Samsung biggest tv: Samsung Unveils “The Wall,” the World’s First Modular MicroLED 146-inch TV

Samsung’s 146-inch The Wall TV Is Now Available for Order

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Samsung’s gigantic “The Wall” TV is now available for purchase. Available in sizes up to 292 inches, it’s the biggest TV you can buy, and the only set on the market to offer Samsung’s microLED technology, which uses super-fine LEDs to provide light and color for individual pixels.

About the only thing larger than the wall-sized TV, however, may be the price, with individual panels priced at more than $16,000 each, and multiple panels needed to make a single screen with 4K resolution.

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The Wall TV  can be configured to sizes ranging from 146 inches to 292 inches diagonally and uses MicroLED technology instead of OLED or traditional LED. MicroLED delivers many of the benefits you’ll find in OLED, including perfect blacks and eye-popping colors, but the set also boasts 1,600 nits of brightness. That’s brighter than today’s OLED sets.

At CES 2019 Samsung showed off two new versions of this MicroLED technology. The first was an even larger version of The Wall, stretching the massive TV from the 146-inches we saw in 2018 to a jaw-dropping 219 inches. Because The Wall is made up of borderless tiles, the modular design allows additional tiles to be added, making this even-bigger version of The Wall possible.

But there was also a more reasonable take on the technology, with a 75-inch model called The Window. The TV boasts a refined version of MicroLED that fits more LEDs into smaller modular tiles, allowing the TV to offer 4K resolution in the 75-inch size. It also offers all of the same unique configurations offered on the larger model, with Samsung boasting that the TV would support a variety of aspect ratios beyond the traditional 16:9, and can scale the resolution and aspect ratio to whatever will look best on your unique setup. While we’re still waiting on pricing and availability details, the 75-inch version puts MicroLED technology into a size that may actually make it into your living room.

Another key benefit of The Wall is that it’s modular, so you can take part of it and move it around and get the exact screen size you want — a handy benefit of MicroLED.

Samsung is touting The Wall and MicroLED specifically as the future of television technology. But one of the problems with MicroLED is that it’s difficult to produce, and its true benefits are best seen in really big screens.

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 Currently, Samsung is offering two models of The Wall, or rather the individual panels that make up The Wall, the IW008J and the IW008R. While Samsung doesn’t list prices for these panels online, other resellers are listing the modules for $16 to $23 thousand dollars each.

These individual modules measure 31.75 x 17.86 inches, but have an individual resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. In order to enjoy the same 3840 x 2160 resolution you’ll get on a standard 4K TV, you’ll need to buy 16 of these panels, to set up in a 4 x 4 configuration that measures 146 inches diagonally.

If you’re in the market for a microLED TV, and are comfortable spending upwards of $300,000 to get the same 4K resolution that the best cheap 4K TVs provide, you’ll need to contact Samsung directly to order products and arrange custom installation.

For something higher than 4K resolution, approaching the likes of the Samsung 8K Q900R QLED TV, you’ll need to go even larger, to the 6×6 configuration. While this still won’t give you the full 8K resolution that you can get in stores now, it does measure a whopping 219 inches. Again, you’ll need to contact Samsung directly for a quote, but you can check out your own possible setups using Samsung’s configurator tool.

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Brian Westover is currently Lead Analyst, PCs and Hardware at PCMag. Until recently, however, he was Senior Editor at Tom’s Guide, where he led the site’s TV coverage for several years, reviewing scores of sets and writing about everything from 8K to HDR to HDMI 2.1. He also put his computing knowledge to good use by reviewing many PCs and Mac devices, and also led our router and home networking coverage. Prior to joining Tom’s Guide, he wrote for TopTenReviews and PCMag.

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November 3, 2022

L. A.-area integrator Just One Touch/Video & Audio Center converts $20,000 TV installation request into $800,000 Samsung The Wall project.

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Updated: July 17th, 2023

The new Samsung The Wall has a .084mm pixel pitch, true blacks and four times the HDR resolution vs. the original commercial version.

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November 3, 2022

Do you want to know how to turn a $20,000 sale into $800,000? Apparently, all it takes is recommending Samsung’s huge microLED display, The Wall, in place of a regular TV. Just ask Joseph Akhtarzad, founder of CE Pro 100 company Just One Touch/Video & Audio Center based in Santa Monica, Calif.

The company recently made history with the first ever residential installation of the new 219-inch Samsung The Wall microLED video wall. The Model IW-008A used in the project features true black and an 0.84mm pixel pitch that is double the picture quality from the original The Wall commercial version (which Video & Audio Center was also the first to install back in 2019). It also has HDR 2000, which is four times improved from the previous version.

“For over 41 years, my mission has never been to worry about price, but to always try to market the new technology to customers, because there is always going to be someone interested regardless of the price.  We have a niche in the marketplace,” says Akhtarzad.

“We had a client reach out to us who was initially interested in a much smaller size large-screen TV. We realized that this client can afford and would appreciate the new Samsung microLED videowall where you can build it as large as you want. In this case, it was 219 inches at a retail of $800,000. We explained the full potential of the TV and the client trusted us. We sold it and installed it, and the client could not be any happier,” he adds.

In all, the the massive Samsung Wall microLED installation took the Just One Touch crew about three days to complete. For the companion audio solution, in-ceiling architectural speakers were used. The technicians did not have to any wall reinforcement to support the weight of the unit.

“We already have a couple of more sales of these big sizes in the works that are referrals directly from this client to his friends,” mentions Akhtarzad.

Advice When Selling New Tech: Don’t Worry About Price

Akhtarzad recommends integrators showcase new technology and market it, and not worry about the price.

“One important thing I have learned in this industry is that there is always a client for which money is no object. This industry should try not to focus solely on the price of the technology. Don’t be afraid. Let the client know what it costs, whether it is $800,000, $400,000 or $300,000. You always have to listen, qualify and execute. Someone will always buy. That’s exactly what we did in this case,” he notes

Akhtarzad is excited about the growing potential for microLED technology such as Samsung’s The Wall in residential settings. He touts the flexibility to be able to make the picture any size the client wants, the suitability of the technology in both dedicated theater rooms as well as high-ambient light areas of the home, the quality of the microLED tiles that are completely invisible, and the overall picture quality that eliminates artifacts using Samsung Motion Smoothing technology.

The advancement of the company’s video technology has been fast paced in recent years. In 2015 Samsung debuted the Fine Pixel Pitch LED, 2017 the LED HDR, 2018 the Onyx Smart LED digital signage, and in 2019 debuted the first commercial microLED, ultimately setting the stage for The Wall. The recently unveiled The Wall All in One includes 110- and 146-inch versions. In addition to the 219-inch version installed by Video & Audio Center, Samsung has 255- and 292-inch versions available.

Video & Audio Center puts its employees through weekly training on the newest products available and has them practice a two-minute sales presentation on the latest technology, why people are buying it, and why the customer should consider it.

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