CES 2019 Media Days Roundup: 8K, 5G, VR, and AI Among Early Headlines in Vegas

The new year means new gadgets at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and this year’s show promises plenty of new technology, including plenty of 8K screens, 5G devices, VR experiences, AI-enabled toys, and much more. 

Attendees enter CES Unveiled Las Vegas (courtesy of CES).

In addition to posting all the top news from yesterday’s CES press conferences HERE, SVG is compiling a roundup of the top stories from around the web thus far. Whether you’re at the show or couldn’t make it to Las Vegas this year, read on for all the big announcements so far and stay tuned to sportsvideo.org for live on-site coverage from SVG’s Ken Kerschbaumer throughout the week.

First off, here’s a rundown of SVG’s coverage of the big announcements at the show thus far:

Next, here’s a roundup of reports from the show floor:

  • Sony is supersizing the Master Series lineup of TVs it first launched last year in New York, introducing new Z9G 8K LCD (85-inch and 98-inch models) and A9G 4K OLED TVs (55-, 65-, and 77-inch sizes). (The Verge)
  • LG‘s 88-inch 8K OLED, which has Dolby Atmos sound but no speakers, is already among the most talked about displays in Vegas. (Engadget)
  • LG introduces OLED TV that rolls up and disappears when you’re not watching it (Ars Technica)
  • Samsung is providing a sneak peek of its 2019 5G smartphone during CES this week, as well as a series of robotic applications. (ZDNet)
  • Roku and TCL are working on an 8K HDR TV coming in 2019. In addition, TCL announced its first soundbars and a 75-inch version of the excellent 6-Series 4K Roku TV. (Engadget – Part 1 and Part 2)
  • Panasonic announces the new GZ2000 4K OLED TV with built-in Dolby Atmos speakers, as well as support for both Dolby Vision and HDR10+ (The Verge)
  • Arriving in March, Panasonic‘s Lumix S1 and S1R – the company’s first full-frame mirrorless cameras – will offer HDR photos and a high-resolution mode (Engadget)
  • Here’s an overview of everything Hisense announced at its CES presser, including Roku TVs, local dimming LCDs and smart systems. (Cnet)
  • Samsung is taking its Bixby AI-enabled digital assistant up a notch, enhancing its ability to control Samsung TVs, fridges, robots and more (Cnet)
  • LG‘s new TVs powered by its ThinQ Ai platform will support Apple AirPlay, Google Assistant, and Amazon Alexa (TechRadar)
  • And Samsung‘s new TVs will also play nice with Amazon and Google Assistant (PC World)
  • Qualcomm says its Snapdragon X50 will power over 30 5G devices in 2019 (Android Central)
  • In addition to a deal with Alibaba to Create AI-Powered 3D Athlete Tracking Tech for 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Intel’s CES announcements included a new 10nm Xeon Scalable server processor that is compatible with its upcoming 14nm Cooper Lake, and is expected to ship in 2020. (ZDNet)

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