Samsung Unveils The Wall, World's First Modular MicroLED 146-inch TV

Adapted from Samsung's Cinema Screen technology, which is now used in projector-free movie theaters in South Korea, Samsung is bringing the microLED technology to the consumer market for the first time. It replaces color filters with micrometer (┬Ám) scale LEDs, which are much smaller than current LEDs, and serve as their own source of light.

Of course, that party trick would be all but useless if the TV were stuck with grainy visuals - fortunately, it seems that's not the case with Samsung boasting about the MicroLED technology (right in the image above) doing the heavy lifting behind the scenes. "Also, the MicroLED screen excels in durability and effectiveness, including luminous efficiency, the light source lifetime and power consumption, setting the standard for future screen technology", Samsung explains on its website.

Still, in keeping with Samsung's theme for the evening, this is a TV technology that looks to the future, and is a sign that shrinking prices and screen sizes could make MicroLED a serious OLED competitor.

"Screens should not be limited by size", said Jonghee Han, president of the company's visual display unit at the press presentation at CES. The Wall, as the 146-inch TV beast is called, uses a new type of tech called microLED that could take down OLED.

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The module-based design also means consumers can customise their TV's size and shape to suit different purposes.

"2018 will also see the launch of Universal Guide - an advanced program guide which automatically recommends TV programs and content according to a user's preferences", Samsung announced.

Samsung's new flagship 8K TV uses a "proprietary algorithm" that will upscale lower-res video up to their Super Hi-Vision screen at 8K. This AI technology upscales standard definition content to 8K resolution. It packs an 8K resolution regardless of its size.

There are new features coming to an improved Samsung Smart TV experience as well, including an out-of-box set-up experience that will rival virtually every other smart TV platform out there today.

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First Look also highlighted a variety of product zones, showcasing 8K-AI technology, 4K HDR Gaming, HDR10+, Smart TV experience and more. It offers a simpler way to control the television and sync with other devices.

"In 2018, our "best TV ever" gets even better", he said.

Unless you own a movie theater, perhaps?

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