CES 2019 News: Samsung Unveils Micro LED TVs & Comments

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    1. Steve Withers

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      The future looks expensive.
       
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      I think I'll see if my current TV can hold out until these screens are available, sounds like it'd be worth it.
       
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      It sounds very promising. My only concern is whether they will sell a 65" model.
       
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      Sounds like they could go well as a cinema screen if they have unlimited physical size, and offer HDR which is sorely lacking
       
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      Sounds like we will never get 8k with this technology, so that may end up being a dead end (I won't miss it!). If they can do a 75inch 4k panel I imagine a 55/65 inch 1080p model would be fairly straight forward. Yes, it'll 'only' be in 2k but if the other claims about the technology are true it'll still result in a better picture than any other TV, especially when you consider how much true 4k material exists. Shame no one would buy it!
       
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      Are the boys at CES now? Is this coming straight out of CES?
       
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      You can already have 8K with Micro LED, the issue is screen size. This technology is going to be used on much larger screen sizes than are currently popular, but the modular design means that a Micro LED display can be customised for any wall. In the future we won't think in terms of 55" or 65" TVs, but instead just fill an available wall with modules. You can scale the image, so you don't have to watch a TV programme on the entire screen, you can just use part of it. I think Micro LED will completely revolutionise how we watch and interact with a TV, with an entire wall of the lounge being used as a screen.
       
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      Yes
       
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      Finally, Total Recall comes true!! I've been waiting for this since 1990....
       
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      Loving the aspect ratio options never mind different sections showing different content, great for our current multitask/device lifestyle.
      Any reason why the 219” was approachable yet the 77” had a massive spectator gap, is the 77” modular design joins the same as the 219”?

      Can’t wait until this is affordable.

      Hoping LG have something similar so we get some competition ...
       
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      Have fun chaps!
       
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      I got a close up look at the 75" Micro LED prototype in Korea back in November and it was composed of modules. If you got up close you could see the joins, and you could also see the joins from a distance with certain content. There were also a few dead pixels and damage to the edges of some of the modules. However the image was stunning, with plenty of fine detail, deep blacks, saturated colours, and bright highlights.

      The success of Micro LED is going to come down to how easily the modules can be manufactured. You obviously don't want dead pixels for a start, but manufacturing a single-sized module would significantly help to reduce costs. Samsung also needs to fine tune fitting the modules together so you can't see the joins and you don't damage the edges of the panels. However the more I think about it, the more I believe it could revolutionise what constitutes a TV.
       
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      Thank you Samsung, OLED is just an temporary place holder before this beast named Micro-LEDs are taking everything over. No potential burn-ins problems with a much higher peak brightness and the same blacks. I'm especially happy that Micro-LEDs don't suffer from burn-ins which are becoming a problem on OLEDS now more people actually own that technology.
       
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      Also just imagine with this new technology you don't have to swap your whole TV for dead pixels. You'll just replace the faulty module with a new one. That's really efficient.
       
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      Until then let's enjoy our TVs. If you dont like OLEDs you can continue seeking solace from QA YoutTube channel lol.
       
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      No you can continue seeking solace from AQ YoutTube channel lol.
       
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      So many possibilities. With older SD material, for example, if it looked particularly poor, at say 75", you could reduce the onscreen size to make it more acceptable and not worry over screen burn.
       
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      This actually sounds like a genuine innovation rather than the incremental improvements in image quality that have been strategically rolled out over the past few years to try and persuade consumers to upgrade their sets.

      Also, if I get one on every wall, i'll never have to redecorate again! :clap:
       
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      Micro LED has the potential to be a game changer, not only in terms of picture quality but also in terms of the role a TV actually plays in a modern smart home.
       
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      silly question (read the review but cant listen to the video) but if the panels appear to be about A4 in size, why cant they do smaller screens?
       
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      Suddenly 4K projectors may start to become affordable as they have a bit of competition in the size department.

      Edit: Mind you, as we don’t know cost, maybe the current 4K projectors will seem like a bargain ;)
       
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      Going back even further than that, it was also predicted in Ray Bradbury novel ‘Fahrenheit 451’ published in 1953.
       
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      That is a good point! Hadn’t thought of that.
       
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      Are they going to have a single panel 75” screen?
      I’m really looking forward to this tech

      The modular design would not be good enough as a TV for me. The joints are clearly visible. If after a year they haven’t improved much on that then the difficulties may be too big.
       

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