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Samsung Developed A Giant 219-Inch TV Called 'The Wall' And It's Insane

Every year, major tech companies will try their hardest to out-dazzle each other at the International Consumer Electronics Show. It's kind of like what the video games industry does at E3, but with fewer cringe-worthy attempts to be hip and trendy.

And this year, Samsung seemed to give their TV competition a run for their money, or at least for their measuring tapes.

It looks like they should've waited a year before they used the name "The Wall," because the more recent edition seems to deserve it a lot more.

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That's because, as Business Insider reported, The Wall's newest incarnation clocks in at a whopping 219 inches in width.

Anyone holding an eight-player Smash Bros. party should have no trouble telling who is fighting whom with one of these.

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Normally, something like this would seem like a nightmare to try and transport anywhere.

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But not only would that be surprisingly easy in this case, but a room big enough to make watching a 219-inch TV feasible wouldn't need a matching giant doorway.

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That's because the TV was developed using MicroLED technology.

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According to Business Insider, this means that the TV isn't made of one big screen so much as a series of small panels that can be connected to form the monster unit.

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This means that The Wall is about as flexible and adaptable a TV as you can get.

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As Fortune reported, the modular setup allows users to adjust it into whatever shape they desire.

Once they do, the modules are supposed to automatically adapt to any changes made.

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Also, turning it off doesn't just mean you end up looking at a black screen.

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The screen can be set to display a custom picture while it's in the "off" position, so if users want to make it look like a piece of art like the one shown above, they can.

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Or if they want to surprise people every time they turn it on, they can set your "off" position preferences a little differently.

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As Business Insider reported, it's possible to make the screen blend into the background by displaying textured material. It'll be like it's wearing camouflage.

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All of these technological features make Samsung pretty confident about calling this the screen of the future.

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Trying to predict the future is always a risky move, but it's hard to imagine a more futuristic way to experience something like this without inventing the holodeck or something.

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And that's especially important considering that we don't even know how much these TVs cost right now.

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So we should probably take that "consumer-friendly" talk as a hint that a 219-inch modular TV probably isn't most people's idea of "cheap."

It seems like a good guess.

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Of course, a big question that folks usually have about a TV concerns the picture quality.

And as fun as describing that sort of thing with a bunch of numbers and buzzwords is, it's probably better just to let you see it for yourself.

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