Quantum Dot – And Other CES 2015 TV News

At this year’s CES event held in Las Vegas, television was a topic that surfaced again and again. New products were revealed for the first time, others were demonstrated for the public and several were officially launched for consumer purchase.

Here, we take a look at all of the exciting developments.

 Quantum Dot Technology

While it has been around for decades, quantum dots will now become integrated with television sets, courtesy of Samsung and LG. The small crystals assist with improving the colorization process – certain colors will appear brighter, and blacks will appear blacker.

LG’s set is the 65-inch UF9400 UltraHD TV. Representative Rob speaks with TechRadar Associate Editor Nick Pino about how it all works, and shows off the television.


Manufacturer Samsung revealed their new premium model, “SUHD TV” a device that utilizes nanochrystals.

“[It] delivers the highest color purity and light efficiency available today,” said Joe Stinziano, Vice President of Samsung Electronics America.

The company stated that every television it sells will be Internet-capable starting in 2017.

Smart TV Software

Many businesses unveiled the software and platforms that will be powering their newest and latest Smart TVs. Viewers will be engaging with these interfaces for apps and watching television.

-Samsung will be using Tizen, their Linux-based operating system.

-LG will be using webOS 2.0, which allows TVs to connect to their homes.

- Sony, Philips and Sharp will be using Google’s Android TV.

-Panasonic will be using Mozilla’s Firefox OS.

Sling TV

Dish Network debuted Sling TV, an OTT service that delivers 10-12 live cable channels for $20 a month, including TNT, TBS, CNN, Food Network, HGTV, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, the Disney Channel, ESPN, and ESPN2. Available on televisions, tablets, phones and computers, Dish is targeting cordcutters and Millennials.

“We are innovators. We are disrupters,” said Joseph Clayton, Dish’s chief executive. “We don’t always make people happy because we challenge the status quo.”

The low-cost sports content will certainly prove to be an attractive offering.

Verge writer Chris Welch already declared that he’s “cancelling cable” after testing Sling TV.
Dish also launched the first 4K Ultra-HD set-top box, as well as a voice-controlled remote.

Author: Brian Cameron

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