CES 2014 - what to expect
Prelude to CES 2014 - what to expect

20 Dec 2013 | Rasmus Larsen |

The CES 2014 show in Las Vegas starts on January 6th, and you can expect to see all the new 2014 product line-ups from major electronics makers unveiled. FlatpanelsHD is in Las Vegas to tell you more about all the new stuff. Here are the things we expect to see at CES 2014.

CES 2014 in Las Vegas

As always, CES happens in Las Vegas. All the big TV makers, including Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, Toshiba, are gathered here to show you their latest products and technologies. In other words; the most important event of the year.

CES 2014 in Las Vegas

What to expect

2014 will be an interesting year. We are in a transition period, where plasma technology is dying, and new trends such as OLED and 4K Ultra HD are on the way in. 2014 will also be an important year for gaming, and we expect to hear more about the new PlayStation and Xbox consoles, as well as more concrete details about Steam’s game console project.

Panasonic is in the hot seat, as they have officially announced their plan to abandon plasma technology. There will be no new 2014 plasma TVs from Panasonic, so we expect them to instead talk about 4K and OLED - but will it be enough? If Panasonic wants to continue as a top-5 TV maker they need to move aggressively into a new category. With Panasonic out of the picture, it will be interesting to see if Samsung and LG will stay in the plasma game.

We also expect the South Korean manufacturers, Samsung and LG, to promote new Smart TV features. LG will even introduce a completely new Smart TV platform. There are also rumors about Google’s Android TV project, which is expected to replace the much-maligned Google TV platform. Netflix has confirmed that they will tell us more about their 4K streaming plans, but an open question is whether or not we will see a new 4K Blu-ray standard announced? 3D TVs on the other hand look completely dead, but we will surely see the usual – and bad – glasses-free 3D technology demonstrations.

We expect to see new OLED displays, but there is a chance that they will remain prototypes for some time. LG could release larger - and smaller - OLED TVs, but based on the current price levels we expect them to be exclusive models for select markets if it happens. Rumor says that Samsung and LG could reveal flexible OLED panels.

If you want to read more you should drop by our CES 2014 section, where rumors and early news can be found. All products news and announcements will also appear on this page (and on the front page).

FlatpanelsHD is in Las Vegas even before the official CES doors will open. As always, the CES press conferences start 1 day before the actual show, and we are there to give you all the news.

What do you hope to see at CES 2014?

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