Samsung shows big ambition at CES

Alfred Osborne
January 14, 2018

Even better, the 8K QLED TV Samsung were using for the demo is actually expected to launch this year, though it's currently only confirmed for the United States and Korea for now. Samsung's new 8K QLED TV is set to rival LG's OLED line-up.

LG's 2018 OLEDs are also packing HLG, HDR10 and Dolby Vision varieties of HDR - and, uniquely for a TV manufacturer, Technicolor's Advanced HDR.

Ranking in at a world's first 88 inches television.

Flexible televisions are just one unusual screen technology on display at the Consumer Electronics Show, as several big TV makers use the Las Vegas event to gamble on what the future of home entertainment will look like.

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Hisense's Laser TV projector can produce a 140-inch display on a smaller budget, and will cost $US9,999 when it's released in America. Most recently, at IFA 2017, Samsung unveiled The Frame which lets an aesthetically conscious TV owner hide their TV in plain sight, disguising it as a painting or a piece of art. Arguably, the tiling scheme could be arranged by Samsung to match customers' specific requirements and the bezel-free "wall" could be combined with other units.

We covered this subject recently in a post on the future of QLED technology (essentially another name for the micro LED tech of "The Wall" TV) and discussed how it might advance enough to replace OLED or conventional LCD displays to become the dominant type of display for most near-future TVs.

The 146-inch TV and created to take up an entire wall with the latest technology making a flawless picture on the huge screen.

The reason Samsung showed off The Wall at CES was simply to show that it can. Samsung says that the same old technology won't work with 8K anymore, and that's where AI comes in. Massive screens with millions of blinking pixels, towering over visitors and often combined with a dozen others to form entire walls of digital images. In other words, aside from its ridiculous size, The Wall is as close to the flawless new TV as we've seen so far from any brand. Unsurprisingly called Roku Entertainment Assistant, the system will debut on a new soundbar by TCL called the Roku Smart Soundbar. If you can't find your remote, you'll be able to control your TV with a Google Home speaker instead. TCL says the Roku soundbar will begin shipping in late 2018. Pushing exclusive Prime Video content into the eyes of users from the moment they switch the TV on seemed like a great idea for Amazon, so maybe the Fire TV OS will arrive later in 2018.

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