sets have HDCP 2.2 capability on every HDMI input.




HDMI Inputs - for connecting content devices and having some spare inputs for future devices:


Cable Box / DVR - TiVo, Comcast, AT&T/DirecTV, Charter, et al Gaming Console - Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo HTPC (Home Theater PC) - PC/Mac for viewing family photos & videos 4K Blu-ray Disk Player - LG, Samsung, Sony Casting Device - Chromecast Streaming/Casting Device - Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, Android TV, Chromecast with Google TV





Jargon M Thru R

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Jargon S Thru Z

Upscaling HD Content - increases perceived video quality of HD content, which is the content you watch the most.


The ability to make lower-resolution video look better on higher-resolution screens, upscaling is a feature you’ll find on a variety of video devices, including DVD players and of course, televisions. It can help enhance the way that cable signals (often transmitted in 720-pizel resolutions) are displayed on 4K televisions. So if you’re thinking of sticking with paid television, look into getting a TV with upscaling ability.




Side Angle Viewing - the angle at which a TV's picture quality starts to degrade when watched from the sid


Some text here Some more text here Synonyms: Side Viewing Angle, SVA, SAV




Smart TV - access to all the streaming media apps you need, thus saving you from needing a media streaming device.


The Smart TVos is different for each brand, yet in and of itself, a TVos is not a determinant in which TV set to choose.​





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