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01-04-2013, 11:22 PM
This year Consumer Electronics Show (CES) will be taking place from January 8-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Here are some of products that are rumored to be showcasing.

Samsung Translucent TV Set
Promising an unprecedented TV shape and "timeless gallery design," this particular Samsung television offering looks to have a translucent screen, at least according to an eerie promo pic. We could also see a bezel-less, edge-to-edge display if totally translucent isn't in the cards.

TV tablets

Unfortunately this development is only U.S.-bound for now, but RCA's just-announced DMT580D tablet combines the cool of an Android slate with the boob tube fun of a TV. The slate comes with a dual TV tuner that picks up DTV signals and is compatible with mobile TV provider Dyle.

Google TV devices galore from new partners

Thought Google TV was going to lie low in 2013? Think again.
Mountain View announced that Asus, Hisense and TCL will all reveal Google TV devices during the Vegas show while existing partners like Vizio and Sony are set to demo the recently revamped service on each companies respective devices.

LG goes hectic with Hecto projection system

LG and Samsung are in a bit of a battle when it comes to pre-CES announcements as the former announced it will bring out a Hecto 100-inch Laser TV complete with projection unit at the Vegas show. We're talking 1080p full HD images projected from a mere 22in away. We're talking the ultimate movie watching experience, including 3 HDMI ports, Smart TV and Digital TV functionality and a projection unit with bulbs that can last up to 25,000 hours before replacement.

New Google TV sets by LG

This is more of a "100 per cent sure" than an "expect," but LG is primed to unveil some new Google TV sets come CES.
We're looking at five different sizes of the GA6400 series, ranging from 42 to 60in, while the GA7900 will come in 47 and 55in iterations.

Samsung Display's bendable screens

One of the more playful products we expect to see at the show are flexible screens from Samsung Display. Company reps confirmed to CNET that there will be a 5.5in bendy display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 HD and a pixel count of 267 ppi. Samsung's LCD-producing spin-off company is also throwing in a 55in TV version for our viewing (and manipulating?) pleasure.

Staggering 110-inch UHD TV from Samsung

Samsung isn't slacking in its CES plans, as rumors surfaced December 17 that the firm was planning to unveil a 110-inch Ultra HD TV come show time. A Korean tech site's source said the company also has OLED TV designs for Vegas, creating the perfect storm for a "my TVs are totally the best, yours' belong in a heap" showdown between Samsung, LG, Sony and even Westinghouse.

Not to be outdone, Westinghouse is presenting the "world's largest" 4K LED TV at CES.

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01-07-2013, 05:18 PM
Google TV can announce that they have cracked the user interface code and embedded their network app into every TV sold globally, but it won't amount to squat unless they secure the content first. Many of the content providers they've announced, such as Amazon, Netflix, and HBO, already have their apps built into many other devices and/or require separate subscriptions. And most of the major networks still lock Google TV devices out, even if the programs are otherwise free to view from a PC. Doesn't matter how great a platform they have, content is king.

Samsung and LG already did the see-through and bendy screens in their OLED demos from previous years. The difference this year is that the demo screens are larger than before. The only really new trend this year seems to be the proliferation of 4k TVs.

P.S. If you're going to pull text straight out of the original article, use block quotes. It's just good manners when you're using content that you didn't write yourself.

01-08-2013, 03:24 PM
The only really new trend this year seems to be the proliferation of 4k TVs.

Which mean your HD TV and current Bluray player is already obsolete :)

As you said, content is the king and I don't see TV channels from cable/OTA/Satellite move in 4K direction anytime soon. The only content for 4K in foreseable future probably will come from 4K bluray players and digital files such as games or clips from a PC.

P.S. If you're going to pull text straight out of the original article, use block quotes. It's just good manners when you're using content that you didn't write yourself.

I like to post photos with the article and using quotes throw the post out of alignment.