We have long been consumers and creators of bigger and better products, particularly in terms of entertainment and with the introduction of larger and larger screens for televisions – is bigger really better?
The Television of Dreams?
With the introduction of the new C SEED 201 television, viewers can purchase the TV for the princely sum of currently £414,000 and feast their eyes upon the 16ft wide 201 inch television. Currently the world’s largest television, 725,000 shimmering LEDs bring the picture to life and the huge screen needs to be stored outside as it is too vast to fit in the home. This TV even has its very own storage as the screen folds down and is neatly stored within the ground, here’s hoping that it is waterproof considering some of the weather conditions we go through!
While we probably won’t be dashing out to purchase the set due to its rather large pricetag, it is interesting to consider the point; is a bigger television really something that the majority of people want?
Buying the Biggest
At one stage, on the introduction of large flatscreen televisions, it was most people’s dream to own a big TV and the sales of screens skyrocketed as people flocked to their local electrical store or online retailers. Large televisions became something of a status symbol and simply everyone who was anyone possessed a large screen TV. With screens over and above 40 inches, console games and films were seen in dramatic HD and then 3D but with new developments in television technology – do we really need larger televisions? What are the applications for televisions so large? Are we far away from a science-fiction future where the walls of our homes are covered in screens and if so, would this be a step forward?
Quality over Quantity?
While larger televisions are a fantastic idea and definitely impressive; sometimes it is what is on the screen that counts. There is so much quality entertainment and at such reasonable prices that people are maybe more inclined to take advantage of the media on offer rather than shell out for a larger television when they have a good sized screen to start with.
As well as HD and 3D television making an appearance over the last few years, internet TV has also taken off in a big way. With the introduction of On Demand television on TV screens and Smartphones, companies such as Visopix sell Android TV boxes to enable not only access to television but a range of internet services turning that humble television screen into a gateway to the world.
With the quality of TV reaching an all time high with On Demand TV, libraries full of content and the size of televisions reaching something of a plateau; do we really need larger TVs? With many people watching all kinds of entertainment on various sizes of screen from a Smartphone to the 50 inch plasma; bigger televisions may yet be the future but there is plenty of fun to enjoy on the screens even if we can’t afford the C SEED 201 just yet.