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.
Go go gadget curve!
Currently just a concept design, this ultra-widescreen 85-inch curved LCD has a sleek cube pedestal stand.
Another concept piece, this ultrathin curved TV challenges the thinness of OLED.
Its top section has a thickness of just of 0.2-inch.
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.
LG, on the other hand, is busy selling OLED TVs right now. These concept pieces shatter the record for TV-stand opulence.
That bar can be detached so the ultraslim TV hangs on the wall unfettered.
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.