CES 2012: The TV Report

There was no shortage of cool stuff being pitched by TV makers at this year’s CES. While 55-inch OLED sets around 4 millimeters thick nabbed the spotlight (rightly so, since they weren’t prototypes but actual products scheduled to come out in 2012), we were also surprised by the number of 4K models — some of which were also real products on target for a 2012 release. Sharp even had an 8K prototype in its booth, which was shown displaying actual 8K source material!

Beyond the cutting-edge stuff, major companies as usual unveiled their regular line-ups of TVs for the year to come, some of which you’ll see reviewed in upcoming issues of Sound+Vision. Here’s a peek at the best and brightest, the sharpest, skinniest, and smartest.