OMG ... the future of TV is SICK!!!!


Sevanw

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While everyone else is "talking" about MicroLED, Samsung has already delivered a product to the commercial market since last year, and now is a step closer for the everyday consumer market. All the benefits of OLED, but none of the negatives. Awesome. I hate how people try to say being first is not important, because the reality is, if someone doesn't get the ball rolling, who will? Innovation and a finished product just doesn't appear out of thin air. Samsung made OLED the standard in mobile displays, they're now on their way to doing the same thing with MicroLED in TVs. And who knows, maybe even mobile displays too. One can dream.
 

Klyster

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Well beyond my means but the stuff of dreams.
Actually, cheap short throw 4k laser projection is my dream but that ain't happening anytime soon.

Incredible really.
 

Ralfi

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When I saw YT clips from CES detailing how there’s no limit to resolution with this form factor, it kind of blew my mind...:eek:
 

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It's cool, but there are a few drawbacks for average TV buyers. Looks like it has to be wall mounted? Doesn't work so well with armoires with 18"+ in depth (wouldn't look right with the TV all the way in the back of the covered armoire) Also if you're just going to get one size and stick with it, I don't see the benefit of using small tiles versus buying one panel with the correct size to begin with. I wouldn't want the small cracks in between these panels unless I plan on creating funny shapes or continually modifying the size / shape. Very interesting tech however and the quality looks phenomenal!
 

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It's cool, but there are a few drawbacks for average TV buyers. Looks like it has to be wall mounted? Doesn't work so well with armoires with 18"+ in depth (wouldn't look right with the TV all the way in the back of the covered armoire) Also if you're just going to get one size and stick with it, I don't see the benefit of using small tiles versus buying one panel with the correct size to begin with. I wouldn't want the small cracks in between these panels unless I plan on creating funny shapes or continually modifying the size / shape. Very interesting tech however and the quality looks phenomenal!
I think in that case the real benefit would be if you moved....or rearranged your space and a bigger Tv would or could be advantageous.
 
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It's cool, but there are a few drawbacks for average TV buyers. Looks like it has to be wall mounted? Doesn't work so well with armoires with 18"+ in depth (wouldn't look right with the TV all the way in the back of the covered armoire) Also if you're just going to get one size and stick with it, I don't see the benefit of using small tiles versus buying one panel with the correct size to begin with. I wouldn't want the small cracks in between these panels unless I plan on creating funny shapes or continually modifying the size / shape. Very interesting tech however and the quality looks phenomenal!
Yeah, the small tiles don't interest me much. Bigger is always better imo as far as TVs go. Only one of our 4 TVs is mounted on a bracket in the corner of our room. The rest are on top of a TV table.
The picture looks nice but id rather just have a reguler micro LED TV.
 

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Modularity solves the issue of having to replace your TV when you upsize or downsize your living space and better for the landfill. Hopefully this is a stepping stone to the future where you can just buy a relatively inexpensive can of MicroLED or OLED paint that you can apply to the wall to transform to display.
 

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It's cool, but there are a few drawbacks for average TV buyers. Looks like it has to be wall mounted? Doesn't work so well with armoires with 18"+ in depth (wouldn't look right with the TV all the way in the back of the covered armoire)
Nothing stops you from creating a closer inside armoire wall. Although it seems really likely that a freestanding backplate would be available.

Also if you're just going to get one size and stick with it, I don't see the benefit of using small tiles versus buying one panel with the correct size to begin with.
Really? Imagine a college kid / new graduate starting out with a small screen. Then she could add modules as she can afford them.

Even better, people could give modules as birthday / Christmas gifts, and she could grow her TV that way! :)
 

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Nothing stops you from creating a closer inside armoire wall. Although it seems really likely that a freestanding backplate would be available.



Really? Imagine a college kid / new graduate starting out with a small screen. Then she could add modules as she can afford them.

Even better, people could give modules as birthday / Christmas gifts, and she could grow her TV that way! :)
The potential flexibility of such a system is great. My concern is how long will an OEM like Samsung continue to produce panels for an outdated model. They refresh their TVs constantly and I can’t see them not doing the same with these modular systems. You might be able to get sections for a couple years but I doubt you’d find older models available much longer than that.

The gifting of modules would be great through.
 
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I know this seems like it's new but it's actually been around for quite a while. They are called LED walls and are used throughout cooperate AV, tradeshows, concerts, etc. Slightly different tech but really the same exact principle we have been using for years. Samsung is just making it for the average consumer vs the professional market. LED walls are modules stacked and linked together. A controler distributes the signal across the wall and there you have it. For instance, at CES, one the walls I built, on the smaller side - roughly 9' tall X 16' wide used 50 LED tiles. Each tile has 4 panels that can be popped out and replaced if pixels go bad or get damaged. It's cool but nothing new. Now the TV's that roll up, that's pretty bad ass.
 
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I know this seems like it's new but it's actually been around for quite a while. They are called LED walls and are used throughout cooperate AV, tradeshows, concerts, etc. Slightly different tech but really the same exact principle we have been using for years. Samsung is just making it for the average consumer vs the professional market. LED walls are modules stacked and linked together. A controler distributes the signal across the wall and there you have it. For instance, at CES, one the walls I built, on the smaller side - roughly 9' tall X 16' wide used 50 LED tiles. Each tile has 4 panels that can be popped out and replaced if pixels go bad or get damaged. It's cool but nothing new. Now the TV's that roll up, that's pretty bad ass.
You are a dream crusher well done ;)
 

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I know this seems like it's new but it's actually been around for quite a while. They are called LED walls and are used throughout cooperate AV, tradeshows, concerts, etc. Slightly different tech but really the same exact principle we have been using for years. Samsung is just making it for the average consumer vs the professional market. LED walls are modules stacked and linked together. A controler distributes the signal across the wall and there you have it. For instance, at CES, one the walls I built, on the smaller side - roughly 9' tall X 16' wide used 50 LED tiles. Each tile has 4 panels that can be popped out and replaced if pixels go bad or get damaged. It's cool but nothing new. Now the TV's that roll up, that's pretty bad ass.
Did someone say this was new?

Don't Samsung already make commercial display walls?
 

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Did someone say this was new?

Don't Samsung already make commercial display walls?
The title of the thread mentions the future which obviously implies it is "new". Yes, Samsung makes LED tiles but they don't have much market share.
 

Klyster

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The title of the thread mentions the future which obviously implies it is "new". Yes, Samsung makes LED tiles but they don't have much market share.
The future of TV, not the future of commercial video walls, hence..
"Seriously, this is impressive and I'm looking forward to it coming to the consumer market."


Heck, video walls were around decades ago.
I doubt anyone who has been to an event of some type, hasn't seen a commercial video wall of some form.
The first large scale composite wall I saw was on the Zooropa tour in the early 90's.
But in the consumer's home, is another story.
No one is saying this is a new invention, rather it's us consumers slightly excited by the prospect of a new form of home entertainment.
Realistically, its beyond the reach of most, the cost will be blah blah blah you obviously know this, being in the trade and all.....
 
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