Large is greater

The key Trend at CES that the screen sizes that were a few years ago as a huge luxury, are now almost Standard. In the United States, the number of 2018 sold TV have doubled-devices with a Diagonal of more than 75 inches in the past year to 2017, said a LG Manager on the company’s press conference. For other manufacturers, it looks similar to how to learn in conversations with managers. Devices with 55-inch in Germany, there are the average, increasingly more buyers but to larger devices.

This demand the companies to come, finally, XL-TVs flush more profit in the Fund as a small devices. Sony’s new top-of-the ZG9-series 85 and 98 inches in size, LG has come out with the Z9, a 88-inch model in the range. Samsung continues with his “The Wall”-TV still offers the giant TV with up to 219 inches, which is almost 5.6 meters. It was not long ago that the limit was at 85 inches.

the ultra-large formats, are reserved for the expensive top models, but it will take a long time to more than 75-inch televisions are also for the normal earners affordable.


8K must

With the new XL formats, the 8K technology. Moreover, one may wonder, finally, even for the increasingly popular 4K TVs are still quite a few movies, TV shows, or Transfers in real, i.e. not later extrapolated to 4K. Until you can watch TV content in real 8K resolution, it will take years.

Nevertheless, it may be useful to build a television with such a resolution. Because the larger a TV is, the more pixels you need to prevent that individual pixels become visible and the image is grainy. About what particular screen is useful diagonals, have the manufacturer, however, very different views. In the case of Sony, you start with 8K only on the big models with a minimum of 85-inch, LG is offering 8K TVs from 65 inch and Samsung even in the relatively small 55-inch models.

Artificial intelligence

Thus, a television image is used in 4K, Full HD or even the old SD Format, to such an 8K television looks good, it must be digitally processed. Scale is the name of this process, in which the processor of the TV is trying to the pixels from which the video material is built up as sent for more to add, so that the resulting image looks pixelated, but as if it has been in the resolution of the TV produces.

The technique is not new, but more and more, the bigger the TV. A Full HD movie can be expected for a 4K TV at four times its original number of pixels high. For a 8K TV, the same Video must be scaled to the sixteen times its actual size.


in the past, been something done by Algorithms. Samsung describes the technology in its new TVs, like this: “8K AI Upscaling scaled content in 4K or lower resolution, using artificial intelligence high.” LG beats in the same score, says the new TVs will offer “an artificial intelligence, more increased picture and sound quality”. Whether it is really so-called artificial intelligence, one can argue. Because, in fact, about LGs devices to compare the image contents with a database of reference images and adjust your settings accordingly.

Alexa and Google Assistant

With a good TV, you must be able to speak today, whether you change just the program, ordering a book from Amazon, or wants to know whether Rihanna is just a friend. For it to work, more and more manufacturers, both Amazon’s Alexa as well as Google Assistant in your TV. The subtle difference is that a Echo speaker from Amazon: The digital wizard, as a rule, start to listen in when you press a button on the remote control.

The top 20 Alexa-sayings Can you smell that?

Sorry, but without a nose, the Smell is hard for me. What do you think of Siri?

I have a weakness for all artificial intelligences. What came first: The chicken or the Egg?

The chicken. The Egg. Moment. Oh, I don’t know. Marry me!

I think this is contrary to the laws of robotics. Surprise me!

With a typical pencil can draw a line 56 kilometres. Tell a joke!

a Cowboy to the hairdresser, come out again, and his Pony is gone. Use the Power!

I’m sorry, but my Midi-chlorian level is too low. What do you insist?

I’m made of plastic, metal and many zeros and ones. there Is no Santa Claus?

I don’t know him personally, but I hear only Good things about him. If I ever meet him, I’ll call you. Can pigs fly?

Only if you sneak in as stowaways on the plane. What is your favorite color?

infrared is pretty. Where are my keys?

Start the search. Beep. Beep. Beep. Beep, Beep. Search inconclusive. you Can rap?

My Name is Alexa and I know nothing about it.
I’m the baddest AI in the Cloud for you.
Your responses are fast, but my faster.
Goofy Speech Engines, for you I’m the best-seller. Where is Chuck Norris?

If Chuck like Norris, so you know where he is, he will find you. If not, you’ll know it when it is too late. It’s a trap!

Prepare the escape. Group remain Green in the vicinity, in order to keep the sector MD7. What do you know about me?

I know, you’re asking interesting questions. What is your task?

The Holy Grail. The Winter is coming.

warning, Spoiler alert: Winter is already here. Do a forward roll!

I Would like to, but it’s harder than it looks. Treat yourself!

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Apple Apple Apple

Although Apple is not represented at CES, where it is spoken a lot about the company. Because pretty much every major TV manufacturer is offering in its new TV devices, Apple’s AirPlay-2 technology. The allows movies and music wirelessly from iPhone or iPad to the TV to play. That Apple’s marketing Department had something to say about that, you realize that all companies that offer something like that, advertise with the same picture – a scene from “Game of Thrones”. Apple likes to unify advertising.


While AirPlay in the future, so, almost the Standard on new TV devices, is reserved for access to Apple’s iTunes Store alone Samsung. Only on Samsung TVs you can buy movies from Apple’s offer, and lend to, or already purchased and rented titles watch. How long is the Korean group, has this exclusivity is unclear.

Always new Buzzwords

In the Rest of the TV industry maintains its penchant for new terms for their technologies. Samsung, for example, has put out its Micro-LED technology, which has been on the market so far, so good as of no importance. Further designations such as QLED, nano cell and Triluminous are widely used. Sony, about is also in the art of words, such as “Backlight Master Drive” and “Sound-From-Picture-Reality”.

nano-cell TV at CES, 2019

Who is not busy anyway with TV technology and the terms of the industry, is likely to be confused only. Or you can imagine something under “Calibrated beam LED design”?

Sam Yoon has many years of experiences in journalism. He has covered such areas as information technology, science, sports and politics. Yoon can be reached at 82-2-6956-6698.