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World's biggest 4K widescreen TV probably costs more than your house

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The C Seed 262 UHD TV's 262-in (6.65 m) diagonal length gives it a width of 20.16 ft (6.14) m and height of 8.44 ft (2.57 m)
The C Seed 262 UHD TV's 262-in (6.65 m) diagonal length gives it a width of 20.16 ft (6.14) m and height of 8.44 ft (2.57 m)
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The C Seed 262 UHD TV would dominate any room
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The C Seed 262 UHD TV would dominate any room
The C Seed 262 UHD TV comes with a motorized custom fabric cover that folds away at a push of a button
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The C Seed 262 UHD TV comes with a motorized custom fabric cover that folds away at a push of a button
The C Seed 262 UHD TV comes with a motorized custom fabric cover that folds away at a push of a button
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The C Seed 262 UHD TV comes with a motorized custom fabric cover that folds away at a push of a button
The C Seed 262 UHD TV's 262-in (6.65 m) diagonal length gives it a width of 20.16 ft (6.14) m and height of 8.44 ft (2.57 m)
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The C Seed 262 UHD TV's 262-in (6.65 m) diagonal length gives it a width of 20.16 ft (6.14) m and height of 8.44 ft (2.57 m)
The base of the C Seed 262 UHD LED TV
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The base of the C Seed 262 UHD LED TV

C Seed isn't a household name in the world of electronics, which isn't a complete surprise given that not many households could afford the company's products. A perfect case in point is the new C Seed 262, which with a diagonal screen size of 262 in (6.65 m) is the world's largest 4K widescreen TV – and it's got a suitably large price to match.

Vienna-based C Seed is no stranger to big, expensive TVs. It took out a Red Dot "Best of the Best 2012" design award with its 201-inch outdoor LED TV. The result of a collaboration with Porsche Design, this monster rose out of a ground recess at the touch of a button on its remote.

The new 262 isn't built to withstand the outdoor elements, but is also the result of a collaboration – this time with L-Acoustics, which is responsible for the TV's onboard sound system that comprises six or 10 high-end speakers, depending on which press materials you look at.

But there's no confusion about that gargantuan screen. Its 262-in (6.65 m) diagonal length gives it a width of 20.16 ft (6.14) m and height of 8.44 ft (2.57 m), so it's at a size where the 4096 x 1716-pixel resolution will actually make a noticeable difference. The display also boasts black LED technology providing a 5,000:1 contrast ratio and pumps out 800 nits of brightness.

The C Seed 262 UHD TV comes with a motorized custom fabric cover that folds away at a push of a button
The C Seed 262 UHD TV comes with a motorized custom fabric cover that folds away at a push of a button

C Seed has also managed to almost completely eliminate the bezel on three sides, with the only blemish a black bar that extends 6.1 in (15 cm) from the bottom and runs the length of the screen. For the full cinema experience, the TV comes with a motorized custom fabric cover that folds away at a push of a button on the remote, as well as a 4K media server built in.

If you have a wall big enough, you'll need some pretty strong brackets to hold the TV in place as it weighs in at a hefty 1,764 lb (800 kg). C Seed also offers full installation, for a fee of €35,000, US$38,500 on top of the purchase price of €490,000, US$549,000, which would bring the total cost to well over half a million dollars.

If your bank balance can handle it, the C Seed 262 is available now.

Source: C Seed

3 comments
Mark Salamon
I'm having trouble understanding why anyone would want a TV with such a bizarre, elongated aspect ratio that doesn't conform with most video media available today. Practically everything you'd be watching would be bracketed by sidebars. I suppose it would have some usefulness for viewing two video images side-by-side, but I can think of better ways to achieve superior results while spending far less than half a million dollars...
aksdad
Mark, it's ideal for viewing the very common 2.39:1 aspect ratio of wide-screen movies without letterboxing (black bars at top and bottom). On typical 16:9 sets, those movies use only 74% of the available screen pixels and look underwhelming. Of course you could see those movies in all their glory at your local movie theater for a fraction of half a million dollars. In fact, for the same price you could buy a Barco commercial 4K digital projector and a 60 foot by 25 foot screen to entertain hundreds of friends and have enough left over to indulge in a Lamborghini Huracan.
Dennis Learned
What the dickens is 'black LED' technology?