Competition is a serious matter when it comes to the television industry. TV manufacturers from across the globe are finding ways to oust one TV model from another. They make sure to only utilize cutting-edge technology to stand out from their competition and give a whole new meaning to the TV viewing experience of every consumer year by year.
TV manufacturers just love showcasing their new TV models. They kick start the year by launching their latest and hottest products that people should get excited about. Most TV companies do this by getting together in one event; take, for example, this year’s CES or CES 2017.
The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is an annual technology conference that is organized by the Consumer Technology Association for the consumer electronics industry. It is held every January in Las Vegas, Nevada and has since become the largest trade show in the United States. This year is no different. CES 2017 has continued to showcase a number of new gadgets, initiatives, TVs, and cars. Despite the wide range of smartphones, PCs, and laptops that were showcased, this year’s show has been more of a TV celebration.
Here’s a list of some jaw-dropping TV models that were launched at CES 2017.
- LG Signature 4K OLED W series
LG has stolen the show at CES 2017 with their flagship 4K OLED TV. The company describes this TV as the “lightest, thinnest, and most beautiful TV on the planet.” The “W” means wallpaper and implies the TV’s new “picture on wall” design.
This TV is just 2.57-millimeter thick and sticks to the wall using its magnets. This TV is available in 65- and 77-inch screen sizes running the latest version of LG’s own software, WebOS 3.5 (for more information on this software, check this site. It is composed of two systems – the main display on top and a Dolby Atmos sound bar below. This sound bar is where you can find the HDMI inputs, primary guts, etc. where you can easily plug in your TV dongle or box (try checking out the Intel Cherry Trail Z8300 Quad Core Windows TV Box- W8 Pro
The image quality has been slightly improved. They are now 25 percent brighter than before. They also support a number of new HDR standards such as Technicolor and HLG in addition to their Dolby Vision and HDR10 standards.
LG has not yet revealed its final pricing, but the 65-inch Signature OLED W TVs have already started shipping in February and have arrived in stores just this March. The 77-inch variant, on the other hand, still has no definite release date.
- Samsung QLED TVs
Samsung launched QLED as its new TV technology at CES 2017. It is an improvement of last year’s Quantum Dot technology. Samsung’s QLED TVs have improved vibrancy and brightness of colors not undermining its black levels. This TV range boasts of its 1500 to 2000 nits peak brightness that makes them brighter compared with other OLED TVs.
Their QLED TVs come in three ranges – one curved and two flat. For connections, the One Connect box system is still being utilized (to know more about this system, check this out). However, its thick black cable has now been changed into a thin one to make cable management that much easier.
Availability and pricing has not yet been announced.
- Sony Bravia A1 Series OLED
Finally, the long-awaited Sony OLED TV has been launched. It is not only unique but also very stunning. The Sony Bravia A1 Series OLED TV is available in 65- and 77-screen sizes. It features the Sony X1 Extreme picture processor and has Dolby Vision HDRD tech support.
Aside from its visual features, it has also upgraded its sound features. Speakers are no longer attached to its panel because the panel itself has become the speaker. To create the stereo effect, the panel vibrates. The subwoofer in the desk, on the other hand, provides bass.
Release date and price are yet to be revealed.
- Panasonic EZ1002 4K OLED
The Panasonic Ez1002 4K OLED TV boasts of its double brightness levels that make HDR pictures more attractive. It can handle HDR formats such as Hybrid Log Gamma and HDR10. It has an Absolute Black filter that produces the blackest of all blacks seen on OLED screens. It also comes with a dynamic blade that is tuned by audio sub-arm Technics.
It is expected to be released in June, but prices are still to be confirmed.
- Hisense 100-inch Laser 4K TV
Hisense’s flagship TV makes use of a short-throw projector that lets you view 4K HDR images on your screen over USB or HDMI. It comes with a 5.1 sound channel system including two rears and a subwoofer and features wide color gamut support. For more information, check this site out cnet.com
It has already hit the shelves this March, and its price is estimated to be $13,000 – a pretty good deal for those who can afford it.
- Xiaomi Mi TV 4
This TV comes with a 49-millimeter thick frame with no bezel and a modular system separating its panel from the rest of the electronics. It also features Xiaomi’s “Patch Wall” software that is said to be an AI system capable of predicting content based on what you have already watched.
It also comes with a sound bar that comprises two wireless speakers, a subwoofer, 10 speakers, and a Dolby Atmos surround sound support.
It comes in 65-, 59-, and 49-inch screen sizes. The 65-inch variant priced under $2000 is said to come to China later this year along with its full sound bar setup. The other two variants will also be available.