Published: Fri, January 12, 2018
IT | By Lester Massey

Samsung 2018 smart TVs certified for enhanced security

Samsung 2018 smart TVs certified for enhanced security

"We're excited about this next step along our roadmap to the future of screen technology, and the remarkable viewing experience it offers to consumers", said Jonghee Han, President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics.

Based on my impressions, The Wall and MicroLED very much challenge OLED for TV picture supremacy.

"You have millions for a single display", he said.

Other options for giant TV displays have been shown off at CES this year. It's very similar to the technology used in scoreboards and jumbo screens, but scaled for home use. By pressing a button, you can lower the screen into a box, where it wraps around a metal cylinder, kind of like a window blind.

This is because the display is actually composed of many smaller modules that can be arranged to form unusual dimensions - one example that was squat and super-wide was briefly shown at the presentation.

However, don't expect to see this TV in retail stores anytime soon.

The TV is "a milestone for the 8K era and underscores the exciting potential of OLED", In-Byung Kang, the LG Display chief technical officer said in a recital. It's billed as the first consumer modular MicroLED television or, for the layman, "The Screen of the Future".

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.

There's little difference in the design of the screens, but the newer models have hardware improvements throughout, and a new artificial intelligence platform called ThinQ, which supports LG's own DeepThinQ AI as well as market leading assistants from Google and Amazon. It has been available since last April and ships on all Samsung Smart TVs, further boosting security. Samsung isn't releasing pricing, but if you have to ask... The diagonal size of this behemoth of a TV is 146 inches.

The prototype OLED TV can roll back up with the press of a button, and can even peek out just a little to display information such as the weather and time.

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