Samsung Electronics has announced the launch and presale of a 110-inch MicroLED display. MicroLED displays were debuted as part of the modular ‘The Wall’ system in 2018, but Samsung says the new 110-inch MicroLED is ‘prefabricated’ with both installation and calibration now streamlined.

“As consumers rely on their televisions for more functions than ever, we are incredibly excited to bring the 110” MicroLED to the commercial market,” said Jonghee Han, President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung MicroLED is going to redefine what premium at-home experiences mean for consumers around the world.”

The product uses micrometer-sized LED lights to eliminate backlight and color filters used in conventional displays, while the new model here employs self-illuminating light and color reproduction from its own pixel structures. With 100% of the DCI and Adobe RGB color gamuts available, the 110-inch screen promises to deliver ‘stunning, lifelike colors and accurate brightness’ from its 4K resolution and 8 million pixels. Samsung says that the breakthrough here was its ability to finally mass-produce the MicroLED elements, which will in time filter into more affordable products.

As well as an ability to watch up to four content sources simultaneously on four 55-inch split screens, there is an embedded ‘Majestic Sound System’ supporting 5.1 audio with no external speakers. An object tracking feature will identify sound cues as they move across the screen.

The new display will be available globally in the first quarter of next year following its unveiling in Korea on Thursday. For more information, go to Samsung.

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I'm looking forward to this being under $10,000 in five years.

I want modular 120" "wall" displays. I fear it's physically impossible to get a monolithic 100"+ display into my basement theater (around a 90º corner into the stairway.

This breaks the setup for anyone using an acoustically transparent screen with in-wall speakers. I don't know how I'd adjust for that. But it could be worth accepting as a compromise.
 

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I wonder what the weight of it is. Guess we will know in a few years if it flies. I watched a video somewhere about why practical MicroLED was years away and whether it would truly be a competitor for OLED. Pixel array size was o e issue if I remember correctly.

Modularity would seem like the way to go, but I expect Samsung prefers a single panel solution since it would eliminate the issue of aligning the pixel structure of several screens into a seamless whole.

Edit: The video I watched was Vincent Teoh discussing the LG 163" MAGNIT "microLED" set. Very interesting points regarding microLED technology. It will be interesting to see if he changes his opinion once he is able to review Samsung's new product. Outside of RTings, he is one of the only internet TV reviewers that I would trust.
 
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Exciting announcement but I doubt it will have any practical implications in most of our lifetimes. I'm more interested in the evolution of UST projectors as they are likely going to be the next best thing for the foreseeable future.
 

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Exciting announcement but I doubt it will have any practical implications in most of our lifetimes. I'm more interested in the evolution of UST projectors as they are likely going to be the next best thing for the foreseeable future.
I got my UST projector with 100” retractable screen back in the spring. I figure I’ll have this until we get to large rollable OLED screens.
 

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I got my UST projector with 100” retractable screen back in the spring. I figure I’ll have this until we get to large rollable OLED screens.

Which one did you go for and how do you like it? Specifically, how's the HDR performance? I just bought an Epson 6050 about a year ago so I'm set for now. I would love to see the price of the laser UST's go down a bit and hopefully also see them modified to accommodate larger screen sizes. If those two things happened I would have to take a serious look at them when its time to upgrade, although that's several years from now.
 

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I got the LG laser one. I have it in my family room where the retractable screen cartridge is mounted on a soffit in front of a bookcase. The room has a fair amount of ambient light during the day, even with blackout shades over the windows (it’s an open floor plan). So I went with an ambient light rejecting screen from Screen Innovations. The screen turned out to be the limiting size factor, with 100” the largest available ALR screen that was retractable. The room could have supported 110” before I would have run into geometry issues (due to height offset to the projector). The projector supports up to 120” if not limited by screen or geometry.

HDR is better than I expected once the room is dark. The highlights don’t blind me, but they are bright enough and the colors really pop. Contrast isn’t OLED levels but again is better than I expected. During the day, sports are watchable even with the blinds up, as are bright video games like Animal Crossing. Darker video games work during the day with the shades down.

4k also looks really good. I am getting spoiled by 4K sports broadcasts. Regular HD ones are starting to hurt the eyes unless they have a high bit rate. Going back and forth during the recent Masters broadcast really demonstrated the benefits, not just with the resolution but with the colors. The HD broadcast just looked flat.