Boom, here we are, the year of 4K. How high? Ultra high. Samsung’s releasing the biggest 4K TV of all time plus the 85-inch model can be seen up top. But they’re tragically confined to that horrific Industrial Age “gallery frame” contraption. It’s not removable. Ever. It’s like taking a beautiful bird of paradise and then sticking it in shackles and enormous iron bars from the Tower of London.
There’s no doubt that this thing is massive and beautiful and everything wonderful that can be wonderful about a TV — and the 110-inch model will be that but even more massive (we’ll get a look at that soon).
But who would want that giant swinging frame thing in their home? It looks like it was welded together in some sort of post-apocalyptic bunker. Why not just use a regular stand? Why scaffolding instead? Why? No word on pricing and availability, which I’ve typed so many times at CES this year that I’m losing feeling in my fingers, but you won’t be able to afford this for many years, so why even bother.
I’m also afraid this is the /”new shape” of TV that Samsung teased earlier, which makes me want to weep and choke.
Samsung is also officially in the TV You Can’t Ever Afford game with its new 55-inch F9500. There’s no word on how expensive this expensive thing will be, or when you’ll be able to buy this expensive thing, but dig this: you can view two different images on the same screen via 3D glasses. So maybe that’s worth $XX,XXX.