New Tech updates from CES Convention. CES is an annual trade show organized by the Consumer Technology Association. Held in January at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Winchester, Nevada, United States, the event typically hosts presentations of new products and technologies in the consumer electronics industry.Here are some of our new tech favorites and news for 2022!
The biggest new thing Samsung unveiled in our minds was the Samsung Freestyle. This device is billed as a setup anywhere, easy connect, point and play projector. The unit is set on a base that’s capable of 180 degrees of articulation. That means that if you really wanted to, you could set this up to project on your ceiling to watch in bed without having to strain your neck or mount anything above your bed. The screen is scalable from 30″ to 100″ depending on how far away from your projection point. No white walls in your house? No worries, the Freestyle offers automatic calibration for different color backgrounds, and surfaces. Angled walls should be no problem as the Freestyle automatically will adjust (Keystone Correction) the screen to fit. The resolution is HD at 1080p and connects to Bixby (of course, it’s Samsung), and Amazon Alexa. You can literally fit this thing in a backpack, go anywhere, and project pretty much anything you wanted, media wise, on any surface you desire.
ATSC 3.0 standard for OTA TV is live in many markets and coming to more markets very soon, we will cover what ATSC 3.0 is and when it will be implemented fully in another blog soon. Up until now though, the options for 3.0 DVR’s had been pretty much limited to HD Homerun. Tablo enters the fray with their initial DVR offering for the 3.0 standard. Just like their 1.0 DVR, this requires a subscription for a 1 week guide ($20 per year) and offers a premium subscription for a two week guide. All four tuners will record and show 3.0 broadcasts and 1.0 as well. Sadly this version of their DVR is not compatible to be streamed yet to other TV’s just the one TV hooked up to the Tablo. ATSC 3.0 is coming and it’s great to see companies developing technology to support it. Without innovation new technology dies.
One of the best New Tech updates from CES Convention comes not in the form of a product, but an announcement on ATSC 3.0 manufacturing. Sony had already committed to putting ATSC 3.0 tuners into all their TV’s. Now Hisense has joined, as they will include the tuner in most of their ULED offerings. This marks the first manufacturer to commit to ATSC 3.0, who didn’t initially sponsor the standard, and the fourth overall to adopt the standard. A new agreement between Pearl TV and chipmaker MediaTek could help bring ATSC 3.0 to cheaper televisions by streamlining development. Without new investment from manufacturers new technology dies. The 3.0 standard has a lot to offer over broad spectrums. Not only improved picture quality and the possibility for encrypted channels, but the 3.0 standard allows for datacasting to remote areas who don’t have internet available.