Photo: Consumer Electronics Show- Supersized TV's
Leading companies in the electronics sector confirmed on the eve of the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that they are out to revitalize the world of television sets with screens of great size, definition…and price.
The one-time “idiot boxes” of heavy cathode ray tubes were not only dropped long ago in favor of flat screens, but a transition has also begun to the world of apps born with the telephone revolution launched by the iPhone.
These smart televisions will be the stars of the CES that kicks off here Tuesday.
Samsung revealed Monday its second generation of intelligent televisions, Smart TV F8000, and also allowed a glimpse of its first 85-inch model with Ultra HD technology, the ES9000.
The terms Ultra HD and 4K have been the fashion in recent months to describe screens with four times greater definition than the current standard HD.
Manufacturers like LG and Sony had already launched Ultra HD televisions in 2012 for more than $20,000.
Panasonic brought out its new line of HDTV Smart Viera plasma screens - 16 new models that go from 42 to 65 inches and boast voice-control systems.
Sharp, for its part, put on the table two new 32-inch screens in Ultra HD format, while LG expanded its range of televisions in that format by adding 55-inch and 65-inch models to the 85-inch TV is has been selling since 2012.
Sony unveiled two new Bravia models of 55 and 65 inches with 4K definition, and announced for the United States a system of distributing content for Ultra HD screens beginning next summer