Here's Samsung's 'Ultra HD' TV for ... $20K

It's a 'statement piece,' says company

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 8, 2013 3:44 PM CST

(Newser) – Samsung has revealed a TV to make your HDTV look old-hat. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the tech giant is displaying its 85-inch Ultra HD TV, which analysts expect will run you a mere $20,000 when it ships later this year. Ultra HD—likely the future of television, notes USA Today—offers four times the pixel count of a 1080p HDTV. According to a Samsung exec, its new model is a "statement piece," featuring a quad-core processor and a Smart Hub interface.

The Smart Hub is made up of panels that show what's on right now, your own photos, apps like Netflix, and social media feeds. It works with a touch panel remote and voice commands, and if you've got other Samsung devices, they can work together, perhaps allowing you to control your air conditioner via the TV. "My initial impression of Samsung's new Smart Hub is positive, though, as always, you can't really judge these things until you use it outside the boundaries of a trade show," writes Edward C. Baig.

Samsung Electronics executive vice president Joe Stinziano introduces Samsung's Ultra HD TV during a news conference on press day at the Consumer Electronics Show, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Las Vegas.
Samsung Electronics executive vice president Joe Stinziano introduces Samsung's Ultra HD TV during a news conference on press day at the Consumer Electronics Show, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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