Massive 146-inch TV introduced by tech giant

Technology       by Nozair Hanif Mirza | Published

Technology by Nozair Hanif Mirza | Published

While we were shown "The Wall", a 146-inch MicroLED prototype TV, regular LCD, or more specifically, QLED TVs were missing, instead waiting until March to see the light of day.

CES has often been the launchpad for several new technologies and this year, Samsung hopes to catapult the concept of modular TVs to the mainstream with an enormous 146-inch TV. This new TV is more of a technological showcase than a marketable commodity at least for the time being.

During the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the South Korean company showed off this behemoth television, and explained why it will soon leave any other competitor in the dust.

The TV features a micro-LED display, which is pitched as a superior alternative to OLED because it offers both deep blacks and bright highlights.

The Wall: Samsung unveils stunning 146 inch TV
A 146-inch television will soon be available for purchase

Based on my impressions, The Wall and MicroLED very much challenge OLED for TV picture supremacy. The Wall can achieve a searing 2,000-nit brightness, higher than any LED LCD we've tested, and the combination should produce breathtaking pop, especially for HDR sources. Perhaps MicroLED can get brighter; Samsung hasn't specified yet. They say it delivers incredible definition, without restrictions to size, resolution or form.

Other key specs of "The Wall" include a full HDR support package with inclusion of full DCI-P3 wide color gamut and some essentially ideal contrast, with total black levels where needed alongside spectacularly high peak brightness as we'd mentioned above.

"Made possible by Samsung's advancements in semiconductor processing techniques and LED technology, the pixel LED modules of The Wall's self-emitting technology are smaller than ever before, and each chip incorporates RGB color", the company wrote in a recent press release. We're not expecting this giant's price tag to even remotely fit any ordinary home theater budget.

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