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CES 2019: the future of TV

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 has been in full flow this week in Las Vegas. The industry has been treated to the weird and wonderful (check out Lovot, the cuddly robot from Japanese company Groove X!) and the truly spectacular. Without a doubt, one exhibitor that has captured everybody’s attention is LG Electronics with their LG Signature – the world’s first rollable TV. The set boasts a flexible 65-inch display of which every inch can be rolled up into its base and neatly packed away when not in use. Could this be the space-saving tool that we’ve been looking for? We’ll find out soon enough as LG will be making the LG Signature available to consumers this year.

8K also seems to be the theme of the year with the electronics companies announcing their entries to the market at CES 2019. Alongside LG Electronics, Samsung, Sony and TCL are launching their models this year with prices retailing from around the 5,000 mark.

Keeping on the theme of 8K, a new organisation has been formed to promote this new technology – the 8K Association (8KA). 8KA held their inaugural meeting during CES 2019. The founding members of the organisation include Samsung, Panasonic, TCL, HiSense and AUO. The 8KA aims to standardise 8K technology for TVs so its members can be unified in their approach when manufacturing new technology and also so that consumers will have more clarity on the quality of their new TV.

All in all, it seems to be an exciting year for TV – bring on 2019!

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