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LG Display unveiled a sleek prototype of its latest rolling screen technology. By pressing a button you can lower the screen into a box where it wraps around a metal cylinder kind of like a window blind Samsung 2018 smart TVs certified for enhanced security
Sherri Watson | 12 January, 2018, 18:23

While LG showed their OLED display that bends, which isn't anything new really albeit bigger and better, Samsung chose to focus on size.

"The Wall eliminates the need for color filters or backlight, yet allows the screen to offer consumers the ultimate viewing experience", Samsung said in a statement after the TV's unveiling on January 7.

Artificial intelligence and 8K dominated the television presentations from LG and Samsung at the CES tech show in Las Vegas. The Wall is the house-size version, a mere 146 inches diagonal. Brand new designs from Samsung included an 85-inch 8K model, the Q9S Series.

According to Samsung the TV uses what they call MicroLEDs.

Samsung's 146-inch TV is appropriately named the company calls it The Wall
Samsung's 146-inch TV is appropriately named the company calls it The Wall

The 4K OLED display looks like a normal TV screen, but the back has small vertical slats which allow it to roll.

Samsung Electronics on Monday introduced "The Wall", the world's first modular microLED television. If true, it's a huge step forward for QLED and LCD, as these TVs require a backlight to function.

LG already supports Dolby Vision HDR in its OLED screens, and its latest televisions will now also support HDR10, the rival HDR specification used by Sony's PS4 Pro and Microsoft's Xbox One X consoles, as well as some streaming services. This means that it offers excellent contrast, not unlike OLED panels, because you can turn off individual pixels with the backlight. It can transform into any size, and delivers incredible brightness, colour gamut, colour volume and black levels. This new TV is more of a technological showcase than a marketable commodity at least for the time being.

The electronics giant also noted that The Wall is the world's first "modular" television; meaning consumers will be able to customize the microLED screen to be smaller or even larger than the 146-inch behemoth Samsung introduced. Companies like LG and Samsung were some of the biggest players in the event but Amazon, Asus, Acer and many other brands including those that make popular PC peripherals also made their presence felt in the event.