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CES 2008: Samsung shows the future of HDTV

Written by Dave Horvath @ 08 Jan 2008 12:01 User comments (13)

CES 2008: Samsung shows the future of HDTV At the CES show this year, it appears Samsung wants everyone to know why they're one of the leading edge designers in next generation televisions by unveiling three econcepts that could change HDTV viewing as we know it.
Unveiled at the show, Samsung brought out two of their latest OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) displays as well as an ultra-thin 52" LCD panel and the mother of all resolutions: The Quadruple Full-HD LCD television. Each display was brought out with the intention of showing off Samsung's innate ability to combine high resolution images and sleek designs.

"OLED and quadruple full-HD technologies represent an entirely new paradigm in picture resolution technology," said Dr. Jongwoo Park, president of Digital Media Business, Samsung Electronics. "This is a level of clarity that is in some cases four times beyond current industry standards yet retains the slim fits and light weight that have made our models preferred among consumers."

OLED is no stranger to being displayed by manufacturers at trade shows, but Samsung is the first to provide a fully finishd OLED television set complete with a sleek design that could potentially be sold to consumers. The
finished products will weigh approximately 40 percent less than other LCD TVs of the same size and have a contrast ratio of 1 million to one, color gamut of 107% and brightness of 550nit. Samsung will begin commercial production OLED TVs around 2010.

The other show stopper was their unveiling of the Quadruple Full-HD LCD television set sporting a resolution of 3,840 pixels by 2,160 pixels, which is four times greater than that for a typical high-definition display.

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13 user comments

18.1.2008 12:56

I'm a real fan of Samsung products, if I am shopping for any type of electronic I'll go for the Samsung brand before any other, unless there is a decent price difference; however, I am kind of confused here.

The resolution of their quad full hd lcd is way beyond that of the current hd media.HD-DVD and Blu-Ray are 1080i/p, correct? So wouldn't this make them obsolete? I mean I guess they could put the video file's resolution up as high as they need, but wouldn't that mean they would have to re-release movies in the new 'full HD'?

28.1.2008 13:49

Originally posted by sciascia:
I'm a real fan of Samsung products, if I am shopping for any type of electronic I'll go for the Samsung brand before any other, unless there is a decent price difference; however, I am kind of confused here.

The resolution of their quad full hd lcd is way beyond that of the current hd media.HD-DVD and Blu-Ray are 1080i/p, correct? So wouldn't this make them obsolete? I mean I guess they could put the video file's resolution up as high as they need, but wouldn't that mean they would have to re-release movies in the new 'full HD'?
You're missing the point. They are obviously not trying to sell the tv, duh. Who would be stupid enough to buy it? Only medical facilities use such displays for viewing x-rays etc. Even they don't need tvs, a 24 inch monitor is sufficient for their purpose. Samsung made the tv for the sake of progress, we need to test our limits to ultimately see what we are capable of. For instance, the inventors of the computer and the internet didn't expect that their inventions would be as wildly used as they are now. We need to progress for progresses sake. I have no doubt that we will use televisions of such enormous capacity in the future, however far in that may be. We already have the technology to capture movies in suffient enough resolution for that tv but what we don't have is a feasible storing device and there would be no need to develop such a device if there wouldn't be a tv to view the video, now would there? I am also sure that the tv is not yet suitable for the consumer market, doubtlessly it is only a beta version. It probably has a low contrast ratio and lots of flaws in the OS (I don't even see a reason for it to have a internal broadcast receiver as it is only meant for show and tell). Be confused no longer, my cro-magnon friend.
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38.1.2008 13:57

Well of course I didn't think I'd be seeing this on a store shelf anytime soon, if at all. My point was that this product completely eats the current hi-def movie medium up for breakfast, and that if this resolution does set the standard some day in the future that it would mean we'd have to buy our DVD collection over yet again.

48.1.2008 14:04

Originally posted by sciascia:
Well of course I didn't think I'd be seeing this on a store shelf anytime soon, if at all. My point was that this product completely eats the current hi-def movie medium up for breakfast, and that if this resolution does set the standard some day in the future that it would mean we'd have to buy our DVD collection over yet again.
We already do, don't we? I am waiting for Friends to appear in HD. I already have all of them on DVD. But as we can see, the new HD players support DVD upscaling. I see no reason to update my whole collection. All of our current technology will become obsolete eventually. The formats usually change every 10 years and the old formats usually become obsolete in 15. Look at the DVD for instance, it came out in 1997. I expect that we will be fully in HD by the year 2010.
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58.1.2008 14:16

Originally posted by ville30:
Be confused no longer, my cro-magnon friend.
I hope you won't be confused by rule 6 in the future either...

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6. No foul language, insults, personal attacks or otherwise rude messages.



68.1.2008 14:20

OT: He was only kidding, I got a good laugh out of it.

It's a shame that the speculated next standard in user media is already being made obsolete. Atleast with DVD we had a good 13 years to enjoy.

78.1.2008 15:39

All this HD technology is making me sick. What else do we need to see. I am happing with my LCD set but these companies keep coming out with the latest and greatest but where does it stop? What about the differences between people's eye sight and how they interpret the colors, picture, etc. It's all a scam.

I need some 'HD' Lasik

88.1.2008 17:23

Samsung's a great company and leading edge too. FYI..........they are one of 3 companies in the WORLD to manufacture the 'Crystal' of an LCD display. Them, Fujitsu and one other that I forgot. That's why Samsung LCDs don't break down and diminish in quality.

98.1.2008 20:09

Originally posted by sciascia:
The resolution of their quad full hd lcd is way beyond that of the current hd media.HD-DVD and Blu-Ray are 1080i/p, correct? So wouldn't this make them obsolete? I mean I guess they could put the video file's resolution up as high as they need, but wouldn't that mean they would have to re-release movies in the new 'full HD'?
I wish they would wait for that resolution to be widely available before upgrading disc formats. Maybe then there would be a clear difference in picture quality on an average consumer's $50-100 tv (like there was from vhs to dvd.) That price might get you 'full hd' by then.

By then there might be three or four people I know who own 1080p sets, instead of zero.

108.1.2008 22:04


By then there might be three or four people I know who own 1080p sets, instead of zero.
Sorry but i get to say this... Not everyone lives on the jungle!
Mostly the people i know have or is panning to get a HDTV soon, HD its been available in cable for quite awhile now... I know different places have a less accessibility o some new gadgets (economic reasons), but thats is not a reason to hold the technology from everyone else... And if you live in america you know that here anything is possible if you really want (i'm saying from my own experience, hey i'm a paper boy and saved enough for my 1080p its all about priority's, No drugs, no smoke, no alcohol, yes gadgets, yes gf, but gf still f*** expensive, good investment tough :P )

118.1.2008 23:19

Originally posted by i1der:

By then there might be three or four people I know who own 1080p sets, instead of zero.
Sorry but i get to say this... Not everyone lives on the jungle!
Mostly the people i know have or is panning to get a HDTV soon, HD its been available in cable for quite awhile now... I know different places have a less accessibility o some new gadgets (economic reasons), but thats is not a reason to hold the technology from everyone else... hey i'm a paper boy and saved enough for my 1080p...)

I'm employed by a newspaper. (None of our "paperboys" are considered employees, only independent contractors.) I don't make enough to buy some huge tv, and I don't too much pay any bills, but that's not my point. It's great if you can afford these next-gen discs for these next-gen tv's, but the average consumer can't afford 1080p.

When dvd came out, however, not only did the picture look better (regardless of what tv you played it on,) but it offered new functionality over vhs. No rewinding, etc. Compared to that, hd discs that only look better on $1500 hd screens and function the same as dvds don't yet make sense. When it's worth it, I'll buy it.
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129.1.2008 20:12

Let see what the others come up with to compete with samsung :)

1310.1.2008 6:43
SamNz
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well there are those holographic discs there working on, now put them with the insane QuadHD screens and bang once again its all sorted

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