Absurdly big TVs are the staple of every CES trade show. Even if we’ve kind of seen it all by now, the past time has recently started to grow a little boring, but at least one company has managed to draw some attention. A business named C Seed is showcasing a 165-inch TV known as the N1, which, when folded into an aluminium base, can function as both a massive 4K TV and a “timeless” piece of art. These works of “art” are also not inexpensive; each one is custom-made and can cost up to $300,000.
According to the basic specifications, the TV should have decent picture quality. Its max brightness is 1,000 nits, and its 4K screen with mini-LEDs improves colour quality and contrast. The C Seed N1 is available in three different sizes from the manufacturer: 165–inch, 137–inch, and 103–inch. The television flattens into smaller panels and vanishes into the aluminium base with the push of a button, transforming it into a stationary piece of art. The folding procedure, which looks like a metal bench when finished, takes around 2.5 minutes.
A fibre optic connection that transforms into an ethernet connects the five separate panels (slabs) that make up the original display. Those display slabs only accept Ethernet as a connection type. You could assume that a seam would be evident due to the slabs opening individually; however, the company offers a clever solution to this issue.
CSeed used a technique that makes the space between micro-oled pixels disappear by making them marginally brighter than the rest. This is done on both sides of the crease. This is a super cool solution and it works pretty well.
The C Seed 1 comes with a champagne or silver base colour, so you may choose it to fit your room’s style, depending on its expected surroundings. There is a six-month waiting period from the time you order until your TV comes because each one is created to order.
This is clearly not a high-volume product, as the company has allegedly sold 200 units in a decade. It appears like a steal for $110,000 for the 103-inch model, $300,000 for the 165-inch, and $200,000 for the 137-inch. The business also offers an outdoor 137–inch model for $240,000; however, the specifications of this model are not yet known.