Displace is a completely wireless TV

At CES in Las Vegas, we can once again admire exciting innovations from the world of technology. One of them is the world’s first completely wireless TV. Dubbed Displace, the device has an OLED panel and should last about a month without an external power source on average use. However, some dampers must be accepted.

Displace comes with a completely wireless design

It’s pretty impressive when you take a look at Displace. After all, the TV comes completely cable-free, which is why you can hang it up wherever you want. However, a closer look reveals that the wireless design also has some weaknesses. But let’s stay on the positive side for now. In order to power the TV at all, the manufacturer equipped it with four total batteries.

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When fully charged, the Displace can reportedly last a full month with an average daily use of just under 6 hours. The lack of cables does not only apply to the power cable. You won’t find any other cable connections on the TV either. Instead, the TV comes with an external box that provides the appropriate ports. The box is supposed to be able to send its signal to up to five different disturbances in the house. This is reminiscent of multi-room concepts from the hi-fi world.

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Daily usability is questionable

Another great feature that Displace manufacturers promise is the ability to hold hyper. Thus, you should be able to save the classic wall mount with a somewhat different TV, and it should also be possible to reinstall at lightning speed. Displace wants to make this extreme flexibility possible with its vacuum mount. An airless space is formed between the back of the device and the opposite wall, where the TV is installed as if by magic. This feature can also be admired at the Tech Show in the Nevada desert. However, one has to doubt its conversion into reality. Thus, the people behind Displace used a glass wall to connect the TV as part of their demonstration.

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Of course, it is very easy to create a void on this surface. How this looks on a classic wall again is very questionable. Especially if this isn’t particularly smooth. The system doesn’t seem really suitable for everyday use. On a classic wall mount, a standard wall mount would probably be necessary, which limits the flexibility of the system. The biggest problem is the fact that the vacuum can only be maintained when the TV is on. In other words, you always have to keep an eye on the battery capacity. If the battery fails, the expensive piece of technology will fall out of the wall.

It is also possible to combine up to four Displaces into one large TV. (photo: Displace)

By the way, Operation Displace is not a classic. Apparently, a conventional remote control is not used here. Instead, the user is supposed to become the remote control. In other words, the TV is controlled using gestures. To recognize the user, the TV has a camera on top that is supposed to be able to recognize the user’s movements. Since the camera is not optional, but there is no substitute for it, it must also be on all the time. This means that the TV will be watching you all the time while you are watching TV. Who would want that in times when data protection plays a major role?

The Connect from Displace box is a question mark

Perhaps the biggest question mark by far is still the connection box. After all, this ensures that you can connect the source devices to the TV. At least the manufacturer didn’t show any images of the box at CES. Experts from 4KFilme.de were also present for the entire wireless TV show. And they were never satisfied with the new device.

Gesture control camera has no alternative. (photo: Displace)

Thus, the OLED panel is said to have surprisingly poor picture performance. This is definitely due to the fact that Displace wants to be as energy efficient as possible. However, OLED TVs are not usually known for their energy efficient work, so parameters such as brightness have been reduced to a minimum. This ensures that image quality should not suffer in the interest of battery life.

Price and availability

As completely TV without cables may sound, Displace is unfortunately ultimately unexciting. After all, you simply have to make a lot of compromises to do without a power cable. By the way, televisions already offer wireless transmission of signals from peripheral devices via appropriate connection boxes. Thus, the power cable, which is getting thinner, thinner, and less noticeable anyway, should bother you a lot. It is not yet clear when Displace will go on sale. Perhaps the manufacturer should take some time to fine-tune anyway. However, the price appears to be already fixed. Wireless TV is supposed to cost $3,000.