According to a press release from Samsung Electronics is launching its own 105-inch Curved HDTV to be unveiled at CES 2014 in January. Samsung is the second major brand this week to have announced a large screen curved TV. The first one being LG's Cinemascope Curved Ultra HD TV. In competition now are two biggest tech giants to put their huge displays on the display. On one hand there's, LG's self-proclaimed world’s first Cinemascope (21:9 aspect ratio) curved Ultra HD TV that has an astounding resolution of 5120 x 2160 pixels, while on the other hand there's Samsung's 105-inch Curved UHD TV, which adopts a new proprietary picture quality algorithm that delivers optimized color and greater feeling of depth.
Coming to the Samsung's 105-inch Curved UHD TV features, we have a television that boasts of an 11 million pixels (5120X2160) screen resolution with a 21:9 aspect ratio. “We are happy to unveil the 105-inch Curved UHD TV, the culmination of Samsung’s advancements, following the world’s first Curved UHD TV at IFA 2013,” said HS Kim, executive vice president of Visual Display Business, Samsung Electronics. “You will experience a true curved TV optimized for consumer viewing environments at CES 2014.” That said, we have LG Electronics' Vice President and head of the Home Entertainment Company's TV division, In-kyu Lee who said at their launch, "We're proud to reveal our 105-inch curved ultra HD TV at the world's largest technology event. Claiming the world's first and the world's largest titles, LG's 105UB9 employs cutting-edge technology to provide a truly unique viewing experience. We will continue to drive the next generation TV market and demonstrate that with LG, it's all possible."
Samsung is proudly calling this TV as the world's first and "most curved". While, we have the LG TV using LCD instead of the OLED, which the company claims uses improved TFT (Thin Film Transistor) technology to prevent colour leakage and offers a good viewing experience from any angle. Asian TV makers are definitely trying their best to impress and attract the consumers in India as well as Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan and China with new display technology. But, we still have very limited video content in ultra HD resolution and the price tags on these TVs are expected to display exorbitant rates. So, there's that.
The competition is a fierce one and the battle for the best has just begun. We may have soon other legends join the league and the competition could get spicier. Who will win? We have to wait and watch.