Samsung 85-inch Ultra HD UN85S9000 TV eyes-on

Chris Davies - Jan 7, 2013
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Samsung 85-inch Ultra HD UN85S9000 TV eyes-on

Samsung certainly knows how to grab attention, and the freshly announced Ultra HD UN85S9000 shown off at CES today is hardly shy and retiring. A whopping 85-inches of 4k-resolution screen, the vast TV - with a 110-inch version also in the pipeline - is incredibly bright and detailed, and even at a distance the quality and crispness is eye-catchingly impressive.

Samsung says the S9000's industrial design - the easel-style frame - is intended to make the TV less intimidating in the lounge. In reality, it's perhaps even more dominating than a regular set, the metallic-finish tubular frame leaving the screen almost floating in mid-air.

Samsung Ultra HD eyes-on:

Cleverly, Samsung has included speakers inside the frame, and unlike the typical wimpy drivers included in most TVs, there's 150W of power to go with the picture. Upscaling from 720p/1080p to Ultra HD is also supported; useful, since right now there's a dearth of native 4k footage around.

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Samsung isn't talking about pricing right now, but we can't imagine the S9000 series is going to be anywhere near cheap. More details on the Ultra HD TV here.