Posted Tue Jan 8, 2013 at 10:30 AM PST by Dick Ward
The strange TV stand may be the new shape Samsung was talking up. It's a little lame, but the TV that sits on it sure isn't.
When we heard about Samsung bringing an "unprecedented new shape" to TVs we were skeptical, but definitely interested. The reveal of their 85 inch UHDTV may be what they were talking about, and it's pretty disappointing. The set features a unique stand that, well, someone has to like. It's definitely not the kind of thing that's going to sit well with everyone.
Of course, there's more to the set than just an oddball stand. The new S9 UHDTV boasts 2.2 channel audio with 120 watt sound so you'll get a better audio experience than you would through a normal TV. We're going to go ahead and assume that if you're shelling out for this thing, you can afford some speakers, but it's nice to have.
You'll also find a screen equipped with Precision Black Pro tech and a fully LED backlit screen that utilizes hundreds of blocks of LEDs. Samsung hasn't released information on pricing or timing, but they do say that they have even larger UHD sets in the works.
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