LG and Samsung introduce 8K televisions

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For more, check out The Most Eye-Catching TVs at CES from PCMag. According to Samsung: "Users can add or remove modules to make their TV bigger or smaller, in any configuration, removing previous limitations on screen size, with zero impact on the performance of the display".

Artificial intelligence and 8K dominated the television presentations from LG and Samsung at the CES tech show in Las Vegas.

Any company that uses the technology can decide how to best hide the display when its off.

The 65-inch Rollable 4K display takes advantage of flexible OLED panel technology to enable the screen to be rolled up and hidden inside its rectangular base through the press of a button. As the world's first consumer modular MicroLED television, "The Wall" represents another breakthrough.

LG Display - a research arm of LG Electronics, Corp - focuses on developing innovative display technologies, which it then sells directly to display manufacturers that want to use them in their own products.

MicroLED is a self-emitting technology. This allows the MicroLEDs to do away with image quality-sapping colour and polarisation filters as well as backlights, which allows them to rival OLEDs in terms of black detail and colour reproduction.

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

Samsung claims that "The Wall" has incredible definition, without restrictions to size, resolution or form.

You see, the Korean giant has been focusing its efforts on setting itself apart from its rivals with a number of unusual TV sets. It will be available later this year.

LG's new OLED TVs are made smarter with a touch of AI, and with Google's Assistant and Amazon Alexa built in.

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. They're mostly proof-of-concept TVs, and few if any retail models have left China. "The addition of a voice assistant provides an answer to an actual consumer problem".

LG was the first to unveil its efforts, with a huge 88-inch 8K OLED display announced before the show even started. In other words, aside from its ridiculous size, The Wall is as close to the ideal new TV as we've seen so far from any brand.

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