Just $152,000 for this 110-inch TV

Los Angeles TimesDecember 31, 2013 

Samsung Electronics’ 110-inch ultra-high definition TV, which the company says has four times the resolution of a standard high-definition TV, is going on sale for about $152,000.

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Samsung has priced its new 110-inch ultra-high definition television at $152,000.

The TV, which has four times the resolution of standard high-def TVs, is available in South Korea, China and the Middle East, according to the Associated Press.

As larger TVs become more popular, television manufacturers have been racing to create sets that are not only bigger, but also sharper. Picture quality tends to decrease as screen size grows, forcing viewers to move farther away in order to get an ideal view.

Although ultra-HD has superior picture quality, the TVs suffer from a lack of content and extremely high prices.

Nonetheless, ultra-HD TVs and OLED (organic light-emitting diode) TVs have been receiving a lot of buzz in recent years and have been heralded as the future of television.

Ultra-high-definition TV shipments are expected to total 1.9 million units this year and are projected to rise to 12.7 million units in 2014. A report by NPD Group said rapidly falling prices, particularly in China, would encourage adoption.

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