What is NextGen TV & How Does it Work?
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What is NextGen TV & How Does it Work?

Posted September 26, 2022

Technology progresses in the blink of an eye. One day we are raving about the ability to DVR our favorite shows, and the next day we are binge-watching the last season of Strange Things on Netflix. Gone are the days when we needed to wait every week to watch a new episode!

However, how much further can technology advance? Well, the future of television is here! If you are looking for the next best thing in television, then you'll want to look into something called NextGen TV.

NextGen TV also referred to as ATSC 3.0, provides 4K HDR quality video and sound, mobile reception, and cutting-edge features that improve and broaden your broadcast viewing experience.

There is no monthly fee, but you will need to have a new TV with a built-in tuner or a standalone external tuner. This allows the broadcast station to send high-quality signals such as HDR, 4K, 120Hz, and more. You should expect to get much better reception indoors and on the go, whether you are watching on your phone or in the car. Most importantly, if you are watching it on your television, it uses the same standard antennas that are available today.

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Features of NextGen TV:

• Stunning Video

• Enhanced Audio

• Personalized Content & Interactive Interface

• Optimizable for the Future

This is a new and more robust digital signal. With NextGen TV, you'll get spectacular video quality with brilliant colors and sharper contrast that makes it feel like you are emersed in what you're watching. The best way to compare it, if you haven't experienced it already, is to say it's similar to a Dolby Cinema experience.

How Does NextGen TV Work?

NextGen TV is not the same thing as an Amazon Firestick or Chromecast. It brings digital features to your already existing television sets. First, you'll want to prescan your television to check if you have NextGen TV available.

Simply select scan or autotune from your TV or converter box control menu to start scanning and wait a few minutes. Once your TV has completed the scan, look for a specific NextGen logo to appear and you'll get to do all the interactive features and get all the automatic upgrades.

If your TV does not have the capability of NextGen TV, you will want to stop by your local electronics store to find a TV that gives you the capability. So, if you are interested in getting this robust and high quality television experience, you'll want to look into TVs with built-in tuners from LG, Sony, Samsung, or Hisense.

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TVs Compatible With NextGen TV:

Samsung Neo QLED 4K Smart TV (2022)

The Samsung Neo QLED is a high-end TV that combines quantum dot color technology with a Mini LED backlight, allowing for higher brightness levels and better control of the local dimming zones. For a completely revolutionary way of watching TV, this is an optimal choice for anyone looking to get an amazing picture while watching TV shows or live sports in a bright room.

It provides an incredible HDR experience in a dark room due to the great contrast and local dimming feature. If you are a gamer, you'll enjoy the low input lag, fast pixel response time, and other gaming features. Overall, you won't regret this purchase!

LG G2 77-inch OLED EVO Gallery Edition TV w/AI ThinQ

Talk about stopping you in your tracks! There is no way you can pass by this TV without looking at it. The LG G2 OLED is a great choice when it comes to NextGen TV compatibility. If you enjoy playing video games or you like watching shows like Game of Thrones or House of the Dragon, you're probably used to seeing a lot of dark colors on the screen.

Well, this LG TV is one of the best for watching movies in a dark room. It is one of the brightest OLED panels you can find!

Shop Local, Shop Queen City Audio Video & Appliances

If you are looking for an “electronics store near me” that carries the best TVs, then come visit us at Queen City Audio Video & Appliances, your local electronics and audio store serving the Carolinas in Charlotte, Salisbury, Morganton, Monroe, Pineville, and our new store coming soon in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Our product specialists will walk you through buying a TV that is compatible with NextGen TV and any other features you are looking for.

A few of the TV brands we carry include LG, Samsung, Hisense, TCL, and more. Our team at Queen City offers installation with highly trained and experienced technicians to take care of all the little details so you don't have to worry. Whether you need to get your NextGen TV set up or mount your TV, our team will handle anything you need. If you have questions, you can contact us or visit us in-store.

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