Samsung is launching new Micro LED TVs at CES 2023, don’t expect to be able to afford them

Samsung is reducing the size and hopefully price of its excellent Micro LED TVs.  (Image: Samsung)

Samsung is reducing the size and hopefully price of its excellent Micro LED TVs. (Image: Samsung)

Samsung is unveiling the big guns for CES 2023 and is announcing new dimensions for its premium Micro LED televisions that will make them a little more affordable for consumers, albeit nowhere near the price of your average set.

Micro LED combines the best of OLED TVs with the best of LCD TVs, delivering the bright colors and deep blacks of OLED with the brightness associated with LCD panels. But they are also incredibly expensive and large.

At CES 2022, Samsung launched Micro LED displays ranging from 89 inches to 110 inches. Not something that would fit in most living rooms. As for cost, you’re looking at $80,000 or more.

This year, however, Samsung is reducing its Micro LED sets a bit and increasing their size range from 50 inches to 140 inches. These smaller Micro LED TVs will likely be slightly cheaper than their larger predecessors, but still well out of most people’s price range. Samsung has yet to release pricing for the TVs.

Still, this is an impressive improvement and means that Micro LED prices could drop further in the long run, as they have with other TV technologies in the past.

Samsung is also launching new versions of its Neo QLED TVs.  (Image: Samsung)

Samsung is also launching new versions of its Neo QLED TVs. (Image: Samsung)

In addition to the new Micro LED sizes, Samsung has announced that it has expanded the OLED TV sizes but added a 77-inch model to its range. The OLED series also gets refresh rates of up to 144 Hz, which is a welcome addition for gamers.

Speaking of gamers, Samsung is bringing an update to GameBar 3.0 via a new MiniMap Share and Virtual Aim Point. MiniMap Sharing allows you to share the minimap from the game you’re playing on a secondary screen, which may seem a bit counterintuitive because you’ll probably want to see your minimap on the screen you’re actually playing.

Meanwhile, Virtual Aim Point is for first-person shooter games and makes your on-screen crosshair more prominent to take down enemies more easily. Still, you’re going to really need to know how to play the crosshair to make a difference.

Then there’s the company’s Neo QLED TVs. These sets use mini LEDs to power their backlights, making colors more accurate than standard LED TVs. For 2023, Samsung is adding Auto HDR Remastering, which it says will take standard dynamic range content and apply real-time high dynamic range effects to make colors look more vibrant and appealing.

I love checking out a good TV so I will definitely personally check out Samsung’s latest and greatest. But the company isn’t the only one to showcase the new televisions at CES 2023. LG and others are launching their own flat screens at the show. In other words, it’s still hard to say which company will take the cake when it comes to taking the TV crown this year.

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