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

It's a 'statement piece,' says company
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
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.

story continues below

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. (Read more Samsung stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.