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.