The show floors haven’t officially opened on CES 2020, but that’s never stopped companies from teasing and/or outright announcing some of the big-ticket products they expect to unveil here in Las Vegas. Case in point: Several TV makers are heading to the show armed with the latest and greatest in display tech — just in time to watch the ever-increasing number of TV streaming services.
To be clear, this is by no means an exhaustive list, and more companies are slated to discuss their offerings in the coming days, but here are a few of the high-def highlights that have caught our eye so far.
Vizio Joins the OLED Crowd
When we last evaluated the HDTV landscape, we sang the praises of OLED (organic light-emitting diode) displays. The astounding picture quality and dynamic range just couldn’t be matched, even by the most advanced LCD options. And now, Vizio, a brand that’s made a name for itself with well-priced LCDs, is jumping into the OLED fray with 55- and 65-inch models. The company’s leveraging its IQ Ultra processor to handle color, contrast and more on the display, and OLEDs will be wrapped in thin, 4mm bezels.
Meanwhile, Vizio’s LCD lineup gets revamped as well, with models spread across its V-Series, M-Series, P-Series, and P-Series Quantum X. Sizes range from 40 inches all the way up to an 85-incher in the top-of-the-line P-Series Quantum X. The company says pricing should be available before the new TVs launch later this year.
Samsung Sheds the Bezels
Electronics giant Samsung is no stranger to pushing tech boundaries, and that apparently includes pushing display bezels out to near-insignificance. An early report, based on a Samsung Korea press release, revealed the company’s upcoming QLED 8K display features a front face that’s almost entirely all-screen. The press release boasts 99% of the front is the display and the bezels surrounding it are just a few millimeters thick.
We’ll know more about the fancy display, and Samsung’s overall 2020 lineup soon enough.
LG Adds More 8K Options
Meanwhile, Samsung’s Korean rival, LG, is coming to CES 2020 packing additional models to its 8K lineup. In all, the company says it’s adding eight new options, including 77- and 65-inch sizes, to complement its existing 88- and 75-inch screen sizes.
Since the amount of native 8K content remains — shall we say — sparse, LG is touting its AI-based upscaling techniques to display lower-resolution sources in sharp, but natural ways.
Much, Much More to Come
Of course, this is just the very beginning of all the TV-centric news here at CES 2020. Be sure to check back with Reviews.com throughout the week for the latest updates.