LAS VEGAS -- The massive CES booths of the biggest TV makers in the world were resplendent with the latest lovely displays. Our tour captures the coolest TVs we saw, from soon-to-ship sets to far-out concept designs.
Combining a triple-digit screen size and the ability to go from curved to flat at the touch of a button, this monster is among the craziest TVs at the show.
Go go gadget curve!
The curved JS9500 series is Samsung's best nonbendable 2015 TV introduction. The "S" in SUHD doesn't stand for anything, they say.
Currently just a concept design, this ultra-widescreen 85-inch curved LCD has a sleek cube pedestal stand.
This concept demo of glasses-free 3D is a classic "only at CES" booth draw. Shown here, Vanessa Orellana shoots the video for CNET Espanol.
Another concept piece, this ultrathin curved TV challenges the thinness of OLED.
Sony, meanwhile, is actually shipping the noncurved X900C, which it claims is the world's thinnest LCD TV.
Its top section has a thickness of just of 0.2-inch.
The X940C's speakers are huge and should sound great, if the 2014 X900B is any indication. This is billed as the world's first TV to play back high-res audio.
Combining a pair of 4K ultra-short-throw projectors to create a single massive image, this is one of the coolest projection displays around.
Sharp's best shipping TV for 2015 splits the red, green, blue and yellow subpixels on the fly in order to generate up to 66 million onscreen pixels. The claim is an even sharper (ahem) picture than regular old 4K TVs.
8K TVs were part of all the big TV makers' booths, and Sharp is no exception. 8K TV broadcasts are expected to start in Japan in 2016.
This technology demo shows how LCD can be bent to relatively extreme curvatures, for example around a column in a building.
Sharp says this is the world's largest 4K commercial display.
Hauntingly similar to Sony's X900C, Sharp's Super Slim design will be featured in a new line of TVs due in Q3 2015. It uses a glass light guide to achieve a thickness of about half an inch, or similar to that of a cellphone.
Boasting improved color, brightness and support for HDR content, Panasonic's flagship 2015 TV promises to compete against the best of the year.
No word on when or if Panasonic will actually start selling this TV. It first appeared in prototype form, albeit smaller, way back at CES 2013.
LG, on the other hand, is busy selling OLED TVs right now. These concept pieces shatter the record for TV-stand opulence.
LG's new line of flat OLED TVs includes this 65-incher with an integrated sound bar.
That bar can be detached so the ultraslim TV hangs on the wall unfettered.
The company's other flat OLEDs include 55-inch and 65-inch (shown here) sizes, but no 77-incher yet.
Not to be outdone by Samsung in the Quantum Dot TV race, LG will introduce its own so-equipped LCDs this year.
First shown at CES last year, this $100,000, 105-inch 21:9 aspect ratio curved TV is still a showstopper.
LG Display is the division of LG that actually manufactures OLED, and we got a chance to see the next generation of our favorite TV technology in action. The HDR concept TV offers 60 percent higher brightness in highlights, for even punchier images. No word on when it goes on sale though.
Another 8K concept TV, this one is bigger than most.
Using a new structure known as M+ that incorporates a white subpixel, LG says it also improves brightness on this HDR LCD.
This one's for the kids. The sign of a truly well-funded school district, it supports 10-finger touch and behaves just like a massive digital chalkboard, with video.