SEOUL — After being shown to the world at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January, LG’s 105-inch curved Ultra HD TV (model number: 105UC9) became available for pre-orders this week in South Korea. With a resolution of over 11 million pixels (5160×2160) and CinemaScope 21:9 aspect ratio, the TV delivers a “truly immersive” viewer experience with “ultra-sharp, lifelike” images and “stunning” visual surround sound.
The LG curved Ultra HD TV’s 21:9 aspect ratio LCD screen features 11 million pixels, five times more than on a 1080p Full HD TV. With such a high pixel density, images are rendered with a sharpness and clarity that “has to be seen to be believed.” The 105UC9 achieves its picture quality through the company’s True 4K Engine Pro and IPS 4K panel. True 4K Engine Pro eliminates visual errors and can upscale lower-resolution content into near-Ultra HD quality while the IPS 4K panel provides “consistent contrast, true-to-life colors and a wide viewing angle.”
In-kyu Lee, LG’s Home Entertainment division’s senior vice president and TV division head:
“The vision behind LG’s 105-inch 21:9 curved Ultra HD TV was to bring the movie theater into the living room. Featuring a curved 5K CinemaScope screen and a 7.2 channel speaker system, the 105UC9 is LG’s most spectacular Ultra HD TV yet. This product pushes the envelope in home entertainment innovation and demonstrates what is possible when you bring today’s most advanced TV technologies together.”
LG’s TV also delivers audio through a built-in 7.2 channel, 150W sound system. Incorporating LG’s Ultra Surround concept and developed in partnership with premium audio manufacturer Harman Kardon, the speaker array produces a “powerful and rich audio experience.” The multi-channel system complements the TV’s 21:9 CinemaScope screen with a “sonic performance worthy of an actual movie theater.
With the same aspect ratio as a Hollywood motion picture, the 105UC9’s 21:9 CinemaScope screen “recreates the movie experience in the home.” The curvature of the display has been carefully calibrated to “maximize the immersive ambiance.” When viewing programs in 16:9 format, the unused screen space on the side can display additional information or programming details to “enhance the viewing experience.”
The 105UC9 ensures an “immensely satisfying user experience” with LG Smart TV, which is centered on the webOS platform.By combining Film Patterned Retarder (FPR) 3D technology with “extremely high picture resolution,” LG’s 4K 3D feature offers “unobtrusive and compelling 3D viewing pleasure. And thanks to the 4K 3D Upscaler, SD, HD and Full HD content is converted into crystal-clear, near-Ultra HD resolution.
The LG 105UC9 will be announced in other markets starting in Q4 2014.