Seeing Samsung's 'The Wall' MicroLED TV Made Me a Believer


Samsung showed off The Wall at CES a 146-inch TV that's modular with MicroLED technology

The Consumer Electronics Show which is going to be held in Las Vegas is often dominated by a huge number of huge new televisions.

This enormous television is 146 inches and features top-notch display technology known as microLED, something that Samsung has said will "set the standard for future screen technology". This new TV is more of a technological showcase than a marketable commodity at least for the time being.

We were a underwhelmed by Samsung's press conference at this year's CES.

Samsung is taking the idea of a "big screen TV" to the next level.

It comes with a micro-LED display, which has been introduced as a superior alternative to OLED due to the fact that it offers both deep blacks and bright highlights. For the uninitiated, the pixels on a MicroLED module are significantly smaller than a conventional LED display. The name of the TV itself, however, is entirely appropriate: The Wall. Furthermore, just as is the case with OLED, the pixels (any one of several million of them inside a micro LED 4K TV bar) can turn off or on completely on an individual basis for ideal scene dimming and bright highlights. Thus, this beast of a television can also get incredibly bright, much more so than OLED, managing up to over 2000 nits according to its makers.

If you have bought yourself a brand new 4K TV you might regret that by now and we will highly recommend you to stop reading this article forthwith. It combines the best of OLED (perfect, total black levels) with the best of LCD (stunningly high peak brightness) and joins them with incredible high dynamic range color.

The Consumer Electronics Show kicks off at the end of this week and we will come again with the last CES news for you.

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