Cue the ohhing and ahhing. Yesterday, Samsung unveiled its new crown jewel — the ES9000, a 75-inch gorgeous giant of a TV. With a super-sharp display and a barely there bezel, it's hypnotising.
At $US10,000, chances are this isn't your next TV. Unless you recently learnt of a long-lost rich uncle who left you a fortune. But it was a wonder to behold at an unveiling yesterday. From the back of a large auditorium, the footage of waterfalls and falling leaves was very sharp, crisp and clear. The image quality was much more noticeable than a tiny integrated camera meant for Skype calls and gesture-controlled gameplay.
One drawback, aside from price — good luck fitting that beast into a typical living room. If your change jar is nearing the million-penny mark, the new TV set comes out in August.
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