Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Science | By Hubert Green

Chinese company copies Samsung Frame TV at CES 2018

Chinese company copies Samsung Frame TV at CES 2018

In addition to the customizable Open Frame LG OLED displays demonstrated at CES, the 2018 family of LG OLED commercial displays includes jaw-dropping Wallpaper and Wallpaper-In-Glass models and innovative video wall units, as well as Dual-View Flat and Curved Tiling models.

As yet it isn't clear when it will be launched although an announcement is expected in the forthcoming weeks.

Unlike traditional LED-based LCD TVs, which use a liquid crystal layer and an LED backlight, MicroLED uses an array of millions of individual, tiny LEDs to create the image. In fact, the manufacturer called it a "world's first" during its unveiling at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Last Vegas.

So there you have it, next-generation electro-QLED technology has finally arrived and so far its specs indicate something that could blow both current LCD TVs and the best that OLED offers out of the water, if only we can soon start seeing more normal-sized versions of this monster TV on the market. The technology actually uses many different LED modules stacked together, but it's borderless so you don't see seams between the different modules.

Not only is it the largest, highest resolution OLED panel ever made - but it's also using the best TV tech on the market right now, so you can take a guess at just how good it looks. It's very similar to the technology used in scoreboards and jumbo screens but scaled for home use.

Antonio Villas-Boas  Business Insider
Antonio Villas-Boas Business Insider

The 8K up-conversion is, likely, one small step on the path forward for TVs. Sony has not yet said when this kind of model could be available to buy.

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. It's an interesting technology, but mostly suited for viewing in very dark rooms. But I was interested to see a couple of vendors, such as Stream TV and Changhong (working with technology from MirraViz), pushing glasses-free 3DTVs. "Of course, The Wall will probably be insanely expensive, but they say it's coming out this year and it's really cool".

Touted as a TV with artificial intelligence, the Samsung Q9S packs in some serious processing power to run a sophisticated AI engine that converts any format - be it 4K, FullHD, or SD - into 8K resolution through the magic of upscaling.

For more, check out The Most Eye-Catching TVs at CES from PCMag.

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