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Samsung reveals an 8K TV that's 99% picture and practically bezel-free - CES 2020

It's tough to make out the bezel on this screen

Samsung reveals an 8K TV that's 99% picture and practically bezel-free - CES 2020

Samsung reveals an 8K TV that's 99% picture and practically bezel-free - CES 2020

While most CES TV news focuses on higher-quality screens, larger panel sizes and other technological innovations, Samsung's first CES 2020 new drop focuses on something different, aesthetics.  

With its 2020 Q950TS TV, Samsung is offering users 8K resolutions, support for YouTube's 8K AV1 codec, AI upscaling and "99%" screen. This TV boasts what Samsung calls an "Infinity Design" which allows its TVs to be practically bezel-less, giving this 15mm thick display less than 2.5mm of bezel space, which on a screen this size is almost nothing. 

Samsung achieved this feat by eliminating the black matrix around the edges of its QLED display panels, and this design innovation doesn't appear to come at a panel performance or visual cost. This screen still offers users a Full-Array Local-Dimming (FALD) LED backlight, HDR support using Samsung's QLED technology and better viewing angles than Samsung's 2019 range of TVs.    

On top of this, Samsung's new FALD backlight uses a new "local power distribution" technique which is said to improve peak brightness levels while reducing backlight bloom, a major downside of Samsung's QLED tech over OLED. 

At the time of writing, we would advise against buying an 8K TV, given today's lack of 8K compliant devices and content. Even so, 8K is clearly where the market is heading, with new consoles like the PlayStation 5/Xbox Series X and events like the 2020 Japan Olympics supporting the standard. As it stands, 8K remains a technology for super-wealthy early adopters, though this may change in a few years.   

Samsung reveals an 8K TV that's 99% picture and practically bezel-free - CES 2020  

Samsung's QLED Q950TS TV will be showcased at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. 


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05-01-2020, 14:49:45

AlienALX
I'm not liking this idea of bezel free screens.

Like a picture they need a frame. Or the edges won't exist and it'll just look weird.

Just my opinion. I don't like massive bezels but yeah, seems weird to have none.Quote

05-01-2020, 14:54:22

grassman
Seems like Samsung are hell bent on pushing LCD to it's limits, I predict in 10 years they will become the next Sony who pushed CRT's until its inevitable death.


Don't get me wrong I love CRT's but they weren't practical, Dragging the 27" early 90's JVC up and down the stairs was a complete nightmare.Quote

05-01-2020, 15:01:26

WYP
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Originally Posted by grassman View Post
Seems like Samsung are hell bent on pushing LCD to it's limits, I predict in 10 years they will become the next Sony who pushed CRT's until its inevitable death.


Don't get me wrong I love CRT's but they weren't practical, Dragging the 27" early 90's JVC up and down the stairs was a complete nightmare.
To be fair, Sony's Trinitron screens were amazing, and in some regards LCD screens are still worse than CRTs.

Seems the next step from QLED and OLED is to move to MicroLED, which is not to be confused with Mini LED. Hopefully, MicroLED will prove to be financially viable, have fewer issues than OLED and deliver in its low latency promises. That said, it will take a long time before MicroLEDs to be ready for consumer-grade products.

As far as Samsung goes, I think they may have backed the wrong horse by sticking to QLED (and not backing OLED). The per-pixel lighting nature of OLED is a huge advantage, and it is causing a lot of people to favour LG's screens. Even the name QLED makes me think that Samsung wanted it to look like OLED as much as they could.Quote

05-01-2020, 16:32:43

grassman
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
To be fair, Sony's Trinitron screens were amazing, and in some regards LCD screens are still worse than CRTs.

Seems the next step from QLED and OLED is to move to MicroLED, which is not to be confused with Mini LED. Hopefully, MicroLED will prove to be financially viable, have fewer issues than OLED and deliver in its low latency promises. That said, it will take a long time before MicroLEDs to be ready for consumer-grade products.

As far as Samsung goes, I think they may have backed the wrong horse by sticking to QLED (and not backing OLED). The per-pixel lighting nature of OLED is a huge advantage, and it is causing a lot of people to favour LG's screens. Even the name QLED makes me think that Samsung wanted it to look like OLED as much as they could.
I think they are a pipe dream, Seems like to much power for such a tiny LED. OLED is exactly what we saw in our sci fi films growing up, We've reached the pinnacle of traditional display technologies from here on out we will see iterative improvements to OLED type displays(higher resolution smaller brighter etc). The next major leap will be Holographic displays.Quote

05-01-2020, 20:29:48

NeverBackDown
OLED burn-in has significantly reduced though. Personally OLED is the best option to buy. BUT if the TV is going to go in a SUPER bright room then QLED is better. It's just simply brighter.Quote
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