To ensure that buyers of Samsung's 105-in 4k TV feel like they're getting their money's worth, the South Korean tech company says it will dispatch a technician into the home of buyers to optimize the setup of the curved display and demo all of its features. All that for only $120,000.
The Samsung 105-inch UN105S9W, which actually measures 104.6 inches diagonally, has a pixel resolution of 5,120 x 2,160, which surpasses the consumer standard of 3,840 x 2,160 for 4k and demolishes the standard HD pixel count of 1,920 x 1,080.
The 105-inch UN105S9W features an ultra-HD dimming system that widens the display's contrast ratio and a depth enhancer that heightens the perception of space in images displayed on the curved TV. The UN105S9W also features a proprietary up-scaling algorithm that will up convert HD and SD streams to 4k, a necessary feature to have as the tech world slowly transitions to the 4k standard.
"Made for the premium entertainment lover, the 105-inch curved UHD TV features the most advanced technology and design, a massive movie-theater style UHD screen and a curve that creates the ultimate cinematic experience," Joe Stinziano, VP of Samsung Electronics America, stated.
For individuals with rooms, or budgets, that would prove a tight or impossible fit for the 105-inch TV, Samsung has also recently unveiled the UN105S9W's 85-inch and 78-inch siblings. The UHD 4K HU8550 comes in sizes of 50 inches to 85 inches and costs up to $9,999, while the UHD 4K HU9000 was available in sizes ranging from 55 inches to 78 inches, with a price tag of up to $7,999.
What sets the 105-inch UN105S9W apart from Samsung's much more affordable options was the TV's 5,120 x 2,160 resolution. The less expensive sets delivered the consumer-standard resolution, but they also included most of the same features as the larger TVs.
Back at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, H.S. Kim, executive VP of Samsung's visual display business, said the ultra-sharp, uber-expensive televisions were for the most passionate of home entertainment enthusiasts.
"Given the tremendous media and industry reception for these new products, we are excited to bring our 105-inch Curved UHD TV and 85-inch Bendable UHD TV to consumers around the world," said Kim. "People who are passionate about entertainment will have a whole new way to experience the content they love with these exciting new models that showcase exceptional design and UHD picture quality."
Samsung also offers two 110-inch TVs, though the displays aren't curved and their 4K output wasn't up to the 5,120 x 2,160 pixel count delivered by the UN105S9W.