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Samsung 146-Inch TV 'The Wall' Just About as Big as One

Samsung 146-Inch TV 'The Wall' Just About as Big as One
Samsung's 146-inch TV "The Wall" (Samsung)

By    |   Monday, 08 January 2018 05:40 PM

Samsung revealed a 146-inch 4K TV it calls "The Wall" at The International Consumer Electronics Show on Monday. The television uses MicroLED technology to make tiny pixels that are not noticeable more than a few feet away from the massive screen.

Unlike LCD or OLED TVs, which max out at about 85 inches and cost as much as a car, The Wall can increase the screen size dramatically with MicroLED without the massive bump in cost that would price all but the wealthiest out of it, PC Magazine reported.

Pricing for the massive unit will not be announced until March, but it is expected to be more than $10,000, PC Mag reported.

Samsung did say the 146-inch TV is not a prototype or proof-of-concept item, but will be a consumer product made available for sale sometime this year. 

The MicroLED technology means that unlike other oversized TVs, the unit will not require backlighting. The unit will be ideal for homes with high-dollar home theater rooms where the size will be put to good use, The Verge noted.

Another attractive feature of the unit is that the display can be sized smaller than 146 inches so the screen size is customizable to the size of the room or of the group watching, Ars Technica reported.

A variety of 8K TVs also were showcased at CES, including a Samsung QLED 8K TV that uses AI technology to render content in higher resolution than the current top standard, 4K.

Monday was preview day for CES, which officially starts Tuesday and runs through Jan. 12.

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