IFA 2018


Next Gen TV Technology Needed for Market Growth

by Sweta Dash

Next generation advanced TV technologies are essential for market growth in 2019 and beyond as TV market growth rates have slowed down in recent years. At the same time, massive 10.5 Gen LCD capacity …

Tags:IFA 2018| OLEDs| Quantum Dots| Super Hi-Vision (8K)

Secret Showing for Samsung’s 75″ microLED TV at IFA 2018

by Andrew Fenn

ETNews reports that Samsung’s recently rumoured 75″ microLED TV was shown in secret at IFA 2018. A device said to be a prototype was displayed in a private room at the event. Just last …

Tags:IFA 2018| Large Display Monitor| MicroLED| Samsung| Vol 25 - Issue 36

IFA is a Bit Dull

by Bob Raikes

The big topic at IFA this year was 8K as Samsung reacted to the success of LG Display’s OLEDs in the premium TV business. Samsung remains the biggest TV brand, by volume and value, …

Tags:GPUs| HFR - High Frame Rate| IFA 2018| Large Display Monitor| MicroLED| Mobile Display Monitor| Quantum Dots| Super Hi-Vision (8K)| TVs (TV Sets)| Vol 25 - Issue 34

3IT Holds an Open Day

by Bob Raikes

3IT is focusing these days on AR and VR after starting as the 3D Centre. 3IT is a trade association that has close links to the Fraunhofer HHI in Berlin and each year it …

Tags:3D (Three Dimensions)| Codecs| IFA 2018| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Standards| Virtual Reality| Vol 25 - Issue 34

IFA 2018 Roundup

by Bob Raikes

Bang & Olufsen did not show any new TVs at IFA but focused on new audio products. Changhong is selective on a country basis about where it sells TVs under its own brands in …

Tags:Desktop Monitors| Epson| Game Playing| GPUs| IFA 2018| JVC| Large Display Monitor| LCD Projectors (3LCD)| LCOS| Microsoft| Mobile Display Monitor| Projectors| Smartphones| TVs (TV Sets)| Virtual Reality| Vol 25 - Issue 34

Conflicts Between Broadcasters and Set Makers

by Bob Raikes

Over the years, Meko (the publishers of Display Monitor), Displaysearch, NPD Displaysearch, IHS and IHS Markit have run events around IFA to talk about the TV market. However, it has always proved very difficult …

Tags:360 Degree Video| Broadcast| IFA 2018| Large Display Monitor| Super Hi-Vision (8K)| TVs (TV Sets)| Vol 25 - Issue 34

Vestel Covers All the Bases in B2C and B2B

by Bob Raikes

Vestel had a wide range of TVs as well as appliances and commercial displays – the company, of course, also produces the Toshiba TVs which were shown in a separate area adjoining the Vestel …

Tags:HDR - High Dynamic Range| IFA 2018| Large Display Monitor| OLED TVs| Smart TV| Super Hi-Vision (8K)| TVs (TV Sets)| Vestel| Vol 25 - Issue 34

Loewe Highlights Audio Improvements

by Bob Raikes

We started by talking with Loewe about the deal with Hisense. Unlike the Metz takeover by Skyworth, Loewe remains an independent company but does have a close cooperation with Hisense in electronic design and …

Tags:audio| IFA 2018| Large Display Monitor| OLED TVs| Vol 25 - Issue 34

Microsoft Expects Many Computing Devices

by Bob Raikes

Microsoft gave the second keynote of IFA and was represented by Nick Parker who is the VP responsible for consumer client devices at the firm. His talk started with the introduction video from IFA …

Tags:IFA 2018| Large Display Monitor| Microsoft| Mobile Display Monitor| Notebooks| Vol 25 - Issue 34

BDA Not Looking at 8K

by Bob Raikes

We met with Victor Matsuda (Sony) and Marty Gordon (Philips, Hollywood) from the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) on the Philips booth where they started by acknowledging that the position for Blu-ray is now effectively …

Tags:Blu-ray| IFA 2018| Large Display Monitor| Vol 25 - Issue 34


Panasonic Doesn’t Have Much to Say on TV

by Bob Raikes

Panasonic had its usual press event on its booth and Laurent Abadie, who seems to love the ‘show business’ aspects of his Panasonic Europe CEO position. Abadie started by saying that Panasonic is involved …

Tags:HDR - High Dynamic Range| IFA 2018| Large Display Monitor| OLEDs| Panasonic| Vol 25 - Issue 34

Huawei Gets Kirin Chip to 7nm Process

by Bob Raikes

Huawei gave a keynote and after an introduction when the IFA exec said that he had visited the Huawei HQ in China and that it is extremely impressive, Richard Yu of Huawei came on. …

Tags:5G| Big Data/AI| Huawei| IFA 2018| Mobile Display Monitor| Semiconductors| Smartphones| Voice Input| Vol 25 - Issue 34| Wi-Fi