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LG UH8500 4K Smart LED TV Review

Posted by on Jul 7, 2016 in Computer Tech |

Introduction

The LG UH8500 is a Super Ultra HD “Smart TV” that offers incredible, advanced technology to deliver a smooth and rich 4K experience unlike anything else you have seen. Using HDR with Dolby Vision as well as Ultra Luminance, its 4K resolution comes to lifelike quality with depth and a richness of 1 billion colors rarely seen on a screen.

Display

The display is an IPS (In-plane switching) panel, LED Quantum display with 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution. This allows LG to deliver over 1 billion rich and deep colors with a smoother motion and refresh rate for a real life look.

This Super UHD television is a step above the rest with its use of a Quantum display and inclusion of Tru Black Panel, Ultra Luminance, and especially its use of HDR Super with Dolby Vision. UH8500’s Quantum IPS display also offers a wider viewing angle without compromising The contrast ratio.

What is HDR?

HDR stands for High Dynamic Range and was extremely popular at CES 2016. This is the most recent of advanced technologies that major manufacturers are placing inside of Smart TVs.

HDR content provides superior true to life colors with better contrast and coloring. It provides a wider and richer range of colors, a much deeper and darker black, and much brighter whites. In this model, LG uses HDR with Dolby Vision, which is an elevated standard for HDR technology.

Smart TV

The UH8500 features full web browser capabilities through webOS 3.0. This is the latest of LG’s high quality Smart technology platforms and is easier to use than ever, with Magic Remote,Mobile Connection, andZoom.

You can browse websites, visit the LG Content Store (App Store), go onto social media, watch Netflix or YouTube, share content from your mobile device to your television, listen to music, search using your voice, and more, using the “Smart” technology in this LG model.

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Audio

The audio is just as great as impressive. Designed by Harman Kardon, its on-board 2.2 channel, ultra surround sound provides a cinematic and rich sound without a sound bar.

Tech Specs

  • Ultra HD (UHD) Display (3840 x 2160)
  • TruMotion 240Hz
  • Quantum Display
  • IPS Panel
  • Tru Black Panel
  • Ultra Luminance
  • Super Mastering Engine
  • HDR Super with Dolby Vision
  • 4K Upscaler
  • Local Dimming
  • Smart TV: webOS 3.0; LG Content Store; Full Web Browser; Natural Voice Recognition; Magic Remote Control (included); Magic Mobile Connection); Universal Control Capability; Magic Zoom.
  • Smart Sharing: Screen Share, Content Share
  • 3D Capabilities: FPR (Passive); 2 pairs of 3D glasses included
  • Audio: Harman Kardon 2.2 Channel Speaker System; Ultra Surround Sound; Wireless Sound Sync; DTS Decoder (M6)
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi Built-in: 802.11 a/c; Wi-Fi Direct; SIMPLINK (HDMI CEC)
  • Ports: 3 HDMI, 3 USB, 1 RF in, 1 Composite In/Component In, Ethernet, Optical, RS232C (Mini Jack)

Included is a stand and a 300 x 300 VESA wall mount. This LG is also 3D capable, and even comes with 2 pairs of 3D glasses.

Price

The LG UH8500 comes in four sizes: 50”, 60”, 65”, and 75”. Retail prices for each are as follows:

  • 55 inch: $1,299.99
  • 60 inch: $1,699.99
  • 65 inch: $1,999.99
  • 75 inch: $3,499.99

Conclusion

The LG UH8500 has it all: Super UHD 4K resolution, HDR technology, advanced IPS Quantum display, Harman Kardon audio system on board, Smart television technology, webOS 3.0, full web browsing, voice recognition, 4K upscaling, wireless connection, wireless WiFi sync, and a plethora of other incredible features that make this television a home run in the current 4K television war.

Is Firefox Better Than Chrome?

Posted by on Mar 2, 2016 in Browser, Firefox vs Chrome, Software |

What is your favorite web browser? When you think about today’s time with all these technologies that we have, people would think that we could use more browsers than we have. You know how when something becomes so popular and some people don’t like that and then returns to something old and classic. Today, people like that are called hipsters, but hipsters existed before the hipsters. So when you think about how people are using only four web browsers, then it’s surprising why there aren’t more of them. And when I say that people use four browsers, we must be realistic and say that people use only two web browsers, because let’s be realistic, who on Earth is using Internet Explorer and Opera? Maybe hipsters?Just kidding. It’s obvious that if there is a war of web browsers, we must choose sides by choosing Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. And after all these years, did we finally decide which on is the better? To me, the war was over when I found out that Firefox can reduce the usage of RAM and when I found out that your browser can be fast no matter how many tabs are opened.

 

I know that there are people like me who like to have twenty or more tabs open, just in case we forget something that we wanted to see. And don’t forget about add-ons and extensions.
There is an enormous amount of these things that can only improve your browser experience. I know that Chrome also has its own add-ons, but I will give you an example.

I recently used an extension for Google Chrome called Vine Client. That allows you to upload vine videos from your PC. It is a very useful thing.

However, I found out that this add-on isn’t for free anymore. I don’t have negative experiences like this with Firefox, especially with my favorite extension that is giving me an opportunity to download YouTube videos with one click. But, if you are not convinced that Firefox is better than Chrome, I will convince you now.

Did you know that the battery on your laptop works less when you use Chrome instead of Firefox? I personally didn’t know this, and I was shocked when I heard it. Chrome has its advertising campaign about how Chrome works faster than Firefox. But, you would be dead wrong. Also, what it’s better in Firefox, are privacy settings.

Don’t get me wrong, I think that Google is the best website ever, but they can be pretty boring when they are trying to sync all your possible data.

They always want to sync your Gmail with your mobile, and your Google + account with YouTube. All this syncing makes your privacy setting more vulnerable. In firefox, there is even an add-on for making your privacy settings better.


I don’t know if you are convinced, but I am -Firefox it is !