One more year, CES 2022 draws to a close, leaving us with new and innovative proposals from manufacturers. Although this is a tech fair where we see advancements in concepts still in development, it is also usually here that companies showcase their new range of televisions. In this article, we’ve summarized everything we’ve seen in this industry.
Panel technologies such as QD-OLED, MicroLED and MiniLED were the protagonists of this event, and everything indicates that it will be the standard in the highest range of televisions for this year. Below these lines we leave you the proposals for 2022 from the main manufacturers.
Samsung: MicroLED up to 110 inches and 8K
The company kicked off CES 2022 with its new line of MicroLED TVs, offering panels up to 110 inches and 8K resolution. With 25 million micrometer-sized LEDs as the backlight system and a 20-bit gray scale depth, these TVs are crowned as the most premium TVs that Samsung will offer this year, not to mention the QD-OLED, its own technology. which oddly presented Sony before.
They also offered information about their upcoming Neo QLED TVs, a preview of MiniLED technology already seen last year. With improvements to its Neo Quantum processor, there are now features that improve the control and the way LED brightness is emitted, as well as advancements in sound.
Samsung also showed off its new generation of The Serif, The Frame and The Sero TVs, which now have a matte coating on their panels to prevent glare and fingerprints. And with that, improvements in Tizen OS such as its new “Gaming Hub”, or the ability to automatically calibrate the TV.
LG: New range of OLED evo and QNED MiniLED televisions
The Korean manufacturer has dominated the sector for years with its OLED technology, and since last year we have seen progress on these panels with its OLED evo. Now they are coming back with a whole new line of TVs with up to 8K resolution and more brightness in their panels, being the Achilles heel of this technology.
The company is also focusing on a more gaming-oriented area with its new 42-inch LG OLED evo C2 TV, a size we will see more and more and which will serve to complement the most demanding setups. However, their sizes also go up to 97 inches, as is the case with its G2 line, which also includes “Brightness Booster” technology for a maximum brightness boost of up to 1,000 nits.
As for its QNED MiniLED range, LG continues to bet on this technology, offering models with up to 2,500 dimming zones and better control of their brightness and contrast. In this way, we would be talking about LG’s most advanced LED panels to date.
LG has also introduced new features in webOS, such as the addition of profiles or the ability to wirelessly share satellite or cable content (room-to-room sharing) that is viewed on a TV.
Sony: first QD-OLED TV on the market and a full Bravia XR range by 2022
Much of the prominence was taken by Sony when it announced the first QD-OLED TV to hit the market, a technology that, oddly enough, is owned by Samsung. The firm also presented a whole range of OLED, MiniLED and LED panels, with a very complete offer for 2022.
QD-OLED is a technology that combines the quantum dots of QLEDs with organic OLED diode technology. For this, a matrix of nanocrystals is used, also promising a higher level of gloss. Its A95K thus becomes the reference model of the firm, offering sizes of 55 and 65 inches.
As for its MiniLED technology, we find proposals such as the Sony Z9K, with a resolution of 8K and sizes up to 85 inches. The firm took longer than its competitors to offer MiniLED panels. From Sony, they claim that this is because the increase in brightness obtained with this technology is generally accompanied by halo effects and greater “bloom”.
The firm has also opted for OLED panels with new sizes of 42 and 48 inches, constituting another alternative to play. And we’ve also seen improvements in its remote control and “Bravia Cam” camera for video conferencing and panel calibration.
Panasonic LZ2000: the firm’s commitment to OLEDs
From Panasonic, they also unveiled their flagship, the LZ2000. The company incorporates an LG OLED panel in this television, although it is adjusted by Panasonic itself. According to the manufacturer, it has “meticulous color calibration worthy of Hollywood’s best production.”
The TV will arrive in stores in 55, 65 and 77 inch versions, also offering advanced sensors to detect the color temperature of ambient light and adjust the picture, or brightness enhancements that aim to exceed in this. feel the classic OLEDs.
The LZ2000 also supports Dolby Vision IQ, Dolby Vision, Filmmaker Mode, HDR10 + Adaptive and HLG Photo. But it’s not only in the picture that we’ve seen improvements on this TV, but it also features a renewed audio system with front speakers, 306-degree sound, and Dolby Atmos compatibility.
Hisense: New range of ULED TVs with MiniLED panel and up to 85 inches
From Hisense, they also brought news to this tech fair, with a whole new line of ULED TVs and a new price range. The manufacturer has also made the big leap to the MiniLED with its Hisense U9H, with a size of 75 inches, a 4K resolution and a frequency of 120 Hz.
Starting from the reference model, Hisense eliminates features until the price of each of its models decreases. Like the UH8, a top of the range but with less maximum brightness, or the U7H, which no longer uses MiniLED technology. Finally, the firm also presented its most economical ULED range, the UH6, which also includes a panel of quantum dots, but lowering the frequency to 60 Hz.
All of these models will ship with Google TV as the operating system, which is becoming more and more common. However, the company will continue to offer televisions with VIDAA OS. This new line of TVs will hit stores this summer, starting at $ 579.99.