"Micro " LED is kind of a misleading name, because this new TV technology from Samsung can create truly huge screens. Samsung aims to bring "The Wall" to market during 2018. Now LG Electronics once again took the next developmental step to this quintessential living room appliance with a new 65-inch 4K OLED screen that can be rolled up like a newspaper.
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. Well, first and foremost, there's something called Modular microLED.
The Chinese vendor displayed a series of 4K premium TVs during the trade show, but what notable was its prototype product showcased under the name "Frame TV". The AI will apparently learn over time and improve its upscaling ability the more it is used, which makes us hope that one day, while watching a grainy old film, the TV will suddenly know what to do and - bam - it will kick into 8K.
Lastly, the new QLED TV categorizes elements of picture quality (black/blooming/brightness) in input sources by scene to produce pictures with richer and more detailed contrast.
While voice assistants may not be as flashy as a TV the size of a wall, they are a useful feature for consumers, according to Forrester's Nail.
It's the first consumer TV to use MicroLED, rather than the more conventional LED, plasma or OLED technologies.
The proprietary LG OLED technology is designed to deliver perfect blacks thanks to its ability to turn each pixel on or completely off
Samsung led big with its presentation at CES 2018, introducing the intimidatingly named The Wall, a massive 146 inch television sporting a list of new technologies.
The Wall offers a very interesting glimpse into the future of TV tech. Now, if you're wondering where will Samsung find 8K content to play on the Q9S, this is where the AI component comes into the picture. Separately, Samsung is intent on trying to persuade people to engage with Bixby, its digital assistant which is already incorporated in its smartphones and is now added to its smart TV lineup.
Switching to sound for a moment, and as expected CES had a lot to say about Dolby Atmos.
Roku is getting back into the speaker game with its new AI and answer to Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
You see, the Korean giant has been focusing its efforts on setting itself apart from its rivals with a number of unusual TV sets.
It was a move to stop Roku's own TV operating system from monopolizing the budget and mid-range market, but at CES 2018 it was nowhere to be seen.