QLED TV and OLED TV Continue to Compete in CES

Doris Richards
January 14, 2018

A big draw is that it's modular, which means users can customize the size and shape of the screen by adding or removing sections of it.

Samsung have not yet confirmed whether the concept set will enter the consumer market. The Samsung Q9S is a pretty large QLED TV by itself, even if it can't compare to the aforementioned The Wall, but it makes up for that by rendering content in all its 8K glory.

The Consumer Technology Association, which backs the CES, revealed that sales of smart speakers are expected to almost double in 2018, to 43.6 million units in 2018, worth a whopping $3.8 billion. As the world's first consumer modular MicroLED television, "The Wall" represents another breakthrough.

"Screens should not be limited by size or space". In this age of AI and machine learning, the company has just made one of its TVs a whole lot smarter, if the company is to be believed. While LG has yet to release more details to its TV it did reveal that the key to its roll-up design is the fact that it doesn't need backlight to run. 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.

It's the first consumer TV to use MicroLED, rather than the more conventional LED, plasma or OLED technologies.

Samsung has debuted a 146-inch TV at CES that the company calls The Wall, which also sports modular MicroLED technology.

LG OLED
The proprietary LG OLED technology is designed to deliver perfect blacks thanks to its ability to turn each pixel on or completely off

Photos of The Wall at CES are posted below. The first incredible model has a screen that literally rolls up into the TV's base when switched off. Well now it's time for 8K, according to Samsung, which says it will begin selling such a television before the end of this year.

Samsung's Bixby AI assistant had a touch launch in 2017, but for 2018 it will get the chance to shine. The sound bars cost $899 and $599 respectively and we can't wait to try them out for ourselves. Voice can also be used to search and explore Roku's entertainment selection.

So with all this on the horizon, should you hold back on buying a 4K TV right now? TCL says the Roku soundbar will begin shipping in late 2018.

And finally.something that wasn't at CES, but perhaps should have been. 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.

Reading between the lines, however, we would expect the tech to trickle into the market at more home-friendly sizes come 2019.


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