This post was last updated on September 10th, 2020 at 11:23 am
Nowadays, televisions on the market are basically smart TVs. When buying a smart TV, everyone must read the configuration parameters of the TV, especially the memory. The memory is divided into storage and ram storage. The ram storage is related to the flow of the TV operation. While the memory storage is used to install software and store files. Therefore, when shopping for your next TV, check to see if the smart TV memory is “GB” or “Gb”
The unit of memory is in GB as the unit on computers and mobile phones. For example, the memory of a mobile phone is 8+128, that is, the mobile phone’s storage(RAM) is 8GB, and the storage is 128GB.
Unfortunately, in the TV field, some brands use GB as the unit, and some brands use Gb as the unit.
Why do You Need to Check and See if the Smart TV Memory is GB or Gb?
At this time, someone will ask, is GB different from Gb? Isn’t it just the difference between uppercase and lowercase?
Surprisingly, this is really different. B is the abbreviation of Byte in the computer, which is generally called byte. , And b is the abbreviation of bit in the computer, that is, a bit in general. Therefore, 1Byte=8bit, that is, 1GB=8Gb. In other words, 1 Gigabyte is 8x more than 1 Gigabit.
Henceforth, when you buy a smart TV, you have to keep your eyes open to see if the TV’s memory is in GB or Gb as the unit. Promoters who sells home appliances may try to hide this information. What they usually tell the consumers is the performance and functions of the smart TV as a whole.
Some will advertise TV memory as 16G/16Gb instead of 16GB. In fact, the real memory is this case is only 2GB. Talking of which the operating system takes up more than half of the space. This leaves the available space of a few hundred megabytes. Sadly, with this small space, it is difficult to install any software. For an example of a TV using Gb as a unit, see the picture below:
We can see that this TV is used in Gb. The memory has 16Gb, which seems to be very large. In fact, it is 2G of memory. The system occupies more than half, and the user can only use the remaining 200MB.
Why is GB Better Than Gb Memory Unit for Smart TV?
Just by installing three applications, you can be left with 170MB of available space. Technically, the available space of this magnitude cannot be used normally to watch TV.
This is because Software running requires space, and the cache will be generated during use, and this little space is simply never going to be enough. When using a smart TV that is running out of memory, the tv interface will freeze and the remote control will wait for a long time to respond to input from the user.
If you are facing all of these problems on supposedly smart tv, wouldn’t it be better to buy traditional TV and add an IPTV/Media box to add some smart features on it? Below is an example of anther smart TV. This time, this one has a good memory space in “GB”, not “Gb”.
Here we can see that the unit of memory usage of the box is GB, a total of 7.46GB, the system occupies 2.25GB, and there are more than 5 gigabytes of space left for users.
I have installed 9 games and software here, and there is still 2.9 G of space. This kind of box is very comfortable for watching TV.
Therefore, when you buy a smart TV, you must see whether the TV memory unit uses GB or Gb, and don’t be tricked by advertising gimmicks played by manufacturers. I prefer going for top brands of any electrical appliances to be honest.
After all, there is no point buying an underpowered smart TV that will give you nothing but frustration instead of enjoyment. If you already have one, I will advise you never to use any smart features integrated into the TV. Instead, get yourself a very good android media box and enjoy your smart features and apps via the TV box.