You Guessed It: Samsung's Gigantic UHD TV Is Crazy Expensive

We loved the 84-inch UHD (4K) TV — called the S9 — when we saw it at CES in January, but ever since then we have been wincing about just how much the damn thing would cost in Australia. Now we know.

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I won't lie to you: it's $40,000. Comparatively, that's the cost of several small hatchbacks or even a premium consumer sedan. That's even more expensive than we thought it would be back in January.

Believe it or not, despite the cost, more than a dozen people have already registered interest, and have had deposits down since CES.

Samsung has stressed that the 84-inch 4K TV isn't for everyone, adding that it's "a very niche product". I'll say.

That $40,000 isn't just the price for a panel, you get a bunch of stuff along with that as well as far as after-sales service are concerned.

There's a whole mess of content available in the new Samsung Smart Hub and owners get a dedicated help-line number for after-sales service. That after-sales service only comes after what Samsung are calling "white-glove service" from specialists who come into your home, install, set-up, configure and train you to use your new UHD baby.

Samsung's Evolution Kit which updates the TV to the latest hardware, firmware and software year-on-year will also be free for five years after the purchase date so you're never without the latest on your TV.

Customers also get invites to exclusive events and offers from Samsung.

The 84-inch S9 UHD TV hits stores in early June.

Stay tuned for tomorrow morning for our 'All You Need' To Know guide


Comments

    I thought there was a 110inch once also...oucher

    Not sure what you mean by "Samsung’s Evolution Kit which updates the TV to the latest HARDWARE?!?!, firmware and software year-on-year will also be free for five years after the purchase date so you're never without the latest on your TV."

      Samsung had been planning to release a modular system where components could be upgraded by swapping out components, including CPU. This must be it.

    Not crazy - I remember when Plasma was $20,000. Now look at it.

    Damn, that's insane, I thought LG's $20,000 TV was over priced.

    So now that Days Of Our Lives is canned in Australia - what will we watch on this baby?

    Just a heads up, I believe it's 85", because, yknow, 1" is totally so much better than those crappy 84" displays.

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