Samsung, LG To Show 105-Inch 4K Ultra-HDTVs at CES

With CES 2014 just around the corner, TV manufacturers are focusing on massive 4K Ultra-HD displays that will be hitting the market next year. Thursday, Samsung and LG announced they each would unveil 105-inch televisions at the Consumer Electronics Show, providing an even greater reason for tech enthusiasts to attend the annual Las Vegas event.

Although many have referred to these televisions as 4K, LG and Samsung have actually designed them to work at an even greater resolution in order to accommodate a theater-like display ratio. It is not often that consumer-oriented televisions natively support a 21:9 ratio, as these sets both do, making it possible to replicate a theater environment.

11 Million Pixels

Black bars at the top and bottom of the screen, the enemy of any true movie-fiend, will no longer be a legitimate issue with either of these new displays from Samsung and LG. Both of the TVs feature a 5120x2160 LCD screen, which means the displays will include a total of 11 million pixels.

LG has separated its TV from the rest by including Thin Film Transistor technology. TFT allows the TV to offer an even better viewing experience at odd angles by removing the potential for color bleeding, according to LG.

While LG may have some features that build on its TV's actual display resolution and viewing experience, Samsung has a few tricks up its own sleeve. One of those tricks is the Quadmatic Picture Engine, which is Samsung's way of assuring that no matter where the content comes from, the TV will display the content at 4K. In some ways, this technology is similar to 1080p upscaling, which has been included in many devices for quite some time.

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