Samsung’s 105” Curved TV can be had for a Mere $120K
The Rolls-Royce of Televisions, Samsung’s 105-inch, 4K ultra high definition television is now up for sale on pre-order, and will be made available in the fourth quarter of this year. Which should be plenty of time for consumers to save up enough coin to pick up one or two of the curved display units, which will set them back a mere $120,000.
The Samsung TV, model number UN105S9W, is actually a 5K TV rather than a 4Kif we’re going by literal definitions. The screen boasts a massive 5120 X 2160 resolution, and a wild 21:9 aspect ratio across its curved length (that sound is not a leaky faucet, it’s the sound of my drool hitting the floor as I imagine playing my PlayStation 4 on that beauty).
Naturally, the UN105S9W has brains to go along with its looks. It’s a smart TV with a host of built-in apps. The screen can even be split into up to four separate quadrants for performing different functions on, like watching a show in one quadrant while surfing the web in another. The hefty price tag and unique features have coalesced strangely into the form of a Samsung Field Engineer, who will come out to your house and walk you through using your new TV.
If the 105-inch model is a little too rich for your blood (or big for your room), Samsung does have several smaller 4K models of UHD TV’s, including 85-inch models for $40,000, 65-inch models for $6,000, and 55-inch versions for $4,500.
Not to be outdone, LG has also announced their own 5K, 105-inch TV, and it will have Samsung beat by about 2.5% in price; which may not sound like much, but amounts to about $3,000 (or the cost of about 3 decent normal-sized TV’s to us non-wealthy folk). LG’s TV will feature the same 5120 X 2160 resolution as Samsung’s, and will even boast something Samsung’s won’t be able to lay claim to: a 7.2 channel audio system utilizing LG’s Ultra Surround concept.
Whether there’s a market for TV’s that cost as much as a home is unknown, but both companies are obviously counting on at least a few very wealthy individuals taking them up on a chance to own the biggest and baddest TV’s on the market; or rather, soon to be on the market.