Chapters => In the News => Topic started by: DCI forum on Sun November 26, 2017, 06:23:52 PM

Title: CES 2018: Samsung reported to show 150" MicroLED display for home use
Post by: DCI forum on Sun November 26, 2017, 06:23:52 PM
Korean news outlets are reporting that Samsung will launch an 150" MicroLED display for home use. Showing it in Las Vegas at CES (http://www.ces.tech/) that kicks off the year for consumer electronics.

“Samsung will likely push for the micro LED TV in the premium TV segment after releasing them next year”, an industry insider told ZDNet Korea.

According to Korean media including Korean Herald Micro LED TVs have not been widely commercialized so far due to high manufacturing costs and technical difficulties to make a panel with LEDs measuring less than 100 micrometers, which is slimmer than the width of a human hair. Despite the size of the Micro LEDs, there will only be large displays for the near future due to dificulties manufacaturing 4K displays in smaller sizes using the technology. However some media do confound Micro-LED displays and TVs with Samsung's RGB SMD LED Cinema Display, caling that Microled.

Currently micro-led displays are expensive, the most shining example being the Sony CLEDIS/C-LED. There is the expectation that it will in the longer run be less expensive than OLED, or even High-end LCD. Using inorganic materials, over Organic LED, is said to lead to thinner displays and easier manufacturing compared to OLED.

Sony is looking to deploy CLED into cinema's, so may Samsung. Looking to use, in the future, its micro-led displays instead of the first generation Samsung Premier cinema displays, using 2.5mm pitch SMD RGB LED vdieo wall displays.

Panel maker AUO's  CEO, chairman, Paul Peng, expects that Micro-LED to remain stuck in the development phase for the next two years, eventhought there be many prototypes, demonstrators and even engineering samples.

Apple and Samsung are in yet another race to lead the Micro-LED world, Apple reportedly focussed on small Apple Watch/iPhone sized displays, with Taiwanese chipmaker TSMC to address manufacturing problems, and moving R&D states side, completing Taiwanese R&D phase.

Samsung is reported to acquire Taiwanese Micro-LED company PlayNtride.
Title: Re: CES 2018: Samsung reported to show 150" MicroLED display for home use
Post by: Peter CINERAMAX on Mon November 27, 2017, 08:17:13 PM
This looks like a one piece situation, no?
Title: Re: CES 2018: Samsung reported to show 150" MicroLED display for home use
Post by: DCI forum on Tue November 28, 2017, 09:37:20 PM
There is NO info, beyond this. 150" would pose transport, installation and yield challenges. You have contacts at Samsung, could you ask if this would be a contender for your appartment systems. Aswell as for for the modular walls.
Title: Samsung Unveils "The Wall," the World's First Modular MicroLED 146-inch TV
Post by: DCI forum on Thu January 11, 2018, 11:34:29 PM
Samsung Electronics introduced "The Wall" – the world's first consumer modular MicroLED 146-inch TV – at its annual First Look CES event. The modular, self-emitting MicroLED 146" TV display was featured alongside Samsung's latest innovations in display technology, demonstrating how television is evolving to offer consumers an outstanding viewing experience, while acting as a centralized connected smart hub to enhance everyday life.

"As the world's first consumer modular MicroLED television, 'The Wall' represents a breakthrough in inspired design and leading-edge innovation with the flexibility to transform into any size, while delivering impressive, brightness, colour gamut, colour volume and black levels", said Pat Bugos, Vice President, Consumer Electronics, Samsung Canada.

"The Wall," is an 146-inch modular TV with MicroLED technology delivers incredible definition, without restrictions as to size, resolution or form. It is a self-emitting TV with micrometer (µm) scale LEDs – which are much smaller than current LEDs, and serve as their own source of light.

The MicroLED technology featured in The Wall eliminates the need for colour filters or backlight, yet allows the screen to offer consumers the ultimate viewing experience. Also, the MicroLED screen excels in durability, using inorganic materials, and effectiveness, including luminous efficiency and power consumption, setting the standard for future screen technology.

Featuring a module-based, bezel-less design, "The Wall" also exemplifies how consumers can customize their television size and shape to suit their needs. The screen can adapt to serve different purposes, such as creating a wall-size display for multiple spaces.

AI Technology for 8K Picture Quality: Maximizing Viewer Experience

Samsung also featured the world's first QLED TV featuring 8K AI technology, which will be launched internationally. It will launch starting with Korea and the US during the second half of 2018. This AI technology upscales standard definition content to 8K resolution. It employs a proprietary algorithm to adjust screen resolution based on picture quality characteristics of each scene, to continuously improve picture quality and easily transform any type of content from any source into a high-resolution 8K.

This 8K solution maximizes the viewing experience through several new features. These include detail enhancement - to upgrade standard definition content; noise reduction; edge restoration function - which more clearly outlines –on-screen objects; and automatic sound adjustment for different content, such as sports events or music concerts.

Samsung showcased 2018 Samsung Smart TV's enhanced connection and convenience functions at the First Look event, including Bixby, SmartThings and Universal Guide.

Bixby is an intelligent assistant platform developed by Samsung, enables easier interaction between the TV and users, thanks to its intuitive UX, and comprehensive voice analysis capabilities. 2018 Samsung Smart TVs will also offer easier sharing and connectivity, thanks to SmartThings, the Samsung IoT platform hub. It offers a simple way to control the television and sync with other devices. 2018 will also see the launch of Universal Guide – an program guide which automatically recommends TV programs and content according to user's preferences.