Samsung 146-Inch TV 'The Wall' Just About as Big as One

OLED TV: what you need to know

During CES 2018, Samsung will fully unveil an 85-inch 8K QLED TV, the Q9S, which we can't wait to when we attend the consumer electronics trade show. Its the worlds first modular MicroLED TV and while its huge, its really the technology behind it that has us more excited.

Samsung used micrometer-scale LEDs to build The Wall, much smaller than what is now available.

Until now most TV offerings other than OLED have struggled to offer the same deep blacks, high contrast and super colour at high speed. The MicroLED screen is also attributed with excelling in durability and effectiveness, including luminous efficiency, the light source lifetime and power consumption. The result, as well as size flexibility, is "brighter white hues, darker black shades and the truest natural colours", claims Samsung.

The Wall's MicroLED technology is Samsung's answer to LG's light, thin and efficient, OLED.

Another reason you might want to hold off investing in 8K TV tech is that there'll be nothing to view on it. Natively, at least.

Samsung is eager to introduce the movie theatre experience right to our homes with its 146-inch 8K TV that comes with an AI chip as well to upscale current content to 8K resolutions.




Beyond its size, The Wall is a showcase for Samsung's newest display technology called MicoLED.

Still, if you're buying a 146in TV, chances are you're not exactly Captain Planet.

"As the world's first consumer modular MicroLED television, 'The Wall" represents another breakthrough, ' Jonghee Han, President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics, said yesterday.

Samsung doesn't do OLED TVs, instead prefering to focus on its QLED sets (like the above). It employs an algorithm to adjust screen resolution based on picture quality characteristics of each scene, to continuously improve picture quality and easily transform any type of content from any source into a high-resolution 8K, Samsung said.

2018 will also see the launch of Universal Guide, a program which will automatically recommend content for you according to your viewing preferences.

Samsung says The Wall's bezel-less design will ultimately allow customers to create a TV-sized just for their needs.

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