Televisions are growing in size and resolution, with large screen ultra high-definition starting to emerge in the South African market.
Two of the manufacturers, LG and Sony, have launched ultra high-definition (HD) TVs locally which offer four times the pixels as a standard full HD television.
People looking to get themselves one of these bad boys should be warned – they do not come cheap. Prices range between R100,000 and R280,000, depending on the size and resolution of the TV.
The following LED TVs have recently been unveiled by local retailers and distributors.
Sony 84’’ Ultra HD Bravia LED TV (XBR-84X900) – R279,000
Sony launched its 84-inch Ultra high-definition (HD) Bravia TV in mid-2012, offering a 3840 × 2160 (4K) resolution (which has four times as many pixels as a standard 1080p TV).
The TV sports a 4K X-Reality Pro Picture Engine with up scaling capability to 4K, Motionflow XR960 technology and built-in WAN.
This television does not come cheap. It is priced at R279,000, which many people may argue is the price of a car rather than a TV.
LG 84’’ Ultra HD LED TV (84LM9600) – R119,920
LG also unveiled their 84-inch Ultra high-definition (HD) LED TV earlier this year. The TV features a resolution of 3840 × 2160 (4K), built-in Wi-Fi, 3 x USB ports and 4 x HDMI ports.
Prices for the LG 84LM9600 Ultra HD TV range significantly in South Africa. Dion Wired is offering the TV for R160,000 while it is available from Cats Digital at R119,920.
Samsung 75’’ Series 9 LED TV (UA75ES9000) – R100,000
If you are not willing to spend more than R100,000 on a television, the Samsung ES9000 LED TV may serve your needs.
Dion Wired is currently running a promotion on the Samsung 75″ ES9000 LED TV, offering it at a discounted rate of R100,000. This television features a 960Hz Clear Motion Rate (CMR), a 3D Smart hub, 3 x HDMI inputs and 3 x USB ports.
Sharp 90’’ AQUOS LED Smart TV (LC-90LE745U) – Price to be announced
Sharp announced its 90-inch TV in June 2012, featuring full HD Active 3D, built-in Wi-Fi and a full HD resolution.
According to Sharp their LC-90LE745U is the world’s largest LED TV and part of our large-screen 3D line of AQUOS LED Smart TVs.
Sharp South Africa could not be reached for more information about pricing.
This television will become available in South Africa in early 2013.