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Samsung Announces 105-inch Curved UHD TV for CES

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Samsung's matching LG inch for inch.

With more TVs than you could shake a stick at, Samsung's CES 2013 booth was pretty impressive, and it looks like the company's booth at CES 2014 will be equally impressive. The South Korean company this week announced that it would be bringing a 105-inch curved UHD TV to CES in two weeks' time. The company is claiming that this TV is the 'world's most curved' 105-inch TV, no doubt a subtle dig at LG, which announced its own 105-inch curved TV earlier this week.

 

"We are happy to unveil the 105-inch Curved UHD TV, the culmination of Samsung's advancements, following the world's first Curved UHD TV at IFA 2013," said HS Kim, executive vice president of Visual Display Business, Samsung Electronics. "You will experience a true curved TV optimized for consumer viewing environments at CES 2014."

Similar to LG's 105-inch 21:9 TV, Samsung's offering also packs a 21:9 aspect ratio. The display itself boasts 11 million pixels for a screen resolution of 5120 x 2160.

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    ircluzar , December 22, 2013 6:34 AM
    Why do we suddenly need curved things? Because we can make them? This is getting ridiculous.
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    invlem , December 22, 2013 6:34 AM
    I'll buy a house first.
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    Blazer1985 , December 22, 2013 6:33 AM
    Images are to be projected on a plane, not on a curve. On a real world scenario you'll get the world's biggest barrel distortion :-)
  • 17 Hide
    invlem , December 22, 2013 6:34 AM
    I'll buy a house first.
  • 26 Hide
    ircluzar , December 22, 2013 6:34 AM
    Why do we suddenly need curved things? Because we can make them? This is getting ridiculous.
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    oxxfatelostxxo , December 22, 2013 6:38 AM
    curved because it creates a more realistic view, when looking at things in real life you have a field of view surrounding you. Not all crammed into a flat space.
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    Memnarchon , December 22, 2013 6:57 AM
    @oxxfatelostxxo: This is true, but what happens when you look at something that is not ment to be curved, at a curved TV? When they plan to make curved monitor software (Games, Movies), then we will see....
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    Wong Dong , December 22, 2013 7:32 AM
    II bet this thing is gonna cost you some fingers and toes.
  • 8 Hide
    mo1d , December 22, 2013 7:40 AM
    Some of you clearly don't seem to realize that ever time you've been to a movie theatre in the last couple decades, you were watching a curved display...
  • 6 Hide
    phatboe , December 22, 2013 8:38 AM
    Nope, I've never even noticed the screens at movie theaters were curved. So since I never noticed it, then how does that me want to buy a curved screen for my home?
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    thundervore , December 22, 2013 8:58 AM
    I will wait for the 360 degree version
  • 6 Hide
    Platinum Era , December 22, 2013 9:52 AM
    For the low, low price of your soul, here is your TV
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    Blazer1985 , December 22, 2013 10:12 AM
    Phatboe, if the cinema screen was as curved as these you would definetly notice that. Plus you have a fixed point of view in a cinema so the distortion can be easily corrected by the projector lens.
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    john768 , December 22, 2013 10:18 AM
    Cinema displays are not curved. Seriously, how do you think the guy sitting in the far left/right side will be able to watch the movie properly?
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    Darkk , December 22, 2013 12:15 PM
    The screens at IMAX theaters are very pronounced curved screens and rightfully so for the experience.
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    drwho1 , December 22, 2013 12:33 PM
    I just don't get this.
    I will never buy a curved screen/TV/monitor.
    Bigger? Yes
    29:1 rather than 16:9? Yes
    8K? Yes
    Cheaper? YES!!!

    Curved? Never. Not for me.
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    eklipz330 , December 22, 2013 1:42 PM
    i can see the issue with curved. it is pretty much impossible to mount, and since moving from crt's, lcd have saved a LOT of living room space. this pretty much makes the whole thin/space saving argument complete moot.

    BUT i can see it being awesome for rich folk with lots of unused space. so sure, why not? i would wait for the 4k version though
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    kartu , December 22, 2013 1:49 PM
    There is no problem with "distortion"on the opposite, curved display FIGHTS it.

    Knowing where users sit, you can present correct image using screen of any form (sinusoidal, if you wish), but the point is, if you leave original picture intact, curved display will have less of distortion. (curve will apparently work best only if distance to TV and curve radius match)
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    John Bauer , December 22, 2013 2:08 PM
    GREAT, lemme find that $50k I keep in my back pocket.

    Seriously, why are companies coming out with this? Where is the market for this?
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    Blazer1985 , December 22, 2013 2:11 PM
    Knowing where user sits. That's the key. And in a living room you don't always sit on your couch so your pov may be different. Besides, recording on a planar sensor with no lens distortion means those images are meant for a planar surface. Any curve would just introduce distortion.
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    rwinches , December 22, 2013 2:49 PM
    Ok, So from the comments here I am supposed to understand that being different is bad and wrong no matter whether it's based on ignorance or stupidity.
    Got it.
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    SirTrollsALot , December 22, 2013 2:50 PM
    Curved for her pleasure!
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