The new 84-inch 4K TVs do not only offer very large displays, but also a resolution of 3840 x 2160 – four times higher than full HD TVs (1920 x 1080).
To get your hands on one of these TVs requires you to fork out the same amount as what you would pay for a medium sized car.
Prices range between R135,000 and R385,000, depending on which brand you prefer.
For those willing to compromise on resolution and go for a “cheaper” full HD option, there is the Samsung 75-inch LED TV (R100,000) and the LG Hecto Laser Projector (R110,000).
Samsung 85-inch 4K UHD LEV TV 85S9: R385,000
Samsung’s 85-inch Ultra High Definition (UHD) Smart television offers the best in television technology, with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 and a five year exclusive warranty. The TV will be launched at the end of June 2013 at a special introductory price of R385,000.
Sony Bravia 84-inch 84X9000 4K LED TV: R219,999
The new Sony KD-84X9000 TV is equipped with a 4K LED display and Sony’s X-Reality Pro Picture Engine which optimises image processing for digital broadcast. The TV is available from Cats Digital at R219,999.
LG 84-inch 84LM9600 4K LED 3D TV: R134,960
LG’s 84-inch 4K Smart 3D TV presents a whole new level of picture quality, boasting a resolution four times higher than Full HD. The TV is available from Cats Digital at R134,960.
LG 100-inch Hecto Laser Projector: R110,000
LG is planning to launch its Hecto Laser Projector in South Africa in June 2013. The LG laser projector, which consists of a short-throw projector and a 100-inch specialised projector screen, is set to cost around R110,000.
Samsung 75-inch 75ES9000 Full HD LED TV: R100,000
Samsung’s 75-inch 75ES9000 LED TV used to be the company’s flagship model, offering a large full HD display with 3D support and 8 pairs of 3D glasses. The TV is available from Dion Wired at R100,000.