There are a few big things to know about the LG 105UC9 TV.
Its screen measures a vast 105 inches on the diagonal. It's curved. It has
And it's the first TV ever with that combination of attributes. Update: Welp, , so "first" is up for debate.
What LG hasn't revealed yet is how much it will cost. Pipsqueak 84- and 85-inch 4K sets, so I'm guessing the gigantic 105UC9 will cost at least $80,000.
Curved TV screens first appeared this year on LG and OLED TVs, but the massive 105UC9 uses standard , technology. The only other curved LED LCD on the market is the 65-inch , and it has standard 1080p resolution.
The gargantuan 105UC9 has a screen with a 21:9 aspect ratio, a closer match to ultra-wide-screen movies than to standard 16:9 HDTV shows. Like the 58-inch Vizio XVT3D580CM, an earlier 21:9 TV, LG also touts another advantage of the extended screen width: "it enables users to access viewing information on the side of the screen without blocking any of the ongoing action."
As a result of its wider shape, the screen also has a higher native resolution than most 4K/UHD TVs: 5,120x2,160. That's 11 million pixels and change.
LG will debut the Brobdingnagian 105UC9 at the Consumer Electronics Show, which begins this January 7.
[Updated 1/4/2014: LG has changed the name from the earlier 105UB9 to the 105UC9]