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Samsung Shows Off Its Bendable TV @ CES 2014

Posted on the 12 January 2014 by Adeyemiadisa @adeyemiadisa

Samsung Shows Off Its Bendable TV @ CES 2014Samsung has shown off the Bendable TV – an 85in (216cm) prototype that allows the curvature of its screen to be adjusted by remote control at the ongoing CES 2014.

However, the electronic giant has not revealed any plans to put its Bendable TV on sale.

The LED (light-emitting diode) set was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

LG has also announced a smaller 77in (196cm) flexible TV of its own that is based on OLED (organic light-emitting diode) technology.

The firms suggest that a curved screen can enhance the viewing experience.

The tech would allow the sets’ owners to determine how bent the screens should be taking into account how many people were watching them and how far away they were sitting. The screens would have the added benefit of being able to be left flat against the wall when not in use.

LG’s flexible television model has also gone on show at the firm’s CES booth. However, industry watchers are unconvinced there is a market for such innovation.

Samsung Shows Off Its Bendable TV @ CES 2014

“The challenge for the firms is to demonstrate that the world really needs this,” said Martin Garner, a TV tech consultant from CCS Insight who is attending CES. “They are, however, a nice attempt at differentiation.”

Pricey Gadgets?

Neither of the two South Korean manufacturers have given a projected price or release date for the user-bendable TVs.

They both, however, offer versions with a fixed curvature. The two companies are showing off new giant-sized 105in (267cm) concave-screened versions in the extra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio.

Samsung said such a design delivered the “most immersive viewing experience” possible.

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