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Photos: Amazing Uses for Curved Screens, 4K Ultra HD

Curved screens and 4K Ultra HD displays dominated the show floor at CES and ISE 2014. Here are some images that showcase meaningful applications for the products.

Samsung demos the immersive qualities of curved displays.

Photos & Slideshow

Julie Jacobson · February 12, 2014

Those who pooh-pooh the 4K UHD format didn’t see these compelling use cases at CES 2014 and ISE 2014.

4K Ultra HD was chided in 2012 and 2013, when the format was rolled out to consumers. That’s probably because the format was rolled out to consumers when the most compelling uses for the product are on the commercial side.

At CES and ISE, we saw entire ecosystems being built around the ultra high-resolution format, with most of the big CE companies showing 4K-capable cameras for home and professional use.

Tablets, phones, laptops and of course big screens are all sporting the extra pixels.

I think we all knew 4K would arrive, it was just a matter of when and how much.

The bigger question is curved screens, which also appeared in several booths at the two shows.

Are they just gimmicks or a practical addition to the big-screen (or small screen in the case of the LG Flex) universe?

I’m voting gimmick for the home, but awesome for the commercial space, especially digital signage.

In the slideshow below, check out these awesome applications for 4K UHD and curved screens.

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  About the Author

Julie Jacobson is founding editor of CE Pro, the leading media brand for the home-technology channel. She has covered the smart-home industry since 1994, long before there was much of an Internet, let alone an Internet of things. Currently she studies, speaks, writes and rabble-rouses in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V, wellness-related technology, biophilic design, and the business of home technology. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, and earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a recipient of the annual CTA TechHome Leadership Award, and a CEDIA Fellows honoree. A washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player, Julie currently resides in San Antonio, Texas and sometimes St. Paul, Minn. Follow on Twitter: @juliejacobson Email Julie at julie.jacobson@emeraldexpo.com

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Home Theater · Displays · News · Media · Slideshow · 4K · Bosch · CES · Curved Screens · GoPro · HDBaseT · All Topics
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