Stacked TVs and HDR: Is This the Future?

When it comes to the new technologies, the future can take many forms. I mean, did you ever imagine that you will see a TV with a curved screen (intentionally curved) in stores? Or can you imagine rolling up your TV and stacking it away like a yoga mat? Well, manufacturers did and now we are looking at a series of highly advanced options for the future.

Still, before we start imagining extra futuristic designs and fantastic features, the future of TVs is already here with two options: the TVs that can be stacked (we owe Samsung that) and the HDR TV. Let’s see their features and if they stand a chance at being with us in the long run.

Stacked TVs: the never ending story

Well, this year (2016) CES brought us the best of the best in technology and TVs were definitely amongst the interesting gadgets out there. Among the best technologies presented, Samsung impressed with a type of TV that can be stacked to create a bigger surface of the screen.

You actually can stack these TVs like Lego bricks and the image will adapt automatically due to a powerful processing engine. So what’s new here? We can stack TVs together and make them present as one right now. Well, the new elements here are the following:
  1. These TVs are borderless so you won’t see those black edges cutting through your picture. When you stack them together, you actually get a bigger screen for real.
  2. They can be moved around to create various types of screens. For example, with two TVs you can create both a 16:9 screen ratio and a 21:9 screen ration, thus removing the black stripes you see at the top and bottom if you run a 21:9 movie on an HD screen.
  3. You can move them while the image is playing and it will adapt automatically without other adjustments in configuration.
According to Samsung, this concept will find its representation in the real world for businesses that need various types of big screens. Still, we think that these may find their way in our homes as well. Can you imagine watching TV on such a humongous screen? Even better, with a great satellite TV plan like the XTRA package you get access to a wide variety of channels and you will be able to adapt your screen to fit each resolution type. Isn’t this cool?

HDR: redefining the quality of image

HDR comes from High Dynamic Range and promises to bring us a new depth of color and a better dynamic contrast. Why do we need this? Well, with current TV technology certain aspects of the image are lost due to a low representation of dark areas, but with HDR everything is about to become clearer and more vivid.

All these are designed to improve the entire TV experience. The concept was launched at CES 2016, but producers already started to pitch the idea to costumers. TVs that support HDR will be soon available in stores.

So, are these concepts going to change the way we see TVs or are they just going to be something for the moment? We can all remember how thrilled we were about 3D TV and how fast this went away. I guess only time can tell how the future is going to look like.

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