May 21, 2008
| by Arlen Schweiger
Not impressed by high-definition? Perhaps you need to try ultra-definition.
That’s what Samsung showed this week, in a big way too—an 82-inch LCD featuring ultra-def—at the Society for Information Display (SID) International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition this week.
Forget about 1920 x 1080, this whopper of a TV features 3840 x 2160 pixels. For that added smoothness, it even has 120 Hz refresh that can be found on some of today’s 1080p sets.
If color’s more your thing, this set won’t disappoint (really, how could it at 82 diagonal inches). An RGB LED backlighting increases color saturation to 150 percent, based on the NISC standard of 100 percent, Samsung says.
We’re not going to guess-timate on the pricing of this baby, but close to six figures is probably a good start. Westinghouse has demo’d a $50,000 ultra-def 2160 model, and that was only 52 inches. We’ll be waiting on the edge of our seats.
Arlen writes about home technology installations and product news and reviews for electronichouse.com
and Electronic House magazine.