Samsung Demonstrates 170-Inch SUHD TV (Which is Actually a Lot of Smaller TVs)

One of last week’s CES stand outs was Samsung’s revelation of a modular TV prototype which can be built up by multiple panels for a seamless viewing experience.

Despite having no plans to release the concept to the consumer market, or at least not yet anyway, Samsung took to the floor at the Las Vegas event to show off the versatile uses of this fascinating display format. A number of independent SUHD screens were featured showing individual moving images and also demonstrated joined side by side to form one enormous single picture.

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This kind of digital alchemy is created by the fact that each little square has no edge or bezel, meaning that when linked up you’d be hard-pressed to find any visible join lines. The SUHD panels can be connected in any manner of shapes and sizes which Samsung boasted by creating a 170-inch screen comprised of many smaller modules.

One suggested use for this type of technology in the home has been for ridding widescreen viewing of the black lines that appear at the top and bottom of the screen due to the aspect ratio setting and the shape of the screen. Wouldn’t it be better if you could just change your TV from 4:3 to 16:9 formats by simply rearranging a few panels of the screen and do away with the unused area? We think so and also the potential for decorative installation and commercial uses are unlimited. Sadly for now Samsung is keeping this one to itself.



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