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Ahead of CES 2018 this week Samsung has unveiled The Wall, a massive, modular 146-in TV
Ahead of CES 2018 this week Samsung has unveiled The Wall, a massive, modular 146-in TV
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The Wall measures 146 inches, which is a monster compared to even the upper end of today's big screen TVs
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The Wall measures 146 inches, which is a monster compared to even the upper end of today's big screen TVs
Samsung's The Wall TV features a MicroLED display
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Samsung's The Wall TV features a MicroLED display
The Wall is apparently modular, allowing users to scale the screen size up or down to fit the available space
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The Wall is apparently modular, allowing users to scale the screen size up or down to fit the available space
Ahead of CES 2018 this week Samsung has unveiled The Wall, a massive, modular 146-in TV
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Ahead of CES 2018 this week Samsung has unveiled The Wall, a massive, modular 146-in TV

Alongside its usual LCD and QLED offerings, Samsung has a new TV technology on show at CES 2018. MicroLED technology has enabled the creation of "The Wall", a modular 146-in "true" LED display that works like stadium scoreboards, but on a much smaller scale.

It might not measure up to C Seed's ludicrous (and ludicrously-priced) 262-in TV, but The Wall is still an utter behemoth compared to even the upper end of today's big-screen televisions. That said, although the model Samsung showed off at its First Look CES event measured 146 inches, the Wall isn't pinned to that number. Its modular design means that the screen can be scaled up or down to fit the space available.

Making the scalability possible is the MicroLED tech. It works on the same principle as arena scoreboards, where the pixels are made up of LEDs (unlike so-called LED TVs that simply use an LED backlight). But here the individual LEDs are far smaller than usual – down to the micrometer scale – and give The Wall a clearer picture in terms of brightness, color gamut, color volume and contrast.

Samsung's The Wall TV features a MicroLED display
Samsung's The Wall TV features a MicroLED display

In addition to providing infinite contrast like OLED, the tech can apparently improve the TV's power consumption and lifetime of the light sources. No pricing, or resolution, has been announced, but Samsung says its MicroLED TV will ship sometime this year.

In the meantime, Samsung also showed off a few more accessible TVs at the First Look event. This year, the company's QLED TVs will be bumped up to 8K resolution and will be able to scale up content from SD, HD or 4K into 8K, thanks to AI algorithms. And Samsung's 2018 Smart TV lineup is set to be compatible with the company's Internet of Things hub, SmartThings, and its voice-controlled assistant, Bixby.

The 8K AI TV will be rolled out to Korea and the US in the second half of 2018, and Samsung will demonstrate the whole lineup at CES this week.

Source: Samsung

2 comments
ClauS
Exactly 6 years ago SONY presented Crystal-LED display, with a similar design https://newatlas.com/sony-crystal-led-display/21056/ . Unfortunately in just one year this technology was dismissed with no explanation. It seems that there were some serious issues as it took 6 years for Samsung to come with something similar. Maybe if SONY would have continued to invest in this technology one could also buy a CLED display.
Ed Llorca
Outrunning content resolution by a decade. Shouldn't their energies be better spent elsewhere on the TV than 8K?