See the Bigger Picture When Buying a New Television

It is certainly not one for your average living room, but the planet’s very first curved UHD television measuring a whopping 110 inches has been unveiled in Europe.

The massive creation from TCL, known as the China Star Curved Ultra-HD TV, was revealed at this month’s IFA 2014 home appliance and consumer electronics show in Berlin.

Some wondered what TCL would do to follow up on the Ultra High Definition flagship television it announced in January. If the experts were hoping for something big, then they have certainly got that with the China Star.

This is a set more likely to fit into a home cinema set-up rather than in a normal living room, but there is no denying it looks impressive. Its specs sound inspiring as well, not least because it promises to deliver an almost ‘glass-free three-dimensional effect’.


It boasts a reflection-resistant 55-degree viewing field from up to ten feet away and has a curved LED with a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160.

Other features include the use of intelligent backlighting, which can light up and dim different areas for a better viewing experience, and it has a 400Hz CMI figure which should ensure sharp and seamless motion resolution.

It is a high-brightness TV with a multi-core processor, making it suitable for much more than simply watching your favourite drama. It offers USB and HDMI ports, along with UHD upscaling.

TCL has not yet announced when this giant of the television world is likely to hit the market or how much it is going to cost, but you can be sure that the price tag is likely to be as large as the screen itself.

If you can’t wait that long or fancy something just a little bit more modest, how about LG’s 50LN540V 50-inch Full HD 1080P LED Television, available from Argos Both the screen size and the cost are more manageable for an average family, and yet it still uses back-lit technology and a Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 screen resolution.

Another option is the 50-inch Toshiba 50L2333 Full HD 1080p LED Television, also from Argos. The quality of the HD display is breathtaking, so be prepared to never want to watch standard-definition programmes again.

If these screens are still not big enough for you, check out the 60-inch Samsung UE60F7000 3D LED Smart Television, from Reliant Direct. Its list of specifications is as huge as its display, making this the perfect television if you want to stay ahead in the technology game.

The price tag on the latter is not for the faint-hearted, but if you want to go big without breaking your bank manager’s heart, consider the Sharp LC60LE651K 60-Inch Smart 3D LED Television, available from directTVs. Watch as the pictures come alive before your eyes in superior definition and detail. The only downside to this set is that your friends and family will be queuing up to get a spot on your sofa each evening.