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Published: Tue, January 09, 2018
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Samsung's new 8K TV features AI, can upscale video to 8K

Samsung's new 8K TV features AI, can upscale video to 8K

Because the microLED array creates an unfiltered self-emitting display, you'll also get brighter white levels and extra-vivid colors.

To refresh things a bit, domestic competitor LG too had stunned the tech world with a similar pre-CES revelation with an 88-inch TV that too was of 8K resolution.

Don't fret about these 8K TV, though. Well, that's another instance of Samsung flexing. It was all about the enticing innovations in Samsung Smart TV.

Instead of LCD or OLED, The Wall uses MicroLED. With microLED, there may be a viable alternative to OLED on the market by the end of 2018. Combined into the full 146-inch display, the panels offer full 4k resolution. So essentially, The Wall can increase in size up to 146-inches, although the company didn't specify exactly how small you can make it. Samsung describes MicroLED technology as capable of delivering "incredible" definition, without restrictions to size, resolution or form. This says Samsung will set the standard for future screen technology. We saw some attractive imagery on display, with deep blacks, blazing brightness, intense detail, and near-perfect off-angle viewing.

Unfortunately, Samsung gave few clues to pricing, or availability.

Samsung is eager to introduce the movie theatre experience right to our homes with its 146-inch 8K TV that comes with an AI chip as well to upscale current content to 8K resolutions.

The key here is the super-sized TV's up-scaling capabilities.

LAS VEGAS-For a TV, 65- and 85-inch sets are considered very big.

While Samsung promised better picture performance from its 2017 QLED than the year prior, what we saw then were mostly marginal improvements.

What that means for the average human being is that the TV doesn't need a backlight. That sounds a rather nebulous but hopefully we can see more specific details as specific TVs are released. Samsung has been working hard to take on OLED and came up with the new microLED tech to do just that. Imagine un-boxing your new TV and having a phone app automatically share Wi-Fi settings and instantly log you into your favorite streaming apps.

Samsung also showcased the 2018 Smart TV with upgrades on Bixby, SmartThings and Universal Guide. Be sure to follow all of DT's coverage of CES at our website and through live broadcasts at our YouTube channel.

All in all, it's a strong coming out for Samsung TV in 2018.

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