Ultimate TV and Home Cinema Display Guide
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Ultimate TV and Home Cinema Display Guide

Save $100s when buying your next LCD, Plasma or OLED television by learning all about the Technology behind them
3.9 (19 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,600 students enrolled
Created by Mate Marschalko
Last updated 12/2015
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will fully understand LCD, Plasma and OLED TVs and tell which one is better and why
  • You will learn about pixels, resolution, density, 720p, HD, 4K and much more
  • You will be able to calculate if you should invest into a 4K TV or if it's a waste of money for your specific setup
  • You will be able to calculate the perfect viewing distance, TV screen size and resolution combination for your own living room
  • You will be able to comfortable choose your next TV and save a lot of money
  • You will learn about the latest trends including 3D and Virtual Reality
  • You will see the first ever TVs and how they evolved in the 20th century
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Requirements
  • Interest in television or films and eagerness to learn about the technology behind the perfect picture quality
Description

TVs, Home Cinema and Digital Displays are getting more and more advanced every year and new technologies constantly appear like Plasma, OLED, 4K, 3D and Virtual Reality. Choosing the best TV for yourself could be a difficult task as it's easy to spend money on features you don't really need.

TV manufacturers want you to buy the largest and most expensive TV so understanding what you are paying for can save you a lot of money. Make sure you only buy that 4K TV if you really need it!

This course will teach you all about these technologies from the basics to help you understand the benefits of every single feature. Next time you visit your electronic store you will be able to make a choice that best suite your requirements and living room.

In this course you will:

  • Understand what the ultimate visual experience is
  • Look at the history of TVs, monitors and mobile phone displays
  • Learn about pixels, pixel arrays and LCD, Plasma and OLED panel types
  • Learn about IPS and TN panels, LED backlighting and black levels
  • Understand the difference between 720p, 1080p, Full HD, 4K, 8K
  • Look at the different TV sizes and how it affects your field of view
  • Understand what HFR video is and wether you should buy Active or Passive 3D
  • Learn about Virtual Reality
  • Be able to calculate the perfect TV size, resolution and viewing distance combination for your own living room
Who is the target audience?
  • People looking at buying their next TV who don't know where to start
  • Anyone trying to buy the best TV possible that perfectly suite their requirements and budget
  • Who don't want to spend $100s on technology they don't need or buy a TV that's too small or too large
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 23 Lectures Collapse All 23 Lectures 01:12:55
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The ultimate visual experience
2 Lectures 03:59
Goals, plans and course overview
01:57

The ultimate visual experience
02:02
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History
3 Lectures 11:13
First TVs in the 1920s
02:22

Cathode Ray Tube TVs
04:02

Liquid Crystal Displays
04:49

History Quiz
4 questions
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Modern picture quality
6 Lectures 14:12
Modern display technologies
01:05

Pixels and pixel arrays
02:48

LCD pixels and panel types
04:14

Plasma TVs
03:18

OLED TVs
01:13

Conclusion
01:34

Picture Quality Quiz
9 questions
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Resolution
3 Lectures 15:03
Where did we come from?
04:54

Pixel density
02:50

The resolution war
07:19

Resolution Quiz
6 questions
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Size
3 Lectures 09:47
The size war
04:06

Field of view
03:50

Virtual Reality
01:51

Size Quiz
2 questions
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Refresh rate
1 Lecture 02:20
High frame rate video
02:20
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3D
1 Lecture 03:33
Active and Passive 3D
03:33
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Conclusion, planning and purchasing
4 Lectures 12:48
Reviewing the ultimate visual experience
02:32

Calculate the ideal screen
02:40

Looking at the market
06:16

Final thoughts
01:20

Conclusion Quiz
3 questions
About the Instructor
Mate Marschalko
3.9 Average rating
19 Reviews
1,600 Students
1 Course
Creative Technologist and Web Developer

Mate is a Senior Creative Technologist and Web Developer with over 10 years of professional experience in the industry from London, United Kingdom. He's passionate about electronics, hardware projects, tech toys, and also JavaScript and Web Technologies. He's always keen to play with, talk and teach people about the most cutting edge technologies.