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1:1 Pixel Mapping
A TV that has 1:1 Pixel Mapping can be used as a computer monitor displaying the same resolution as a computer monitor.
120Hz Smooth Motion
120Hz Smooth Motion technology is a Hisense developed motion compensating technology to enhance clarity in fast moving images. This technology is achieved by inserting in-between video frames. In North America, the video standard is a 60-Hertz broadcast signal, therefore by interpolating an extra frame between every pair of frames in the signal the display runs at 100Hz reducing motion blur. The 120Hz feature is perfect for sports lovers as images appear more fluid, smooth and clear.
240Hz Smooth Motion
240Hz Smooth Motion technology is a Hisense developed motion compensating technology to enhance clarity in fast moving images. This technology is achieved by inserting in-between video frames at now twice the rate of 120Hz technology further clarifying moving images. In North America the video standard is a 60-Hertz broadcast signal, therefore by interpolating extra frames between every pair of frames in the signal the display (for 240Hz enhanced models) will run at 240Hz reducing motion blur. The 240Hz feature is perfect for sports and action movies fans as images appear more fluid, smooth and clear.
3D LED TV
Hisense 3DTV enabled LED LCD TV’s will forever change your viewing experience wearing the complimentary Hisense 3D glasses. To enjoy your 3DTV experience, put on the glasses and push the button on your remote...it’s that simple.
A/D
A/D (for analog to digital conversions). Analog to digital conversion (or converter). The process or the device used to convert analog signals to digital.
A/V (RCA) input
A/V (Audio Visual) or RCA inputs, also referred to as a phono connector or CINCH/AV connector, is a type of electrical connector that is commonly used in the audio/video market. The name "RCA" derives from the Radio Corporation of America, which introduced the design by the early 1940s to allow phonograph players to be connected to amplifiers.
AC-3
AC stands for audio compression, but may be referred to as Dolby Digital (Dolby AC-3). The digital sound system specified for H/DTV broadcasting. AC-3 delivers 5.1 (front left, front right, centre, surround left and surround right speakers, plus an LFE (low frequency effect) subwoofer) channels of CD-quality digital audio. AC-3 is developed by Dolby Labs.
Active 3D TV
Hisense Active Shutter 3DTV enabled LED LCD TV’s will forever change your viewing experience wearing the Hisense 3D glasses. To enjoy your 3DTV experience, put on the glasses and push the 3D button on your remote enjoy the euphoric colors, crisp motion flow; you’ll have a tough time coming back to reality.
Analog
Analog is defined as a signal that has a continuously and smoothly varying amplitude or frequency. Analog is the standard for traditional television broadcasts. These signals vary continuously, and the picture brightness and colour (and accompanying sound) are represented by signals proportional to these values, corresponding to fluctuations in colour or brightness. The values of these signals are vulnerable to interference and noise.
Aspect Ratio
Five standard ratios are shown by diagonal lines: 16:9, 16:10, 3:2, 4:3, and 5:4. We will cover the two most common, 4:3 & 16:9. The 4:3 ratio for standard television has been in use since television's origins and many use the same aspect ratio. 4:3 is the aspect ratio defined by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a standard after the advent of optical sound-on-film. By having TV match this aspect ratio, films previously photographed on film could be satisfactorily viewed on TV in the early days of the medium ( i.e. the 40's and the 50's). When cinema attendance dropped, Hollywood created widescreen aspect ratios to immerse the viewer in a more realistic experience and, possibly, to make the cinema experience more of a spectacle that could not be achieved at home on a regular TV set. 16:9 Standard 16:9 is the international standard format of HDTV as used in North America, Australia and Japan as well as in Europe on satellite and non-HD widescreen television. Japan originally started with a 5:3 ratio but converted when the international standards group introduced a wider ratio of XXX to 3 (=16:9). Many digital video cameras have the capability to record in 16:9. Anamorphic DVD transfers store the information in 16:9 vertically stretched to 4:3; if the TV can handle an anamorphic image the signal will be de-anamorphosed by the TV to 16:9. If not, the DVD player will unstretch the image and add letterboxing before sending the image to the TV. Wider ratios such as 1.85:1 and 2.40:1 are accommodated within the 16:9 DVD frame by adding some additional black bars withing the image itself.
Auto-Backlight Control
Auto-Backlight Control adjusts LCD panel controls to suit image conditions delivering optimum luminance and deep blacks. It has no effect on picture resolution.
CCFL Lamps
Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamps are gas discharge lamps similar to those used for domestic illumination
Child Lock
This is a highly restrictive lock which is intended to block access to functions and features in order to avoid not permitted viewing and operation by children. Functions of Hisense Child lock: Disable front panel buttons Disable OSD menus Lock input to current source Lock TV program to current program Lock TV sound and picture settings to current settings If the TV is turned off and on again it will resume with the child lock as previously set.
Component Video
Component video or various RGB (Red, Green, Blue) analogue component video standards (e.g. RGBS, RGBHV) typically offer the best analogue video signals available in consumer electronics. RGB uses no compression and offers no real limit in color depth or resolution. Most modern computers offer this signal via the VGA port. Many televisions, especially in Europe and Japan, utilize RGB via the SCART connector. In North America, RGB input is acheived via the YPbPr (Green, Blue and Red RCA-sytle input jacks. All arcade games, excepting early vector and black and white games, use RGB monitors. Analog RGB is slowly falling out of favor as computers obtain better clarity using Digital (DVI) video and home theater moves towards HDMI.
Contrast Ratio
Contrast Ratio is the difference between the whitest white and the darkest black colors the display can show and are usually displayed as 800:1, 700:1, and 500:1 from higher to lower capability. Infinite contrast ratios can be achieved by devices capable of emitting no light at all as their darkest color. Contrast ratio is most commonly considered in connection with displays that share the same light emitter for all pixels and employ an array of modulators for individual pixels, which manipulate their transmissivity or reflectivity. Technological challenges make it hard to design a mechanism to block 100% of input light in these displays.
CRT
Short for cathode ray tube, this acronym refers to the old vacuum tube technology at the heart of analog TVs. Pictures are written on a CRT by an electron beam that strikes against the inside of the tube, which is coated with light sensitive phosphor. Each time the beam traces along the tube, it "writes" a horizontal line, or scan line, of picture information across the screen. CRTs can produce bright pictures with excellent resolution (there are HDTV CRTs), but their size and weight is often excessive and unsuitable.
DLNA 1.5 Certified
Your movie collection is stored on your network attached storage (NAS), a certified digital media server (DMS). Instead of watching the movie on the little PC monitor in your office, you want to enjoy it on the large flat-panel TV in your living room. Because your DLNA Certified TV is certified as a digital media player (DMP), you can use the DMP capabilities of your TV to find the movies on your NAS, and then play them on the TV.
DTV
Digital Television (DTV), referring to the new type of broadcasting technology, and the digital transmission of TV signals. Technically, DTV encompasses 18 (eighteen) recognized formats and standards within the ATSC specifications. Generically, it can refer to the core elements of digital television broadcasting, including HDTV, SDTV, datacasting, multicasting and so on. Some Typical Digital TV Resolutions: SDTV: 480i - The picture is 704-by- 480 pixels, sent at 60 interlaced fields per second (30 complete frames per second). Note: NTSC-Analog TV resolution is 480-i. 480p - The picture is 704-by-480 pixels, sent at 60 complete frames per second. HDTV: 720p - The picture is 1280-by-720 pixels, sent at 60 complete frames per second. 1080i - The picture is 1920-by-1080 pixels, sent at 60 interlaced fields per second (30 complete frames per second). 1080p - The picture is 1920-by-1080 pixels, sent at 60 complete frames per second.
DVI
Digital Visual Interface (DVI) is a video interface standard designed to maximize the visual quality of digital display devices such as flat panel LCD computer displays and digital projectors. It was developed by an industry consortium, the Digital Display Working Group (DDWG). It is designed primarily for carrying uncompressed digital video data to a display. It is partially compatible with the High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) standard in digital mode (DVI-D).
Facebook App
Connect to or create a Facebook account and connect with your friends on your TV at a click of a button.
Flat Panel
"Flat panel" and "flat screen" are similar terms, often used interchangeably, but they refer to distinctly different products. A flat-screen TV is not necessarily a flat panel TV, as they can be made with cathode ray tubes (CRT) inside, tubes that have a flat, rather than traditionally curved, surface. Nevertheless, they are still quite large, heavy and box-like, and cannot be mounted on a wall as can flat panels. Also more specifically and commonly referred to as LCD and Plasma, referring to their unique physical flat qualities.
Full HD 1080p
True High Definition is sometimes referred to in marketing materials as "1080p" or "Full High-Definition". The number 1080 represents 1,080 lines of vertical display resolution, while the letter p stands for progressive scan or non-interlaced. 1080p is considered an HDTV video mode. The term usually assumes a widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9, implying a horizontal (display) resolution of 1920 pixels across and a frame resolution of 1920×1080.
HD Integrated Tuner
An Integrated High Definition (HD) Digital Television ("HD IDTV") set is a television set with a built in High Definition digital tuner, (ATSC). They do away with the need for a set top box and converts High Definition digital broadcasts on your television providing the best free to air picture quality.
HDCP
HDCP otherwise referred to as Digital Visual Interface (DVI) is a video interface standard designed to maximize the visual quality of digital display devices such as flat panel LCD computer displays and digital projectors. It was developed by an industry consortium, the Digital Display Working Group (DDWG). It is designed primarily for carrying uncompressed digital video data to a display. It is partially compatible with the High-Definition Multimedia Interface standard in digital mode (DVI-D).
HDMI
The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is an all-digital audio/video interface capable of transmitting uncompressed streams. HDMI is compatible with High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) Digital Rights Management technology. HDMI provides an interface between any compatible digital audio/video source, such as a set-top box, a DVD player, a PC, a video game system, or an AV receiver and a compatible digital audio and/or video monitor, such as a digital television (DTV). In 2006, HDMI began to appear as a feature on prosumer, HDTV camcorders and even high-end digital still cameras. It is a modern replacement for older analogue standards such as RF - Coax, SCART, Composite Video, Component Video, VGA, DVI, and RCA connectors, and the consumer electronics replacement for older digital standards such as DVI (DVI-D & DVI-I). In the computer world, HDMI is already found on many peripherals and a few newer video cards, with adoption rapidly increasing.
HDTV
High-definition television (HDTV) is a digital TV format or system, with roughly twice the vertical and horizontal picture information of today's standard TV. There are some 18 variations of the specification, but three main HDTV formats are popularly in use today: (a) 1920 pixels per line and 1080i scan lines per frame. (b) 1280 pixels per line and 720p scan lines per frame. (c) 1920 pixels per line and 1080p scan lines per frame. HDTV video has a picture aspect ratio of 16:9. HDTV audio is usually 5.1 channel surround sound.
Hisense Smart TV
Hisense Smart TV brings internet browsing, social media networking, movies, television shows, music, photos and other multimedia applications into your living roomwith easy-to-use controls. An internet connection is required to activate Smart TV features.
IDTV
An Integrated Digital Television ("IDTV") set is a television set with a built in digital tuner, (ATSC). They do away with the need for a set top box for converting those signals for reception on a television.
Image Resolution
Image Resolution describes the detail an image holds. The term applies equally to digital images, film images, and other types of images. Higher resolution means more image detail. Image resolution can be measured in various ways. Basically, resolution quantifies how close lines can be to each other and still be visibly resolved. Resolution units can be tied to physical sizes (e.g. lines per mm, lines per inch) or to the overall size of a picture (lines per picture height, also known simply as lines, or TV lines). Furthermore, line pairs are often used instead of lines. A line pair is a pair of adjacent dark and light lines, while lines counts both dark lines and light lines. A resolution of 10 lines per mm means 5 dark lines alternating with 5 light lines, or 5 line pairs per mm.
LCD
Some flat panel televisions employ Liquid Crystal Displays to produce images. LCD displays are made of layers of polarized glass containing liquid crystals in-between. Electric current applied to those crystals control their position and consequently the amount of light flowing from a source of light to the front of the screen to form images. LCD crystals do not emit light, they only act as shutters in front of a source of light, such as LED or CCFL
LED backlit LCD TV
LED backlit panel - LEDs are mounted in an array of rows behind the LCD panel acting as the primary source of light. LED - Light Emitting Diode (LED) is a solid-state semiconductor device that converts electrical energy directly into light. In the latest panels for television LED replaces CCFL as source of light behind the LCD panel.
LED edge lit LCD TV
Edge LED lit panel - LEDs are mounted around the edges of a light conducting material which disperses light across the screen. This configuration allows manufacturing of very thin LCD image panels. LED- Light Emitting Diode (LED) is a solid-state semiconductor device that converts electrical energy directly into light. In the latest panels for television LED replaces CCFL as source of light behind the LCD panel.
MPEG
MPEG is an acronym referring both to a technical standards body, the "Motion Pictures Expert Group", and a series of compression, transmission and encoding standards for video and audio. MPEG-2 is the basis for digital television transmission. MP3 is a popular shorthand term for another such recognized standard. Both describe a series of algorithms used and image resolution levels obtained.
Native Resolution
Native resolution is the actual number of individual picture elements (pixels) in either a camera or a display device that can be incorporated to make the whole picture. In this sense, native resolution differs from addressable resolution in that no processing, line doubling or conversion techniques are applied. TVs sets or plasma displays that are rated at a native 720 resolution will convert images to fill a 1080 display. Content created at 1080 will look best on 1080 displays.
Opera Web Browser
The Opera Web browser is a high-quality, multi-platform product for a wide range of platforms, operating systems and embedded Internet products – including Mac, PC and Linux computers, mobile phones and PDAs, game consoles, and other devices like the Nintendo Wii, DS, Sony Mylo, and more.
Passive 3DTV
Hisense Passive 3DTV enabled LED LCD TV’s will forever change your viewing experience wearing the Hisense 3D glasses. To enjoy your 3DTV experience, put on the glasses and push the 3D button on your remote enjoy the euphoric colors, crisp motion flow; you’ll have a tough time coming back to reality.
Response Time
Response time refers to the amount of time it takes for an liquid crystal cell (pixel) to switch from active to non-active, and is measured in milliseconds (ms). Slow response time results in motion trails following fast moving objects on screen, otherwise referred to as motion blur.
SDTV
SDTV refers to digital transmissions with 480-line resolution, either interlaced or progressive scanned formats, in either 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratios. SDTV offers better imagery than conventional analogue picture resolution, but usually does not come up to HDTV in visual and audio quality or resolution. Some Typical Digital TV Resolutions: SDTV: 480i - The picture is 704-by- 480 pixels, sent at 60 interlaced fields per second (30 complete frames per second). Note: NTSC-Analog TV resolution is 480-i. 480p - The picture is 704-by-480 pixels, sent at 60 complete frames per second. HDTV: 720p - The picture is 1280-by-720 pixels, sent at 60 complete frames per second. 1080i - The picture is 1920-by-1080 pixels, sent at 60 interlaced fields per second (30 complete frames per second). 1080p - The picture is 1920-by-1080 pixels, sent at 60 complete frames per second.
Smart TV
A Smart TV is a television set with integrated internet capabilities for television that offers more advanced computing ability and connectivity than a contemporary basic television set. Services delivered through Smart TV include traditional broadcast TV channels as well as open internet browsing capabilities, EPG, interactive advertising, personalization, voting, games, social networking, and other multimedia applications.
Swivel Stand
Easily adjust your LCD TV to the best angle by manually swivelling your desktop stand.
Touch Panel Button
Located on the LCD TV the Touch Panel Buttons are designed to be elegant and functional as a feature. With the touch of a finger the Touch Panel Buttons activate and light up to confirm it is ready for use.  Channel, Volume, Menu and Input selection buttons are then able to be navigated.
Twitter App
Twitter is an online social networking service and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based posts of up to 140 characters, known as "tweets". Track, view and update your twitter feed while watching your favourite program on your TV.
USB
Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a serial bus standard to interface devices. It was originally designed for personal computers, but it has become commonplace on Consumer Electronic products such as handheld devices, memory devices, video game consoles, PDAs, and portable media players. A major component in the legacy-free PC, USB was devised to help retire all serial and parallel ports on personal computers since these were not standardized and required a multitude of device drivers to be developed and maintained.
Wireless Inside
Integrated Wi-Fi functionality built in makes getting connected to the internet fast. Simple and wire free. No need to worry about additional networking cables. You must have an existing internet connection and functioning wireless router to enable this feature.
YouTube App
YouTube is a video-sharing website on which users can upload, view and share videos. Video content posted on YouTube is predominately individually uploaded by nature with varying levels of picture quality
Adjustable Interior Shelves
Adjustable shelves allows you to configure your interior shelves in your refrigerator or freezer to suit your more specific needs.
Can Storage Holder
The can storage holder allows easy storage and quick access to most average sized beverage cans.
Easy Clean Door Seals
Door gasket seals are located on all four sides of Hisense brand freezer and refrigerator doors. To remove the gasket seals for cleaning or replacing, simply lift the lip of the gasket seal from the retainer strip until dislodged and then simply peel away. Please ensure when removing that the gasket seal does not get damaged if you plan to re-install after cleaning.
Flat Back Design
Flat back design appliances are space saving and provide a uniform cosmetic look. This convenient feature allows you to position your appliance closer to the wall.
Freezer Drawers
The plastic freezer drawers is a practical and convenient way to arrange food produce to be stored away.
Frost Free Technology
Frost Free technology (also called Auto-defrost or no-frost) applied in refrigerators or freezers incorporates technology to keep the freezer compartment of the appliance from ice build-up. Advantages in Frost Free models include: No need to manually defrost the ice buildup, food packaging is easier to see because it's clear of frost, most frozen foods don't stick together, and smells are limited, especially in total frost free appliances, since the air is constantly circulating.
High density foaming
High density foaming ensures a high degree of efficiency and is a key function in meeting Minimum Energy Performance standards.
Inner Liner
An inner liner is a thin plastic liner on the inside of a freezer model. This provides a better cosmetic finish and allows for easier cleaning of the inside unit.
Low Noise Design
From the initial stages of industrial design, Hisense refrigerators are designed to perform quietly, allowing you to enjoy a more peaceful living environment.
Multi Air Flow
Multi Air Flow designed products allow air circulation through multiple wind channels in the appliance. This further ensures that the refrigerated air reaches each shelf for efficient and uniform cooling.
Reversible Doors
A reversible door includes pre-fabricated notches on opposite sides of the door allowing for the door to be reversed without having to be flipped end-on-end.
Tempered Glass Shelves
Glass shelves are traditionally easier to clean due to their flat surface. The tempered glass allows for safe use in the home and lowers the risk of spillage.
Top Mount Refrigerator
Top Mount refrigerators provide convenient storage of food produce with easy access. With the Freezer compartment at eye-level, and the fresh food compartment underneath, this design allows for the maximum benefit for most sized kitchens.
Vegetable Crisper
A Vegetable Crisper is a seperate storage space for fruit and vegetables.
Wire Shelves
Wire shelves are used in some Refrigeration and Freezer models for those who want just want the basics.
24h Timer Function
With the ease of your remote controller you can set the time on your Air Conditioner to either switch on or off.
Auto Restart Function
In the event of a power failure your air conditioner automatically restores its previous settings.
Easy-Clean
The front panel and filters can be detached easily to allow easy cleaning.
Inverter Technology
An inverter model means that the compressor is powered by a variable speed drive or "inverter", which enables the compressor to run at a range of speeds from slow to fast, to match the output required. Most conventional compressors run at a constant speed and these types of units vary their capacity by switching on and off at different intervals. Inverters are a sophisticated piece of technology which improve the performance and energy efficiency of air conditioners under normal use.
Low Noise Design
From the first conceptual stages of industrial design to the finished product, Hisense Air Conditioners are developed and evaluated to meet the lowest noise levels.
Reverse Cycle (Cooling & Heating)
Reverse-cycle air conditioning models have the added benefit of heating, as well as cooling. This is useful may in climates that experience cool winters and hot summers. Reverse-cycle air conditioners are among the most economical forms of heating to use.
Sleep Mode
In-built sleep mode program adjusts the set temperature for maximum comfort and energy efficiency.
Smart Mode
By pressing the SMART button on your remote controller, the temperature and fan speed automatically adjust to deliver pre-set settings.
Soft Start
Designed to allow your Air Conditioner to draw less current on start-up providing economical and quiet compressor initialization.
Super Function
By pressing the SUPER button on your remote control, your unit delivers fast and efficient cool air for your comfort.

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