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Samsung's 85-inch 4K TV Hitting UK Priced at £35,000

By - Source: Crave | B 14 comments

How much would you pay for 4K?

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this past January, Samsung put on quite a show. For any home theater buff, the place was heaven. Huge TVs with vivid colours, amazing design, and 4K resolutions. The only thing wrong with the place was that the prices of these TVs was as shocking as the quality of the TVs. Except not in a good way.

One of the glorious TVs on display was an 85-inch UHD 4K unit dubbed the S9. We actually went to visit this mesmerizing TV when things on the show floor were getting a little too much to handle. Unfortunately, that may be the most we ever get to see of the S9. One UK department store planning to sell the TV has finally put a price on it. And yes, that price is very high.

 

Crave reports that the 3820x2160 will go on sale in Selfridges priced at £35,000 and that it is exclusive to the department store, which means you won't be able to get it anywhere else.

"This is the world's first Future Ready UHD TV, the quality and design breaks new boundaries in the world of HD TV," Selfridges technology buying manager Richard Jones is quoted as saying. "Our customers expect the latest and finest technology for their homes and personal use. We hope to pioneer the way forward in the latest releases and Samsung is exactly this."

Aside from its awe-inspiring resolution, the S9 also features Samsung's Samsung's Smart Evolution kit for easy upgrades, and a unique easel style design.

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    slomo4sho , May 1, 2013 3:14 AM
    And to think that the Seiki 50 inch 4k screen is only $1200... Considering a 1080P 80" Aquos goes for around $4000 or a 90" Aquos for $9000, a 85" 1080P should sit around $6000. Is this screen really worth 6-7 times as much as a 1080P display? I guess people have money to burn...
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    Shaun o , May 1, 2013 3:17 AM
    £35,000 There will be someone out there that will buy one.
    It would be nice to have one. Sadly I suspect not many units will be sold.
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    eszklar , May 1, 2013 4:30 AM
    As slomo4sho has aptly indicarted: 4k Seiki 50" for $1500 CAD:
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7674736&csid=_61
    Sounds good to me.
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    bin1127 , May 1, 2013 5:06 AM
    I think the few people who buys it at $35k are helping samsung showcase their technology. 4k is still a developing technology. Samsung made a tv that makes people drool and now the wait begins till we can all buy one.
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    JeanLuc , May 1, 2013 5:06 AM
    My wallet just had heart attack, stroke and brain aneurysm all at the same time when saw the price.
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    acadia11 , May 1, 2013 5:21 AM
    Eh...first world problems
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    Non-Euclidean , May 1, 2013 5:41 AM
    That cheap? I'll take 2.
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    CaedenV , May 1, 2013 5:50 AM
    Quote:
    And to think that the Seiki 50 inch 4k screen is only $1200... Considering a 1080P 80" Aquos goes for around $4000 or a 90" Aquos for $9000, a 85" 1080P should sit around $6000. Is this screen really worth 6-7 times as much as a 1080P display? I guess people have money to burn...


    hmmm.... 50" UHD is a bit too small to sit across a living room, but that may be a good size for a computer monitor. Maybe 5-10" smaller... and cut $500 off the price?

    Time to save my pennies...
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    batuchka , May 1, 2013 6:26 AM
    My word that money could buy my years of fish and chips it would!
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    happyballz , May 1, 2013 6:38 AM
    Need more details ... is this OLED TV? or just LED lit? I can totally see that price if it is OLED in that size since panels of that size are a challenge to make for now.
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    merloin , May 1, 2013 7:55 AM
    And after spending £35,000 and using the TV like a normal person for 1 - 2 years, the TV suddenly turns off and just clicks. Congratulations, you now get to buy a new TV already.
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    boju , May 1, 2013 9:23 AM
    It would be nice to have a high resolution tv of course, but at this time even the Jones's would be kidding them selves.
    Are there any movies/tv stations broadcasting at 4k resolutions? no. Broadcasting is having bandwidth issues relaying 1080p playback as it is.
    Its a step in the right direction, but until infrastructure is upgraded for demand, it will be a very long time until these kind of tv's will be given their respects.
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    john412smith , May 1, 2013 11:50 AM
    Am I the only one getting annoyed by how companies are marketing this? 3840 × 2160 being called 4k? "K" meaning thousand... But its 3840 pixels not 4096
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    ikaz , May 1, 2013 12:09 PM
    Umm I pretty sure if you look at the Seki TV it only runs in 4K mode at 30hz so yea...