CES: Samsung Reveals Enormous New 8K TV
Your home theater can double as an actual theater.
At CES 2019, Samsung revealed a new TV that is irresponsibly large. The television comes in at 98 inches and 8K QLED resolution, giving it more than 33 million pixels. Those who want to play Red Dead Redemption 2 with horses that appear actual size, the new model will go on sale this year.
However, it may prove a difficult sell. CNET reports that Samsung's line of 8K TVs offers upscaling, but for a TV that size you'd probably want native 8K. So far most programming isn't offered at such a high resolution.
Last year Samsung released the first 85-inch 8K QLED TV, which goes for a cool $15,000. No price has been given for this new 98-inch model. Samsung says sales of TVs with screens above 75 inches have more than doubled in the United States over the past year.
Samsung's super-sized TV is one type of showpiece for CES, as existing technologies get bigger and better. Meanwhile we're seeing a big uptick in the development of new technologies, including displays like VR headsets. We've also seen new announcements in gaming hardware like the Mad Box console and a slate of new gaming laptops from Nvidia. You can check our full coverage of CES 2019 for more details.
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