Checking out Samsung's MicroLED and 8K QLED TVs

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Thus, Samsung has allocated part of its resources to develop Micro LED TV technology and successfully debuted a giant 146-inch Micro LED display in CES 2018. It's not a totally brand new technology, but it's now being championed by Samsung - Apple has shown an interest too - so is expected to take off in a big way over the next few years.

A remote enables you to unfurl the display a bit, to show basic information such as today's weather or family pictures.

Any company that uses the technology can decide how to best hide the display when its off. This TV's screen's resolution is a huge size of 7680 x 4320, which means there are 33 million pixels in it- four times that of Ultra HD (4K), which is itself four times the resolution of regular old HD.

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. You probably do. But it's actually an LCD panel with LED-based back or edge illumination. In this technology, the pixel LED modules in a MicroLED display have their own light source, which eliminates the need for a separate backlight, or for colour filters.

Thanks to its smaller self-emitting LEDs, Samsung's technology promises an even brighter image while delivering black levels that are on a par with or better than OLED.

HS Kim, President and CEO of Samsung Electronics America, announced that previous technologies created to link its devices into useful networks, Samsung Connect, Smart Home and Smart View would be deprecated and replaced with a new SmartThings app, available in the third quarter of 2018. But because it is modular, it is much easier to ship and install in a home compared to most of the other very large displays.

The proprietary LG OLED technology is designed to deliver perfect blacks thanks to its ability to turn each pixel on or completely off

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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.

And then there's a new 85-inch 8K QLED TV.

"On a wall screen, you can watch TV, designating any section or portion of the display to act like a TV", he said.

The technology underlying The Wall is quite interesting. This new TV is more of a technological showcase than a marketable commodity at least for the time being.

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