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Samsung's 85-inch 4K TV to Cost €40,000

Samsung's booth at CES this year was TV heaven. One of the glorious TVs on display was an 85-inch UHD 4K unit dubbed the S9. Of course, we fell in love, knowing full well that we probably didn't want to know the price of this easel-style TV. Still, these things have a way of coming out, even when you don't want them to.

 

The Telegraph last week reported that the S9 will come to Europe this coming spring with a €40,000 price tag. Though the newspaper didn't report on a UK-specific price, it translates to just shy of £35,000 by today's rates.

If an 85-inch TV still seems a bit on the dinky side to you, you'll be pleased to know Samsung is also planning a 110-inch version of the S9 for launch later this year. We don't dare hazard a guess as to the price of that particular gadget.

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  • cozmosis
    I'm pretty in to my home cinema - I have a whole room built around it. But the thing is, those who get serious enough with it to spend that sort of money, don't buy a TV, they buy projectors. This is a pointless market segment at that price bracket.
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  • cats_Paw
    Well said, Untill the rpice drops and becomes "mainstream" (assuming it ever does), this is basicly a marketing stunt.
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  • xerxces
    It no different than when LCDs first came out. They were ungodly expensive. It will be another 5 yeas at the least before 4K even becomes a household possibility.
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  • Angry Bellic
    oo my god. Good that I already own a Sony Bravia.
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  • virtualban
    If I start saving now, by the time I have that kind of money, that resolution will be projected directly into my retina.
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  • virtualban
    virtualbanIf I start saving now, by the time I have that kind of money, that resolution will be projected directly into my retina.I was being optimistic. Probably they will just tap into my optic nerve by then.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Predictions_made_by_Ray_Kurzweil#The_Age_of_Spiritual_Machines_.281999.29
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  • hero1
    They can keep their TVs. We're not stupid enough to fork out that kind of money even if it was 8K. Who asks for that price when the content providers don't have anything near that quality. Absurd! And even if they did I still wouldn't pay over 5Gs for a TV let alone 40Gs.
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  • drwho1
    LOL
    I just wait until 8K TV's are standard and retail for just 2K-5K average.
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  • dthx
    Great TV, I want two of them ... but whait... I've been screwed! As a consumer, I cannot buy any 4k contents to feed the beast ???

    NB: for that kind of money, you can buy an excellent home cinema with a top notch beamer, a screen and speakers and even a few sofa's. But it's nice that some manufacturers are actually doing the effort to bring this to the market as a proof of concept. This is how the technology evolves...
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  • george21546
    It don't matter how high the resolution is what content will support it. When I see the difference between cable and OTA it's going to be a long time before my favorite TV show is shown in 4K
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