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Want Samsung’s 85-inch Ultra HD TV? Check your pockets for $38k in change

Want Samsung’s 85-inch Ultra HD TV? Check your pockets for $38k in change

Samsung has thrown its 85-inch S9000 Ultra HD television up for pre-order in Korea, though you'll need deep pockets as well as a big living room in order to snap up the expensive next-gen-tech set. The first sets will be priced at a whopping 40 million Korean won - or around $37,867 - though Samsung will only be offering 77 units initially, to commemorate its seventh consecutive year as the number one TV sales performer worldwide.

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The Irrelevance of Ultra HD

The Irrelevance of Ultra HD

CES is about the future of consumer electronics; I get that. We go to see what's going to make our eyes light up later in the year. But take a glance at our CES 2013 Hub and it's clear that Ultra HD was the tech most of the big companies were pushing, and it's arguably the most irrelevant theme to the electronics industry - for the near future, at least - we've seen in some years. Not since the very earliest days of 3D have we seen a segment so desperate to validate its own existence, and failing so miserably.

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Netflix launches Super HD and 3D; Reveals Ultra HD trial with Samsung

Netflix launches Super HD and 3D; Reveals Ultra HD trial with Samsung

Netflix has launched Super HD, offering a new top-tier of streaming video quality for those on select ISPs, but there's Ultra HD content in the pipeline thanks to a special partnership with Samsung. Funneled out through Netflix's Open Connect delivery network direct to ISPs, the Super HD video is even higher quality 1080p than the streaming company offers as standard, with certain 3D titles available in the US. Meanwhile, at CES, Netflix is demonstrating the fruits of its 4K resolution experiments with Samsung.

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Thought Samsung’s 85-inch Ultra HD TV was huge? Wait ’til you see the 110-incher…

Thought Samsung’s 85-inch Ultra HD TV was huge? Wait ’til you see the 110-incher…

Samsung's Ultra HD TV reveal at CES yesterday was certainly impressive, but the company only brought out its "smallest" set to show on stage - there's a 110-inch behemoth waiting in the wings. Having joked that the larger model - which sits at the top of a three set line-up, with a 95-incher in-between - wouldn't fit through the doors of the conference hall where it held its opening presentation, Samsung saved the largest Ultra HD for an eye-searing display on its stand.

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Samsung: 3-5 years for mainstream Ultra HD TV

Samsung: 3-5 years for mainstream Ultra HD TV

Samsung's S9000-series Ultra HD TVs are two things: impressive and not cheap. We caught up with Samsung's Joe Stinziano, EVP of Samsung America, to talk about the new set, some of the design and hardware decisions behind it, and - perhaps most importantly for the mass market - when we can expect to see 4K multimedia and cheaper models to reach the shelves of your local Best Buy. Head on past the cut for the full video.

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