Samsung Patents Truly Wireless TV
Say goodbye to the wires as future Samsung TVs could hang on the wall without a single cable coming from them.
A new patent made public shows a way for a wall mounted Samsung TV to receive power and the TV signal all wirelessly. This would allow users to hang the TV on their walls without having to run wires or cut holes in their walls.
The patent was filed with the World Intellectual Property Office last March but has only become public as of Feb 28th this year.
The patent outlines using a system of solenoid coils inside the screen section and base dock to transmit electricity to the display wirelessly. The base would still need to be plugged into the wall, but a connection between the dock and TV would not be required. LG is currently using a similar style with their wallpaper TVs except their have a thin data cable that still needs to be run to the display.
To transmit the video signal Samsung could rely on WiGig, Wireless HD or WHDI for the data transfer.
It's still too early to know if Samsung has a working version of this. If they do its possible we could see the first generation of these truly wireless TVs at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2020.