Consumer Electronics Show 2014: What to expect from Samsung TVs
Samsung’s 2013 CES showing was more of the same with increased emphasis on smart TV technology, enhanced picture quality and thinner models, but their 2014 offerings are turning heads even before the show has begun in earnest.
Extremely large, extremely expensive
Last year at CES, Samsung debuted an 85-inch 4K Ultra HD TV that cost $45,000. While you can now grab that same TV for the bargain basement price of $39,997.99 (many customers posted parody reviews) from Amazon, Samsung is ready to add a new high end 110-inch UHDTV to their product line. The price hasn’t been announced yet but you can bet you’re going to have to pay for those extra 25 inches.
Over on the less insane side of the Samsung business ledger, the company will be debuting new remotes for their TVs at CES 2014. The new remote is a step back to similar times with a pebble shape and an 80 percent smaller touchpad. It hasn’t skimped on features entirely however, as it will have an integrated microphone and gesture controls similar to the Magic Remote from LG.
A TV to control your appliances
CES 2014 should shed more light on how Samsung’s Smart TV apps will allow user to control appliances. The expectation is that users will be able to open and close window shades, adjust the thermostat or even turn the lights on and off right from the television set. The tech should be available in software development kits that are to be released just before the start of CES 2014.
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