By Alan Wolf
In a push to jump-start sales of 8K TV, Samsung has set an opening price point of $4,999 for its newest 65-inch model.
Video & Audio Center (VAC), the Los Angeles tech chain that helped launch Samsung’s 8K line last year, began pre-selling the 2019 65Q900RA this past weekend for $4,999. According to corporate director Tom Campbell, the retailer will also carry the 75-inch model (75Q900RA), which carries a $6,999 price point, as well as 82- and 85-inch iterations. Pricing on the two larger models were not announced.
Campbell said VAC expects delivery shortly after this week’s CES 2019, and will showcase the TVs at a Super Bowl event in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles on Feb. 3, at which the Big Game will be upscaled to 8K resolution.
“They’re hitting very popular price points very, very quickly,” Campbell said.