Samsung And LG Racing Against Each Other To Unveil World's Largest And Curviest UHD TVs

Roughly the size of a king-size bed, the 110S9 features a panel that physically measures 2.79m by 1.80m, which should be a crown jewel in the home theaters, boardrooms, and mission-control halls of whoever can afford it.

Behold, The World's Largest Ultra HDTV From Samsung That's Bigger Than A King-Size Bed

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World's largest Ultra HD TV, the 110-inch Samsung 110S9, goes on sale today, at the company's home market of Korea.

Apparently rolling out in China, the Middle East and a few European countries first, there's no word on price, but can you really put a price on a TV that's bigger than a king-size bed?

That's right, at 2.6-meters by 1.8-meters, there's more than enough room for the well-heeled VIPs, large companies and government agencies Samsung is expecting to buy this to catch some z's on the S9110, and bring a few friends.

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LG and Samsung are taking the next big step in the curved display technology for their TV panels by claiming to launch the world's first 105-inch curved ultra-HD TV

LG and Samsung became the first companies to launch the world's first curved TVs with OLED panels earlier this year. Both companies have no plans of putting off further innovations despite the hefty price tags attached to their current models that limit customers' appeal.

LG remained ahead of Samsung in bringing the curved display technology in TV, but the ongoing competition makes it hard to predict which company will win the next phase of the innovation race.

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Samsung and LG have revealed plans to introduce curved UHD TVs at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to be held in Las Vegas next month.

The new technology in the upcoming curved TV sets will boast 11 million pixels at a resolution of 5120x2160

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Both TV makers described their next-generation curved UHD TV in separate statements. According to Samsung:

The 105-inch curved UHD TV features "a new proprietary picture quality algorithm" that brings the best picture quality and a greater TV watching experience.

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The images are twice as vivid as those of earlier Ultra HD models, according to Samsung, and the curvature of the screen provides "the best possible TV viewing experience from any angle".

“We are happy to unveil the 105-inch Curved UHD TV, the culmination of Samsung’s advancements, following the world’s first Curved UHD TV at IFA 2013,” said HS Kim, executive vice president of Visual Display Business, Samsung Electronics.

“You will experience a true curved TV optimised for consumer viewing environments at CES 2014.”

LG also detailed its gigantic UHD TV model to be unveiled at the CES 2014, starting January 7

LG claims that its 105-inch TV is able to render the minutest detail in "breathtaking clarity".

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It features new TFT (thin film transistor) LCD technology rather than OLED panels, to help maintain structural integrity and deliver uniform colour and brightness across the screen.

“We’re proud to reveal our 105-inch curved Ultra HD TV at the world’s largest technology event,” said In-kyu Lee, Vice President and head of the Home Entertainment Company’s TV division at LG Electronics.

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“Claiming the world’s first and the world’s largest titles, LG’s 105UB9 employs cutting-edge technology to provide a truly unique viewing experience.”

The technology is called CinemaScope because it is the ratio used in some cinema screens

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Neither company announced a release date for their new top-of-the-range televisions. Prices have also not been disclosed, but they will not come cheap.

Samsung's 55-inch curved TV costs $10,000 (£6,500) in the United States and €7,999 (£6,900) in other European countries, while the LG equivalent costs €8,999 (£7,800).

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Earlier this year a group of industry experts, including the BBC and BSkyB, joined forces to promote the benefits of ‘Ultra HD’ television in the UK. The aim is to avoid a repeat of the confusion experienced by consumers over the ‘HD Ready’ label.

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