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Samsung 110-inch LED UHDTV @ CES 2014

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Since the first TV was made available to the public some 85 years ago, manufacturers have been continued to refine the technology, always striving to improve two main metrics: Screen size and picture quality. For a while, in the 80s and early 1990s, it seemed we got stuck around standard definition and 60 inches or so of display real estate. The digital revolution around the turn of the millenium jump-started the race again, bringing about widespread adoption of High Definition broadcasting and LCD and Plasma TVs slowly pushing size boundaries. And in the last few years, the process has reached new heights, giving us TV models that were just years ago almost unimaginable.

At CES 2013, we were wowed by the Samsung UN85S9, an 85-inch Ultra High Definition LED TV. It amazed us enough that we decided to carry it in store. Needless to say, it turned heads in our showroom. Stopping by the Samsung staging ground at CES 2014, we got a first hand look at Samsung’s new entry into the S9 LED TV lineup, a model which makes the UN85S9 look downright diminutive:

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4K TV Broadcasts Have Arrived. Kind of.

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

 4K TV Broadcasts get one step closer to reality

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We’ve been talking a lot about Ultra High Definition TV, aka 4K TV, on the Abt Blog lately. The first UHDTV sets made their way into our showroom in the last few months and were met with quite a bit of excitement, with several already having been purchased. All possible superlatives have been used to describe the image quality; it’s been established that 4K video is out of this world.

But, as with any bleeding-edge technology, there’s been lots of talk about the downsides. Chief among the complaints is the glaring lack of readily available content, and how unlikely it is that we’ll see a 4K TV broadcast anytime soon. Well, it’s possible that you won’t have to wait as long as feared to watch the biggest football game in the world in glorious 4K.

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CES 2011: LG's 84 Inch 3D UHDTV

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Released to the media in Korea in mid 2010, on display at CES 2011 in Las Vegas was LG’s 84 inch Ultra High Definition 3D TV.  The TV is the manufacturer’s largest LCD and displays 3D images without the need for glasses.