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Televisions are getting bigger, brighter and sharper. At Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s largest consumer electronics and IT exhibition, this January, major television brands unveiled upgraded technology and new features, from QD-OLED to Mini LED technology. We take a closer look at some of them. A showcase of the bigger, better and sharper TVs to expect this year.

Samsung Neo QLED

With the Neo Quantum processor, Samsung’s Neo QLED range offers a clear and immersive experience due to advanced contrast mapping with a back-light unit. The new Shape Adaptive Light technology aids in analysing lines, shapes and surfaces to enhance brightness and accuracy. This range also has a multi-intelligence picture quality algorithm for elevated depth and realism. An EyeComfort mode adjusts the screen’s brightness and tone using a built-in light sensor to detect ambient light changes. Sound, too, is improved with Dolby Atmos, with multi-channel speakers tracking the action on the screen throughout the TV.


Panasonic LZ2000

The LZ2000 series is tuned in to Hollywood custom “Master OLED Pro” configuration so that watching your favourite dramas, movies and documentaries in mid-level brightness comes with improved detail accuracy. Its new Game Control Board settings, automatic NVIDIA GPU detection, 60Hz latency and HDMi2.1 support, make it perfect for gaming. Advanced sensors detect the ambient room light colour to deliver comfort viewing at any time of the day. The Auto AI mode also automatically identifies your content and optimises picture and sound quality. Aside from the 55-inch and 65-inch models, the 77-inch model is now available for large home entertainment rooms.


LG OLED evo Gallery Edition

Central to LG’s OLED evo Gallery Edition’s crisp picture quality is its technology. The advanced 9 Gen5 AI Processor powers the AI algorithms for a display brighter than its previous models, along with an all-new Brightness Booster and Self-Lit Pixels. Tech aside, the edition brings you three installation options for the improved design: the cool Gallery Stand, a new Swivel Stand or a super-slim wall-mount that lets it hug the wall more closely than previous models. The G2 series now comes with LG’s largest, the 97-inch model, in addition to the 83-, 77-, 65- and 55-inch options.


Philips MiniLED TV 75PML9506

A host of features make the MiniLED one of the most anticipated TVs from Philips. Take the P5 processor with AI, which delivers a picture so real "you could step right into it". Or the immersive glow that's emitted from the 4-sided Ambilight to make every onscreen moment feel closer. Gamers will appreciate that its HDMI 2.1 connectivity switches to an ultra-low-latency setting when your console starts playing, with VRR and Freesync for smooth, fast-action gameplay. DTS Play-Fi lets you connect to any compatible speaker in any room so you won't skip any of the aural action even if you walk away. Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos complete your cinematic experience right in your living room.



Also featuring the OLED evo panel, the C2 is an update from the LG C series. Among its highlights is its improved high-dynamic range (HDR) performance and brightness compared to its popular C1 range. It also boasts cool gaming-centric features such as 120Hz 4K gaming, variable refresh rate, auto low latency and more. This year, it has also introduced a 42-inch model, making this the smallest LG OLED after its 48-inch model. So, you can now have your OLED TV in smaller spaces with a comfortably sized screen or perhaps end your search for the perfect gaming monitor.


TEXT Erina Noor