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CES 2014: CES: The future of TVs -- bigger, better resolution, and bendable
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CES 2014: CES: The future of TVs -- bigger, better resolution, and bendable

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The buzz words for this year's CES when it comes to TV's--4K, UHD (Ultra High Definition), curved, and bendable. CNET's Sumi Das and David Katzmaier on why some of these new developments may not necessarily be improvements.

-At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, new televisions are bending the rules. Both Samsung and LG unveiled shape-shifting concepts that switch TV screens from flat to curved with a remote control. -Having a display that is flexible. It is powered by a motor that enables you to control and create that curvature on the television. -There are plenty of products for anyone who wants to throw their TV-watching for a curve. -The wider field of view and panoramic effect draws viewers in. The TV seems even bigger than it is. -I've seen it in person and it just looks a little bit distorted to me. -Another trend? Televisions that pack more pixels. -I can't stop talking about 4K. I tell everyone it's like looking out a window. -Companies boasted displays with Ultra High Definition and 4K technology. But don't let the tech jargon confuse you. -They both refer to televisions that have much higher resolution than 1080p televisions. The flip side of that coin, of course, is you really can't see the difference between a 1080p television and a 4K, or Ultra HDTV 'cause that's really small pixels and you have to be really close to appreciate that extra sharpness. -Really small pixels on really enormous televisions. At a whopping 105 inches, the Samsung set is one of several oversized models. -And of course, at the show people bring in these gigantic TVs that's 105, 120, 110- inch televisions that are there. Those are prohibitively expensive, something on MTV Cribs, but they are, you know, there and they're pretty cool-looking when you see 'em in person. -Proving that sometimes bigger is better especially at CES. For more CES coverage, go to CES. CNET.com. In Las Vegas, I'm Sumi Das, CNET for CBS News.
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