Speaker 1: Hey everybody. I UTVs for CNET and in a normal year, I'd be in Las Vegas right now, checking out all the new televisions debuting at CES. The 2022 is anything but a normal year. So I'm here at home. The good news. I can still tell you about all those cool new TVs cuz manufacturers like Samsung, Sony, and LG still made their announcements and gave people like me. A ton of cool stuff to look forward to this year. Let's dive in.
Speaker 1: First up is [00:00:30] LG cuz they invited us to their New Jersey showroom a few weeks back to check out all the new TVs. LG made my favorite high end TV for 2021, the C1 series and the 2022 version called the C2 looks just as good. So far. It promises the same excellent OED image quality I saw on the C1 along with improved processing and some other tweaks, including a dark room mode for gaming and user profiles for its smart TV system. There's also a new 42 inch size, the smallest OED TV yet, which LG is targeting in part [00:01:00] toward gamers who want something bigger than a standard PC monitor. Then there's the step up G two series, which is 20% brighter. According to LG, thanks to a new heat dissipation technology as always it's super slim and there's an optional stand that makes it look even cooler.
Speaker 1: My favorite G two, however, is this 97 ish version, which is the biggest OED TV yet. It, it was even more impressive in person, but you probably won't be able to afford it. LG didn't announce pricing on any of its TVs, but I'd be surprised [00:01:30] if this 97 Ture costs less than 50 grand, a separate company called LG display also made a splash of CES with some concept products that won't be in stores at all. My favorite is this giant half circular reclining with a 55 inch curved OED screen attached. The screen can even rotate from landscape to portrait modem back and LGD says it's working with a Korean massage chair company, develop something similar. Sign me up more active as this concept with an exercise bike surrounded in front and above by more [00:02:00] curved OED screens, LG calls it the ride cuz the idea is to ride through a simulated forest or city or whatever while burning calories.
Speaker 1: The company also showed us some transparent OED panels, which are used primarily for digital signage and malls of shopping centers. They Charlotte cool though. One of the big CES announcements was that LG will get some OED TV competition. Soon this year, a new kind of ed TV called QD OED will appear on 55 and 65 inch models from Sony and Samsung. [00:02:30] AceNet colleague got to see a demo of the technology in a side by side comparison shown here where it showed some color improvement compared to LGS OED TVs. I can't wait to check out QD OED myself in person, even though the first examples are sure to be very expensive. Samsung also introduced some new TV features itself, including an updated version of the frame art TV with a matte finish, a new cloud gaming hub for its Q led TVs and even a new remote that get this harvest radio waves to recharge.
Speaker 1: One [00:03:00] of the most unique TV Samsung introduced is actually a projector called the freestyle. It's a compact portable 10 P projector with Samsung smart TV streaming system built in unlike some portable projectors we've reviewed at lacks of built-in battery, but you can connect a USB power pack for images on the go. Samsung also sells a bunch of cool accessories, including a waterproof case and an attachment that lets you screw it into a light bulb and unlike many CES products, the freestyle is on sale. Now it's 900 bucks at Samsung's [00:03:30] website. Sony introduced a lot of cool TVs too, including the Q D O that I mentioned earlier. It's also selling its first models to use mini L E D and it says some TVs will include a bundled webcam and even a remote finder. So you can locate the clicker among the couch cushions until now only Roku has offered something similar.
Speaker 1: And I think every TV maker should follow suit. Speaking of Roku, TCL makes some of my favorite TVs that use that system, but at CES it stuck the Google TV powered models, namely a huge nine eight inch television [00:04:00] on sale already for a relatively affordable $8,000 and an 85 inch eight K TV with a super thin mini L E D panel and a very funky stand. Meanwhile, another China-based brand that's increasing in popularity is high sense, which announced its full 2022 lineup complete with pricing. The coolest models are a super bright mini L E D powered 76 inch TV for 3,200 and a pair of laser powered projectors, including one with 120 inch screen for five grand. That about wraps it up for the [00:04:30] cool TVs of CES 2022. Later this year, we'll find out pricing and availability on the models. I mentioned as well as more details and new models from Visio, TCL and Samsung and a cool will be reviewing the best ones at CNET until then I leave you with L G's a hundred thousand dollars rollable TV moving up and down, consider it your CES. 2022 moment of Zen.