Samsung's Massive 85-inch Q900R QLED 8K TV Now On Sale For $15,000

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You've gotta pay to play, and that is readily apparent with Samsung's top shelf 85-inch QLED 8K TV. Samsung announced the Q900R Series last month, and it is available in 65-, 75-, 82-, and 85-inch sizes. Today, pricing has been released for the largest model, and it comes in at a staggering $15,000.

One of the headlining features of the Q900R Series is support for the 8K resolution, although such content will be incredibly hard to find. It's highly likely that we won't see 8K content arrive for mainstream markets for many years to come, but Samsung obviously feels that it's worth getting the hardware out there now for early adopters.

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The Q900R Series can display content in native 8K resolutions, and even uses artificial intelligence to upscale any lower-resolution content (i.e. 1080p or 4K) reliably to 8K. It's hard for us to wrap our heads around the need to upscale 4K content, but that time will come... eventually. Samsung says that its Quantum Processor 8K can upscale content from a variety of sources including from USB, HDMI or streaming sources.

Samsung TV Ambient Mode

Another feature of the Q900R Series is Ambient Mode, which we first discussed back in March. Ambient Mode uses visual trickery to deploy a sort of "cloaking" effect; this allows the TV to mimic the wall behind it and blend in to the room when not in use. You'll also find support for HDR10+ and an incredible 4,000 nits peak brightness rating.

The 85-inch Q900R is currently available for preorder on Samsung's website for $14,999.99, or you can pay $416.70 per month for 36 months at 0% APR. That's about as much as a typical car payment these days, and Samsung says that the TV will ship during the week of October 28th

If the Q900R family is too rich for your blood, there's always Samsung line of QLED 4K TVs, which also feature Ambient Mode.

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