Samsung's curved, 105-inch 4K TV was always going to be expensive. The only question was how expensive. Today we got an answer: Samsung has priced the set at $119,999.99, a cost that immediately puts it out of reach for all but the most wealthy home-theater enthusiasts. It also makes the $39,999 easel TV look like a deal by comparison. To be fair, this is one product that was never going to be for your everyday consumer. As evidence of that, Samsung won't be producing this TV in bulk. Instead, each model is built to order. Anyone willing to pay for "a movie theater experience at home" can preorder one beginning this week.
So what does paying $120K for a TV get you? 11 million pixels tucked inside a stunning metal frame. As we saw at CES, the back of this TV is just as nice as the front, with its curved wood finish. You can of course remove the humongous set from its frame and mount it somewhere in your home, though the wall-mount kit is sold separately. (We don't even want to try guessing the price for that one.)
LeBron's probably already got one
If you're already burning so much cash, it probably makes sense to just go for broke and sign up for the "Samsung Elite Service." This white-glove treatment gets customers an in-mansion visit from Samsung's field engineers. They'll "explain the features of the TV" — clearly anyone buying this is too busy swimming in money to worry about things like "auto depth enhancer" — and run a calibration to bring out the best picture possible.
Choosing a TV over another vacation house at least earns you some level of future proofing; Samsung's Evolution Kit will help owners upgrade the TV's software for years to come. But there's nothing stopping your rich pals from buying something way nicer down the road. At least this one will always be curved. Our original CES video preview is included below, and we imagine it's the closest many people (including us) will ever come to owning the UN105S9W. But it's nice to dream.