Would you pay $120,000 for a TV? Samsung’s new giant 105inch curved screen goes on sale

(By Mark Prigg)

The set features an expansive display, curved design and is the largest TV ever with a movie-theater aspect ratio of 21 x 9 to create a truly cinematic viewing experience in the living room

It is the ultimate in TVs – with a price tag to match.

Samsung has begun selling its 105inch Ultra HD TV in the US – at an eye watering $120,000.

The giant set has a curved screen, and is the largest TV ever made with a ‘cinema’ widescreen ratio.

‘Discover the ultimate immersive experience with the new curved design and lifelike UHD 4K picture quality of the Samsung Smart UN105S9 UHD TV,’ the firm boasts.

The set was first unveiled at the Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas in January.

‘Given the tremendous media and industry reception for these new products, we are excited to bring our 105’ Curved UHD TV to consumers around the world,” said HS Kim, executive vice president of the visual display business at Samsung Electronics.

‘People who are passionate about entertainment will have a whole new way to experience the content they love with these exciting new models that showcase exceptional design and UHD picture quality.’

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Samsung’s 105” U9500 Curved UHD TV is the world’s first and largest Curved UHD TV. 

Voice Command also lets you talk to the TV to search what’s on or to perform basic commands such as ‘last channel,’ ‘record’ or ‘turn off.’

There’s also a remote with a built-in microphone and touchpad to navigate quickly

It also has a ‘four screen’ mode which splits the vast screen into four, each capable of showing a different TV channel.

The set features an expansive display, curved design and is the largest TV ever with a movie-theater aspect ratio of 21 x 9 to create a truly cinematic viewing experience in the living room.

‘The combination of the screen size and Samsung’s Auto Depth Enhancer technology brings amazing depth to the picture and produces a life-like viewing experience,’ Samsung says.

The World Cup in Brazil was the first major event to be broadcast in full Ultra HD to viewers in Japan, while the Rugby World Cup in England in 2015 will be the first in the UK.

Consumer electronics guru, Barry Fox, said the images on the new sets are extremely impressive, offering a far better experience than 3D.

‘The pictures are mind-blowing, it is like looking through a window,’ he said.

Samsung’s Michael Zoeller, senior director of European sales and marketing, said the screen is so big that players would appear almost life-size to viewers during a football match.

‘This looks stunning. The screen in nearly 2.5 metres across,’ he said.

Source: DailyMail

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