WTF is MicroLED? Samsung's new TV tech explained

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Few of the new TVs will cost as much as Samsung's 146-inch, modular, Micro LED television, dubbed The Wall, however, but the company also revealed it would also launch an 85-inch 8K television in Australia later this year. Samsung aims to bring "The Wall" to market during 2018.

Touted as a TV with artificial intelligence, the Samsung Q9S packs in some serious processing power to run a sophisticated AI engine that converts any format - be it 4K, FullHD, or SD - into 8K resolution through the magic of upscaling.

LG announced upgrades to its current line up of OLED and Nano Cell TVs.

LG's new OLED TVs are made smarter with a touch of AI, and with Google's Assistant and Amazon Alexa built in. The MicroLED panels comprising the TV are quite unlike existing LED-backlit LCD technology, otherwise commonly found in LED TVs. What's more, an early report by CNET states that the seams between modules isn't visible, unlike other modular large form factor displays. This is the heart and soul of the new Wall TV from the company and Samsung is promising that it will be part of the "screen of the future". A recent article notes: " You can adjust the height of the TV for certain types of content - mostly movies - that aren't filmed in the typical 16:9 aspect ratio of most TVs.

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The TV is "a milestone for the 8K era and underscores the exciting potential of OLED", In-Byung Kang, the LG Display chief technical officer said in a recital. More importantly, there's no consumer content available in 8K yet, and major studios and publishers are still trying to get 4K into peoples' hands.

LG already supports Dolby Vision HDR in its OLED screens, and its latest televisions will now also support HDR10, the rival HDR specification used by Sony's PS4 Pro and Microsoft's Xbox One X consoles, as well as some streaming services. But there is a difference between the two strategies. Those who don't like the look of their TV when it's off will find value in LG's rollable TV that can roll itself into its rectangular home until it's needed again.

But a 65-inch foldable TV isn't the only thing that will be showcased at the event as LG is also set to show off its new 88-inch 8K OLED display.

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