OLED vs. 4K Ultra HD: Which Technology Do You Prefer?
Next-generation TV technology was the talk of CES 2013. Here are some highlights…
- Samsung spotlighted 85-, 95- and 110-inch 4K Ultra HDTVs in open tripod-like frames and said the 85-inch model will hit stores in March/April. Also see this report.
- LG showcased the 84-inch 4K Ultra HD TV that went on sale in late 2012 and revealed plans for 55- and 65-inch screen sizes later this year. OLED was also front and center in the form of a 55-inch set the company plans to deliver in March for $12,000; LG also demonstrated a curved OLED panel that’s said to deliver a more accurate image. Also see this report.
- Panasonic and Sony teamed up to produce OLED panels using a new printing technology. Both companies showed the only 4K OLED panels at the show.
- Sony announced plans to expand its 4K Ultra HD line this spring with 55- and 65-inch screen sizes that will join the 84-inch model announced last year and showed a 4K Ultra HD video player.
- Value-leader Vizio highlighted a 70-inch 4K Ultra HDTV that will be joined by 55- and 65-inch sets later in the year.
- Toshiba showed 58-, 65-, and 84-inch 4K Ultra HD TVs; all feature the proprietary Cevo upscaling engine and are slated for release this summer.
- Sharp unveiled two 4K Ultra HD TVs, featuring a proprietary ICC processor that is said to add depth to upconverted 1080p content; the sets are due out in later this year.
- Chinese TV maker Hisense announced five Ultra HD TVs with screen sizes ranging from 50 to 110 inches but didn’t reveal when the sets will be available or how much they will cost.
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