Samsung’s Insane 292-Inch Wall TV Is World’s Biggest and Brightest

The 146-inch version of The Wall has been available for order since last January. The stunning MicroLED TV by Samsung is a mind blowing device at that size but, when you scale it up to 292 inches — 24 feet! — and 8K video resolution, you positively enter the realm of interdimensional portal-level amazingness.

Its name: The Wall Luxury.

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(Image credit: Tom's Guide)

Available globally this month (price TBD), it will be available from 73 inches and 2K resolution to this 292-inch behemoth. (Wondering what size room that will fit in? Check out our guide "What size TV do I need?") The device’s thickness is only 30 millimeters and has zero bezel: the image ends right at the edge.

That’s precisely the most impressive aspect of the TV. At last, Samsung has been able to allegedly match the large-format LG OLED displays with this new technology. Until now, LG was the only manufacturer who could offer an infinite contrast ratio thanks to the self-emitting light nature of OLED: every pixel produces its light without the need of any backlight. The result is that — while any other TV have grayish blacks and comparatively washed out color thanks to the lamps being the LCD panel — OLED can offer true pure blacks.

MicroLED technology offers self-emitting light diodes, too.

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(Image credit: Samsung)

Samsung alleges that this beast has a 100,000-hour lifetime. By comparison, LG claims that its TVs can last 30,000 hours — about 10 years if you watch TV about eight hours a day. Also, OLED can get burn-in images permanently imprinted on its surface if you leave the same image on for a long time. In theory, MicroLED doesn’t have this problem.

Samsung also claims that this TV will deliver 2,000 nits of maximum brightness when displaying 120 frames per second — which sounds quite dizzying. The entire thing is controlled by an AI-based image processor that handles upscaling of video and color banding smoothing.

The Wall Luxury comes with everything you expect from a TV of this class: all the connections you can imagine, wireless, and two different sound systems, Hartman Luxury Audio or Steinway Lyngdorf.

Jesus Diaz

Jesus Diaz founded the new Sploid for Gawker Media after seven years working at Gizmodo, where he helmed the lost-in-a-bar iPhone 4 story and wrote old angry man rants, among other things. He's a creative director, screenwriter, and producer at The Magic Sauce, and currently writes for Fast Company and Tom's Guide.