There was lava all around and it seemed the end of the world was near. Yet, at the very last moment, the captain expertly manoeuvred his ship to escape into the realm of the unknown – space. It was one heck of a voyage, and by the end of it, I was drenched in sweat. The air-conditioner was off!
Coming back to reality, I was watching an ultra-high definition version of Star Trek: Into the Darkness in my living room on the(Rs 2.99 lakh) and I had managed to switch off the AC in my engrossed state. Surveying the stars in pitch black, I was startled when the camera suddenly panned to a shot within the spaceship – it was all so clear and brilliant, yet didn’t hurt the eye.
The TV from Samsung’s latest line is a stunner. Sporting a curved screen, it is practically devoid of a bezel; the smooth lines continue on the back – possibly the most aesthetic I’ve seen on a TV till date.
A few nights later, I was watching the Euro 2016 finals between France and Portugal. Minutes into the match, I watched Ronaldo in tears as he was carried out (and the moth consoling him) in vivid detail. As the match dragged on, I could watch minutely the frustration on the players’ faces and the despair writ large on the supporters. In extra time, I could see the joy on the faces of the Portugal supporters and the tears of the French as they conceded defeat. And yes, I didn’t miss the sideline antics of “assistant coach” Ronaldo. An added bonus that now it was much easier to access “Sports” mode on the TV.