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Samsung asks for 'Age of Togetherness' with new Frame, Neo QLED TVs

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Jan 3 2022 6:31 AM CST

Samsung has unveiled its latest and greatest The Frame TV, which is an even sleeker, and even more expensive TV that looks like a piece of art in your room... if you can afford it.

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The company lets you show off your own videos and photos, as well as show off customized metal and wooden frames so that it truly does look like a painting on your wall. The latest version of Samsung's The Frame TV has a new anti-reflective screen that will look more realistic than previous Frame TVs.

Samsung says that the new matte finish on The Frame 2022 TVs makes the screen have a "lifelike paper and canvas texture" that has been "engineered to maximise light scattering surface irregularities" even if they're in a bright room. I think you'd need to see the anti-reflective screen on the new Frame TV to really understand what Samsung has in its expensive boutique TVs.

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Samsung's new TV remote recharges battery from your Wi-Fi radio waves

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Jan 3 2022 12:12 AM CST

Samsung has just unveiled its new 2022 series TVs and they come with new Eco Remotes that are capable of drawing power from not just the sun... but from radio waves.

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Yeah, the new Samsung Eco Remotes will actually draw power from the radio waves near your house -- including your Wi-Fi router -- and other devices. Samsung says that the RF harvesting would let your TV emote control be fully charged whether you're watching TV all day and night and click the remote 5 trillion times I guess... because I replace the batteries in my remote, like, every YEAR.

The South Korean giant is making the new Eco Remote with a "recycled material design" -- so don't worry, the environment is being looked after -- while power is being harvested through your body, to your remote. The new remote will have a minimalistic design, pack a built-in microphone for voice control, and the usual shortcuts for apps and services like Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, and Samsung TV Plus.

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Samsung announces world's first 4K 144Hz TV for next-gen PC gaming

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, Jan 2 2022 11:45 PM CST

Samsung has just announced its next-gen 2022 Neo QLED TVs which are available in regular, and ridiculous sizes -- as well as in both 4K and 8K variants -- offering up to 4K 144Hz on a TV.

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Samsung has unveiled the "world's first 4K 144Hz TV" using their in-house Mini-LED display technology, with the additional of Shape Adaptive Light Control that reportedly reduces stray illumination by analyzing on-screen objects and shaping the light to match them. Samsung is also using Object Depth Enhancer, which uses more processing to work out which objects are from the background.

The big deal here is the ability to offer 4K 144Hz right out of the box for PC gamers, and up to 4K 120Hz for the next-gen Microsoft Xbox Series X/S and Sony PlayStation 5 consoles. Samsung is the first with a 4K 144Hz gaming TV, all done through HDMI 2.1 connectivity to the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series and AMD Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs -- as well as all GPUs coming this year, and in the future -- all ready for 4K 120/144Hz.

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Samsung announces world's first 4K 240Hz Mini-LED gaming monitor

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, Jan 2 2022 12:20 PM CST

Samsung has claimed at CES 2022 that it has unveiled the world's first 4K 240Hz gaming monitor, with the introduction of the new Odyssey Neo G8 gaming monitor.

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The new Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 gaming monitor rocks a large 32-inch 4K panel, with a blistering 240FPS... you're going to need a next-gen GPU like NVIDIA's soon-to-arrive GeForce RTX 3090 Ti graphics card. Samsung's new Odyssey Neo G8 gaming monitor has a curved design, with a 1000W curvature and rocks a Quantum Mini-LED panel.

Samsung's own "Quantum Mini LED" sees the company slimmed down to 1/40 compared to existing LEDs, as well as having Samsung's in-house quality control technology "Quantum Matrix" with a max brightness of 2000 nits. Samsung has "Quantum HDR 2000" for the ultimate in quantum gaming and quantum lifestyle inside of the quantum metaverse, or something.

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Only in Japan: lickable 'Taste your TV' invented, you can lick your TV

Anthony Garreffa | Sat, Jan 1 2022 1:20 PM CST

After 11 years of writing for TweakTown, it feels like there are waves of "WTF" news that fly across my screen... and today my friends, is another day of crazy news.

Meiji University professor Homei Miyashita has created a prototype lickable TV screen that can imitate food flavors, so that you could lick your TV and literally taste it -- which is why the device is called Taste the TV -- or TTTV. Taste the TV has a carousel of 10 flavor canisters that are sprayed in a specific combination to create the taste of particular food.

From there, the flavor is rolled on hygienic film over a flat TV screen for viewers to... well... lick. In the current world we live in through the pandemic, I don't see how licking your TV can be a good thing... but I guess the excuse of being able to taste food from the confines of your walls, and never venture out into the world again... is leading us into the world of licking our screens.

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LG Display taps exotic deuterium: makes OLED TVs up to 30% brighter

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Dec 29 2021 11:56 PM CST

We're just days away from CES 2022, but it seems LG Display is too excited to stop itself from talking about its next-gen display technologies ahead of the big tradeshow next week.

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LG Display has just announced a new OLED display that it calls OLED EX, and the South Korean giant then taps deuterium during the manufacturing process -- something that the company says makes the OLED EX up to 30% brighter than current large-sized OLED TVs.

LG Display will be producing the new OLED EX panels at two of its OLED plants, which will kick off in Q2 2022 -- meanwhile, what the hell is deuterium? Deuterium is an isotope of hydrogen and packs twice the mass of a regular hydrogen atom and LG Display is using deuterium compounds that allow the new OLED EX panels to have up to 30% more brightness, as the deuterium compounds are improving the efficiency of LG's in-house organic light-emitting diodes.

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HDMI 2.1a standard upgrade: Source-Based Tone Mapping for PC gamers

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Dec 29 2021 12:48 AM CST

The HDMI Licensing Administrator has confirmed that a new version of HDMI 2.1 is coming -- HDMI 2.1a -- and with it, will enhance and optimize the HDR experience through Source-Based Tone Mapping (SBTM).

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This new technology requires source and target devices to both be supported in the new standard (as in, the console/PC and the TV/monitor) but the HDMI LA expects that there will be a slew of SBTM firmware updates throughout 2022. SBTM will be a boon for PC users and gamers, especially for those working with multi-window systems.

The source of the image (the GPU for example) has control of the tone mapping, as HDMI 2.1a-enabled devices will let users have separate windows with SDR or HDR optimized content... at the same time. HDR technologies like HDR10, HLG, etc will remain -- HDMI 2.1a isn't adding anything there -- instead, it improves the HDR experience across the board.

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8K Association announces 8K TV spec update, new 8K Gaming modes

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Dec 28 2021 7:28 PM CST

The world of 8K gaming is both simultaneously here, and oh-so-far away but now the 8K Association has published an updated performance specification of the 8K ecosystem.

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The 8K Association has used its 8K rubber stamp of approval to add new decoding requirements, new image quality metrics, and a new game mode that will usher in the future of 8K gaming. New members that have joined the 8KA include Prime Video (you know, Amazon), as well as content creation company 4by4, testing service provider UL, and TV maker Changhong.

KG Lee, Chair of the Technology Work Group explained: "We have been discussing ACR more than a year as a new item and it was finally included in V2.1.0. While passing the ACR spec is optional now for certification, members are required to provide the data so we can optimize the pass/fail criteria for a future mandatory requirement".

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LG teases new transparent 'shelf' OLED: ready for shops of the future

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Dec 27 2021 10:28 PM CST

LG has just unveiled its latest Transparent OLED display technology ahead of CES 2022, with the South Korean giant unleashing its innovative new display technology to "normal everyday spaces" like commercial facilities, offices, homes, and transportation.

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LG Display will be showing off its new "Shopping Managing Showcase" during CES 2022 next week, where we'll see the new Transparent OLED display inside of a wooden display stand... which according to LG will "reinvent the offline shopping experience". The company says its new Transparent OLED display is ideal for "luxurious department stores, the Shopping Managing Showcase can display eye-catching visual content on the screen that harmonizes with the products on display behind to better grab the attention of shoppers and elevate the ambience of the place".

"To modernize home life, LG Display is preparing to take the wraps off its latest concept, 'OLED Shelf,' which combines two Transparent OLED displays, one above the other, and seamlessly blends into any living room decoration while adding a touch of elegance as it is hanging off from the shelf on the wall. The innovative OLED Shelf is perfect for displaying TV shows or gallery paintings while running in its Always on Display Mode, further demonstrating Transparent OLED displays' ability to transform any home interior into a living space that exudes modernity".

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LG unveils new 27-inch and 31.5-inch 4K UltraFine OLED Pro monitors

Anthony Garreffa | Fri, Dec 17 2021 11:31 PM CST

LG has just unveiled its new UltraFine Pro OLED monitors in 27-inch and 32-inch form, both with some beautiful OLED panels and suited for professionals and workstation PCs.

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The new LG UltraFine OLED Pro monitors offer 4K 60Hz with a huge 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio and 99% DCI-P3 color gamut coverage. The new displays have independent pixel control for what should be beautiful color fidelity and coverage, where we should also lose the halo effects -- aka blooming -- that other premium LCD monitors have.

Because this is a professional monitor, LG includes a detachable self-calibration sensors and hoods of the monitor. LG includes a free-to-download Calibration Studio software, something that will calibrate sensors and calculate light emitted from the monitor at specific moments that you schedule, and then it'll immediately adjust to stay perfectly accurate -- providing you with the very best color possible. LG includes a hood that can be used to limit reflections and glare.

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