Tvs, evs and 3d screens

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After visiting the Consumer Electronics Show, Mat Gallagher is excited by innovations in televisions, electric cars… and a return to 3D

when looking at what ’s going to be big in the year to come, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2023 in Las Vegas is a good place to start. This is where some of the biggest tech debuts before being released to the public later in the year.

TVs are always big news here, with all the big names launching bigger and better models. Samsung went bigger with its QD-OLED displays, providing a 77-inch model, while Panasonic introduced a new Micro Lens Array (MLA) to make its OLED panel even brighter. Meanwhile, LG showed that you don’t need all those wires at the back of your set with its new M3 – a97-inch wireless TV that receives 4K/120Hz signals over the air.

What really impressed me, though, was how good short-throw projectors have become. Rather than having to be mounted on the other side of the room, these sit inches from the wall and project high-resolution images of 100 inches or more onto the wall. The combination of this short-throw projector and a lightweight screen can produce an image to rival a regular TV and cost a fraction of the price a similar-sized TV would cost. Hisense finally debuted its 8K version, as well as the new Cine 1, a collaboration with Leica that looks stunning.

Of course, some of what is shown at CES never makes it to the high street. These can be manufacturers showing what will be possible in the future, or what they would do if money was no object. Some elements of this technology will make their way into future projects.

What really impressed me, though, was how good short-throw projectors have become

Aside from the TV market, the biggest collective this year was electric vehicles. In fact, the opening keynote of CES 2023 was from BMW as it announced the iVision Dee concept electric car. This is a culmination of all its future tech. Inside the whole windscreen becomes

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