While it looks like OLED TVs are currently on the back burner, Samsung still had plenty of TVs to talk about at CES 2014, introducing a 105-inch UHD set with a curved screen. Even more impressive, though, was a prototype UHD TV I saw that had a flexible screen that can shift from curved to flat with the push of a button on the remote.
While its focus here was on the new 105-inch model, the company will also apparently offer the 110-inch flat UHD TV it announced just before CES. But to me it still isn't clear if this set, which has a flat screen, will actually be sold here in the U.S.
In all, the company will have three UHD series this year, with both flat and curved screens ranging from 50 to 105 inches. It is also rolling out the curved-screen idea to a new H8000-series 1080p LED LCD TV line.
Ultra HD, ultra large
LG and Samsung will have to battle it out for the bragging rights to being the first company to offer a 105-inch curved-screen UHD set, since both are claiming that title. The TV has a wide-screen 21:9 screen format, with approximately 11 million pixels compared to 8 million pixels on a 16:9 UHD set. Depth Enhancer technology brings amazing depth to
Samsung's other curved UHD TVs can be found the U9000 series, a premium UHD TV line that will be available in 55-, 65-, and 78-inch screen sizes.
The company is Samsung is carrying over the S9 UHD series last year, which adds the 110-inch TV to the 85-inch model the company debuted last fall at $40,000. No prices have yet been announced. These models sport the "frame design" used last year, which give the TVs a unique, stylish appearance.
Unlike the curved OLED TV introduced last year, Samsung’s curved LED LCD TVs can be wall-mounted, though frankly the curved screen is better appreciated—in my opinion—when the TV is mounted on a stand.
Those with as bit less discretionary income can choose from a U8550-series of sets, which will be offered in 50-, 55-, 65-, and 75-inch screen sizes. These TVs have conventional flat screens.