Size matters: €27k TV is biggest ever sold in Ireland
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
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By Seán McCárthaigh
The LG 84in Ultra HD TV is the biggest ever television to go on sale in Ireland. Its asking price of €26,999 is also easily the highest price likely to be paid for any TV now or for some years to come.
With a reach longer than the arm span of most adults, the South Korean TV maker is aiming for consumers who like to think big when it comes to entertainment systems.
The mega-TV, the LG 84LM960V, is exclusively available at the Harvey Norman stores in Carrickmines, Co Dublin.
Harvey Norman Ireland spokesman Cathal McGee said the model’s attraction was its promise of “totally immersive viewing” with ultra high-definition picture quality boasting four times the resolution of existing full HD sets and making it the “most technologically advanced TV” on the Irish market.
Content can also be accessed via laptops and mobile phones, while the remote control can be operated using voice recognition technology.
Not surprisingly, the price is also a multiple of existing large-screen TVs which are traditionally about 56in in size and cost about €2,000.
The TV has generated controversy online as the model appeared to be selling for under €12,000 in Portugal when released there earlier this year. However, it now appears to sell for a standardised price across Europe.
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