CES has always first-and-foremost been a TV show and CES 2022 didn’t disappoint in the slightest. Here are the biggest TV announcements we’ve seen at the show.
Sony A95K Series
Sony A95K Series
Sony threw us a real surprise by announcing the first quantum dot OLED TV with the Sony A95K Series. Available in 65- and 55-inch sizes, the A95K Series is a 4K TV featuring a quantum dot OLED panel that absorbs light and scatters it for an image with wider viewing angles. It also has allowed Sony to get rid of white subpixels, so colors are more vibrant and brighter overall without getting washed out.
LG introduced the 48-inch CX as one the smallest 4K OLED TV you could buy two years ago and now with the the C2, it’s announced an even smaller 42-inch set. The new TV is so small that the light sensor sticks out on the bottom lip of the TV instead of being set discreetly inside the frame.
Aside from being smaller, the LG C2 features a new EX panel structure that increases brightness by 30% when compared to a traditional OLED TV. The LG C2 has also been fitted with new HDMI 2.1 ports with full access to the 48Gbps bandwidth of the standard – previously the CX and C1 were limited to 40Gbps ports.
And if you’re looking for something on the opposite end of the spectrum, LG also announced a new 97-inch C2 as the largest OLED TV that’s ever been introduced.
TCL X9 ODZero 8K Mini-LED TV
TCL’s 8K TVs have been a known quantity for years now, but it’s finally announcing a launch date at CES 2022. The 85-inch 8K TV will set you back $10,000, but its “ODZero” mini-LED backlit panel makes it as thin as an OLED TV despite not actually being one. It also features an integrated 5.1.2 Onkyo-powered Dolby Atmos soundbar for some serious surround sound you can even hear above you.
Hisense U9H ULED 4K Mini-LED TV
The Hisense U9H is the company’s first Mini-LED TV. It promises to give viewers 1,280 full-array local dimming zones and up to 2,000 nits of peak brightness. Scheduled to arrive in late summer 2022, it’ll retail for $3,199 when it releases.
Not a TV but possibly the most fun home entertainment product of CES 2022, the FreeStyle is a portable projector that you can point like a spotlight and even screw into a light fixture. The $899 projector features a suite of onboard sensors that help it automatically align and adjust its image to any surface you point it at. It also has a pair of great-sounding speakers to go with the 1080p picture you can take anywhere as it just needs USB-C power and Wi-Fi to work.
As for smarts it supports both Amazon Alexa and Samsung Bixby, and has access to all the typical streaming apps like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
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