Samsung shows 55in OLED über-TV
Dual-core, app-tastic and motion-controlled
Samsung has followed fellow South Korean giant LG to unveil a 55in OLED TV at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). This one has motion and voice control.
Naturally enough with showcase products like this, Samsung didn't discuss pricing, preferring to talk up the telly's panel specs in comparison with current flat panels.
So, it said, there's no colour filter, because the panel, formed on a single pane of glass - well, it would have to be - has red, green and blue light-emitting sub-pixels. It's colour reproduction is 40 per cent more accurate than an LED-backlit LCD, and its response time is 1100 times better, "virtually eliminating motion blur".
From a practical standpoint, then, it presents a better, smoother moving picture than an LCD, but costs ten times as much, probably. It will go on sale worldwide "later this year", Samsung promised.
Samsung said the OLED TV will feature all of its smart TV features, including its new Smart Hub UI, running on the set's dual-core processor. It also has an intergrated webcam, not just for communications but also for Xbox Kinect-style movement recognition.
Smart Hub UI
It'll be voice controlled too: two unidirectional array microphones recognise voice, while noise cancellation tech helps to separate background noise from the user’s commands.
The 3D-capable telly will be able to access content from your DLNA-equipped Nas box, if you have one. ®
So motion detection and voice control are this year's useless waste of time gimmicks?
How are you supposed to watch Babestation on a TV with motion-sensing, it'll keep switching channel.
Are we there yet? (Cheers, Doug!)
"A loud clatter of gunk music flooded through the Heart of Gold cabin as Zaphod searched the sub-etha radio wave bands for news of himself. The machine was rather difficult to operate. For years radios had been operated by means of pressing buttons and turning dials; then as the technology became more sophisticated the controls were made touch-sensitive--you merely had to brush the panels with your fingers; now all you had to do was wave your hand in the general direction of the components and hope. It saved a lot of muscular expenditure, of course, but meant that you had to sit infuriatingly still if you wanted to keep listening to the same program.
Zaphod waved a hand and the channel switched again."
I'd rather use a STB
for this stuff frankly, I just want my tv panel to be a dumb screen. If I want to change the capabilities I just change the STB, not chuck out a perfectly good telly.
Camera? Bloody hell.
In Soviet Russia, TV watches *you*...
How long before someone manages to hack a live video feed out of it. Excuse me while I adorn the front of my astonishingly expensive (and achingly pretty) OLED telly with gaffer tape. Bah.
re:Samsung not apple!
Apple invented this first, samsung just copied it didnt you know, cant you see, it has a black border around the TV and the edges are round. Apple will come out with a TV, looks the same as this and will have the same features, will be made by samsung, and apple will say they copied them, cos they is apple they is, so they invented it all first :p