TVs in 2014: Let the battle begin

Smart, curved, Ultra HD and OLED – we're at a technological crossroads as several television advancements compete for our big screen dollars.

Samsung, Sony and LG unveiled their latest widescreen masterpieces at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. These entertainment giants are jostling for pride of place in our lounge rooms, but each vendor is fighting the television war on a different front.

The stars of the show at CES were the 105-inch curved monsters from LG and Samsung. These televisions stood an impressive eight feet wide thanks to ultrawide 21:9 aspect ratios, designed to completely eliminate letterboxing (the black bars at the top and bottom of the screen when you're watching a movie).

Curved is the new black

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