Grundig is a German manufacturer of high-end TVs, which has been owned by Turkey’s Beko since 2004 (which at least makes a difference from the Chinese owners of national fellows Metz (Skyworth) and Loewe (Hisense)!)
Like other TV companies, Grundig was exhibiting curved, UltraHD models with HEVC decoding. This TV – the Fine Arts FLX 9591 (55″ and 65″) – is also capable of decoding Google’s VP9 codec. It is a smart set, with a quad-core processor, two triple tuners (DVB-S/C/T/T2) and SAT > IP conversion. There are two HDMI and two USB ports.
A similar TV is the FLX 9590; this model is identical to the VLX 9591, but includes a colour-boosting technology called ‘Multi Colour Enrichment.’ There was very little information available, but it sounds a lot like quantum dots to us, although it could be LED phosphor – Grundig described it as ‘glossy elements’ added to the LED backlight.
A new feature for Grundig this year is the inclusion of micro-dimming on its TVs. The display is split into 600 distinct areas, to improve image contrast. Both the FLX 9591 and the company’s other new TV, the 55″ VLX 8582 BP, use the technology.
The VLX 8582 is similar to the VLX 9591, although it is flat. Many of the features present on the curved set (smart, two triple tuners, SAT > IP) are also built into this one. The 8582 can also show 3D content, with active 3D.
All of Grundig’s new TVs will be released with Miracast support.