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If you’re an AV junkie, this is one of the coolest times of the year.

The holidays are over, and that means it’s time for CES 2018 – the annual showcase of all the cool tech you can expect coming down the line for your Charlotte, NC audio video system.

From advancements in 4K technology to the thinnest video display we’ve seen yet, there’s plenty to love about this year’s event.

Didn’t make it to Vegas to see it live? No problem! Here’s where you’ll find all of the coolest tech we loved.

Keep reading for more.

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The OLED Expansion

It seems like just yesterday we were talking about the limited scope of OLED TV displays.

OLED, which refers to TV monitors that use LED for both backlighting and colored light, has been something of an outlier for a few years now.

LG has been the only manufacturer focused on producing the tech, making it both extremely expensive and slow to develop, despite the fact that it produces arguably the best picture quality currently available.

But at this year’s show, OLED made a big splash. Both Sony and Samsung unveiled OLED displays, marking the beginning of the OLED revolution in earnest.

Plus, Sony’s offering boasts an Android OS and Google Assistant capabilities.

Where will OLED go in the future? Who knows? But it will likely make an appearance in your media room before the end of the year.

LG’s Rollable OLED

Speaking of OLED, LG may have become the frontrunner for coolest announcement.

They’ve produced a prototype for the world’s first rollable TV.

The display is so thin that it can literally roll up like a piece of art. When unfurled, it produces a fully 4K UHD image.

When not in use, it can tuck away neatly into a piece of furniture or within the walls.

However, despite stealing the show with one of the coolest gadget ideas, LG’s rollable TV is still pretty far from hitting the shelves.

But once it does make it to market, you can bet it will revolutionize the industry.

What Is MicroLED?

OLED may be the next big thing, but MicroLED may just be the future of TV viewing.

At this year’s show, Samsung unveiled their own prototype: a massive, 146-inch display featuring MicroLED, the latest advancement in light and color.

Like OLED, MicroLED uses light-emitting diodes to produce both light and color.

But unlike OLED (the “o” stands for “organic”), the MicroLED panel doesn’t uses artificial materials to help maintain a bright, colorful and dynamic picture.

One common complaint about OLED is that the organic materials reduce in brightness over time, and they can burn in an image.

Samsung’s latest attempts to overcome these deficiencies. However, like LG’s rollable TV, it’s not yet ready for market.

There was plenty of other cool stuff at CES 2018. Want to learn more? Let’s talk!

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