Another blog to satiate the techie bug in you. These are the tech terms that you need to know in 2021- a year that is quite expected to bring tech revolution.
The refresh rate is considered a very vital feature in a high-end television. 2021 is considered to be a year where the display technology will be the most prominent. The 4K televisions are now making their entry into the market replacing the 1080p. Moreover, entry-level streaming hardware has also shown a jump to ultra-high-definition video. One number to consider for those that are less obsessed with technology is the refresh rate.
The refresh rate is basically how many times a television or any other display can blink or refresh in a second. The refresh rate for the most conventional hardware has been 60 Hertz (Hz). This includes many of the latest iPhones as well as many low-priced 4K televisions. The price of some flagship companies like Samsung has gone up to 120Hz quite recently.
The importance of a high refresh rate lies in providing a smoother-looking experience to the user. I am sure you know about the recent launch of Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 game consoles. Both these games support 120Hz gaming. Now if you enable these games on a 60Hz television display you will see visual glitches. So be careful while buying television and pay hed to the refresh rate.
Hmmm. Let’s make your HDMI cable more efficient. So you have been using these HDMI ports to connect any modern device with the television to get an HD image. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome HDMI 2.1 that can transfer your data at a faster rate as compared to the one you are using currently.
But if the current port is fulfilling my needs, then why do I buy this?
Allow me to explain.
To display games or videos at 120Hz and 4K, good power is needed. Your present HDMI port cannot support both these upgraded features. And you think you can run an 8K on that old HDMI port of yours. Of course not! You definitely need HDMI 2.1.
Along with an HDMI port on a high-end television, you should also possess an HDMI 2.1 cable. Fortunately, both the Xbox Series X and PS5 come with one in the box.
The culminating point of gaming and display is ray tracing. It is one of the coolest terms to explore and one of the least self-explanatory.
Ray tracing in simple words is what a PC hardware or console uses to make shadows, lights, or reflections seem more realistic. The good news is that you do not need a special cable, port, or TV to see it. That is because many high-end PC graphics cards and consoles support it.
The launch lineups of Xbox Series X and PS5 have only excited us by giving a small taste to show what to expect. You would love to know that Spider-Man: Miles Morales amazingly utilizes ray tracing so yeah this ray tracing will be something to look for closely in 2021.
It has been quite a while that you have been using Wi-Fi to surf the internet. But there is a new kind of Wi-Fi which I think you should know about. 2021 is leveling up the game in many ways so your router might not be efficient enough to support this update.
Once your devices and router are Wi-Fi 6 compliant, you will be upgrading to an internet which will give a boost to your internet speed. Wi-Fi 6 is a new certification standard that can handle network congestion effectively and proficiently. So the problem of using several devices connected to the same router and affecting the speed has been eradicated. Oh, you’re welcome!
Moreover, in the coming years, you will be hearing more about WiFi 6E. A highway is a good analogy to explain to you what all this means. If your internet is a highway then this WiFi 6E is an enormous new extension of that highway providing everybody enough space. It is basically a new band of internet signal which is more reliable and faster in the long-term even with several devices using the same signal. However, no device supports it yet so yeah you’ll have to wait patiently.