Samsung Unveiled a 146-inch Modular TV it's Calling "The Wall"

09 January, 2018, 02:10 | Author: Sherri Guerrero
  • Samsung Unveils 146-Inch, Wall-Sized TV Called 'The Wall'

Samsung is going all-out on the TV front with a few new 8K TVs to show off, with the company introducing the world's first modular TV, coming in at a huge 146 inches.

MicroLED displays can provide their own light source meaning there's no need for girth adding backlights or filters, but at the same time, they tech apparently doesn't suffer from screen burn-in. Key performance qualities of MicroLED displays are their light source lifetime, power consumption, and luminous efficiency (up to 2000 nits).

"It can transform into any size and delivers incredible brightness, colour gamut, colour volume and black levels", Mr Han said. This says Samsung will set the standard for future screen technology.

You may have heard of MicroLED as a potential future replacement of OLED (on phones and elsewhere).

OLED displays have dominated the TV space over the past few years due to their ability to display pure blacks at incredibly high - and eye-pleasing - contrast ratios, but they are hard and costly to manufacture. 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). That sounds a rather nebulous but hopefully we can see more specific details as specific TVs are released.

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Samsung's senior vice president of consumer electronics at Samsung Electronics America, Dave Das, believes "Micro LED is groundbreaking" for the The Wall (and Samsung's future attempts to pin back OLED's stronghold on the luxury TV market), as it offers "outstanding brightness, contrast, and close-to- ideal viewing from any angle".

Instead, Samsung is keen to stress that it is employing deep learning AI to turn any content into clean, clear 8K visuals. "Using a proprietary algorithm, the Q9S continuously learns from itself to intelligently upscale the resolution of the content it shows - no matter the source of that content - to gorgeous 8K".

The company also promoted Bixby as the brains behind a new generation of smart TVs, and smart home products, under the SmartThings brand. Perhaps we'll find out more this week as CES progresses.

Samsung says The Wall's bezel-less design will ultimately allow customers to create a TV-sized just for their needs. These areas gave guests at First Look 2018 the chance to get hands-on Samsung's most exciting innovations in TV.

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