Samsung 85" 4K TV available for pre-order, a steal at $40,000

Samsung's 85" ultra high-definition TV, officially the UN85S9, is now available to preorder at a staggering $40,000.

Clocking in with 8,294,400 pixels and a 120-watt sound system built into its easel-like frame, the Korean company's monster TV was first unveiled in January at CES to high critical acclaim. Attendees noted the high contrast ratio, 'deep' blacks and 'vivacious' whites. The image processing technology inside the TV will also quadruple your existing 1080p HD content, upscaling it to the native 4K resolution - a useful feature given the sparse amount of UHD (4K) content currently available.

At $40,000, the TV will be Samsung's largest and most expensive device to ship this year and clocks in as one of the most expensive TVs to ever go on general sale. Pre-orders will begin in 'late March', with availability of the S9's bigger twin - a 110" version - so far unannounced.

As well as the announcement of the S9's pricing, Samsung's executive vice president, Joe Stinziano, outlined three new apps the company are adding to its smart TV portfolio - Fox, Spotify, and Univision. Most notably is the addition of Spotify, the premium music streaming service only currently available to PC, Mac, iOS, Android, Windows Phone and web customers. It is thus far unclear whether the app was designed by Samsung for the smart TV system, or by Spotify themselves.

Source: VentureBeatImage: DigitalTrends

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I hate to be a smart ass, but you can get 4x 1080P projectors and a complete Quad GTX690 system to power it for less than $10,000 all up including the projectors, based on New Egg prices.

Edited by Simon-, Mar 21 2013, 4:12am :

Cool I guess that it has an Easel. AFAIK - not any like that (TV's with easels). I could almost see the TV being cloaked as an art display in someone's home then change the input so it is now a TV.

Didn't read the article at all did you? Not that it justifies the price at all, but:


The image processing technology inside the TV will also quadruple your existing 1080p HD content, upscaling it to the native 4K resolution - a useful feature given the sparse amount of UHD (4K) content currently available.

Upscaling isn't the same as native, otherwise Blu-Ray would be pointless and we'd all still be buying regular DVDs. Either way it doesn't matter, anyone who says they can tell a difference in 1080p and anything higher on a home sized television is either deluded or a liar. Most people can't tell 720p from 1080p on a standard sized set.

It's all marketing. How can we milk these stupid saps for more money, just like the megapixel race in digital cameras. After a certain point you are just throwing your money away.

Detection said,
I`ll buy 3 and set up Eyefinity with my single 7870

Minecraft never looked so good


You'd need a heck of a lot more than just one card to run 3 of those at "4K".

ahhell said,

You'd need a heck of a lot more than just one card to run 3 of those at "4K".

lol I know, I'd also need a heck of a lot more than my current bank balance too

alwaysonacoffebreak said,
Well I'd only need 39,972 bucks more and I'm all set

Similar situation here, just $39,996.67 and I'm laughing

paesan said,

Just because it is a tv does not mean it can't run crysis. I don't see why it would not run crysis. I play crisis 3, far cry 3, etc on my Samsung 70"

TVs can't run Crysis, they are TVs, not PCs or Consoles, they can however display Crysis.... but run it, no.

Detection said,

TVs can't run Crysis, they are TVs, not PCs or Consoles, they can however display Crysis.... but run it, no.

Not sure if being serious or Sarcasm..