All told, Samsung sells a billion devices a year and has quietly made a startling 90 per cent of them networkable. A few inches of the display can be left up to show information like the weather or headlines.
With spectacular designs, bigger screens, richer colors and sharper image quality, TVs once again took center stage at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, notably driven by innovation from LG and Samsung.
LG Display has revealed its latest innovation in OLED tech.
MicroLED is a self-emitting technology. The technology actually uses many different LED modules stacked together, but it's borderless so you don't see seams between the different modules. The Wall is possibly the first large television from this or any brand to, supposedly, come equipped with a technology called modular Micro LED, in which LEDs on the display can be lit up individually with colors appearing more vibrant than ever before and with flawless infinite contrast due to a complete lack of backlight technology. The Wall claims to produce 2,000 nits of brightness and this technology, even though it is still emerging is more longlasting than its closest competitor, the OLED. It's very similar to the technology used in scoreboards and jumbo screens, but scaled for home use. Samsung says it will be commercially available this year.
The proprietary LG OLED technology is designed to deliver perfect blacks thanks to its ability to turn each pixel on or completely off
It was particularly focused in the presentation by Dinesh Paliwal, president and CEO of Harman, a company once in the business of audio for the home and the auto, but acquired in November 2016 by Samsung and refocused on the many challenges of self-driving vehicles.
These are "short-throw" projectors, meaning they are created to be set up on the floor a short distance away from where the image will be projected. The first incredible model has a screen that literally rolls up into the TV's base when switched off.
When can I get a MicroLED TV? . Stream TV had a 65-inch 4K version (that it said features 8 million pixels), which should be shipping from partners later this year, and announced a partnership with Chinese panel maker BOE to build 8K sets.
The technology underlying The Wall is quite interesting. We were told as the 2017 year ended, by none other than IHS Markit, that OELD TVs had shipped 133% ahead of last year's figures - not much of a leap really, from an already low figure.
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