10-bit signal processing
In contrast to conventional 8 or 9-bit circuits, Metz 10-bit resolution provides added bandwidth and signal quality. The excellent signal quality produces brilliantly sharp television pictures, which is invaluable for very dark film scenes.
24p refers to the most common format for cinema films where film material is shown at 24 frames per second. Many Blu-ray discs use the 24p format. In order to be able to display this on television screens, the signal has to be converted (via pulldown process) which gives rise to undesirable side effects in terms of movement in the image. This is not necessary in any Metz televisions, as Metz 24p image processing can be shown directly via HDMI, without conversion.
Metz 100 Hertz technology doubles the frame rate of an LCD TV, which prevents streaking effects and ensures that full image sharpness is maintained even during motion sequences. Combined with dynamic motion compensation (DMC) (see mecavision HD+), which adds algorithmically calculated intermediate images, it achieves optimised motion display with even greater fluency.
200 Hertz technology
By combining the tried-and-tested technology of dynamic motion compensation with LED backlight technology, Metz is able to achieve a new level of motion optimisation. On the one hand, the DMC chip calculates additional motion sequences. On the other, the LED backlight is switched among four different lighting zones. Known as scanning backlighting, this feature considerably improves the viewer’s perception of motion sequences.
The intelligent anti-aliasing process developed by Metz recognises staircasing effects in diagonally running edges and lines. These are smoothed out using a special interpolation technique.
The audio return channel (ARC) permits direct transmission of audio signals from a TV transmitter to an external audio system connected via HDMI, thus reducing the amount of cabling required.
Audio class-D amplifier
A basic feature of all Metz LCD TVs, the integrated class-D amplifier boasts a compact design and optimum effectiveness with exceptional audio performance.
Automatic aspect ratio recognition
Allows the picture to be shown in its correct format, filling the screen and yet fitting as many elements as possible into the frame – for both TV broadcasts and external image sources.
Automatic station search
Auto-store function with country-specific sorting function - can beactivated via the remote control menu.
Picture-in-picture function for external sources (only functions with digital sources on some models). Permits monitoring of video or DVD recorder, for example.
Bass reflex System
An enclosed speaker with bass reflex channel ensures enhanced sound quality with more true-to-life bass and low frequency reproduction.
Centre channel speaker function
Special feature: with Metz LCD TV sets, the integrated high-quality speaker systems can be used as centre speakers. An elegant solution for every home cinema system.
Each individual TV channel and each external signal source can be assigned separate values for colour intensity, volume, contrast or sharpness.
The common interface has been further developed. It is used to decrypt received DVB data that has been encrypted in accordance with the CI+ process. The CI+ module is the interface between the encrypted data and the smartcard that contains the customer-specific access data. All current CI+ enabled Metz televisions are HD+ compatible.
Cinch audio output
Analogue audio output. Important if you want to connect the TV to a stereo sound system.
Separates analogue colour and brightness signals – in order to achieve purer, more differentiated colours.
3D comb filter
An optimised version of the conventional comb filter.
Colour Transient Improvement/Luminance Transient Improvement – for the reproduction of clear contour edges which are lost during transmission of the television picture.
Digital NICAM sound
Types of audio reception, e.g. for Spain and Scandinavia.
Multichannel sound system from Dolby Laboratories Inc., which is broadcast by licensed TV stations, received by Metz TV sets and can be played on home cinema systems or AV receivers via the optical audio output or the audio return channel (ARC) via HDMI. (see “ARC”)
Dolby Digital Plus
Further development of the Dolby Digital sound system with improved transmission efficiency and enhanced reproduction quality due to a higher number of possible audio channels and increased data rates. This is not yet used in radio transmission in Germany, but has already established itself as the audio standard for terrestrial HDTV transmission in several European countries.
Integrated receiver, supports all reception paths (analogue, DVB-C/-T/-S2) and is also HDTV-capable via digital cable (DVB-C) and digital satellite (DVB-S2). (see “2 × DVB-C/T/S2 module”)
2 × DVB-C/-T/-S2 module
Integrated or retrofittable receiver, supports all reception paths (analogue, DVB-C/-T/-S2) in dual mode, thus permitting simultaneous use of two different channels, for example for recording one programme while watching another programme on a different TV station at the same time. (see “DVB-C/-T/-S2 module”)
Digital and analogue interface with HDCP copy-protection and automatic format recognition for connection to PCs, DVD players and recorders to enable high-quality playback of digital and analogue image data. Optimum display of HDTV formats and resolutions such as 1920 × 1080 or 1280 × 720. Can also be used as HDMI input with optional adapter.
Dynamic motion compensation (DMC)
A key component of mecavisionHD+ image technology: Using sophisticated processors and complex algorithms (vector-based deinterlacing), it prevents jerky images from spoiling your viewing pleasure when watching moving pictures. The process optimises the rendering of images and is designed to make the motion sequences even more fluid. This is perfected with equipment incorporating Metz mecavisionHD+ technology. In this case the process even works with high-definition signals (HD).
Dynamic image clarity optimisation (horizontal and vertical)
Accentuates image clarity for an especially clear television picture.
Dynamic noise reduction
Special filter to prevent picture interference caused by signal noise from the broadcaster of the DVD.
Electronic Programme Guide = electronic TV guide for digital channels, based on data provided by TV broadcasters. EPG allows you to see and restructure the TV schedule in advance. Furthermore, you can let the system remind you of specific programmes (by pressing the OK button on the remote control) or very easily pre-schedule specific recordings by pressing the red button.
Euro AV sockets
Another term for SCART sockets. Universal analogue interface, allowing you to connect video recorders, DVD players and high-quality RGB signal sources.
Screen resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, especially suitable for HDTV viewing.
Allows greater detail when displaying dark picture areas.
Hard disk recorder (PVR)
Integrated or retrofittable internal hard disk memory with a storage capacity of 500 / 750 GB, with advantages over USB recording solutions. For example, with sets incorporating 2 DVB-C/T/S2 modules, one programme can be viewed while another is being recorded at the same time. Offers digital recording in HDTV quality (up to 100 / 150 hours) or in conventional SDTV quality (up to 500 / 750 hours). (see “2 × DVB-C/T/S2 module”, “USB recording”)
Hybrid Broadband Broadcast TV makes it possible to retrieve additional content offerings from TV broadcasters via an Internet connection on the television provided in addition to the TV connection.
HDMI interface with HDCP copy protection. Digital interface with automatic format recognition, which can be connected to a DVD player or recorder (for example) for top-quality playback of digital data. Optimum method of displaying HDTV formats with resolutions of 1920 x 1080 or 1280 x 720, for example, including digital audio signals.
The receiver for HDTV is already integrated in the television set. HD capability makes the TV picture up to five times sharper and the details significantly clearer than with standard television.
Individually adjustable picture and sound settings
(See “Channel-specific correction”)
Special button on the Metz remote control, which brings up the on-screen menu for help and support when operating the TV. An extensive keyword index solves almost every problem and is an onscreen version of the printed user manual.
Internet radio (also known as web radio) allows a television connected to the Internet via a home network to access an enormous number of radio stations and services.
In-plane switching screen technology: for faithful colour display even when the screen is viewed from an angle
Local Area Network connection for connecting network-capable devices for the purpose of data exchange and connecting the TV set to the Internet. (see “Metz Media System”)
LCD (Liquid crystal display)
A panel based on liquid crystals. Two electrodes control a liquid crystal layer which is sealed between two glass panels. As soon as a current is applied, the crystals align themselves. Together with two large polarising filters and miniature colour filters applied to the glass, the crystals form a type of light valve with which the brightness of individual pixels and their colours (red, green, blue) can be controlled.
In LED LCD televisions, light-emitting diodes provide the necessary illumination of the screen. This advanced technology is more energy-efficient than the conventional cold cathode fluorescent lamp (CCFL) systems and also has advantages in displaying contrasts and colours. (see “Edge LED”, “Local dimming”)
Widely used method of screen illumination: Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) arranged at the edge of the screen illuminate it with the aid of a light distribution system. Typical features of this are even, bright illumination and high energy efficiency. (see “LED technology”, “Local dimming”)
Several lighting zones on the screen can be automatically dimmed (depending on screen content) for significantly improved contrast levels and optimised energy efficiency (see also “LED technology”, “Edge LED”).
LUX automatic contrast
Recognises changes in ambient light and automatically adapts the picture brightness by means of the automatic backlight control.
An application for smartphones and tablet computers which allows the control and playback of extensive multimedia archives. Furthermore, it also incorporates a wide range of remote control functions.
A collective term for a whole range of picture optimisation features. See also CTI/LTI, dynamic image clarity optimisation, dynamic noise reduction and IPS technology.
Metz innovation in the fi eld of picture optimisation: mecavisionHD+ now makes use of dynamic motion compensation, even when viewing high-resolution signals. This technology enables extremely smooth motion sequences even from the most advanced HDTV sources.
Optimal sound is guaranteed with two high-performance speakers in devices incorporated with mecaSound+ technology, digital signal technology developed by Metz and high-performance audio output (see also “Speakers”).
In addition to the above-mentioned characteristics of mecaSound+ audio technology, it also makes use of a total of 4 high-performance speakers – with or without bass reflex housing and operated by up to 4 audio outputs, depending on the model (see also “mecaSound+”, “Bass reflex system”, “Speakers”).
A term used to describe an archive of multimedia files. This refers specifically to the online archives supplied by television broadcasters via the HbbTV platform. Such content, e.g. recently broadcast programmes, can be searched for and played back on the TV.
Metz Media System
Supports playback of a wide variety of multimedia data files (video, music and photos) via network and USB. Also supports HbbTV which makes it possible to use additional context-related content provided by TV stations using this platform, such as media libraries. (see “HbbTV”, “USB interface”, “LAN interface”, “Media library”)
Technical component that can read and display compressed digital data.
Ability to receive different broadcasting standards (PAL, SECAM and NTSC).
For fast silencing of the sound.
OLED plain text display
Graphics-capable, easy-to-read display capable of showing long channel names and the time.
Screen menu (on-screen display) with pixel-perfect and extremely sharp display of all menu content and teletext
Optimum motion display resulting from a reduced response time of liquid crystals.
Enables a natural-looking, format-filling adaptation of 4:3 broadcasts to the 16:9 format. The picture can gradually be magnified in five stages, whilst still retaining its natural look.
Depending on the model, a connection is possible via either a VGA or DVI-I interface or an HDMI-DVI adapter.
Picture-in-picture function – allows an additional channel or signal source to be displayed within the main television picture.
Plain text display
Display of the complete channel name or the time.
Plug and play
For convenient connection of external devices to the DVI-I and HDMI interfaces.
High-quality analogue signal that many Metz TVs output via the Euro AV (SCART) socket.
Signal concept (fully digital)
Thanks to the integration of digital interfaces (HDMI and DVI-I), Metz LCD TVs are able to maintain and process digital signals in their original quality – with no conversion required.
Digital interface for exceptional audio quality. Optical digital output: the TV sound can be enjoyed through a surround sound system. Optical digital input: This input on a Metz TV allows multichannel sound form a DVD player, for example, to be passed (= looped) through the television to the surround sound system.
The drivers responsible for the high frequencies are housed in such a way that the sound can be optimally emitted (direct emission). Broadband systems (mecaSound+) provide outstanding sound reproduction in the high and mid-frequency ranges and very good overall performance. Depending on their specifi cation, Metz TVs have up to 4 high-performance speakers. A 2-way speaker system (mecaSoundpro) of this kind provides for more output and enhanced bass reproduction. Depending on the model, a bass reflex system further enhances bass reproduction (see mecaSound+, mecaSoundpro, bass reflex system).
T+A home cinema system
By bringing together Metz TV expertise and high-end audio components from T+A (the renowned electroacoustics specialists from Herford, Germany), every home cinema enthusiast can have a system that leaves nothing to be desired. All components can be operated with the T+A remote control. The smart interface automatically makes many adjustments in order to optimise playback of films and music.
Allows the user to pause a live programme and continue viewing later from exactly the same place. Replaying and skipping of passages is also possible. In addition, with TV sets that have 2 DVB-C/-T/-S2 modules, while one channel is on hold (paused), another channel can be watched. With this function it is possible to have deferred viewing of up to 300 minutes in standard quality and up to 120 minutes in HD quality. (see “2 × DVB-C/T/S2 module”)
Top teletext Level 2.5
More advanced teletext with improved picture display, optimum readability and a great deal of additional information. This has only been made possible with a special character set precisely matched to the panel resolution ensuring sharp, pixel-perfect display
Tri-star operating concept
This innovative user menu earned itself the Plus X award. Three levels of complexity to choose from, depending on the user’s degree of technical interest. Individualists and the technically adept, for example, can assign custom values, such as brightness, volume, contrast and image sharpness, to any individual TV channel and any external signal source. Beginners are able to feel less intimidated by reducing the choice of operations right down to the very basics.
Recording feature for copying a TV programme directly to an external storage medium or data carrier. However, the internal recording solution (hard disk recorder) offers significantly more options and maximum convenience. (see “Hard disk recorder”, “USB interface”)
With reference to catalogue 3/2012, page 12
“Devices without an integrated hard disk recorder (PVR) must be activated, see www.metz.de or ask your specialist dealer.”
An integrated connection which allows recordings, for example, to be transferred from the integrated hard disk (PVR) to an external USB data medium. This makes it possible to connect an external USB hard drive for recording TV programmes (USB recording). In addition, multimedia files from a USB medium can be reproduced on the television using the Metz Media System. (see: “Hard disk recorder”, “USB recording”, “Metz Media System”)
Analogue PC interface.
Facilitates pixel-perfect display of signal sources up to a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080. See also full HD.
High-quality component input for the transfer of picture signals from external picture sources.
Allows format-filling adaptation of "letterbox" broadcasts for display in the 16:9 aspect ratio. The picture can be gradually enlarged in five stages.
* Depending on signal source