Samsung debuts 146-in TV wall for the home

09 January, 2018, 02:12 | Author: Marjorie Miles
  • Samsung Modular MicroLED TV

Unlike LCD or OLED TVs, which max out at about 85 inches and cost as much as a vehicle, The Wall can increase the screen size dramatically with MicroLED without the massive bump in cost that would price all but the wealthiest out of it, PC Magazine reported.

MicroLED technology panels emit light from their micrometer (µm) scale LEDs - hence the name.

"The MicroLED screen excels in durability and effectiveness, including luminous efficiency, the light source lifetime and power consumption, setting the standard for future screen technology", the company said. It's astoundingly bright, colors are rich and vibrant, and the black levels are indeed inky dark.

Apart from its gigantuan size, what really sets The Wall apart from the competition is the fact that it can get even bigger because Samsung has made The Wall modular.

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Meanwhile, South Korea's Samsung has previewed a device called "The Wall". The firm shared info about its AI-based 8K upscaling engine that makes the most of existing content on the likes of its 8k 85-inch 2018 QLED TV. Samsung describes the TV as a scalable product, which can fit nearly any size you can imagine (its technology comes from Samsung's 34-foot cinema display).

'We're excited about this next step toward the future of screen technology and the remarkable viewing experience it offers consumers'.

The company also promoted Bixby as the brains behind a new generation of smart TVs, and smart home products, under the SmartThings brand.

There is no information on official release dates nor pricing as of yet, but expect Samsung to reveal more in the coming weeks and months.

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The hype is over 9000, but if you want to hear something slightly less exciting and more feasible in the short run, Samsung plans to "internationally" launch the world's first QLED TV featuring 8K AI technology during the year's second half.

Samsung's new flagship 8K TV uses a "proprietary algorithm" that will upscale lower-res video up to their Super Hi-Vision screen at 8K. Another feature, the Universal Guide, will serve as a recommendation service for TV and other content.

Samsung says The Wall's bezel-less design will ultimately allow customers to create a TV-sized just for their needs.

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