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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.
100Hz Smooth Motion
100Hz 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 Australia, the video standard is a 50-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 100Hz feature is perfect for sports lovers as images appear more fluid, smooth and clear.
200Hz Smooth Motion
200Hz 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 100Hz technology further clarifying moving images. In Australia the video standard is a 50-Hertz broadcast signal, therefore by interpolating extra frames between every pair of frames in the signal the display (for 200Hz enhanced models) will run at 200Hz reducing motion blur. The 200Hz feature is perfect for sports and action movies fans as images appear more fluid, smooth and clear.
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 (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 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 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 however does affect energy consumption.
CCFL backlight technology
Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamps (CCFL) are gas discharge lamps similar to those used for domestic illumination and are used as the main backlight technology source for traditional LCD TV's.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Facebook App
Connect to or create a Facebook account and connect with your friends on your TV at a click of a button.
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.
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.
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 Hiview Engine
Hisense Hiview Engine uses a high definition video processor that reproduces images with impressive depth, vibrant colours with true-to-life tones, and high-definition images with amazing clarity.
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.
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.
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 backlight technology
LED backlit technology provides various additional benefits including higher color, contrast, clarity, and color temperature and most importantly superior picture quality for use in any lighting condition in your home, office or commercial environment.
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.
MCU Energy Saving Module
Hisense developed Energy Saving module allows Hisense TV's in standby mode to reach energy consumption rates below 1W.
MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link)
Multi-Screen to your hearts content! Connect an MHL enabled smartphone, tablet or other MHL enabled device with an MHL cable, and display videos, pictures and apps from your mobile device. right now. *To purchase an MHL cable please contact Hisense Customer Support 7 days per week (1800 447 367)
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.
Record LIVE TV via USB
Recording Live Free To Air programs from your EPG (Electronic Program Guide) and Recording from Standby mode are two incredibly useful features available in certain Hisense models.
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 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 Backlight Technology
Smart backlighting technology divides the backlighting into192 zones, allowing each zone to be controlled individually according to the picture (signal source) received to determine the brightness. This technology provides more accurate control of backlighting energy used based on the picture (signal source) received, increases picture quality and reduces energy consumption due to its increased accuracy in backlight control.
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.
Ultra Dynamic Contrast
Uncover hidden colours and details with Hisense TVs. Ultra Dynamic Contrast allows you to obtain a high contrast ratio of 3,000,000:1, giving you "blacker" blacks and brighter colours.
USB Media Player
Hisense USB Media Player function allows you to enjoy not only photos or music, but also HD movie files directly in your TV. You can easily share media files stored in other devices by plugging it into the USB port and acessing the files via the DMP (Digital Media Player ) from the Hisense TV menu.
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 Spill-proof Shelves
Fully adjustable glass shelving is structured so that when a beverage is spilt on the shelf, it will not spill to food stored on other shelves.
Door Open Alarm
To protect food and energy waste in the refrigerator and in the freezer, an alarm sounds if the door is left open for more than 15 seconds.
Easy Cleaning
The easily removable door seals can effectively isolate external heat, and is also easy to maintain and clean.
Electronic Temperature Control
Maintains a constant temperature to keep food fresh, preventing temperature fluctuation and nutrition loss. It provides better use of energy due to the accuracy of temperature control when compared to standard mechanical or manual controls. Depending on models the Electronic Temperature Control also allows Temperature settings for Refrigerator and Freezer sections be set independent of each other.
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.
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.
Holiday Power Save Function
With this mode selected the refrigerator compartment will automatically be set to 15 ℃, and the freezer will remain at Freezing temperatures letting you enjoy your holiday with out worrying about your refrigerator energy consumption.
Large Freezer Storage
Hisense’s large freezer sections and drawers provides ample storage. The seamless integrated mold design keeps spills contained.
LED Light
Providing bright, energy efficient lighting LED lighting is environment-friendly and more functional when compared to traditional light bulbs.
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.
Moisture Fresh Crisper
Adjust your crisper storage compartment humidity level to suit the type of food you are storing.
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.
Safety Glass Shelves
Safety Glass is provides a higher weight load capacity and is not easily broken in normal domestic use. It is four times stronger than regular glass. In the event the glass should break the Safety Glass is designed crumble into small granular chunks to avoid cuts making it a much safer alternative.
Super Cool Function
The Super Cool function rapidly lowers the temperature in the refrigerator ensuring your food is cooled quickly. It is particularly useful when cooling large amounts of food.
Super Freeze Function
The Super Freeze function rapidly lowers the temperature in the freezer to ensure your food is frozen quickly. It is particularly useful when freezing large amounts of food.
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.
Twist Ice Maker
The Rotary Ice-Maker conveniently delivers ice into the ice collector with a simple turn of the wrist.
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.
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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