Samsung's New 110" UHDTV Bigger than a King-Size Bed

Samsung's New 110" UHDTV Bigger than a King-Size Bed

Samsung's new 110" ultra high-definition TV goes on sale this Monday, usurping its $40k 85" model.

When Samsung unveiled its monstrous 85" ultra high-definition TV back in January, it said it would have a 110" model on the market by the end of the year. Slipping in just in the nick of time, the S9110, a ludicrous 110" UHDTV will go on sale in China, the Middle East and a few European countries on December 30, before rolling out to the rest of the world. There's no word on pricing yet, but considering the fact that the 85" model cost a whopping $40,000, you can safety assume it's for the likes of millionaires only.

At 2.6-meters by 1.8-meters, the 110" UHDTV is the world's largest television set, and is bigger than most king-sized beds. Samsung claims that the target audience for the S9110 is large companies and government agencies, most likely the only people that will be able to afford it (and find a place to put it).

Samsung's range of 4k TVs, including the much-more-modestly-priced-but-still-super-expensive 55" ($5,499) and 65" ($7,499") varieties offer all of the company's latest features like 3D, Micro Dimming Ultimate LED display, Wi-Fi, an embedded camera, and support for Evolution Kit upgrades - something the company claims will let it keep pace with any future UHD standards.

For those of you wondering what all the fuss about ultra high-def 4K TV is - 4K TV delivers four times the picture resolution of 1080p Full HD. That's eight million pixels compared to two million pixels. In layman's terms, remember how good you thought 1080p was when you first saw it compared to standard definition? Well, 4K TV makes 1080p look like standard-def.

Source: Engadget

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Samsung recommends that sleeping on the TV may violate the warranty...

The first thing I thought of was 'life-sized porn'.

Is anyone really that excited for 4k T.Vs? I mean not every show on every station is available in 1080. Not to mention having to buy 4k optical media players, and 4k optical media movies. It'll be what, 10 years (at minimum) before 4k will be the home norm. If at all.

Steven Bogos:
In layman's terms, remember how good you thought 1080p was when you first saw it compared to standard definition? Well, 4K TV makes 1080p look like standard-def.

Kind of... The thing about 720p,1080p, and 4k is that the amount of resolution you can see is based on the size of the screen and your distance to it. I think you would only be able to tell the difference between a 4k and a 1080p one if the tv's were bigger than 90 inches and you were 8 feet away. I think a tv has to be 40 inches before you notice the difference with 720 and 1080. It's different with computer monitors though, cause most people sit within a few feet of them.

On that note, I wonder why they keep focusing on making bigger tv's when a 4k projector would be awesome. I guess they're only for big office buildings

008Zulu:
Is anyone really that excited for 4k T.Vs? I mean not every show on every station is available in 1080. Not to mention having to buy 4k optical media players, and 4k optical media movies. It'll be what, 10 years (at minimum) before 4k will be the home norm. If at all.

I don't think I'd ever upgrade even if it did become the norm. Even 1080p isn't really necessary but it's not that big a deal to have and use 1080p movies and tv's. I think 4k would just be too expensive and too much of a hassle. Can you imagine how big 4k digital movies would be?

008Zulu:
Is anyone really that excited for 4k TVs?

I doubt it. It is just the new tec the manufacturing companies wants to force down our throats so they can keep on going to make that revenue.
I'm not against technological progress and with really large displays UHD makes a lot of sense (my rough guess would be 60" and upwards) but considering pixel density and viewer distance I just don't see this making a lot of difference for the usual 42" to 50" displays sizes I believe most people call their own.
It is like smart phones with 4" to 5" display and HD resolution. Yea really sharp when you stuff it into your eyes but in regular use half a meter from our face it wouldn't matter if it was "only" 800x480 or whatever next lower resolution the individual manufacturers have to offer.

Anyway it will take some times for the prices to come down. The currently cheap available UHD displays e.g. from Hisense or Changhong suck compared to equally priced FHD displays.
Not to mention there are no major native sources available for UHD. You can PC game on your UHD display in native resolution but that's really about it.

I just bought a Samsung UE50F6500 to replace my old 42" Toshiba that I bought back then a short time after the launch of the Xbox 360. I hope it will serve me just as long so I'm not going to buy a new TV in the next 7 years anyway.
Smart TV seems a far better reason for a new TV than more currently rather useless resolution... to me anyway.

Ishigami:

It is like smart phones with 4" to 5" display and HD resolution. Yea really sharp when you stuff it into your eyes but in regular use half a meter from our face it wouldn't matter if it was "only" 800x480 or whatever next lower resolution the individual manufacturers have to offer.

It matters for some asian characters, which need a lot more pixels to appear smoothly written.

韻願髄 熟 熱監盤 縮績

Try to read these out on a sub-HD mobile screen from half a meter.

They will also end up being useful as VR starts to be catching on, with those things surrounding your whole field of view, even a HD resolution is not enough, so there is room for significant improvement right up until 8K mobile screens.

PoolCleaningRobot:

Steven Bogos:
In layman's terms, remember how good you thought 1080p was when you first saw it compared to standard definition? Well, 4K TV makes 1080p look like standard-def.

Kind of... The thing about 720p,1080p, and 4k is that the amount of resolution you can see is based on the size of the screen and your distance to it. I think you would only be able to tell the difference between a 4k and a 1080p one if the tv's were bigger than 90 inches and you were 8 feet away. I think a tv has to be 40 inches before you notice the difference with 720 and 1080. It's different with computer monitors though, cause most people sit within a few feet of them.

On that note, I wonder why they keep focusing on making bigger tv's when a 4k projector would be awesome. I guess they're only for big office buildings

008Zulu:
Is anyone really that excited for 4k T.Vs? I mean not every show on every station is available in 1080. Not to mention having to buy 4k optical media players, and 4k optical media movies. It'll be what, 10 years (at minimum) before 4k will be the home norm. If at all.

I don't think I'd ever upgrade even if it did become the norm. Even 1080p isn't really necessary but it's not that big a deal to have and use 1080p movies and tv's. I think 4k would just be too expensive and too much of a hassle. Can you imagine how big 4k digital movies would be?

Pretty much this, 4k is a really for projection on to a better than 100 inch screen and you don't really want to be sitting closer than about 12 feet from it anyway.

So they actually went and made the 110" model after the the 85" got lambasted with sarcastic reviews on Amazon?

Really, after reading these, would you continue making a bigger model?

I have to admit that HD didn't flash me THAT much. But when I saw a 83" UHD TV running a 4k demo, I just stood there in awe for a moment.

Fuck paying 5k to 40k, though. I waited with upgrading from SD to HD until I got a brand new TV (Toshiba, none of this no-name crap) for less than 300€. Thanks again, Amazon christmas sales. :D

Thing is, I'm not one for holidays or cars and 'cos I'm forever alone I don't need a big house ... would be pretty awesome to have a king sized tv to play games on though ...

OK, I'm not going to be able to afford one any time soon. Some people have monster computers that can run the prettiest game 4 times without breaking a sweat, some people have over 10,000 games, I want to be the guy who has a tv like Barney from "how I met your mother".

PoolCleaningRobot:

Steven Bogos:
In layman's terms, remember how good you thought 1080p was when you first saw it compared to standard definition? Well, 4K TV makes 1080p look like standard-def.

Kind of... The thing about 720p,1080p, and 4k is that the amount of resolution you can see is based on the size of the screen and your distance to it. I think you would only be able to tell the difference between a 4k and a 1080p one if the tv's were bigger than 90 inches and you were 8 feet away. I think a tv has to be 40 inches before you notice the difference with 720 and 1080. It's different with computer monitors though, cause most people sit within a few feet of them.

On that note, I wonder why they keep focusing on making bigger tv's when a 4k projector would be awesome. I guess they're only for big office buildings

Remember how good you thought 1080p was when you first saw it compared to standard definition? Well 4K TV doesn't look all that different when you're watching it from a "normal" tv watching distance.

In other words, I agree. I saw one those big 4k tvs in store with some test videos and the picture is beautiful and clear, but your eyes won't be able to tell the difference at 4-5 meters away.

IceForce:
The first thing I thought of was 'life-sized porn'.

And there I was wondering what possible use this thing could have. How could I have been so blind?

Funny thing is, you won't see the benefit of 4k TV's for quite a while. Blu Rays are only 1k and they still don't sell that well because most people won't see the benefit or have TVs that give you proper 1080p. You will see this TV be very popular with Film production companies and the mega rich with zero idea of what they are buying. I guess you could run some games on it too at 4K. I would love to have one for video editing in work. But we can't even afford 4K cameras so there would be no point

metagaia:
Samsung recommends that sleeping on the TV may violate the warranty...

But if you do, you should always rotate the television every six months.

I'm sure 4k will be relevant in about 10 more years.

I could fit this in my room if i got rid of the bed and the closet and still it would be too close to watch, maybe if i put it over the windows.. Who needs daylight if you got a big ass TV to lit the room.

i will wait till oled tech will be perfected then dump all my moneys in to biggest TV i can afford. Oled + 4k will be something.

I gotta say, I'm really getting sick of the whole "Resolution Rush" that seems to be taking place lately. I'm a fan of the older games and older systems when it comes to what I use my tv for, and with everyone rushing to push this 4K BS, i have to ask, do we run the risk of losing some of the fun the way we did when the demand for greater and greater graphics and higher resolutions came into play?

i just worry there will come a point where they can do all the virtual consoles and other stuff they want, but will they be able to update those emulated games to still look good if they're trying to play on a screen that puts more pixels in 6 inches then the entire game had? personally, i'll stick with older tv's and desktop emulation for as long as possible, i want nothing to do with the Resolution Rush.

IceForce:
The first thing I thought of was 'life-sized porn'.

You read my mind. God, imagine all the HD goodness..

That picture is not of the actual TV I take it. If that TV was 2,6 by 1,8 meters, that would make those two women more than 2 meters tall...not the asian standard.

Dr.Awkward:
So they actually went and made the 110" model after the the 85" got lambasted with sarcastic reviews on Amazon?

Really, after reading these, would you continue making a bigger model?

Go home, Korea, you're drunk.

More to the point, this is just grandstanding by Samsung, as their primary goal in life is to outshine Sony. They honestly, could not care less about what customers say, they just want to be better than Japan/Sony.

Also, I saw the 85" tv the last time I was in Busan, and good god, it's a bit excessive...and yes, some derpy Koreans will/have bought that tv, even though 99% of the country lives in homes/apartments/officetels that are far too small for a screen of that size.

I... uh... don't get the point.

It's big, I guess. I guess I'll put it in the amphitheater I obviously have that has enough room for my Kinect to work properly. >_>

Steven Bogos:
In layman's terms, remember how good you thought 1080p was when you first saw it compared to standard definition? Well, 4K TV makes 1080p look like standard-def.

Maybe if you're sitting with your face three inches from the screen, or actually buy this oversized monstrosity. And even then, you might not be able to see any difference. On a more normal sized TV from a regular viewing distance, I wouldn't believe anyone who told me they could see a noticeable difference. And since nothing the average person watches on their TV will actually run at those resolutions for probably another decade at best, you really won't see any difference at all.

UHDTV's are an even bigger waste of money than 3D TV's were/are. At least 3D TV's had something different going on. We're well into the point of diminishing returns for TV resolutions with this garbage.

Unless they one day unveil a Samsung holodeck colour me unexcited, cause this isn't anything unexpected. How else are they going to peddle new TVs to people. they can't get any flatter, and most of them have DLNA to stream media. They need new gimmicks to get Joe Doe psyched to buy a new TV with something his old flat-screen can't do, no matter how minor the effect will be.

I'd be more concerned about heat and wattage issues than space(4.5ksqft). When that TV comes into the standard consumers price range, probably 3-5 years from now, will we want to get it? I mean, by then I could buy the TV and build a moderately priced computer that can run 4k, but not if it means turning my house into a furnace and putting my electric bill through the roof. I'm sure other consumers would agree the same.

Also, will I have to use sunscreen?

PoolCleaningRobot:

Steven Bogos:
In layman's terms, remember how good you thought 1080p was when you first saw it compared to standard definition? Well, 4K TV makes 1080p look like standard-def.

Kind of... The thing about 720p,1080p, and 4k is that the amount of resolution you can see is based on the size of the screen and your distance to it. I think you would only be able to tell the difference between a 4k and a 1080p one if the tv's were bigger than 90 inches and you were 8 feet away. I think a tv has to be 40 inches before you notice the difference with 720 and 1080. It's different with computer monitors though, cause most people sit within a few feet of them.

On that note, I wonder why they keep focusing on making bigger tv's when a 4k projector would be awesome. I guess they're only for big office buildings

008Zulu:
Is anyone really that excited for 4k T.Vs? I mean not every show on every station is available in 1080. Not to mention having to buy 4k optical media players, and 4k optical media movies. It'll be what, 10 years (at minimum) before 4k will be the home norm. If at all.

I don't think I'd ever upgrade even if it did become the norm. Even 1080p isn't really necessary but it's not that big a deal to have and use 1080p movies and tv's. I think 4k would just be too expensive and too much of a hassle. Can you imagine how big 4k digital movies would be?

We said the same thing 10 years ago.

"games bigger than 1-2 Gigabytes? PFFFFFFFFFFFFT its USELESS waste of space!" - late 90s, early 2000s guy

And here we are in 2014, with 20-50 GB games becoming the norm. Even a terrabyte hard drive seems bare minimum now, and I remember when a TB "will set you for life."

Size and storage is becoming a non issue, and things will only get bigger in time. Everything does.

Sorry to burst that bubble of yours Samsung but

http://www.costco.co.uk/view/product/uk_catalog/cos_1,cos_1.1,cos_1.1.7/142976

and its plasma :).

Still not as big as Frank's though.

 

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