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post #1 of 15 Old 09-06-13, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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Samsung announces release of their 98 inch big screen

Every year, a gathering happens of companies all throughout the electronics industry. The gathering is called IFA and some of the biggest vendors make their appearances to announce awesome new products and rave about all the things their company is doing. This year was no different and in the TV industry, there was huge news afoot.


Samsung announces a whopper of a product

Samsung, one of the leading electronic providers in the world took the stage with some big (literally) news. This year they announced the release of their 98-Inch-TV. At first glance, this probably just seems like a random number. However, considering some of the biggest TV's in the industry right now are about 40-50 Inches, this one takes the cake and gets tech people all geeked up.

The future is going to be big

If you still aren't imagining the awesomeness that is about to take place over this thing, picture featuring Monday night football on a screen wider than 3-4 of your friends (depending on their eating habits) and see if that gets you excited.

The new monster sized Samsung 4K TV was displayed prominently at the companies booth for the event, and passerby's watched closely as Samsung rep Michael Zoller went on about how awesome the new product was.

What will the cost be of the new super TV?

Given that the Samsung 85" S9 is somewhere in the realm of 39 to 40 thousand dollars, the speculation of the cost of the 98 Inch Samsung S9 have people everywhere wincing. Although, let's face it, if you can afford to have a 98 inch TV in your living room, I'm sure it will be well worth it.

The best part is that this TV isn't simply large and in charge, it also has amazing picture quality with black's deeper than a black hole itself. You're no longer going to be watching TV. Now, you're going to be experiencing it (just keeping alive the hype).

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http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2...-tech/2776215/

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2...nt-tv/2770881/
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98 inch is just huge. Most likely takes up the entire wall and then some!

As for costs, this is not for the average Joe consumer that is for sure!
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Make me question the reasoning for such a large screen? for the money they cost you could get an amazing projector and have a screen twice the size with similar picture quality and spend less.

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Make me question the reasoning for such a large screen? for the money they cost you could get an amazing projector and have a screen twice the size with similar picture quality and spend less.
It's for the people with big wallets and bigger egos! I'm with you. At that price you could probably get an 8k projector ( jvc i think? or the sony 5k+ one) and 200" screen. But even that is overkill IMO.

Edit: never mind the JVC is $261,000!!!!!!
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Edit: never mind the JVC is $261,000!!!!!!
Wow.. man, you can get a really nice house for that price!

Must be nice to be a 1 percenter to have the money to buy those really expensive home theater gear!
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Re: Samsung announces release of their 98 inch big screen

I have an 82" Mitsubishi DLP tv. The size is impressive and the picture is awesome. Even after 3 years, it still displays as if it just came from the factory. I don't understand why the article doesn't mention the DLPs that have been on the market for several years with large screens. And they are relatively inexpensive. I would choose a DLP over LED any day.
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I think it is all about the form factor. With the slim look and all that the LED tv's have over the older DLP.

The older DLP tv's while they may have the size (over 70 inch), they do lack in the form factor. Their foot print is huge when compared to the slim LED TV.
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I cant wait for the price point to come down. I think it would be great to replace my projector with one.
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I cant wait for the price point to come down. I think it would be great to replace my projector with one.
Given that its highly unlikely that they would sell more than 500 of these world wide its probably not going to come down in price much.

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I cant wait for the price point to come down. I think it would be great to replace my projector with one.
I am just wondering if a 98 inch LED TV can fit thru the front door?

Check out the deminsions on the 85 inch below..

Set without Stand (W x H x D) (mm): 1990.9 x 1085 x 55.6

Set with Stand (W x H x D) (mm): 2004.3 x 1624.4 x 581.5

For the 98 incher, may need to buy the TV first and then build the house around it! lol.
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