CES 2015 is underway in Las Vegas and that means we get to see all of the amazing new televisions manufacturers have planned for the year. Most will be coming around spring time, but there are many that will appear in consumer electronics stores throughout 2015 and we suspect they will reflect the changing nature of the market. Indeed, we suspect there will be many more 4K Ultra HD TVs available come summer.

That's why, as we beaver from stand to stand at the show, we'll be constantly updating this round-up of the sets we think you should look out for if you plan to get yourself a new flatpanel. Some will be OLED, some LED. Some will be curved, some not so. Some will be 4K, while others will stick to 1080p as a more affordable alternative. And you never know, there may be some surprises.

So these are the TVs launched at CES we've heard about so far. We'll also be getting the round-up up to date as the show progresses, so check back.

LG leaves nothing to chance and generally reveals its TVs long before the show even starts; even before its own CES-centric press conference.

As well as revealing that it will be showing a wide range of 4K Ultra HD sets during the show, including some with its new quantum dot technology for a wider colour gamut, it has revealed that its OLED TV range will be boosted by seven new models in the coming year.


This includes a 55-inch version of its existing 4K Ultra HD OLED sets, the 55EF9500, and new curved and flat TVs. The 65EG9600 is curved, while the 77EG9900 is variable (can be adjusted to be flat or curved).

The company has also previously revealed Art Slim display technology that will be utilised in future TVs, not necessarily from the Korean brand. It allows for TVs to be as little as 7.5mm thick.

Many of the company's new TVs will also feature its second generation smart TV platform, webOS 2.0.

One of Samsung's biggest TV news stories from the show is the announcement that the company will be adopting a new smart TV platform for all of its 2015 sets.


It has adapted the open source Tizen operating system to power all of its TVs in the coming 12 months, changing the look and software used in former years.

The Tizen OS has been used by Samsung in the last few months for camera software, including in the latest NX1, and a Samsung Z1 smartphone sported a version of the system. The Tizen TV OS though is built specifically to run TV applications and the new Samsung Smart Hub menu.

Tizen TVs will also sport better Wi-Fi Direct connectivity and have Bluetooth Low Energy integration.

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One of the sets to feature the Tizen OS will be the company's self-branded SUHD TVs. The JS9500, JS9000 and JS8500 curved sets will come in screen sizes from 48- to 88-inches and feature premium 4K Ultra HD picture performance to suit their flagship status.

They each include new re-mastering picture engines to ensure content is presented in the best way possible, regardless of original resolution. Nano-crystal technology also ensures that they are at the top of the line in contrast, brightness, colour reproduction and detail.

In a similar way to LG's quantum dot TVs, the nano-crystal semiconductors transmit different colours of light depending on their size and thereby enhancing colour reproduction - up to 64 times more colour expression than conventional TVs, claims Samsung, and two and a half times the brightness.

The JS9500 will also feature Samsung's Chamfer bezel design and a soft, textured design on the back.

Sharp Much of the attention at CES 2015 is on the Beyond 4K Ultra HD TV. Like other manufacturers, Sharp isn't about to stand still on 4K, instead looking to boost the offering with pixel splitting and Quattron, increasing the pixels and the colour and shading the display is capable of offering.

The Beyond 4K Ultra HD TV will be available at 80 inches and will be coming to market in late 2015, with Sharp saying it is "approaching 8K".

One of the interesting announcements from Sharp is that it's UE30 and UH30 4K models will feature Android TV, just as Sony and Philips are, so you'll get a range of smart TV functionality and apps from Google Play.

The more affordable UB30 series will not offer Android TV. With sizes from 43 inch (in the UB30 series) up to 80 inches (UE30 and UH30), there are nine 4K models to choose from, all with quad-core processors and all supporting 4K streaming too, so plenty to choose from.

TP Vision, the manufacturer of Philips-branded TVs in Europe and, soon, Latin America has announced that all of the Philips TVs released in 2015 will be powered by Android Lollipop.

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Whether they are Full HD or 4K Ultra HD sets they will all get the new smart TV platform that was critically acclaimed on the company's stand at the IFA trade show in Berlin. Now the "powered by Android" system gets an upgrade, which will include a graphical enhancement for the latest tellies.

As Pocket-lint found out at IFA, the TVs will all be able to access the Google Play Store to download apps as well as the Philips Smart TV app store. And although the former will be limited to applications that work well when expanded to a large, non-touch-enabled screen, there are plenty of favourites there from the off.

Philips TVs powered by Android will also feature Ambilight - the company's rear projection lighting system - in varying degrees of coverage.

Like Philips, Sony has also gone down the Android route for its smart TV platform. It too will offer access to Google Play for app downloads directly to its 2015 TVs. And all Bravia TVs for the year will support Google Cast and voice commands.


There are 11 new 4K Bravia LCD TV models coming, with the top-of-the-line XBR 900C Ultra HD sets coming in 55-, 65- and 75-inch screen sizes. All 4K TVs will feature the company's 4K Processor X1 for image enhancement and upscaled video will have reduced noise thanks to the 4K X-Reality Pro algorithm.

The company's X9000C series TVs are approximately 4.9mm at their thinnest point and feature a "floating style" design.

One of Panasonic's biggest announcements at this year's CES 2015 is that it has opted for Firefox OS to power its flagship 4K UHD TVs this year.


The CX850, CX800, CX650 and CX600 series LED TVs will all sport the operating system as their smart TV platform, in a similar way that Samsung sets will be powered by Tizen, LG's by webOS 2.0 and Philips and Sony have both opted for Android.

Using Firefox OS means that if you have a Firefox browser on your mobile device, you will be able to share content with your TV easily when on the same network. There is also support for 4K streaming too and voice control.

The CX850 will be available in 55- and 65-inch screen sizes and all TVs will come with THX 4K certification.

Chinese brand Haier has pre-empted the show with some TV announcements, including its own 105-inch curved LED TV with a bigger than Ultra HD resolution of 5120 x 2160.

The 105Q8000 5K set has a 21:9 aspect ratio, befitting many cinema presentations without top and bottom black bars. It also has a more subtle curvature, at 4,000mm rather than 6,600mm of previous generations.

It is also a smart TV with the company's own proprietary platform and internet browser, it has polarised 3D, DVB-T/C/T2 dual tuner, and a claimed 40,000,000:1 contrast ratio. There are two USB ports for recording onto an external source or for timeshift functionality. And it is compatible with HEVC video, making it future proofed.

Haier has also announced a 55-inch curved OLED TV with a Full HD resolution, model number 55H9800. It has an ultraslim 1.5mm brushed aluminium frame.

The company is also showing its Modular TV concept at CES 2015. Change the module on the back of the screen and you can swap from a Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution to a 4K UHD one (3840 x 2160). Connected TV features can also be upgraded in time.

Prices and availability (in the UK too) are yet to be revealed.

Roku has announced that its second generation smart TV platform, Roku TV, will be able to stream 4K Ultra HD content, initially via Netflix.


The reference software will be provided to OEM TV manufacturing partners, with US-only TCL the first to adopt it for a new series of 4K televisions, but others are expected to follow suit.

Both Haier America and Insignia have already announced sets powered by the standard version of Roku TV.

This feature will be updated regularly during CES 2015. Check back often and also check out our dedicated CES2015 hub to keep up to date with all the news, hands-ons and other features we're bringing you from the show floor.