If Samsung’s intention in going big with the 219″ The Wall 4K LED display was to make a huge splash at CES 2019, it succeeded. This gigantic screen is made its debut just a couple weeks ago as part of a TV product unveiling coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Samsung Electronics.
The wall 219″ looked utterly stunning on the show floor of the Las Vegas convention center. Indeed, although this is clearly a price no object item, it was more than compelling enough to earn an AVS Forum Best of CES 2019 award.
The takeaway, based on data compiled by Benedict Nicholson of NewsWhip in an article titled “These were the brands that drove the most engagement at CES this year” (link here
) using its analytics tools, is that The Wall absolutely won the day when it came to being featured in top stories, it showed up in six out of the top 10 articles cited by NewsWhip. And by showed up, I mean it was the headline for those articles.
The popularity is unsurprising. At CES, bigger is better—an attitude aided and abetted by the larger than life atmosphere of Vegas itself. To make a screen this big in one piece is challenging, so Samsung’s The Wall is a display made out of LED modules that fit together like pieces of a puzzle. The squares are modular, but when assembled they make a huge wall-like 4K HDR-capable TV, hence the name The Wall.
This display has exceptional picture quality attributes since it is an emissive display, meaning each pixel lights up on its own. That means it can reproduce “perfect” blacks and also get super bright for stunning HDR.
Here’s a video I shot of The Wall on the show floor of CES 2019…