The CES 2014 is just around the corner, and it seems that we will witness the first Ultra HD TVs with the largest curved display ever seen in the market by Samsung and LG.
Both South Korean giants are ready to innovate in the field of imaging. There will be two products with curved screen of 105 inches and seem to have several characteristics in common.
In the appropriate press releases, the both manufacturers called their new TV as the first and the largest curved Ultra HD TV ever made so far. Each of the two panels has 11 million pixels compared with 2 million pixels that characterize the current HDTV, providing a significant better quality of the images. They will have an aspect ratio of 21:9 similar to that of Cinemascope screens that you see in movie theaters while most of the existing large widescreen TVs have a ratio of 16:9.
In addition to a resolution of no less than 5120 x 2160 pixels, the screen of the new TV from Samsung and LG will also be curved, designed to provide a “unique” visual experience as pointed out by LG Electronics. Yet neither company has announced the pricing and availability of the Ultra HD TVs, but more information will certainly be shared at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, which will take place from January 7 to 10. Although, they won’t be inexpensive products but probably above 10,000 Euros.
In related news, these television sets aren’t the first devices to have the curved screen as the duo have already released some devices on the market with this technology, along with Sony.
Besides these huge Ultra HD TVs, LG is also prepping the first Smart TV with webOS, which returns after three years with a new interface. The Korean manufacturer said that they had completely revised interface of webOS with the goal of making it easier and more intuitive than the one proposed by Hewlett-Packard on mobile devices. It also provides excellent possibilities for multitasking and a generic platform for gaming.
Hence, the first product with webOS — previously owned HP and Palm — will be a Smart TV, equipped with a dual-core processor clocked at 2.2 GHz and 1.5 GB of RAM.