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Samsung's New Ultra HD TV Is 105 Inches of Curvy Excess

March 28, 2014 | Telepresence Options


Story and images by Tim Moynihan / Wired

When it comes out in the second half of this year, Samsung's whopping 105-inch Ultra HD TV won't be the first television set with a 21:9 aspect ratio. It also won't be the first 105-inch Ultra HD set -- or the first curved TV with those specs.

None of this will make the massive set any less of a stunner though. It packs more than 11 million pixels into its concave curved display, which stretches about 8 feet wide and 3.5 feet tall. With those dimensions, the curved screen actually does make a difference when it comes to "immersion." It's a full-array LED-backlit set with local-dimming features, and it's built for watching movies.

"This is targeted toward movie buffs who don't want to put a projector in their home," says Samsung's Mike Wood, director of the company's AV testing. "They may not care as much about how television programs look, but they want movies to look as big as possible."

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