Technology Samsung's The Wall makes massive, 146-inch modular TV a reality

14:28  08 january  2018
14:28  08 january  2018 Source:   Roadshow

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Samsung introduces a 146 - inch modular , MicroLED based TV it calls The Wall . Now we're left to guess what' s Beyond The Wall .

This isn’t Samsung ’ s largest TV panel as the tech giant launched a bigger 170-inch smart TV at CES 2016. As stated, The Wall comes in a 146 - inch size (diagonal) and this is the house size version but it can get even bigger as it uses a modular design.

a flat screen television© Provided by CNET "Micro"LED is kind of a misleading name, because this new TV technology from Samsung can create truly gigantic screens. The name of the TV itself, however, is entirely appropriate: The Wall.

MicroLED is based on Samsung's Cinema Screen technology, designed for movie theaters. The Wall is the house-sized version, a mere 146 inches diagonal, although it could get even bigger.

That's because it's modular. According to Samsung: "Users can add or remove modules to make their TV bigger or smaller, in any configuration, removing previous limitations on screen size, with zero impact on performance of the display."

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At CES 2018, Samsung unveiled " The Wall ", a massive 146 - inch 8K TV with a built-in AI chip capable of converting low-res video content into 8K resolution. Samsung kickstarted CES 2018 with a massive 146 - inch 8K TV it' s calling " The Wall ."

There are no immediate plans to make The Wall a reality just yet, but Samsung said there will be a "global launch" later this year in the spring. We should expect Samsung ' s massive 146 - inch TV to be the bees knees that have a modular bank account.

Unlike traditional LED-based LCD TVs, which use a liquid crystal layer and an LED backlight, MicroLED uses an array of millions of individial, tiny LEDs to create the image. It's very similar to the technology used in scoreboards and jumbo screens, but scaled for home use. A big, expensive home. Samsung says the 146-inch size was chosen to comply with the standard ceiling height.

Because each LED can turn on or off individually, MicroLED has the potential for infinite contrast, just like OLED TVs. The Wall can achieve a searing 2000 nits brightness, higher than any LED LCD we've tested, and the combination should produce breathtaking pop, especially for HDR sources. While the set can achieve DVI-P3 color, Samsung has yet to specify a resolution for the 146-inch TV.

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Samsung has unveiled a massive 146 - inch TV and AI-powered 85-inch 8K TV . tech Updated: Jan 08, 2018 15:25 IST. The Wall boasts of 146 - inch self-emitting microLED display technology and modular functionality.

Ahead of CES 2018 this week Samsung has unveiled The Wall , a massive , modular 146 -in TV (Credit: Samsung ). View gallery - 4 images. Its modular design means that the screen can be scaled up or down to fit the space available.

CES historians will remember that Samsung actually demo'd a 170-inch modular TV concept at CES 2016. It made a pretty sweet video.

Beyond saying it would ship this year, no pricing or availability for MicroLED was announced.

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