Rollable, scalable, projected or ultra-sharp. During the CES tech fair 2018, these special new TVs were announced.
LG’s retractable OLED TV
LG has been showing CES for years how flexible OLED screens are by rolling them up. So far a trick, but this week we finally saw what you got. LG showed a rollable 65 inch 4K TV at the fair in Las Vegas. It pulls itself out and rolls back into the soundbar it is stuck in. Smart: if you do not watch TV, there is no TV in your room. For example, the retractable screen has finally found a real function, but for the time being the LG model remains a prototype. A planned sales date is not there yet.
Hisense Laser TV
The Chinese Hisense presented a 150-inch version of its Laser TV during CES 2018. That home cinema system is the middle between a TV and a projector. The projection screen looks like a TV and hangs on the wall, underneath there is a kind of soundbar that includes the projector. It comes 2.1 speaker system from Harman Kardon. The projector provides 4K HDR image. Last year, Hisense already came with a 100-inch version for $ 10,000. The new 150-inch model is just as expensive.
Samsung 8K TV with AI
Just as 4K TVs are becoming affordable, manufacturers are already looking at 8K. But there is hardly any 4K offer yet, let alone 8K. There Samsung has something on it. The company presented an 85 inch 8K QLED TV during CES that can scale up all types of video to 8K. SD, full HD, 4K: artificial intelligence scans the images and intelligently polishes them. Previously, you already had image enhancement, but now the system actually knows what it looks at, with better results according to Samsung.
Nvidia’s big and fast game TV’s
During CES 2018, video card maker Nvidia presented a new, self-invented category of TVs: the Big Format Gaming Displays(BFGDs). They are game monitors that are washed out. Normally they are between 25 and 35 inches in size, these new BFGDs are all 65 inches in size. The 4K HDR TVs offer especially for gamers the possibility to display images at the refresh rate 120Hz, and with support for Nvidia G-Sync. Together with the fastest video cards from Nvidia, you play smoother than ever on such a big screen on those TVs. The TVs are made together with Nvidia by Acer, Asus, and HP. Launch dates and prizes will be announced later this year.
Samsung The Wall With MicroLED
Samsung announced the future of its TVs: MicroLED. A technique that looks like OLED, with millions of pixels that emit their own color and light. The result: full colors, deep blacks and high contrast, brighter than OLED and without the risk of burn-in. Moreover, the technology of Samsung is modular: according to the company, you can build TVs from all the small pieces of screen, to get exactly the screen you want. Samsung will tell you more about this in March.