The Utra High Definition TVs are expected to make a splash at this year's CES show in Las Vegas, and Samsung will have a 85-inch UHD model on display.
Samsung said its 85-inch UHD TV has received a Consumer Electronics Show 2013 Innovation Award. The UHD LED TV promises to offer life-like picture quality in ultra HD resolution with over 8 million pixels, four times the resolution of Full HD displays. Samsung says its UHD TV uses an enhanced dimming technology and a very high contrast ratio to deliver deep blacks and pure whites for greater detail. This new TV also offers a powerful and dynamic range of sounds.
The Consumer Electronics Association, which puts on the Consumer Electronics Show, announced last month that the technology formerly known as 4K will be called "Ultra High Definition (UHD)" going forward. Qualifying UHD TV sets should have a minimum resolution of 3,840 pixels horizontally and 2,160 vertical pixels. The TVs should also have at least one 4K-capable digital input and display 4K programming natively with no upconverting.
LG is also targeting the UHD market with its 84LM9600 model.
UHD TVs are expected to be a hot trend at this year's CES in January. The
3D-enabled, internet connected TVs that appeared on the show's floor the previous years have not become mainstream even today, while the also promising large OLED TVs will not appear earlier than next year and still, their prices aren't expected to be any close to to consumer-friendly levels.