(Pocket-lint) - The annual CES consumer electronics trade show traditionally plays host to the latest TV tech that'll hit stores in the following 12 months. And, while CES 2021 was digital-only due to the ongoing pandemic, it has still seen some excellent announcements in the category.
Samsung Q900A Neo QLED TV
Samsung's top-of-the-range QLED TV for 2021 is this 8K beauty with a Mini LED backlight. That means it offers deep, involving black levels thanks to many tiny LEDs grouped in thousands of zones being able to be switched on or off.
The design is described as "Infinity One", which presents a super slim bezek. And Neo Quantum processing ensures that all content is upscaled to 8K no matter the source.
LG G1 OLED TV
As ever, LG debuted a range of new OLED TVs during this year's CES, with the G1 being the flagship. It is super slim, just like previous models in its "Gallery" range, but can now come with a dedicated stand as an optional extra.
It also has the new webOS 6.0 smart system and the latest Alpha 9 processor. All of LG's OLEDs in 2021 will also have access to Google's Stadia cloud gaming service without the need for a separate device, save for a game controller.
Panasonic JZ2000 OLED TV
Panssonic unveiled just one TV during CES 2021, but what a TV it is. The JZ2000 comes with a reference standard OLED display and HDR 10+ Adapative, enabling on-the-fly adjustments depending on the ambient light in your room.
Dolby Vision IQ and Filmmaker Mode are included, as with last year's equivalant, while Dolby Atmos support comes from side and up-firing speakers built into the TV itself.
Sony Bravia XR Master Series A90J
Sony has an 8K Master Series TV this year, but it is this 4K alternative that catches our eye the most. Not only does it have superb picture performance, thanks to the Cognitive Processor XR tech, it comes with Sony's new Bravia Core streaming service.
This is a new, high quality service that presents movies in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray quality and is completely exclusive to Sony Bravia TVs.
TCL 6-series 8K Roku TV
TCL was the first major manufacturer to adopt Mini LED for its TVs, with ranges available in 2020. Now it continues to develop the tech and has even adopted it for an 8K model for 2021.
There is even Roku built-in, making the new 6-series one of the most rounded you'll be likely to find.
Samsung 110-inch MicroLED TV
Samsung announced its new MicroLED TV prior to CES, but it was still a major part of its presentation. MicroLED is comparable with OLED for picture quality, but as each pixel is a miniature LED, it is capable of much higher brightness.
The new 110-inch model is the first that can be installed by the customer rather than a professional - the only caveat is price. While we do not yet have confirmation, there is a rumour that the technology is still phenomenally expensive, with estimations claiming it costs more than $1,000 per inch. The 110-inch TV display will therefore cost between $110,000 and $150,000. Crikey.