When the television was first invented, it looked like a wooden box and had a door to shut the screen off. From there it went on to be a bulky color set and then eventually transformed into a flat screen. Flat screens worked well but curved screens gave them that theatre effect so thats what it had to be. They evolved based on comforts and ease of use from table tops to wall mounted ones. Television sets have been through an overhauling dynamic change like no other appliance. The TV has been sold in large numbers to consumers since the mid century and continues to be sold like hot cakes. Five decades ago, owning a television was a matter of pride and children from the neighborhood would gather before your set to watch Mickey Mouse together. Although now, the television has become more of a necessity than a luxury.
In the year 2015, about 14.5 million TV sets were sold in India of which 12 million comprised LCDs and LEDs. Consumers now prefer bigger screen sized LEDs for better viewing and picture quality. India is certainly one of the most lucrative market for many big players like Sony, Panasonic, LG etc. Unlike the previous models like LCD’s or Plasma, which remained in the market for a short period of time, the only models that seemed to adapt well to the changing preferences of consumers is the LED. The picture quality of these models is better, they consume less power and are much sleeker than other models of televisions. In addition to all these benefits, cost effectiveness is another important reason for it growing popularity.
These days, there are so many different options that consumers are tempted to upgrade their viewing experience. The most fashionable things to have in the house these days is the Home theater system with high quality speakers that complement the LED TV’s nicely.
IoT is the next new technology. With IoT, an LED can be transformed into a Smart TV. With this new technology, consumers can control compatible devices like cameras, lights, locks and thermostats on a home automation platform. Many firms have already introduced Smart TVs and are working towards incorporating the IoT infrastructure for a high-end performance. The potential is immense and it is only the beginning.
Repair technicians now will need to upgrade their knowledge of how to repair these new technologies. It is a good thing that there are some places that are managing to teach these repairs with a practical approach.