Extremely sharp and huge: TV sets in XXL format at the IFA in Berlin
After the Corona boom, there is a lull. But television manufacturers are focusing on new technologies, as can be seen at IFA 2022. Even Leica wants to play along in the future – and is cooperating with the Chinese to do so.
TV devices are like smartphones: they are getting bigger and bigger. Years ago, televisions with a screen diagonal of 32 inches were considered bulky, but today displays with 55 or 65 inches are standard. In the halls of the consumer electronics trade fair IFA, which is taking place in Berlin these days, even giant devices over 100 inches, that is more than two and a half meters, can be easily accommodated and elegantly presented. But if you want to bring such a giant home, you will literally reach your limits – those of your trunk, your stairwell, your living room and your wallet.
A new technology promises a remedy: laser TV. These are basically projectors, but very special ones. In contrast to normal projectors, they only need a few centimeters away from the projection surface. That’s why experts also speak of short-distance projectors. At a distance of only eleven centimetres, laser TV sets throw an 80-inch television picture onto the wall, and at 30 centimeters even a 120-inch one. In its company blog, the specialist trade organization Euronics refers to the many advantages of the technology. It is easier on the eyes because the viewers are not directly illuminated. With a service life of 25,000 hours, the devices are durable, compact and unobtrusive and require much less electricity than a standard television.