Samsung Unveil 146-inch Modular 4K TV in Las Vegas


Samsung Unveil 146-inch Modular 4K TV in Las Vegas

I'll talk about what's going on with the two most popular conventional TV technologies-LCDs (including most of what is marketed as LED sets) and normal OLEDs-in my next post, but in this post I'll discuss some of the more interesting alternative display technologies I saw at the show.

The MicroLED technology uses Gallium Nitride and an array of millions of tiny LEDs to make the image.

Few of the new TVs will cost as much as Samsung's 146-inch, modular, Micro LED television, dubbed The Wall, however, but the company also revealed it would also launch an 85-inch 8K television in Australia later this year. For starters, the underlying display technology is a vastly different from what you'd get at Best Buy. Samsung hasn't announced if there will be any other sizes available, but it hasn't dropped the possibility, either.

Demonstrated at CES, the "Wall" as the company calls it is made up of tiles of microLEDs seamlessly jointed together and is described as a modular product. 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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The TV features a 146-inch display that uses self-emitting MicroLED technology, which Samsung said delivers high definition visuals without restrictions to size, resolution, or form. Most impressively, it showed a 150-inch version, though that is not yet slated for commercial availability. 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.

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.

Almost all of the big vendors have moved away from 3D TVs, as the technology just didn't gain market acceptance. It also showcases some of the latest and most advanced TV display technology Samsung has ever presented to the wider world.

While we'd love to tell you more - what type of panel the TV uses, its peak brightness or any other detail beyond its AI upscaling capabilities - but we can't.