Showing the future

Can’t get enough of bigger screens and sharper images? Check out the latest cuttingedge technology from the market leaders.

At this year’s edition of the world’s largest electronic and IT show, Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held in Las Vegas, two major TV players showcased their latest innovations to keep buyers at the edge of their seats.

Samsung MicroLED CX
MicroLED TVs are known to be costly as they are typically beyond 100-inch, so with Samsung’s announcement that they will be introducing 50-, 63-, 76- and 89-inch options, buyers in the premium TV segment are in for a treat.

Here’s what we know so far: The South Korean brand’s first offering for 2023 is the 76-inch MicroLED CX. Compared to current LCD TVs, the CX promises better picture quality that movie fans and gamers will appreciate, thanks to the 240Hz variable refresh rate, and 2 nanosecond response time. The impressive 99.9% screento-body ratio is also set to stun viewers.

The CX will also be Samsung’s first MicroLED TV that does not require professional installation.

LG Signature OLED M3
LG brought out its innovative 97-inch M3 OLED smart TV to impress, and they surely did more than that. The M3 won the ‘CES 2023 Innovation Award’ in two categories: Video Display and Embedded Technologies, not only for its 4K 120Hz resolution OLED display, and no doubt for being the first consumer TV to feature wireless video and audio transmission.

Users can directly and conveniently plug in their cable, satellite or console connections to the Zero Connect Box – which then connects wirelessly to the TV. The connection can be done up to 9 metres away while transmitting picture and audio in real time. It even works with compatible soundbars, cable-free.

For skeptics concerned about a lag in transmission and interrupted TV, LG assures that the connection strength between the Zero Connect Box and TV is three times the speed of Wi-Fi 6.

LG G3 OLED evo
The G3 sees the introduction of Brightness Booster Max, a brand new technology that incorporates new light control architecture and light-boosting algorithms to increase brightness by up to 70 percent (applies to 55”/65”/77” G3 models). Hence, sharper and more realistic images can be expected this time around.

It also features an improved processor designed to detect depth and deliver more realism, along with more accurate colours. The AI Super Upscaling Pro will enhance resolution and reduce noise levels.

Especially important for gamers: the G3 is capable of supporting 4K at 120Hz, together with Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM). Then let’s not forget that it gets four HDMI ports. For better accuracy, Dolby Vision for gaming is standard.

LG’s G3 OLED evo will be available in 55-, 65-, 77 and 83-inch options.