Samsung's debut of largest high-definition TV ever eclipsed by 'mishap'

Samsung's debut of largest high-definition TV ever eclipsed by 'mishap'
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Published January 8th, 2014 - 12:11 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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Journalists began tweeting and posting video showing what happened. Bay was soon Twitter’s second highest trending topic.
Journalists began tweeting and posting video showing what happened. Bay was soon Twitter’s second highest trending topic.
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Las Vegas
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Twitter
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Samsung
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Michael Bay
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Joe Stinziano
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Nanda Ramachandran

It should have been the press conference remembered for launching the world’s largest ultra high-definition television, but instead it’s going down as the time Michael Bay panicked and ran off stage at CES.

Bay, the director of such movies as Transformers and Armageddon, was invited on stage by Samsung executive Joe Stinziano to help demonstrate the company’s latest technological marvel, a television that measures in at 105 inches (266cm), has 4K (ultra high definition) resolution and a curved screen. Shortly into the presentation, Bay flubbed his lines. He tried to get back on script but then abandoned it all together and tried to “wing it” with the help of Stinziano. That quickly led to a long, awkward silence, which ended when Bay abruptly turned and walked off stage, leaving Stinziano standing there by himself.

There was some mumbling from the audience, as people waited to see if it was a scripted event. It wasn’t, but Stinziano quickly recovered. “It’s Vegas,” he said. “And this is a live show.”

However, panicking in front of a packed auditorium of tech reporters has its consequences. Journalists began tweeting and posting video showing what happened. Bay was soon Twitter’s second highest trending topic.

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