CES is one of the most anticipated tech shows every year, where brands get a chance to showcase their latest technological innovations. And this year’s main attraction was the launch of new TVs by popular brands like LG, Samsung, Sony, and Panasonic. The TV’s shown at the event were bigger and more innovative than ever before, and hence are likely to come with an expensive price tag. We have curated a list of the best TVs that have been unveiled at CES 2019:
LG Signature OLED TV R:
A TV that can disappear when not in use and thus free up space in your home sounds fascinating, right? This is now a reality, thanks to LG, which unveiled a 65-inch rollable TV at this year’s CES. Called the LG Signature OLED TV R, the TV is expected to go on sale later this year. The display panel can roll up inside the base at the bottom. The TV can also transform itself into three different viewing options. Click here to know everything.
Samsung MicroLED 219-inch:
Samsung’s new whopping 219-inch MicroLED TV is nicknamed as ‘The Wall’. A MicroLED TV is a new display technology that uses millions of tiny LED’s to create a larger image. The giant TV isn’t a single piece, instead, multiple modules allow users to customise it into different screen sizes for various spaces. Last year, Samsung had also announced a 146-inch modular display. However, there is no word if and when the TV will go on sale.
LG 88-inch 8K Z9:
Apart from launching a rollable TV, LG also unveiled an 88-inch 8K TV fitted with an OLED panel. It is powered by the company’s second-gen Alpha 9 processor. The TV also supports Alexa and Google Assistant. 8K resolution delivers the most realistic pictures that look sharp, vivid, and detailed. LG claims that the TV comes with high processing capabilities with 8K upscaling and improved noise reduction.
Samsung 98-inch 8K (Q900):
Samsung also expanded its 8K TV series with the introduction of a 98-inch model. The latest one is the biggest 8K TV announced so far. The previous one was also Samsung’s own 85-inch model launched last year. The Q900 will be equipped with a Quantum processor 8K chipset.
Sony 98-inch 8K (Z9G):
Like LG and Samsung, Sony also introduced an 8K TV. The Z9G is offered in two sizes- 98-inch and 85-inch. However, the TV doesn’t feature an OLED display. Under the hood, the Z9G houses the Picture Processor X1Ultimate image processor and 8K X-Reality Pro engine which aids in upscaling TV content up to 8K video quality. The Z9G is equipped with four front-firing speakers- two on the bottom and two on the top which use ‘Acoustic Multi-Audio’ technology that produces sound from the screen instead of speakers. The Sony Z9G is based on Google’s Android TV platform and is compatible with Apple’s AirPlay 2 and HomeKit.
8K TVs might have stolen the limelight at CES this year, but 4K is still popular. The once formidable Japan-based television manufacturer Panasonic launched a 4K OLED TV, the GZ2000. The TV also gets HDR compatibility with support for both HDR10 and Dolby Vision standards. For audiophiles, the device is equipped with Dolby Atmos sound technology. The GZ2000 will be available in 55 and 65-inch screen sizes.
TCL X10 QLED 8K:
Chinese electronics company TCL also joined the 8K TVs bandwagon by showcasing its flagship X10 8K QLED. The TV features a 75-inch display with Quantum Dot technology. It features Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos too. The TV interface is powered by Android TV and comes with Google Assistant.
A majority of TVs showcased at CES 2019 come with support for Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. This will allow them to respond to voice commands, such as power on/off, volume, channel selection etc. Also, several major TV brands including Samsung, LG and Sony have announced Apple’s AirPlay 2 compatibility. So users can play content on the TV from their iPhone, iPad, and Mac devices.