This year the IFA in Berlin promises promises “New Trends & Technologies” from 6 to 11 September 2019 – if you believe the fair’s slogan. Since we at tvfindr always want to keep updated with the latest technological developments in the TV scene, we will be traveling to Berlin for IFA 2019, where we will be seeing the latest televisions before they are even on the market. We will also be asking manufacturers questions about existing models, prototypes and plans for the future.
We get the information first hand – of course we are already in contact with the manufacturers. These include Samsung, LG, Sony, Philips, Panasonic, Hisense, Metz and many more. We will have interviews with representatives of the companies, which you will soon find in the form of videos on our YouTube channel. If you’re interested in the latest innovations in the home theater world, you’ll get all the information you need soon on our website.
IFA 2019 Highlights: Samsung, Sony and LG
The following innovations have already leaked out in advance. Samsung will probably have refined and introduced its QLED lineup. Micro-LEDs will most likely also be in their luggage. Could the South Koreans possibly show first prototypes for their announced QD-OLED TVs? We’ll find out for you.
The colleagues from LG most probably oppose this with OLED technology and will show the LG R9, which was already presented in January at the CES in Las Vegas. Here we are dealing with a roll-up OLED TV that adapts the screen size responsively to the displayed content. They also show the LG Z9, an 88 inch 8K OLED TV with HDMI 2.1.
We also expect projectors to be shown. From Sony we expect an interesting competitor device: The alleged Sony AG95, an 8K OLED device, which is supposed to have HDMI 2.1.
IFA 2019 Highlights: Sharp, Metz and Panasonic
But it’s not just the Big Player Samsung, Sony and LG that bring something big with them – Sharp has something even bigger. According to our sources, the Japanese will show an 8K TV with 120 (!) inches. That’s 305 cm screen diagonal. This fits well with the slow entry into the market of 5G: The transfer performance of 5G is sufficient to stream 8K videos.
The Chinese from Metz also present themselves with a wide range of TVs including an 8K OLED TV with an 88 inch screen diagonal. By the way: The panel used by Metz comes from LG. Panasonic also uses LG panels in its transparent OLED TV, which can also be admired. Hisense will present its laser TV with acoustic screen at the IFA.
Not just TVs
But not all IFA innovations deal with televisions. Intelligent household appliances, such as washing machines, dryers or refrigerators, are also shown here. Samsung and LG, among others, are responsible for this. We will also see laptops of the latest generation, smart home applications, secure data storage and sound systems from Pioneer, Denon and Onkyo. At first this has little to do with televisions – but of course we will be reporting on everything that might be interesting for the home cinema sector.
What is the IFA?
The International Consumer Electronics Fair is an industrial fair for consumer electronics and household technology in Berlin. Every year, current innovations from market leaders in the industry are presented there. With around 250,000 visitors, it is one of the largest trade fairs in the world – and we are delighted to be a part of it this year.
And if you are at IFA yourself and like to read and watch our content at tvfindr – say hello! We are looking forward to seeing you – and of course to exciting days in Berlin.
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