Editor's note: Samsung has announced reservation and pre-order promotions for its latest 98-inch QLED 4K TV that might be too attractive for some to pass up. As tempting as it might be to drop a mammoth 98-inch television into your living room, you'll want to ensure there's enough space to accommodate it. Samsung recommends a minimum viewing distance of around 10 feet for the best experience and even that might be a little too close for some.
Sammy's 98-inch Class Q80C QLED 4K TV carries a base price of $7,999.99. That's two grand less than the 98-incher TCL recently dropped, although that model is of the mini-LED variety. From now through July 2, those who reserve Samsung's new set will receive a $500 credit that can be used toward their purchase.
That brings the effective price down to around $7,500, but the deals don't stop there. If you place your order between July 3 and July 23 when the pre-order window opens, you'll get an extra $1,000 instant savings, putting your total out-of-pocket at about $6,500.
Samsung will also throw in a Q-Series 5.1.2 channel wireless Dolby Atmos Soundbar system (model Q800C) absolutely free. The 360 watt system comes with an 8-inch subwoofer and normally sells for $1,000 on its own. You'll also get free delivery and in-home installation on everything.
To recap: You're looking at $6,500 for a decently spec'd (but not top of the line) 98-inch QLED 4K TV and a stout soundbar system, plus delivery and installation all rolled in. That's not a bad deal.
As mentioned, this specific Samsung set doesn't use mini-LEDs but rather, more conventionally sized LEDs with Direct Fully Array backlighting. You also get Samsung's Neural Quantum Processor with 4K upscaling and Quantum HDR+, as well as Dolby Atmos, Object Tracking Sound Lite, and Q-Symphony 3.0 audio technologies.
The television industry has come a long way in a relatively short amount of time. It wasn't all that long ago that 19-inch CRT sets were the norm and large TVs were typically 32-36 inches.