Next Direction for TV
Over the years at CES we’ve seen some really advanced technology introduced, huge announcements made and extremely cool ideas we’re watching develop and hoping to see enter the market in a few years. CES is the place to be to see the best and newest products in certain sectors, covering 3 million square feet with 4500 exhibitors from start-ups to tech giants and 200,000 guests. It’s big, crazy, and we never miss it!
One of the best things we see at CES, but sometimes can be disappointing too, is technology we know will never be released, at least in my lifetime. It’s like the concept cars at the annual auto show, giving you an idea of emerging technology, where the industry is going, but not marketable at a price point anybody but Bruce Wayne could actually afford. This year, though, we saw two emerging TV technologies that are the next wave of the home entertainment experience.
Samsung’s The Wall
I love this TV! Whether your space is a massive wall, a small area that doesn’t allow protrusion, or anything in between, Samsung’s The Wall is for you. Made of magnetic, modular pieces that seamlessly interconnect, The Wall’s entertainment options are limitless. Think of it like Lego building bricks; the pieces fit tightly together and you build the size and shape. Ratio free, no bezels, fits any size space, and totally scalable. It can even display furniture or scenery when not in use or when using part of the screen. With The Wall, your TV blends into the décor of your room or doubles as art. Like any really new and developing technology, The Wall is still pretty pricey. I expect it will come down in the future, freeing every home from the constraints of today’s current TV technology and creating a moving art installation in every home.
LG’s Rollable TV
Debuting privately at last year’s CES, LG’s 65” rollable TV prototype is this year’s 4K OLED flagship product for LG and should be available sometime this spring. The price tag will probably be high, but that’s expected with new technology. LG has realized that not everybody appreciates a big, black rectangle as part of their décor. LG’s solution is to hide it in a sleek cabinet; with the push of a button, it nearly silently unfurls toward the ceiling with a beautiful, high definition picture. It also has a “Line Mode,” where part of the screen peeks from the cabinet for on-screen smart home and music controls, fireplace and rain sounds.
Bjorn’s will have the latest technology for you to admire and enhance your home entertainment experience as soon as it releases. As with any Bjorn’s investment, be sure to budget for our custom installation service. We’ll do all the planning, heavy lifting, programming your smart home system, and clean up, allowing you to enjoy the rewards of your success stress-free.