Following on from my recent visit to the 2014 International CES Show I wanted to post a few observations. There are many good reviews of the show like ces.cnet.com and techradar.com/ces so I wont list every single item I saw but I did want to comment on some trends and specific technologies of interest to me and relevant to my work world.
1. 4K / Ultra HD Screens - They're here, they're clear, get used to them
They were everywhere. LCD and OLED and by and large they looked fantastic, particularly the OLED. Unsurprisingly it seems that the manufacturers are still experiencing yield issues with OLED and when they hit the streets they will be a premium product. Several people were showing sub $1,000 displays and the upscaling from HD seemed to work well so it may well be that in a relatively short time, Ultra HD effectively becomes the standard. There was also lots of talk about increased frame rates which will be essential for some content. Note for us with Victorian-semis in the UK: the majority of 4K displays I saw were 55" and over. The only way that they will fit in my house is if they replace a load-bearing wall.