LG and Samsung have announced that they are going to release groundbreaking TVs next year, with both companies claiming to be the first to do so. At CES 2014 we will see two 105 inch curved ultra-HD televisions from each firm; a sales war may see affordability increased.
It is quite amazing and suspicious that both Samsung and LG has come out today with such similar products and made these claims. However this is great for the consumer as it creates more choice and the competition could help to lower the prices. We look forward to seeing the UHD TVs in action at CES, where we should get more details about features, pricing and release dates.
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What we know so far is that Samsung’s TV features an 11 million pixel (5120X2160) display with a 21:9 aspect ratio. This beast is also loaded with Quadmatic Picture Engine technology which is said to upscale any source to UHD quality. The curved design has been incorporated to give a more immersive experience and provide and greater picture quality.
With LG’s 105UB9 you will get exactly the same screen size, contrast and aspect ratio. However LG has preferred to use Thin Film Transistor (TFT) pixel circuit technology to ensure a high quality viewing experience from any angle, in addition to preventing color leakage.
In the past year 4K has started to rise to prominence but it looks like LG and Samsung has already jumped the gun and looked past the technology. Whilst a lot of premium content is still lacking for the UHD products to be truly appreciated, there is no arguing they would take home entertainment to a stunning new level.
Expect ultra high prices for these ultra-HD beauties, lets hope the sales war between Samsung and LG makes the TVs more price friendly. Are you planning to upgrade your existing TV with one of these gems or is it too much?