CES 2018 News: Samsung details 8K AI Scaling Technology

Do you need 8K to benefit from 8K?

by Mark Hodgkinson Jan 8, 2018 at 9:27 PM


  • Samsung has caused quite a stir at this year’s CES with the Micro LED and 8K Q9S TV and the company is keen to show off its new processing technologies that promise to take sub 8K sources and scale them all the way up to the massive 7680×4320 resolution.
    The AI technology based on machine learning analyses content and automatically upscales low-resolution images into 8K picture quality. First, the QLED TV, based on AI technology, is equipped with a database that studies and analyses millions of images in advance to transform low-resolution content into high-resolution. When fed with a source in low resolution, this feature of the QLED TV selects the optimal filter and converts the source into a high-quality image

    In addition, by increasing image processing 64 times, the technology helps offer natural images in high-resolution, without compromising gradation in the picture. In the image of an aurora, for instance, the TV provides consumers with, they claim, seamless gradation. Lastly, the new QLED TV categorises elements of picture quality (black/blooming/brightness) in input sources by scene to produce pictures with richer and more detailed contrast. With the feature, the edges of text are rendered sharp and a moonlight image is offered with the edges of the moon in the background clear, not blurred, says the company.
    Furthermore, Samsung’s AI technology enables the TV’s sound to be optimsed for specific scenes, without having to change any settings. If you’re watching a football game, for instance, the cheering of the spectators is amplified to recreate the excitement of the match. Or, if viewing a concert, the low-frequency sounds of the music might be highlighted to deliver a richer sound.

    Samsung 8K QLED TVs with AI technology will be launched during the second half of 2018, focusing on sets with screens larger than 65 inches.

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