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09 January 2018, 12:41 | Harold Aguilar
CES 2018: Samsung's 146-inch 'The Wall' modular MicroLED TV announced
Adapted from Samsung's Cinema Screen technology, which is now used in projector-free movie theaters in South Korea, Samsung is bringing the microLED technology to the consumer market for the first time. MicroLEDs are a lot smaller than regular LEDs, and they serve as their own source of light. This year, however, Samsung has incorporated some impressive technology that allows the TV to exhibit OLED-like black levels and off-angle viewing, coupled with the punchy HDR performance best achieved by powerful LED backlights. This says Samsung will set the standard for future screen technology. "Instead, they should be able to blend into any home", said Jonghee Han, President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. The company on Monday unveiled a giant 146-inch microLED TV called "The Wall" and an AI-powered 85-inch 8K TV.
In form, The Wall features a module-based, bezel-less design, enabling consumers to customise their television sizes and shapes to suit their needs, able to adapt to serve different purposes, such as creating a wall-size display for multiple spaces.
Samsung also featured the world's first QLED TV featuring 8K AI technology, which will be launched internationally, starting with Korea and the USA during the second half of 2018.
Samsung also introduced at CES other screen innovations that will work great with The Wall, including AI technology that upscales standard definition to 8K resolution, as well as Bixby and SmartThings support.
The new AI technology from Samsung is capable of upscaling any video content into an 8K resolution, it does this by creating more details, reducing noise and altering the content.
Samsung has dominated living rooms with its TVs in the past, and now the company wants not only your media center but the wall behind it as well. What it may also mean is a more affordable way of achieving that quality.
The 2018 smart TVs will also include the launch of Universal Guide - an advanced program guide that recommends TV programs and content based on a user's preferences. These areas gave guests at First Look 2018 the chance to get hands-on Samsung's most exciting innovations in TV.
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