LG's arch-rival is Samsung, and Sammy don't do OLED. Its answer is MicroLED, a very promising display technology that promises even better picture quality than OLED. It uses millions of tiny inorganic LEDs to make an image.
But MicroLED is not ready for the market, in part because it's tough to get all those LEDs small enough. Samsung's more living-room friendly 75-inch size at 4K resolution is an achievement.
Too rich for your blood? Like the ones that already exist in the UK and Europe, Samsung put up its smaller 8K TVs up for pre-order. The 65-inch costs $5,000, the 75-inch $7,000 and the 82-inch $10,000.
Not to be outdone by Samsung, TCL also showed a concept MicroLED display at its booth. It's smaller, but still has 24,000,000 individual LEDs, high contrast and wide color gamut. No word on whether TCL will try to bring it to market.
Also spotted at TCL's booth: curved TVs. Not even Samsung's booth has those anymore. Like most of the TVs in TCL's booth, they're intended for the Chinese domestic market and probably won't be coming to the US anytime soon.
Hisense has been making short-throw laser projectors for awhile, and its newest version uses an RGB laser arrangement to achieve higher brightness and almost full Rec 2020 color. A version with two lasers is coming to the US market.
Moving down in picture quality and price, the non-"X" P-Series Quantum comes in 65- and 75-inch sizes and offers a 120Hz refresh rate and up to 240 dimming zones. Don't let the name fool you however; it has 1,000 nits peak brightness, more in line with the non-Quantum P-Series of 2018.
Even the mainstream M-Series gets quantum dots from Vizio in 2019, which addresses a big weakness of the 2018 version. They range from 43 to 65 inches and have up to 90 zones of local dimming and 600 nits peak light output.