LG moves 4K UHD into the ultra-wide 21:9 space in 2014

We’ve been told for years that Full HD was the best picture quality, and then came Ultra HD, shattering the 1920×1080 of Full HD with a 3840×2160 resolution. LG looks to shatter it one more time with a wider vision of 4K.

The news comes just before we all break for holidays (don’t worry, we’ll still be writing, albeit a little less than normal) and only weeks before the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show starts, with word that LG’s next big TV is literally a whopper of a display.

Sitting at 105 inches diagonally, the LG 105UB9 is the world’s first 21:9 4K Ultra High Definition TV, relying on a panel capable of showing 5120×2160, which is closer to the actual movie ratio of 21:9 than the 16:9 we see on most televisions.

The screen will also featured more of that slight curve we first saw on LG’s OLED TV earlier in the year, supported by a new form of TFT LCD technology to help deal with the problem of uneven backlighting.

“LG Display has kept its dominant position in the display market with innovative and differentiated technologies,” said LG’s Lambro Skropidis, General Manager of Marketing at the company’s Australian division.

“With a resolution of 11 million pixels, the 105-inch curved panel is proof of our continued leadership in the next generation display market, offering exceptional world-class value to our customers.”

We’ll likely see more of it at the Consumer Electronics Show, though we can’t imagine that Australians will see it before the middle of 2014.

Price hasn’t been announced yet, but you can probably imagine that it won’t be cheap, and seriously, if you have to ask, you definitely can’t afford this.