If the reports about 110-inch 4K UHDTVs haven’t made it clear that super-high quality screens will be made in 2013, there is a new report that promises an influx of high-end panels.
So far, we've learned about two UHDTVs (TVs with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels) that will make an appearance at the 2013 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2013).
One of them belongs to Westinghouse
, while the other is a Samsung invention
Of course, just because two companies are planning such beastly displays doesn't mean that all 4K TVs will be as large.
Indeed, according to Digitimes
, there will be quite a few 85-inch UHDTVs made in 2013, with Samsung and Innolux as major manufacturers.
Samsung will definitely sell products under its own brands, but it should also accept orders for 85-inch panels from others.
The names of its clients, and, by extension, the upcoming 4K brands, haven't been revealed though, which means we all still have to wait.
Availability won't mount right off the bat though. While a couple of 4K panels could be ready in early 2013, most won't enter mass production before the third quarter.
Still, the Full HD resolution is basically the standard technology right now (1920 x 1080 pixels), which means that focusing on the next big thing is the natural course of action.
Nevertheless, there won't be too many on sale for years, partly because it isn't exactly easy to make them in large numbers and partly because there will be no need.
Few will afford to buy a 4K TV, and that isn't even counting the fact that a large screen of this sort will demand large rooms and, possibly, some serious furniture reorganization.
The price will only go higher if designers add 3D support and other extras to the basic functionality.
CES 2013 will be a good occasion to see what kind of response corporations can expect from the masses.