The first Ultra HD television finally went on sale Thursday. The new 84-inch LED TV from LG electronics delivers four times the resolution of current hi-definition televisions and includes 10 speakers, three-dimensional picture quality and glasses, and a virtually frameless cinema screen design.
The price tag on the Ultra HD TV is $19,999.99.
Even with the three thousand dollar discount some stores are offering, that's frankly, insane for a TV. But apparently, it's relatively, cheap.
The Sony version of the Ultra HD, which hits stores in December, is expected to retail for almost $25,000. The very high-end retailers that are stocking the sets hope to capitalize on this year's holiday shopping season.
Which brings us to tonight's number: 3%.
During the first quarter of this year, three percent fewer televisions were sold than in the same period in 2011. That might not sound like a lot but it is the first time in history that TV sales dropped from the previous year.