Since the debut of the first mass-market OLED TVs by LG a few years ago, the entire industry has been waiting for a second major player to start implementing the technology into their high-end TV lines. Sony had previously shown an OLED concept at CES, but it never made it to market. This year, they came out with guns blazing, revealing a new OLED set that just might be the most beautiful TV we’ve ever seen. Meet the the Sony Bravia OLED A1E:
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Hisense has not historically been a household name in the USA (they actually refer to themselves as “The biggest 4K TV company you’ve never heard of”), and what products did bear their logo were often looked at as inferior options. In recent years, the Chinese mega-corporation has been working to change that. In 2015, they shook up the TV industry by acquiring Sharp’s North and South American TV business and branding rights. And they’ve continued to work on their product line, putting out TVs that are more competitive with models from the major manufacturers. We stopped by Hisense’s CES area to see some of the products they were spotlighting and found an intriguing selection, some ready to hit the market and some still in the prototype stage.
First up were the Hisense H10D TVs, which will be the company’s flagship sets. Available in 70-inch and 75-inch models, these sets are packed with premium features, including UHD Alliance and THX certifications, quantum-dot technology, Motion 480 processing for ultra-smooth fast scenes, and full array local dimming which promises a stellar contrast ratio.
Smartphones were around for a while before Apple brought us the iPhone. What then happened to the Smartphone industry? It exploded. Apple’s product became insanely popular and the competition began to mold new products around this newly energized Smartphone market.
When we look to the current market of Televisions, we see so many different kinds of TVs. Most choices are easy to filter through: LED vs. Plasma, Do I need built-in Wi-Fi for web apps? How big should I get…etc. What about 4K? Should I buy a television with a 4K resolution? For some, the price tag of a 4K TV will quickly answer that question. Others may simply be asking why should they spend the money on a TV with a resolution that broadcasting companies haven’t yet embraced.
Here’s a quick 4K (Ultra HD) review: When a 4K camcorder has recorded video and you watch it on your new Ultra HD TV, the resolution is 4 times higher than a 1080P television. You have to see it. The quality is amazing. The Abt demonstrations we have showing you 4K qualities will leave you in a frozen gaze. When programming that wasn’t recorded with 4K cameras plays on your 4K TV, it will look better than a 1080P TV. How much? When you’re close to the screen (8-10ft) you’ll notice it. What about content?
The Samsung 85-inch UltraHD LED 3D TV that was first showcased at CES 2013, has finally arrived at Abt Electronics. This TV has a wildly incredible picture and a really cool looking design Check out the overview from Abt’s YouTube channel. If you are in the Chicagoland area, stop by ouor store and see this HUGE HDTV in person!
TVs were bigger, brighter and more detailed than ever before at CES 2013
If it’s electronic, and there’s even a small possibility someone would be interested in buying it, chances are that it was at CES 2013. From intelligent refrigerators to furry cat ears that read your brainwaves, you could find it all under one large roof in Las Vegas. But for all the crazy conceptual gadgets, the real stars of CES 2013 were the TVS. And this year, TVs at CES pushed the limits of technology like never before.
The big story at CES was 4K resolution, aka Ultra High Definition TV. Since the beginnings of High Definition video, the ultimate in picture quality for a home user was 1080P Full HD. Well, several manufacturers are aiming to change that, with the introduction of 4K TVs. Sony and LG have kicked off the race early, with each already offering a commercially-available 84-inch 4K TV. Sony used CES to debut both 55-inch and 65-inch, more “affordable” versions of their flagship 4K TV. LG also unveiled a 65-inch unit, while Toshiba matched both companies’ large offerings with an 84-inch 4K TV of their own, the L9300.
Samsung OLED TVs and More at CES
CES 2013— Samsung swung for the fences at CES this year, showcasing an assortment of very impressive HDTVs, among other things. Attendees entering the Samsung booth were first greeted by a trio of the company’s new 85-inch 4K HDTV. Besting the competition’s 4K TVs by an inch of screen real estate, the Samsung S9 is now the world’s largest 4K TV. The ultramodern “Timeless Gallery” frame of the S9 seems to reinforce its identity as a truly luxury item. Samsung has not yet announced price or release date.
Another futuristic, if sparsely-detailed, TV we saw was the Samsung OLED TV with the “world’s first” curved screen. The large-radius curve is noticeable from the sides of the set, and less so from the front. Samsung claims the design mimics that of an IMAX Theater, enveloping a viewer’s field of view. OLED technology allows the curvature, but has a primary benefit of better color and contrast, and lower power consumption than traditional LED tech.