Published: Fri, January 11, 2019
Electronics | By Shannon Stone

CES 2019: Samsung to bring 8K TVs to local market

CES 2019: Samsung to bring 8K TVs to local market

While CES 2019 technically kicked off on Sunday - the first of two media days - all of the biggest companies are set to hold their press conferences on Monday.

The magic of the unfurling (the term we've given to the TV unrolling itself from the stand) remains a bit of a mystery, a short instructional video LG put together shows the TV being rolled up on a spindle inside the base. It measures 20 feet high and 65 feet wide, displaying images of curves of the desert, waterfalls, ocean and light.

LG's 2019 OLED and top range LCD TVs will include full-spec HDMI 2.1 ports.

LG's extraordinary wallpaper-like Signature OLED TV W, released previous year, is still priced over £3,800 for the 65-inch model. LG is committed to improving customers' lives with innovative home entertainment products led by category-leading OLED TVs and award-winning SUPER UHD TVs featuring artificial intelligence capabilities. With support for Apple's AirPlay 2, users can easily play videos from iTunes and other video apps, music, photos and directly from Apple devices.

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LG has not said anything about the pricing yet. LG says the Signature OLED TV R will be available for purchase in the second half of 2019. The new TV is equipped with LG's second generation of Alpha 9 intelligent processor and deep learning algorithm for a stunning AI picture and sound quality.

For functions that do not require full screen mode (music control, photo browsing, weather, time and calendar) mode line mode in which the box extends only a portion of the display.

"We will set prices based on how much consumers are willing to pay for the rollable TV, rather than seeking profits", he added.

A rolling OLED display was possible because unlike TV panels of the past, OLED screens don't need backlight to show color, but have molecules that let out light on their own. Even when the panel completely goes away under the "zero view" mode, users can listen to music from 4.2 channel audio system with 100W base speaker.

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