The gigantic Ultra HD display is now available for pre-order in South Korea.
Hot on the heels of Samsung's recent launch of their UN105S9W 105-inch 4K TV, LG has now commenced sales for its own rival model. The 105UC9 105-inch curved-screen Ultra HD TV first debuted at CES back in January and will soon begin shipping to South Korean customers for about $117,000.
"The vision behind LG's 105-inch 21:9 CURVED ULTRA HD TV was to bring the movie theater into the living room," said In-kyu Lee, senior vice president and head of the TV Division at LG's Home Entertainment Company. "Featuring a curved 5K CinemaScope screen and a 7.2 channel speaker system, the 105UC9 is LG's most spectacular ULTRA HD TV yet. This product pushes the envelope in home entertainment innovation and demonstrates what is possible when you bring today’s most advanced TV technologies together."
The 105UC9 uses a curved IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 5120 x 2160 and a CinemaScope 21:9 aspect ratio. The display also features LG's True 4K Engine Pro for superior picture quality and LG's True 3K Engine Pro for near Ultra HD upscaling. 3D support, an integrated 7.2 channel 150W sound system, and smart TV features are offered as well.
LG plans to expand the 105UC9 release to more markets in the coming months but exact US pricing and availability have not been announced yet. With that said, the company did previously discuss a $70,000 suggested retail price back at CES, and if that number remains in place, then it would make LG's model considerably less expensive than Samsung's similar $120,000 offering.