CES 2018 Highlights: Amazon, LG, Asus and Many More Announcements


But at CES 2018, the annual tech show happening this week in Las Vegas, manufacturers are still trying to generate buzz for their lineup of TVs coming later this year. The AI was also found in LG's refrigerator, so many computers and even headphones, watches.

Each year at CES, we've come to expect a new generation of TVs that are bigger, brighter, and clearer than the year before, and this year's show did not disappoint. According to Samsung, The Wall is "the world's first consumer modular MicroLED 146-inch TV". Samsung claims its modular technology will allow for TVs of customised sizes to be ordered.

"The Wall" probably won't be sold to consumers anytime soon (if ever), but I'm sure we'll see more TVs use microLED technology as time goes on. Fortunately, that isn't the case thanks to Samsung's special MicroLED tech doing the heavy lifting. Companies like LG and Samsung were some of the biggest players in the event but Amazon, Asus, Acer and many other brands including those that make popular PC peripherals also made their presence felt in the event.

While the roll-up screen drew plenty of attention at CES yesterday, Sony and Hisense also showed off a new take on televisions, debuting short-throw 4K projectors that could create displays of more than 100 inches in size.

Pricing for the TV has not yet been announced.

Antonio Villas-Boas  Business Insider
Antonio Villas-Boas Business Insider

LG's new TVs are the first to have Google Assistant entirely built in. Bixby can do all your normal assistant stuff, including reading the news, checking the weather, and reading your calendar. At least based on how Samsung described The Wall, you (or an installer) could very well be able to change the size of your set on the fly.

"Consumers are telling us it is hard and confusing to try to find what they want to watch", he said.

Touted as a TV with artificial intelligence, the Samsung Q9S packs in some serious processing power to run a sophisticated AI engine that converts any format - be it 4K, FullHD, or SD - into 8K resolution through the magic of upscaling.

This process will continue long after the television is released out into the wild, too, with Samsung periodically rolling out software updates to give the Q9S the freshest version of the algorithm.