Samsung has unveiled a television so huge it’s simply called ‘The Wall’.
The South Korean tech giant showed off the mega-telly at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the most important consumer tech event of the year.
It’s the first Samsung gogglebox to feature MicroLEDs, which are much smaller than current LEDs in TVs and produce their own light so individual pixels can be turned on and off to provide richer colours and higher contrast.
If for some reason the 146-inch TV isn’t big enough, you will be able to install several at once and build a modular screen as big as your living room and bank balance will allow.
‘As the world’s first consumer modular MicroLED television, ‘The Wall’ represents another breakthrough,’ said Jonghee Han, president of visual display business at Samsung Electronics.
‘It can be customised to any size and delivers incredible brightness, colour gamut, colour volume and black levels.
‘We’re excited about this next step toward the future of screen technology and the remarkable viewing experience it offers consumers.’
Now, you might be thinking that it’s easier just to buy a projector rather than go to the fuss of having a ginormous television delivered – because there’s no way Samsung’s monster is going to fit through a small front door.
But The Wall’s picture quality is likely to be significantly higher than a projector could manage. It is also more convenient because you can just sit back and turn it on rather than having to unfurl a screen, fiddle about with the projector or make sure your room is dark enough to get a good picture.
Tellies are also more durable because projector bulbs wear out and can be expensive to replace.
Having said that, Samsung’s television is likely to be much, much more expensive than a projector, so it’s not going to be very attractive to bargain hunters.
However, we don’t know exactly how much The Wall will cost and its release date has not yet been revealed.