LG's 105-inch, 21:9 curved UHD TV is wide enough to be a tanning bed

LG already has a big 77-inch curved Ultra HD OLED TV, but why stop there? The Korean company has just announced that it will be unveiling a 105-inch version at CES next month, but with a twist: this one uses LCD instead of the more expensive OLED, courtesy of improved TFT technology for an even backlighting across the curved surface.

The annual Consumer Electronics Show is just around the corner, which means it’s time for companies to show off some of the most extravagant — and least practical — televisions out there. LG has announced that at CES 2014 it’s going to be revealing a 105-inch curved Ultra HD television, what the company claims is the “largest curved TV ever made.” Not only will the behemoth feature a massive LCD panel with a resolution of 5120 x 2160, it will also utilize a 21:9 aspect ratio, which LG is billing as a “CinemaScope” screen. With that screen size, the 105UB9 will allow viewers to watch some films with reduced letterboxing, while also providing significant extra screen real estate for the television to display additional information without covering up the program itself.

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