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Samsung's 105-inch TV is Gorgeous and Shipping This Year

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Feast your eyes on this beauty.

There were a ton of gorgeous TVs at CES 2014, but among our favorites was Samsung's 105-inch curved UHD television. The company actually kind of announced this one in late December, revealing that it would bringing it along for a CES debut in early January. Not surprisingly, it was one of the busiest corners of Samsung's booth. Even on the last day of the show, when most people have gone home, and some exhibitors are already prepping to go, it was hard to get near this 105-inch U9500.

 

Though the idea of a curved display might feel a bit gimicky, with a TV this size, it's actually quite effective in enhancing the viewing experience. The idea is that the curve of the TV will lend itself to a more immersive 'wrap around' experience that covers your entire field of view. On a smaller panel, that's a bit of a reach. With a display that measures 105 inches and boasts a 21:9 aspect ratio, it's way more plausible.

 

Unfortunately, Samsung wasn't keen to talk price when we talked at CES, likely because this TV is going to be prohibitively expensive for most, and telling people they likely can't afford something puts a bit of a damper on hype. We'll keep you posted on that depressing fact regardless. We do know that it will be available in the second half of this year. So, start saving.

 

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    brandonjclark , January 13, 2014 2:42 PM
    I wouldn't mind playing some BF4 on that!
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    innocent bystander , January 13, 2014 3:12 PM
    It can ship them all it wants... Wake me up when the price drops to $3,000
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    mforce2 , January 13, 2014 3:15 PM
    Wake me up when it drops to $300 , lol ... And yes given enough time it will ... Besides I'm not really in need of a curved display
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    firefoxx04 , January 13, 2014 3:17 PM
    I hope 21:9 means it will be doing well over 2k res.
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    Cash091 , January 13, 2014 3:56 PM
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    Wake me up when it drops to $300 , lol ... And yes given enough time it will ... Besides I'm not really in need of a curved display
    You're out of your mind if you think the price will drop below $300 for a 105in UHD display! Given that logic the old 80in rear projector TVs can be had for that price.http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mitsubishi-73-inch-HD-TV-/321294115214I guess if you find a used one...
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    eklipz330 , January 13, 2014 4:54 PM
    wow that tv looks gorgeous!!!
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    BluePhantom , January 13, 2014 5:30 PM
    Time for a bigger apartment i guess... :/ 
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    jin_mtvt , January 13, 2014 6:18 PM
    Firefox : have u read the article or looked at the pictures? It clearly states UHD ..UHD = 4K ..so this will be 4K or more , adjusted to fit its aspect ratio.MForce = get back to bed, its passed 5pm . 300$?When this beast will be at 300$ you will be battling with a chinese recycler to acquire its carcasse. .. On another note, it is about time we start seeing 21:9 large format screens. In a few years, most projectors will be pushed to extreme budget large screen setups and everyone with an HT room at home will be able to enjoy affordable 90-120" screens ( sub 10 000$ ...not 300$ ) It was predicted by some a few years back when we started seeing some chinese unknown manufacturers put up 100" 1080 LCDs. Vizio will be pushing prices this year on the 1080p large screens and market for 70" is growing because the prices are now "possible" for average family with a budget toward HT. Keep in mind you n00bs that there are only 2 reasons to get a large screen: 1- boast in front of ur socially impaired douches and their mates 2- setup for multiple watchers with a correctly filled FOV.
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    guvnaguy , January 13, 2014 7:02 PM
    21:9 is great for movies....I'd absolutely love to see LOTR or The Hobbit on this in 4K without the black bars!But it would kind of suck for anything less than 21:9......most of the screen space would be wasted on the black bars! No some real innovation: get the TV to fill unused screen space with something else
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    jin_mtvt , January 13, 2014 7:56 PM
    Firefox : have u read the article or looked at the pictures? It clearly states UHD ..UHD = 4K ..so this will be 4K or more , adjusted to fit its aspect ratio.MForce = get back to bed, its passed 5pm . 300$?When this beast will be at 300$ you will be battling with a chinese recycler to acquire its carcasse. .. On another note, it is about time we start seeing 21:9 large format screens. In a few years, most projectors will be pushed to extreme budget large screen setups and everyone with an HT room at home will be able to enjoy affordable 90-120" screens ( sub 10 000$ ...not 300$ ) It was predicted by some a few years back when we started seeing some chinese unknown manufacturers put up 100" 1080 LCDs. Vizio will be pushing prices this year on the 1080p large screens and market for 70" is growing because the prices are now "possible" for average family with a budget toward HT. Keep in mind you n00bs that there are only 2 reasons to get a large screen: 1- boast in front of ur socially impaired douches and their mates 2- setup for multiple watchers with a correctly filled FOV.
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    tomc100 , January 14, 2014 5:00 AM
    There's a non curved Samsung version selling at Best Buy for $40,000 so I would guarantee the price for this TV to be about $45-50,000. Only the very rich or foolish will buy this especially when there's no 4K content.
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    JMcEntegart , January 14, 2014 9:48 AM
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    Only the very rich or foolish will buy this especially when there's no 4K content.


    I dream of a day where I can be both. :pt1cable: