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Samsung demos super high resolution 82" HDTV

Recently-held Society for Information Display (SID) International Symposium saw a demo of Samsung's prototype 82" Quad HDTV screen that offers four times the resolution of today's 1080p.
The massive 82" display features a resolution of 3,820x2,160 pixels, producing a total screen resolution of 8.3 megapixels. Current 1080p TVs run at 1920x1080 pixels or 2.1 megapixels.

According to the manufacturer, the TV integrates a red/green/blue LED backlight, which raises the color saturation to 150%. The image refresh rate is 120 Hz.

Sang Soo Kim, executive vice president of the LCD Technology Center at Samsung Electronics, is reported to call the giant device the "optimal display for future TVs." Tom's Guide recalls that Quad HDTVs have been available before, but were exclusively marketed to markets that have a need for high resolution image display - such as the oil and gas industries. For example, Westinghouse has been offering 2160p TVs with sizes up to 52".

The Westinghouse Quad HDTV is not sold on the open market, but is rumored to have a $40,000 pricetag. (Source: Tom's Guide)

Story filed 21.06.08

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