It wouldn't be CES without a peek into the future. Samsung's answer for CES 2019: a TV larger than most walls in your house, and a next-generation micro LED display that you can expand to any size or aspect ratio.
The Korean conglomerate kicked off proceedings at their First Look event at Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. One of the biggest ticket items was literally big, with the company unveiling a 219-inch version of The Wall, the mammoth micro LED TV first unveiled at CES 2018.
The Wall's micro LED technology, which relies on millions of RGB microscopic LED chips, is also starting to make its way into more affordable, consumer-size TVs. A 75" 4K micro LED TV was announced during the Samsung preview event, along with an intriguing modular micro LED display that can be customised and expanded simply by adding more micro LED modules.
In an embargoed release, Samsung claimed that the modular display could be expanded beyond the traditional 16:9 or 21:9 formats simply by adding more modules:
Samsung’s Micro LED technology also optimises the content no matter the size and shape of the screen. Even when adding more modules, Samsung Micro LED displays can scale to increase the resolution — all while keeping the pixel density constant. Additionally, Micro LED can support everything from the standard 16:9 content, to 21:9 widescreen films, to unconventional aspect ratios like 32:9, or even 1:1 – without having to make any compromises in its picture quality.
The modular display is also bezel-free, making it an appealing choice for racing or flight simulator fans, retail scenarios and home theatres. The only kicker: Samsung hasn't decided on the timing of an Australian release, although they did confirm to Kotaku Australia that the micro LED TVs would be released down under eventually.