CES 2013 Recap: Spotlight on the Event’s Show-stopping TVs

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013 – perhaps the world’s biggest technology-related trade event – was held last month in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. Thanks to the innovation of today’s leading manufacturers, we came across some awesome new TVs at the show. Here we provide a list of the new models that caught our eye.

Panasonic ZT60 Series 

Panasonic unveiled an enhanced 2013 Smart VIERA Plasma HDTV lineup at this year’s CES. The series that drew our attention the most is the stylish VIERA ZT60 Plasma Series, which includes models in two sizes: 65 inches and 60 inches.

One of the most notable features of the Panasonic ZT60 is the new Studio Master Panel, designed to maximize the natural properties of glass and metal as well as improve 3D performance, while also eliminating dim and double images. Offering what Panasonic calls “Beyond the Reference” level of picture quality, the ZT60 Series also comes with 1080p Full HD resolution, voice recognition and interaction technology, three HDMI ports and three USB connectors, and the VIERA Connect suite of smart TV apps and services.


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Samsung UN85S9 

This is an 85-inch ultra-HD 4K TV. Need we say more? We’re going to anyway. Winner of CNET’s “Best of CES”  in the Television category, the Samsung UN85S9 actually looks more like a masterful piece of art on a large easel – coming soon to a home theater near you. That’s because of its striking design: it’s a floor-standing 4K TV, designed to be able to tilt up and down, and stunningly appears to float within its frame.

The technology behind this set’s unique, minimalist looks is pretty impressive, too. It has a quad-core processor, brilliant picture quality (rare for a large-format display), full-array LED backlight, improved voice interaction capabilities, and Samsung’s Precision Black Pro technology, which is designed to deliver deep black and vivid whites.


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Sony KDL-55W900A 

While other manufacturers focus on making everything bigger and smarter, Sony is committed to making their TVs look better. The LED-based BRAVIA W900A Internet TV is a prime example of that. This stunning 55-inch TV is equipped with Sony’s latest-generation X-Reality PRO picture engine, which is designed to deliver the company’s most lifelike pictures ever.

Other feature enhancements include Dynamic Edge LED backlighting, S-Force surround sound technology, two pairs of 3D glasses, and new one-touch-mirroring NFC technology that allows users to connect their smartphones to the TV and mirror what’s being displayed on the smaller screen.


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Samsung Curved OLED TV 

Introducing another new breakthrough in TV display technology, Samsung unveiled a curved OLED TV at this year’s CES. By “curved”, we literally mean curved – in a way that adds depth to multimedia content and enables viewers to keep the same distance from the TV at almost all angles.

The 55-inch OLED TV, while still an experiment at this stage, promises to create a more panoramic, more immersive viewing experience. It’s also poised to set a new design trend for TV manufacturers and Samsung’s main competitors. Don’t be surprised if, in the future, home theater installations expand their scope to include the demand for curved TVs, and not just traditional flat-screen displays.


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