Samsung, LG to debut 105-inch curved screen TVs at CES 2014
19 December 2013
Samsung Electronics Co and LG Electronics Inc said their curved TVs would grow bigger and support four times the sharpness of regular HD television sets.
According to separate statements today, the world's two largest TV manufacturers said they would display their ultra-HD TVs having curved screens measuing 105 inches diagonally.
Earlier this year, the South Korean TV makers started sales of curved TV sets that used advanced displays called OLED that measured 55 inches.
The forthcoming premium TV sets would be made of LCD panels that packed over 11 million pixels - 5,120 pixels wide and 2,160 pixels high.
According to TV makers, the launch of the new hardware technology would fuel growth. Japan's Sony Corp, among the leading industry players is betting the ultra-HD images would become the new standard, and was working on both gadgets and movies in ultra-HD, also known in the industry as 4K.
Asian TV makers have been trying to promote the new display technology with shoppers, though limited video content in ultra-HD resolution and price tags were likely to limit their appeal.
Samsung and LG have not revealed prices.
The big displays come as the world's first, in view of the 21:9 aspect ratio, and with the groundbreaking 105'' size when measured diagonally, the 105UB9 would officially be the largest curved TV ever made to date.
LG had come out with a 77'' curved OLED TV in September earlier this year, and would now be offering a bigger 105'' display.
According to LG, the 105UB9's cinematically proportioned 21:9 CinemaScope screen would see customers watch their favorite movies after they had been released on Blu-ray, right in the comfort of their homer rather than in cinemas.
Additionally, with the wide screen users can access viewing information on the side of the screen without letting any of the menus block the on-screen action.
Commentators point out that larger displays had been seen before like 150-inch monsters from Panasonic and Mitsubishi, but those ran now-ancient technology and certainly did not boast of such high resolution.