LG have today announced the world’s first 21:9 aspect ratio curved Ultra HD TV. This exciting TV was clearly just too exciting for LG to keep under the wraps until CES 2014 at Vegas next month, and they have announced it ahead of the event. The beautiful curved Ultra HD TV will of course be at CES next month where we will be covering it!
The LG 105UB9 has a massive 105-inch ultrawide curved display, and makes it the world’s largest curved TV ever made.
Last year LG and Samsung wowed the world with their 55-inch curved OLED TVs. Since then LG has bought the 55-inch model to market, and has other larger sized models planned, such as their 77-inch 4K curved OLED model.
LG has clearly upped the size game here taking it to a massive 105-inches! We were at first surprised that this model, although curved and boasting a 4K ultra HD resolution actually makes use of an LCD panel rather than an OLED panel as we have previously seen in their curved TVs. LG say that they overcame the challenge of uneven backlighting by refining their Thin Film Transistor (TFT) pixel circuit technology, enabling them to make a curved LCD / LED TV.
While no pricing has yet to be announced, the fact that it makes use of LCD technology rather than OLED, we hope to see this come to market pretty quickly, and hopefully not with a crazy sky high price.
This is the world’s first curved TV to make use of an ultra wide 21:9 CinemaScope aspect ratio. This is the same ultra wide aspect ratio used in the Cinema, and Hollywood movies. This gives the LG 105UC9 an 11 million pixel count (5120 x 2160 pixels). This enables you to see the movies as they were intended to be viewed. This also gives you the option to view 16:9 widescreen content while accessing viewing information of the right hand side of the screen without blocking any of the image.
“LG Display has kept its dominant position in the display market with innovative and differentiated technologies,” said Yong-kee Hwang, Senior Vice President and head of LG Display’s TV Business Unit. “With a resolution of 11 million pixels, the 105-inch curved LCD panel is proof of our continued leadership in the next generation display market, offering exceptional world-class value to our customers.”
“We’re proud to reveal our 105-inch CURVED ULTRA HD TV at the world’s largest technology event,” said In-kyu Lee, Vice President and head of the Home Entertainment Company’s TV division at LG Electronics. “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.”
The curved screen combined with the 4K ultra HD resolution delivers incredible detail and immersive experience with a very wide viewing angle.
We’ll see this amazing, huge, curved, 4K TV at CES from the 7th of January. We’ll be sure to bring you more information and our usual hands on videos!