Samsung To Launch New Curved TV + Even Smarter Smart TV's

Written by David Richards     21/03/2014 | 08:53 | Category: TVS & LARGE DISPLAY

Samsung Australia will shortly unveil a new TV line up with models tipped to include a new curved TV along with TVs designed to capture a larger share of the premium TV market, Samsung is also set to announce additional content partnerships and new Smart TV capabilities.

Samsung To Launch New Curved TV + Even Smarter Smart TV's

The new TV range that have built in Wi Fi and networking capability are designed to work with the Companies new range of attach audio gear. 
One of the standout products will be the flagship U9000 Curved UHD TV.
This TV has built into it new TV technology developed by Samsung that delivers life-like UHD picture quality on a curved screen. 
Key to this technology is an Auto Depth Enhancer, which is basically an algorithm that analyses regions of images and automatically adjusts contrast for a greater sense of depth, it's been described as being like 3D without the glasses. 


New Pure Colour technology delivers detailed shades and peak illuminator & precision black which Samsung claims maximizes the brightness range closer to what film-makers are trying to achieve for cinema movies. 


The curved TV's  can be wall-mounted out of the box with regular mounts compatible with VESA Standards. 
Training manuals given to retailers claims the new curved screen gives videos a presence not felt on flat screens, plus, a wider field of view creates a panoramic effect that makes the display seem even bigger than it is and draws viewers in like no TV has ever done before. 
From virtually any viewing position or angle, the curved design creates a more true-to-life experience so everyone watching has the best seat in the house the documentation claims. 



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Samsung's U8700 Curved UHD TV delivers an immersive, lifelike UHD 4K picture. With Precision Black local dimming, contrasts are enhanced while UHD Dimming perfects brightness. The TV's thinness of 1.2 inches and extremely narrow 7mm bezel combine to create a panel only-illusion. Samsung's U8700 Curved UHD TV will be available in 55" and 65" screen sizes. Pricing is still to be determined.


In the flat screen TV market Samsung is set to release the U8550 UHD TV which the Company claims will deliver incredible life-like UHD picture quality and is packed with new Smart TV capabilities as well as new proprietary UHD dimming technology that adjusts brightness to deliver deeper blacks and brighter whites producing a crystal clear picture experience. 
The Samsung U8550 UHD TV will be available from April in a 55" model for sub $3,500.


Another products coming later this year includes a 105" Curved UHD TV that delivers a cinematic 21 x 9 aspect ratio, with 11 million pixels. The Samsung's 105" Curved UHD TV will be available in the second half of the year according to sources. 
The new, faster Samsung Smart Hub means less searching and more watching. Easily access all of your live TV, VOD apps and social media in one easy-to-browse place with the Smart Hub. With Samsung's Multi-Link feature, consumers can transform their TV into four screens that can access live TV, streaming video and the web all at once, making multitasking a breeze.


 Also tipped is a new Samsung Smart Hub that has been described as being more intuitive than previous models.
A new Games Panel allows customers to experience big-screen exhilaration without entertainment system clutter. 

There will be a variety of popular family, sports, action and racing games from leading partners. A new Multimedia panel combines the previous Photo/Video/Music and Social panels into one space to enjoy personal content and connections.
 
This year's Samsung Smart TV's which are powered by a Quad Core Plus processor that includes a new feature that allows users to quickly get to favourite channels or content sources. The most used and favourite apps display right on the bottom of the TV screen making it even easier to toggle between the content and entertainment you want.


 The Quad Core Plus processor is up to two times faster and delivers quicker loading and navigation with an overall improved Smart TV performance Samsung has said. 


Turning on the TV is also faster with a new feature called Instant On. The TV will turn on soon after pressing the power button so that users can get to their entertainment faster.

Another standout feature for 2014 is the One Connect Box found in each set. Inside of this box will be all the guts pertaining to the software the TV runs on, as well as what ports and wireless connectivity options it has, too. Samsung says One Connect Box will be removable so that owners can swap it out in the future and upgrade to any newer hardware technologies that come out over the next few years.



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