Future screen

Meanwhile, Samsung’s F8000 TV will respond to your spoken questions to recommend programming based on your previous TV choices, and a built-in camera, combined with face recognition software, allows the set to personalised the experience for individual members of the family, as well as enable control of the TV by hand gestures instead of a traditional remote control.

The company promises that it will soon be offering a solution to family arguments over what to watch with the facility to display two channels onscreen simultaneously with viewers wearing special 3D-type glasses (with headphones) to select which of the broadcasts they see and hear.