How to equip yourself as an informed viewer!

The ultimate on the market: OLED and Neo QLED televisions offered at around 11,000 DH and 15,000 respectively for 55-inch screens. The input lag and the response time of televisions, two criteria to take into account to enhance the visual experience of viewers.

It’s not just fans planning to travel to Qatar who prepare the logistics. Those who will follow the World Cup at home also have their own. And the cornerstone of this “intramural” logistics is, without a doubt, the television and the panoply of its gadgets.
And for an exceptional event, exceptional television. To equip yourself and be sure not to miss anything of this high mass of international football, the task is not easy and consumers are literally spoiled for choice.
With the approach of November 20, the date of the start of the world football competition, the major household appliance brands are pulling out all the stops to offer an offer adapted to the needs, tastes and budgets of customers. An overview of the various operators on the market leads to the conclusion that the offer is varied and abundant, with prices for all budgets. The majority of brands have concocted Special World Cup offers where, depending on the brand, there are around twenty to fifty image and sound items (which go with television) with prices studied and reviewed especially for this event. .

The offer is varied

LED televisions, which represent a large share of the market, remain popular with consumers. That said, with the rampant development of R&D by major global manufacturers, this image technology is becoming, by abuse of language, among the basics of the market. This largely justifies the drop in prices recorded this year. This technology is based on nano crystals (metal alloy) called Quantum Dots (quantum dots). In contact with light, they emit a different color depending on their size. On the market, the entry level, especially at Samsung (43′ inch Qled series 7) is offered at 4500 DH, the 53′ is at 5800 DH, the 55′ at 6000 DH and the 58 inch is sold around 7200 DH. All of these variants offer internet connection (wifi or network cable), integrated receiver, DTT and ultra HD image quality.
More advanced, and guaranteeing a neater design and better image quality, Neo QLED technology is currently the ultimate at Samsung with very high hertz and even processing speed for gaming and internet browsing. Experts equate, in essence, the sensitivity of televisions based on Neo QLED technology and the speed of their processing to those of a smartphone.
In addition, there is also an offer of OLED televisions (widely offered by the manufacturer LG) with indisputable image quality and offering one of the best visual experiences currently on the market. On the price side, 55′ LG OLED televisions are marketed at 11,000 DH, while you will have to pay 9,000 DH more to equip yourself with a larger 10-inch (65′) LG OLED screen.
For some advisors surveyed, OLED technology is better than QLED because the pixels are separated. That said, the lighting of the room where you will put the TV is also to be taken into account. Indeed, this technology is suitable for poorly lit places. Note that the advanced QLED, Neo QLED and OLED technologies incorporate correctors that process the image in HD and deliver high definition to the viewer even if the source content is not recorded using HD.

A technology combining QLED and OLED

According to specialists, two criteria should be considered before making a choice, given their role in delivering a high-quality visual experience, especially in football matches: input lag and response time. These two notions are often confused, even though they are two very different things.
On the one hand, the input lag designates the time difference between the moment when a source sends a signal to the TV, and the moment when the latter displays it. Absent from the old CRT screens, the display delay is due to the video processing housed by our new flat screens. Some televisions have hyper-reactive electronics, which make it possible to achieve very efficient input lag values, sometimes less than 18 ms.
The benefits for viewers of football matches are obvious. In general, the timing is tight, especially for hotly contested matches. Display lag can be disastrous! For example, for a penalty, or a game action in the surface. The vast majority of advisors say input lag can dramatically change the viewing experience.
Also, the response time is a very decisive criterion in the visual experience of matches. It represents the time it takes for a screen to change from one image to another (time it takes a pixel to change color). In other words, it is the “responsiveness” of television. The latter is measured in milliseconds, and can result in blurring effects on the display when it has a very low value. Indeed, very roughly, the images are not erased quickly enough, and tend to overlap. Hence the blurring effect, and the noticeable loss of sharpness. Suffice to say, it can ruin the viewer’s experience. Advisors from household appliance brands therefore recommend trying to reconcile the best input lag values, with the best response times, while keeping in mind the use you will make of your television (football matches, games, movies, etc.). On these two criteria, it is claimed that OLED technology takes the advantage over LCD.
Alongside the television offer, gadgets that revolve around the world of image and sound (receivers, sound bars, etc.) are also seeing their offer expand to match all needs, tastes and budgets. Finally, it is important to highlight the upcoming arrival of a technology that combines QLED (quantum dot filters improving colorimetry) and OLED (organic diode TV) and which promises to reshuffle the cards on the image by combining the best of these two worlds. But Moroccan viewers will surely have to wait for the 2026 World Cup to watch the matches on the new Q-OLED screens.