If any of our loyal readers are looking for any end of the year gift ideas for HotHardware's
hard working writers, might this editor suggest Samsung's
newly minted 110-inch television (Model 110S9)? At 110 inches, it's the world's largest consumer television, and you better believe it's rocking a 4K Ultra HD
Samsung's ginormous TV is bigger than a king size bed, which is fitting because it costs a king's ransom. To take this sucker home, you'll need to pony up $150,000, plus whatever obscene shipping charges come with transporting a 110-inch TV from China to the United States, or wherever you're located.
Ultra HD (or 4K) displays boast four times the resolution of Full HD 1080p, and while content is lacking at this early stage, we're starting to see an increase in the number of 4K TVs
and computer monitors being released to retail. The vast majority don't cost anywhere near what Samsung's 110-inch does, but then again, none are as boss as this one.
Price tag aside, can you imagine seeing Tom Brady lob a pass to a leaping Kenbrell Thompkins in the corner of the end zone to give the New England Patriots a commanding lead in Super Bowl XLVIII? It's a bit too early to hope for such a scenario on the technology side of things, though we're getting close -- CBS last year employed half a dozen Heyeper Zoom 4K replay cameras.
Until then, expect to see more 4K hardware enter the market place at increasingly attractive prices, just don't hold your breath for an affordable 110-inch television any time soon.