Sony’s 85-inch 8K HDR TV with X1 Ultimate Processor
While Sony wanted the focus to be its brand-new X1 Ultimate Processor, it’s the display the impressive new processing chip was powering that got all of the attention. It takes an almost inconceivable amount of power to produce 8K content in HDR at 60 frames per second — and that’s impressive enough — but the X1 Ultimate can do all of that and push the LED/LCD display up to a max brightness of 10,000 nits. That’s nearly five times brighter than any current commercially produced TV. Sony was clearly flexing its muscle, and people took notice. The display was the toast of the show to many, and for Digital Trends, the X1 Ultimate processor was an easy pick for our Best Tech of CES 2018 award in the video category.
Sony A8F OLED
At CES 2015, Sony rolled out its first-ever OLED TV, the Bravia A1E. A masterpiece of design, the A1E takes on a unique form factor, sitting directly on any entertainment cabinet or platform. While that fancy design may look very cool, it lacks practicality for many users, and adds cost. To address those issues and make an OLED TV with broader appeal, Sony produced the A8F OLED and brought it to CES to show off. With a more traditional stand and a much thinner profile, the TV is more approachable to everyone, whether stand-mounting or wall-mounting is the plan. As a bonus, the A8F is also expected to be less expensive than the A1E flagship, which will place Sony’s OLEDs in more direct competition with LG in 2018.
LG Roll-up OLED
What really needs to be said about an OLED TV that rolls up like a newspaper? Not much! But we’ll take the time to point out that LG didn’t just make a rollable OLED to prove that it could. Rather, the company showed some very practical applications for the soon-to-be-a-TV, including changing aspect ratios, three different screen sizes, and the ability to completely disappear from sight. But if the 65-inch 4K roll-up OLED LG had on display behind closed doors (see video above) doesn’t impress you, perhaps something in a Wallpaper OLED might be more your style.
LG W8 “Wallpaper” OLED TV
At first glance, the W8 might appear to be a carbon copy of last year’s groundbreaking W7 OLED TV from LG, but there is something new here, and it’s hiding under the hood, so to speak. LG designed an all-new processor for its top-tier 2018 TVs — called the a9 (pronounced Alpha nine) — and it provides significantly cleaner picture quality from low bit-rate sources. Though the
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