C-SEED Unveils World’s First Foldable 165-Inch MicroLED TV

Watch this $400,000 TV rise from the floor and unfold its mega-sized screen.

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The ultra-luxury TV space just got a stunning new entrant courtesy of a 165-inch, 4K foldable MicroLED behemoth created by high-end Austrian brand C-SEED. 

The uniquely minimalist M1 TV rises silently from the floor as a sculpture-like column in a promotional video, then unfolds a massive 165-inch screen. The $400,000 superset looks like something you might see sprouting in Elon Musk’s living room, and may even remind cinephiles of the monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Billed as “the world’s first foldable 165-inch MicroLED TV”, the M1’s foldable screen is mounted on a high precision frame machined from a solid block of aviation-grade aluminum alloy.

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The TV’s state-of-the-art 4K MicroLED tech is designed to create incredibly vibrant colors and a game-changing picture resolution, including a special screen surface treatment that highlights the picture’s pivotal deep black hues. 

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“Trendsetting contemporary uncluttered, free from all visual ballast. In these environments, big wall-mounted TV screens are an anachronism in modern interior design,” said C SEED Managing Partner Alexander Swatek in a statement announcing the M1. “Therefore, C SEED took a totally different path and came up with a revolutionary design.”

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Designer Stefan Pani built an integrated high performance soundboard into the M1’s frame, which rises from the floor, unfurls its screen, then rests on an elegant base. 

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The M1 features both HDR Plus (High Dynamic Range) and C SEED’s Adaptive Gap Calibration Technology (AGC) that renders borders between the display wings virtually invisible.

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It’s available in four suitably rich colors (Black, Gold, Silver and a dark matte “Titan” hue) and a choice of casings depending on the buyer’s tastes, space requirements and settings. 

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This truly insane TV may cost more than some houses, but if you’ve got an extra $400,000 to drop on what might be the ultimate home entertainment upgrade, the M1 is slated to become available for purchase beginning in July 2021. 

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The Vienna, Austria-based C-SEED—a boutique firm specializing in ultra-luxe TVs for indoor, outdoor and marine settings—was founded in 2009 by Swatek along with two former Bang & Olufsen managers. The M1 is a follow-up to the award-winning C SEED 201 TV collab with Porsche Design Studio. 

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