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The joins between the individual panels that make up the larger display are thin, but visible – see the vertical line running down the right side of the male silhouette
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The joins between the individual panels that make up the larger display are thin, but visible – see the vertical line running down the right side of the male silhouette
The 170-inch SUHD TV
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The Transformable TV made up of two modules in 16:9 aspect ratio
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To form a 21:9 aspect ratio, the two modules of the Transformable TV come apart and turn 90 degrees before coming together again
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To form a 21:9 aspect ratio, the two modules of the Transformable TV come apart and turn 90 degrees before coming together again

Samsung has a novel new concept for making your TV screen bigger – just push another one next to it, or above it, or below it. The company had its modular display technology at its CES 2016 booth in Las Vegas this month.

There were rumors that Google was working on something similar back in 2014, but that's yet to amount to much.

The Samsung concept design uses multiple screens that can come together in different configurations without leaving any kind of bezels, seams or gaps in between. You can see exactly how it works in the video below from the CES floor.

In addition to the modular concept, Samsung's "Future TV Zone" at CES also featured what the company calls the world's largest SUHD, a 170-inch display utilizing the modular display technology, although it was static at the booth.

The modular display was also utilized to show off a transformable TV concept in which the individual modules move around to create larger or smaller displays and also have the ability to switch between 16:9 and 21:9 aspect ratios.

The new technologies were presented as concepts at CES, which typically means they won't be available in a commercial form any time soon, but we'll be sure to keep our eyes peeled for new products inspired by this modular design.

Source: Samsung

3 comments
gizmowiz
This would be great for a desktop PC monitor setup! Imagine putting together a 4x4 or 4x6 setup using 20" screens that when merged show no evidence of 'lines' between them. Thus you could build a square 40" monitor or a more typical 40" x 60" monitor. With a 5' desk and mounted at the edge that would make a end-to-end desktop monitor! Fabulous!
HensleyBeuronGarlington
That is a good idea, gizmowlz! I think this kind of tech is the right direction for TVs. Imagine being able to easily bring each family member's TVs together in the future for big family watching or gaming and disband when or as they leave. With bendable or even roll up light weight TVs in the pipe, TV is lot more flexible in more ways than one. Though, powering all of this will still be a hassle. We have wireless HDMI standard transmissions, so I think power is the last hurdle to making this truly as easy as I made it sound above.
kalqlate
Impressive! But now, I don't know which $200,000 TV tech to buy. :(