The most promoted technology theme at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this year is Ultra HD (also known as 4K) TVs. All major TV manufacturers — and some lesser known makers, notably Chinese companies — are featuring 4K TVs in spectacularly large and elaborate displays.
For instance, Samsung built a huge, tiered display for its new Ultra HD TVs, with the 85-inch screens on the first level and 110-inchers on the second and third levels. The new TVs are suspended in swiveling stands, not unlike an ultra-modern version of a schoolroom chalkboard. It’s tough to get a feel for the scale of these larger-than-ever TVs, but even the smaller-sized screen would be wider than your typical family room sofa. Prices for the behemoths are expected to be around $25,000.