Best HDTVs displayed at CES 2012


    Many analysts would like to see the CES 2012 as a TV centric event. More than Ultrabooks, tablets and smartphones, TVs of various types grabbed attention at CES 2012. Of course, it was because there were lots of higher end TV sets on display in the show. Leading TV makers like Sony, LG, Samsung, Toshiba, Panasonic, Vizio, Sharp and others demoed their latest versions of HDTVs, 3D TVs, OLED and Plasma TVs at the Las Vegas’ premier tech show. Interestingly, most of the new TVs are web enabled smart TVs. Here we are going through the TV products of leading manufacturers at CES.

    Every tech geek might be familiar with Samsung’s position in display technology. The leading innovator in display technology has launched as set of TV products at the show. Its 55-inch Super OLED was one of the major attractions of overall CES. The Korean firm also uncovered three Smart HDTVs for the year. The new Smart TVs comes with dual core processors to help users surf web on a tabbed web browser and stream content from various on-demand video services.

    Sony hasn’t pot many more products for display in the trade show. The company has just focused attention on its slick 55-inch Crystal LED prototype. The large LED TV, a worthy competitor to OLED TVs from LG and Samsung, is manufactured using a single ultrafine LED panel. Sony has also announced a pair of Google TV boxes with revamped remote control and other features.

    Sharp has drawn in large attention at CES with its massive 85-inch 8K Super Hi-Vision LCD display. In image clarity, the 8K ultra HD display beats all HDTVs or 4K TVs we have today. Sharp hasn’t yet developed any consumer model of this 8K display. The company also demoed a set of lightweight LCDs that could by carried around while streaming video wirelessly.  Sharp has also improved its super-sized line of TVs with improved Quattron quad-pixel technology. The TV sets also feature Wi-Fi, media sharing and 3D-ready XV-X30000 projector.

    LG also introduced a variety of TV sets in the show. The Korean tech company unveiled a 55-inch OLED display in rivalry to Samsung’s 55-inch Super OLED display. The company also uncovered its 2012 line of HDTVs with the thinnest bezels ever, gesture control remote and other advanced features. It has also made its Google TV entry with a slick and wonderful TV set. LG as also announced a deal Gaikai for cloud gaming.

    Vizio has demoed a plethora of passive 3D TVs, Google TVs and ultra widescreen models in the tech show. The company’s VAP430 set-top box could bring Google TV features for a just $99 in a few months. Vizio also demoed OnLive for Google TV and its TV sets feature DLNA-based media sharing technology. Vizio will bring out its new line of HDTVs sooner. The company is capable to raise stiff challenge to all other players on market.

    Panasonic is yet another company that announced a range of HDTVs. The firm has launched a new VT50 model that it claims as bringing increased gradation in several aspects. The model features Bluetooth connected 3D glasses, TouchPad controller and upgraded applications. The company also put on display its own super high resolution demonstration, squeezing a 4K x 2K panel into a 20-inch LCD display.

    Toshiba has launched a large autostereoscopic display at CES 2012. The 55-inch 4K LCD display helps you watch contents without the need to wear in special 3D glasses. The display will hit U.S stores in next several months for a price around $10,000.

    Different from traditional HDTVs, what we have witnessed at CES are some TV sets with high-end capabilities such as glasses-free 3D, ultra thinness, OLED display, smart TVs and web-to-TVs. Only these innovative products can tempt customers to upgrade their present models. Let us see what Richard Lawler of Engadget says,

    “With the majority of households already owning an HDTV, manufacturers are pressed to convince you to upgrade, and are pulling out all the stops. We’ve got new display technologies like OLED, 4K and Super Hi-Vision, plus more 3D and internet connected features than ever.”