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Samsung launches 105-inch 4K television for $120K

The TV is expected to cost $119,999.99 and will be the only curved LED LCD and Ultra HD TV on the market.

By Ananth Baliga
Samsung launches 105-inch 4K television for $120K
The TV will have a 5,120 x 2,160 resolution, or 11 million pixels across the screen. (Credit:Samsung)

SUWON, South Korea, July 22 (UPI) -- Samsung launched its 105-inch Ultra HD TV, available for preorder starting Tuesday at a cost of $119,999.99, or as much as a BMW M5.

The TV, which was first displayed at CES 2014 and called the 105U9500, is a curved, 4K TV and is only "made to order." The TV has an LCD compatible screen and comes in a black wood finish. Samsung promises to install and personally set up the TV using its specialized group of "Field Engineers."

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The television is the largest to have both Ultra HD and a curved OLED display, providing lucky buyers with 21:9 aspect ratio. Because of the extra wide display, it won't exactly be 4K -- 5,120 x 2,160 resolution, or 11 million pixels -- and although black bars appear along the sides of 4K video, cinematic movies are usually filmed in 21:9.

Customers who would like to mount the TV on a wall need not worry; Samsung has a specially designed mount, sold separately.

Apart from Samsung's gigantic TV, Sony's 65-inch KDL-65S990A is the only other curved LED LCD on the market and the 58-inch Vizio XVT3D580CM is the only other 21:9 TV on the market.

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