Feeds

High-rollers’ shop pitches wallet-pounding, wall-pummelling MONSTER TV

4K x 2K whopper can now be yours, if you have 35k going spare

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Suddenly found yourself with £35,000 in your pocket and can’t think what to spend it on? Wander on down to posh shop Selfridges which says it has the answer: Samsung’s S9, an Ultra HD enormo-telly boasting 4K x 2K resolution.

And you’ll get a whole penny in change.

Selfridges, which describes the Samsung set as “truly a work of art” and “awe inspiring”, apparently has the exclusive distro deal on the whopper.

Samsung S9

Just the thing for filling up that vacant alcove!

The room-filling 3840 x 2160 pixel TV has a diagonal size of 85 inches - more than two metres from top left corner to bottom right.

Selfridges said the stupendous set will feature in its London Oxford Street headquarters, but it’s also offering a mail-order service which will ship airlift teleport send the television direct to your home starting from June, according to the Selfridges website.

When it arrives, you’ll find it has a pair of tuners that are capable of picking up cable, satellite and terrestrial DVB-T2 transmissions - so Freesat and Freeview, essentially. The S9 has four HDMI ports, three USBs and built-in Wi-Fi - as you would hope, for the price. It comes with four pairs of active-shutter 3D goggles too.

The S9 also supports what Samsung calls ”Smart Evolution” which is the telly-maker’s notion of allowing you to update your TV every year just by buying a £300 replacement add-on box while retaining the display panel. The box contains a quad-core processor, GPU, memory etc, and a Rom containing Samsung’s latest Smart TV firmware.

Samsung S9

Rumours that Samsung were planning to launch the S9 in the Third World as a pop-up storm shelter were sadly untrue

The S9 will presumably ship with the 2013 Evolution box - hence the wait until June - though for that price, it would be nice of Samsung to chuck in free upgrades in future.

Some native-resolution content wouldn’t be bad, either, especially since that’s rival Sony’s pitch... ®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Chipmaker FTDI bricking counterfeit kit
USB-serial imitators whacked by driver update
Xperia Z3: Crikey, Sony – ANOTHER flagship phondleslab?
The Fourth Amendment... and it IS better
DOUBLE BONK: Testy fanbois catch Apple Pay picking pockets
Users wail as tapcash transactions are duplicated
Microsoft to enter the STRUGGLE of the HUMAN WRIST
It's not just a thumb war, it's total digit war
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
FTDI yanks chip-bricking driver from Windows Update, vows to fight on
Next driver to battle fake chips with 'non-invasive' methods
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
New hybrid storage solutions
Tackling data challenges through emerging hybrid storage solutions that enable optimum database performance whilst managing costs and increasingly large data stores.