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CES 2014 - LG has just unveiled the world's first flexible OLED TV, coming in at a massive 77 inches. What is good about a flexible TV? Well, you can use the included remote control to bend, and unbend the TV - pretty incredible.
LG has offered us an OLED display here, compared to fellow South Korean rival Samsung, who have only used LED - and even then, it was just a prototype from Samsung. LG's flexible OLED is production-ready, and will be hitting store shelves soon. Hyun-hwoi Ha, President and CEO of LG's Home Entertainment Company says: "LG's Flexible OLED TV is a product that has to be seen to be believed because it defies description. What curved is to flat, flexible is to curved. LG continues to lead the evolution of televisions into the next generation."
CES 2014 - Sharp has just unveiled a beautiful new high-resolution TV, that makes 4K whimper in the corner. Sharp's new 85-inch 8K TV is 3D-capable, with the company collaborating with Philips and Dolby to offer users a "lifelike 3D picture" without the need of glasses.
Sharp's new 85-inch 8K TV offers a resolution of 7680x4320, which is 16x the resolution offered by 1920x1080, or Full HD. There's absolutely no word on pricing or a launch date, but I would say this TV would only be for the rich, or home theater enthusiasts.
CES 2014 - Vizio is expanding its line up of 4K-capable TVs, with its first consumer-grade 4K TV. The new Vizio P Series of TVs will arrive in sizes between 50 and 70 inches.
Vizio says the P Series "is the culmination of advanced picture quality, powerful performance and a beautifully simple Ultra HD experience." What this translates to, is the P Series featuring advanced local dimming, a backlight that has 64 Active LED Zones, and Vizio's custom silicon.
Better yet, there's another set of TVs that Vizio will be pushing, the Reference Series. Vizio's Reference Series TVs are the best TV panels that the company has ever produced. With Vizio's Reference Series aimed at videophiles and "custom integrators". The Reference Series are also 4K-capable, but with High Dynamic Range (HDR) tech.
CES 2014 - Something we saw and loved when we were shown the technology in Montreal, Canada back in October was NVIDIA's G-Sync technology. The company has announced that the G-Sync monitor module - which works with specific displays - will begin shipping in Q2 2014.
NVIDIA has partnered up with Acer, AOC, ASUS, BenQ, Phillips and ViewSonic, with these companies offering the modules in a few months time. If you haven't looked up or read about NVIDIA's G-Sync technology, it is capable of removing latency and image stuttering that happens with V-Sync. G-Sync was impressive to see in person, something that will benefit games who can't constantly hit 60FPS minimum in their games.
CES 2014 - Lenovo has just announced a brand spanking new display that should have the tech world excited: the new ThinkVision Pro2840m monitor, which is a 28-inch, 4K-capable display priced at the competitive price of $799.
The new 28-inch 4K display will push out 3840x2160, and is one of two 4K-capable displays Lenovo is showing off at CES this year. Lenovo wants to deliver 4K-capable displays to its customers as soon as it can, with aggressive prices, which it has hit easily at $799. Matt Bereda, Marketing Director for Lenovo's Think Business Group said: "It's an ideal device for someone working with high-end graphics".
Lenovo's ThinkVision Pro2840m features DisplayPort, mini DisplayPort and HDMI inputs, and has adjustable orientation. We also have MHL (mobile high-definition link) capabilities and is expected to ship in April.
Philips kicked off the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014 by launching a new 27" Gaming Monitor using NVIDIA's G-SYNC technology. G-SYNC immediately renders images, with no input lag as the monitor works directly with the PC's video card. The monitor also provides a 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time, is wall-mountable, with a 1920x1080 recommended resolution. The monitor will be released this spring with a $649 MSRP.
Philips isn't new to the monitor market, but is often overlooked when gamers are thinking of purchasing a new monitor. The company's 144Hz Gaming monitor, for example, received good reviews from those willing to go out on a limb and try it.
Philips will battle Dell and other companies fighting for a piece of the lucrative PC gaming market - and CES 2014 will feature a variety of products geared towards PC gamers.
This definitely sprung up on me, but Polaroid is set to unveil a new 4K/Ultra HD TV at CES 2014 in just a few days time. Polaroid won't be making the TV of course, that will be done by Empire Electronics.
The new 4K TV will be priced at under $1000, and come in at a hefty 50 inches. The new 50-inch 4K TV from Polaroid will feature three HDMI inputs, with the company claiming it will feature "the highest quality picture resolution at the best price." It looks very similar to the Seiki Digital 4K panel, which isn't a bad thing at all, as it has a similar price.
The new Acer FT200HQL 20" touchscreen monitor is an appealing choice for consumers that want an affordable monitor to utilize a customized computing experience from touch technology.
It's a relatively small monitor considering the current market of choices, but should be great for casual use. The high-definition LED monitor has a 1600x900 native resolution, along with dual speakers, VGA port, and two HDMI ports. Although it can be mounted to the wall, the FT200HQL provides 1090 degrees tilt, so it can be used as a true touch surface.
"The Acer FT200HQL is a great choice for consumers or small businesses wanting an affordable and compact touch display for making the most of Windows 8 touch capability," noted Frank Chang, Acer America Director of Product Management, in a statement. Acer's FT200HQL is available now with a $199 MSRP.
It is expected that touchscreen monitors will become more popular in 2014, as a growing consumer base becomes familiar with using touch technology. Microsoft Windows 8 and 8.1 aren't as popular when compared to Windows XP or Windows 7, but touch features truly can be a fun and useful play thing.
LG purchased webOS nearly a year ago, and is finally using its investment. The South Korean electronics giant announced today that it will be showing off its first webOS-based device at CES 2014 in January.
The company will be unveiling a new webOS-powered TV at CES, which will feature a dual-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz and 1.5GB of RAM. The TV should be multi-task-capable, too. With LG's current 'smart' TVs, most consumers aren't using most of the smart features, but the company is optimistic that its new webOS-powered TV can change that.
We were in Montreal, Canada when NVIDIA announced its glorious, V-Sync killing G-Sync technology, but now you can buy monitors with the game-changing technology built-in.
The first off the production line is the tweaked ASUS VG2480QE, which is a 1920x1080-pixel monitor at 144Hz, which has a G-Sync module installed into it. Digital Storm is offering the panel with the G-Sync module installed for $499, or you can bring in your own VG2480QE, and Digital Storm will install G-Sync goodness into it for $299.
If you want some of the most bleeding edge gaming technology available, and think the next-gen consoles are for peasants, well, your meal ticket is right here. We'll have one in the labs ASAP, and I'll be all over that.