The world’s largest curved-screen Ultra HD TV is available to buy now — for an eye-bulging $120,000.
The UN105S9W, along with Samsung’s whole line of new, curved UHD TVs, was first announced in January at CES 2014 in Las Vegas.
Samsung describes its 105-inch curved 4K Ultra HD TV as the ‘ultimate immersive experience’.
Given the huge price tag, the curved UN105S9W will be made-to-order only, as it is not exactly a product that will see a huge demand.
The ultra-high-definition TV offers four times the definition of a HD TV, as well as the ability to upscale the resolution of existing high-definition content.
It features an aspect ratio of 21:9, which tends to be more compatible with the ratio used by ultra-widescreen movies, as opposed to the 16:9 that is used by most HD TV shows.
The wider shape caused by the curved screen results into a resolution of 5,120 by 2,160 pixels — an enormous 11million pixels in total.
The TV uses Samsung’s unique UHD Dimming and Precision Black, allowing it to display blacks that are deeper and whites that are brighter compared to other high definition TVs on the market.
The luxury TV also shows off Quad Screen, which allows users to split up the TV’s screen into four, smaller HD screens.
A variety of different content can then be displayed on the four screens, including local television, video streaming, web surfing and video games, all at the same time.
The UN105S9W also uses Samsung Smart Hub, which allows users to display pictures, videos and stream content through streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Instant Video.
Customers who purchase the UN105S9W should expect to wait around about 12 weeks while the TV is manufactured.
Given the technology involved, Samsung will send field engineers, under the ‘Samsung Elite Service’ program, to aid with the setup of the TV, which can be personalized according to the needs of the user.
A specially designed wall mount can be purchased from Samsung, as well as the company’s Evolution Kit.
Evolution Kit allows new software to be installed as well as new hardware such as connectors so the TV will keep up to date with advancing technologies.
All this can be yours for $120,000.
And while this may seem a tad steep, last year Samsung launched an even larger flat-screen UHD TV, the 110-inch UN110S9, for a whopping $150,000.
Within 24 hours the Samsung confirmed it had already sold ten of them to customers in the Middle East.