Samsung Reveals Quantum Dot That Takes UHD TV Viewing To New Level
For more than a decade Samsung TV’s have dominated TV viewing in Australian homes, now the Korean Company has rolled out new Quantum Dot technology that takes Ultra High Definition TV viewing to a new level.
Unlike Sony who stand accused of manipulating the colours of an LG OLED TV at their launch two weeks ago, in an effort to boost the perceived display quality of their new Bravia TV’s Vs the top end LG offering, Samsung simply took over a house in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney so that could display their new Super UHD TV range, in an environment where a TV is normally viewed.
They even rolled out a Physics Professor to explain why their Quantum Dot technology which is found in their premium range of 8000 and 9000 TV’s, is a superior TV technology capable of deliver spectacular colours whether you are watching a full HD football game or a 4K UHD movie delivered via their new $599 4K Blu ray player.
At last night’s launch Samsung also revealed that they are sticking with Curved TV’s claiming that it delivers a superior viewing experience and after last night’s demonstration I have to agree.
Samsung Product Manager Simon Howe said that more than half of SUHD models sold last year were curved.
The Korean Company has also quietly dumped 3D capability from their 2016 models due to a lack of demand and a shortage of 3D movies due to Hollywood moving to shooting new movies for 4K UHD viewing.
Also gone is the Samsung ‘Evolution Kit’ that was basically a Samsung initiative that allowed users to upgrade a TV as new technology was developed. This has been dropped because the today’s TV’s contain new technology that needs more than a simple processor upgrade kit.
They have also significantly upgraded the capability of their TV remote so that additional gear such as a Foxtel Box or an Xbox can be controlled from the one device.
At the top of the range is the 8000 and 9000 series which come in both flat and curved display.
A 75-inch curved model will set you back over $10,999 and a 65-inch model $5999. A 65-inch curved set costs $6299.
Their Quantum Dot, SUHD TV’s which deliver a 3840 x 2160 resolution is a TV that seriously delivers a viewing experience that is as good as the movies.
All you have to do to see how good this technology really is, is to go a store such as JB Hi Fi and see for yourself.
It makes the old Full HD TV that you most probably bought 5 years ago look like yesterday technology which when you bought it was cutting edge.
Professor David Reilly from the University of Sydney has even gone as far as putting his reputation on the line by backing QD technology because it is technically superior to most other display technology out there, It’s also cheaper to produce than OLED.
Samsung has also introduced HDR (High Dynamic Range).
This is a technology that delivers superior RGB (Red, Green, Blue) colours which make up all the colours delivered to a TV. By using HDR technology when a movie is shot movie makers can deliver superior blacks and brighter whites.
Also introduced is a new range of soundbars that allows you to dump those old space cluttering 5.1 and 7.1 home theatre kits. The new Samsung soundbars have been developed at the Companies US sound R+D Centre, they range in price from $599 to $1,599.
And if you want to really impress your friends you really must buy the new Samsung wireless rear speakers, that are small and will cost you around $175.
These bars have from 2.1 to 5.1 surround and use Wi-Fi to so that the rear speakers can be connected without the need for wires.