LG Announces a 105-inch Ultra HDTV with 21:9 Screen
Today LG revealed in a press release its first 2014 model television. It’s a 105-inch (diagonal) curved Ultra HDTV. Unlike LG’s 55-inch curved OLED, this giant TV will use an LED lit LCD panel. The extra-wide screen represents the largest consumer television ever offered. Get all of the details after the break.
Called the 105UB9, this behemoth boasts 11-million pixels, the highest ever for any production television. Unlike all other UHDTVs to date (3840 x 2160 resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio), this LG’s screen resolution is 5120 x 2160. Based on this number we believe the aspect ratio is actually 21.3 x 9 (2.37:1) and LG is rounding down, or maybe it is to compensate for the curve? We asked an LG spokesperson by email for clarification and will update if and when we get a response.
LG’s press release states this large curved LED LCD overcame technical the “challenge for uneven backlighting by refining its TFT (Thin Film Transistor) pixel circuit technology to prevent color leakage and ensure a superior viewing experience from virtually any angle”
This massive display will debut to the industry on January 7th 2014 at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
Price and availability were not provided, though we bet it will be very expen$ive.
The styling appears different in the two photos LG provide and we have no idea the purpose (if any) of the rectangular opening below the screen. LG did not state as to whether the 105U9 could be wall mounted. However, it appears the built-in stand is part of the overall design.
We will be covering the 2014 CES from Las Vegas and expect more detailed information at that time.
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