The sentence seems simple. A television should show you a moving picture, provide an accompanying sound and ideally fit into your home decor. This has been the case since the invention of television. This year we saw the latest and greatest TVs at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. They are pretty boring, which is strangely exciting.
If you currently own a 4K television, there is a great chance that it will be great for most things you want to do with a television – watching movies, doing sports, staring at the dark. At this year's CES, some of the largest technology companies in the world announced that the next generation of television sets would be very similar to the last generation. Expect a resolution of 4K . Depending on HDR and Dolby Vision. Many local dimming zones. These are all characteristics of a television that appeared exceptional a few years ago and are now standard. In the coming months, the latest TVs from LG, Samsung, Sony and others will be launched without many new products being released.
This is not bad news. There is a new generation of TVs with 8K resolution, embedded speakers and new display technology such as microLED. All of this could be seen at CES, even though it seems useless to the average person. Not much 8K content can be displayed on fancy new 8K TVs. Most sensible people use sound bars instead of their TV speakers and microLED technology is not yet ready for prime time. This means that most of the major TV manufacturers are only launching a slightly improved version of last year's and last year's offer this year. And these older televisions are cheaper than ever.
If you want to spend money on a new TV, there are some interesting ways to do it. LG continues to set standards with its OLED product range, and its roll-up television will be shipped this year for an astonishing $ 60,000 . Samsung sells an expanded line of 8K TVs ̵
All of these new TVs are great and beautiful, but none of them are really revolutionary. MicroLED will be launched in the coming years. We'll see OLED displays that work like a background image. We may even see light field displays that track your eyeballs and look like holograms. But at the moment, the cheap 4K TV you bought three years ago is about as good as the latest ones that are coming onto the market. So don't worry about buying a TV this year. And if you do, buy an old one for sale.