LG 105-inch, 21:9 Curved Ultra HD TV Debuting at CES
LG is getting a jump on CES 2014 by announcing the 105UB9, a 21:9 aspect ratio, 105-inch curved 4K Ultra HD TV. LG says it's the largest curved TV ever.
Ultra HD TVs are extreme by sheer nature of the new technology, but LG’s new 105UB9 105-inch curved 4K Ultra HD smart LED TV takes extreme to the extreme.
Aside from being really big, it’s also super wide. The 105UB9 is LG’s first 21:9 aspect ratio Ultra HD TV, and it’s curved to making it the largest curved TV ever.
The CinemaScope shape of the TV better mimics the screen shape of most theatrical movies, making it better for true home theater use than a 16:9 aspect ratio TV. Many projection-based home theaters use ultra-wide screens with masking that can move between CinemaScope shape and HDTV shape.
The extra-wide shape also means this TV has more pixels than a standard 16:9 4K TV. The 105UB9 features a resolution of 5120 x 2160
LG says that light uniformity issues were overcome by making improvements to the thin film transistor (TFT) pixel circuit technology to help prevent color leakage and maximize viewing angle. Other curved TVs use OLED technology (this model is an LED LCD TV) which offers great viewing angles due to the fact that it doesn’t require backlighting.
More information on the 105UB9 105-inch Ultra HD TV will be revealed at CES in January, but we can assume it includes the same smart TV features of other LG models, including the magic remote with voice and gesture control. The TVs speakers are integrated into the base.
Grant Clauser is a technology editor, covering home electronics for more than 10 years for such publications as Electronic House and Dealerscope. He's done ISF-level damage to hundreds of reviewed products and has had audio training from Home Acoustics Alliance and Sencore. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email at [email protected]
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