Samsung said its curved TV would give viewers an
This year's first batch of curved TVs featured next-generation organic-light-emitting-diode screens that provided vivid colors and an extremely thin body. But the pricing proved prohibitive because OLED screens are more expensive to mass produce in larger sizes. Now, the use of more affordable LCDs could help revive interest in curved TVs, although they can still be pretty expensive if they come with ultra-HD resolution, the companies said in a statement. A display analyst with IHSIHS in
Coming out with different TV sizes has been a huge part of the rivalry between Samsung and LG last year as they seek to stand out at different markets.
The battle over various ultra-HD models is also expected to increase this year, as media content providers work to churn out more high-resolution videos.
Research firm IHS forecasted early last year that shipments of UHD LCD TVs in the US would rise to an estimated 4.6 million units in 2018, from just 200,000 units in 2013, with ultra-HDs accounting for 13 per cent of total US LCD TV shipments.
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