LAS VEGAS -- The 85-inch member of this billionaire-level TV series has been out for a while, and we know most of the details already: $40,000 price tag, 4K resolution, crazy easel-type stand. Check out our extended hands-on for more.
Now, in January 2014, Samsung is adding its 110-inch version, model UN110S9, to the series. The massive TV was first shown at CES 2013, but never shipped. Now it's official, although a price has not yet been announced.
Samsung 110-inch 4K UHD TV
The most striking thing about the S9 is the design: this is a floor-standing television mounted on what looks like an artist's easel ,and the TV is designed to tilt up and down.
Under the hood the S9 also differentiates itself from other 4K TVs offering the rare full-array local dimming backlight, which could improve its picture quality compared with their edge-lit local dimming configurations. Its 3,820x2,160 Ultra High-definition resolution is the same, for what it's worth.
The S9 offers a number of connectivity options, including Samsung Smart View, which streams content between the TV and a Samsung mobile device, and AllShare has now been extended to incorporate Samsung's "smart" appliances, enabling monitoring of air conditioners and washing machines from the TV screen.
Speaking of connectivity, Samsung's easel design prompted the company to rethink the necessary cabling ports. They're housed along the bottom, and cables can be "channeled" to a removable module, called the One Connect box. That module is actually upgradable, a la the company's Smart Evolution kit, to accommodate future 4K hardware requirements as well as new software. See our review of the F9000 series for details.
Updated January 4, 2014, with information on the 110-inch size.