This year, Samsung will release more Ultra HD TVs than ever before, including the new S'UHD TVs that move beyond 4K resolution. Most of the new TVs are curved and Samsung is changing its Smart TV platform yet again to one running Tizen. FlatpanelsHD brings you a full overview of Samsung’s 2015 line-up.
The big themes are Ultra HD and Android TV that will replace Sony’s current Smart TV platform. Sony’s high-end TV will also support HDR (high dynamic range), which will make movies brighter and more spectacular. Here is a full overview of Sony’s 2015 TV line-up.
Ultra HD will be in the 6 series TVs and up, whereas Full HD is disappearing. LG is still the only TV manufacturer who can produce the amazing OLED TVs. This year, LG will take OLED to the next level with its Ultra HD OLED TVs. FlatpanelsHD brings a full overview of LG’s 2015 TV line-up.
The first big theme is Ultra HD, which will expand to more models than ever. The second big theme is Android TV, which Philips will embrace fully and integrate as its TV platform into two thirds of the line-up. FlatpanelsHD brings you a full overview of the 2015 TVs.
Panasonic has unveiled its 2015 line-up of TVs, and here is a full overview. Most of the new TVs offer Ultra HD resolution and the high-end TVs add HDR and wider colors gamuts. Panasonic will switch to Firefox OS as its new TV platform and launch its first curved TVs.
Philips recently announced their new 2011 TVs that also comes with new functionality. One of the new innovative features is Dual View Gaming which basically means that you can use two pairs of 3D-glasses to see two completely different images on one TV - simultaneously.
Philips Dual View
Sony already talked about a similar dual-view functionality in 2010 but Philips is the first manufacturer to bring it to the market. Philips hopes that their Dual View features will be accepted by PlayStation 3 console gamers.
You have probably already tried multi-player features on PlayStation or Xbox. In most multi-player games the screen is divided into two - either vertically or horizontally.
With Dual View Gaming you can watch completely different images on a TV. It requires 3D glasses but also greatly enhanced the multiplayer experience. The 3D glasses then separate the TV into two different 2D images, one for each player.
At the moment the technology only works with PlayStation 3 because it is the only gaming console with 3D support. Philips has considered expanding the Dual View feature to other areas such as Dual View TV watching but at the moment only gaming is supported. A challenge is also the two separate audio streams, Philips says.
Take a look at the Dual View gaming feature in the video (recorded by Recordere.dk) below.