Checking out Samsung's MicroLED and 8K QLED TVs

Doris Richards
January 13, 2018

Expect a hefty price tag.Samsung's "The Wall" is a giant 146-inch TV. -Panasonic/AFP Relaxnews picLAS VEGAS, Jan 13 - With spectacular designs, bigger screens, richer colours and sharper image quality, TVs once again took centre stage at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, notably driven by innovation from LG and Samsung.

It's that time of the year: This week is the Consumer Electronics Show, the biggest tech expo in the U.S. nearly two hundred thousand people have descended on a surprisingly rainy Las Vegas for the show, among them Geared Up co-host Andru Edwards. The AI was also found in LG's refrigerator, so many computers and even headphones, watches. But I was interested to see a couple of vendors, such as Stream TV and Changhong (working with technology from MirraViz), pushing glasses-free 3DTVs.

Samsung won the sheer size game with its 146-inch Wall, a TV capable of reaching such massive scale thanks to its use to MicroLED technology instead of LCD or OLED. In fact, the manufacturer called it a "world's first" during its unveiling at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Last Vegas. The panel is made up of millions of micro-sized chips that emit light individually.

"Micro" LED is kind of a misleading name, because this new TV technology from Samsung can create truly very big screens.

It not uncommon for people to describe a rather large TV set as a wall.

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Pricing for the TV has not yet been announced. LG's AI OLED TVs will also have Google Assistant so users can control them with voice commands. It looks like a 65-inch TV, but it's really a 65-inch gaming monitor with G-Sync.

Samsung revealed a television concept they're calling "The Wall".

"Consumers are telling us it is hard and confusing to try to find what they want to watch", he said.

The QLED TV will feature twice the resolution of current top model televisions, and Samsung Australia television product manager Hass Mahdi said the screen would use artificial intelligence to automatically upscale shows to appear in crisp 8K resolution. 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.


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