July 14th, 2017
At Sound Lab we have been a big fan of the Samsung QLED TVs announced in March. If you have not followed the details below are some details and after installing a few we have been impressed. Television rate of progress remains rapid to the consumer's benefit.
Press release from Samsung:
NEW YORK – MARCH 14, 2017 – Samsung Electronics America, the leader in home entertainment for over 11 years, showcased a new way to think about TV with its 2017 Home Entertainment product line. The company today announced availability of its premium flagship QLED televisions and revealed a new lifestyle TV, The Frame. Samsung also highlighted its new AV lineup including the Sound+ soundbar and new UBD-M9500 Blu-ray player.
Q9, Samsung’s Flagship QLED TV
“Our 2017 lineup is ushering in a new era for television. This year, we are taking smart features, craftsmanship and creativity to new heights—all while delivering a premium experience and solving everyday consumer pain points in the process,” said Dave Das, SVP Consumer Electronics Marketing for Samsung Electronics America. “With QLED TV, Samsung’s advances in Quantum dot technology provide our best picture quality ever – all while truly enhancing the way you live. The Frame empowers you to think about TV in a new way, bringing art and entertainment into new parts of your home. This is how television transforms—and becomes an essential part of your lifestyle.”
The latest QLED TVs were designed with the consumer in mind and focus on addressing three key consumer paint points through the solutions known as Q Picture, Q Smart and Q Style. Samsung collaborated with Yves Behar, a renowned Swiss designer, to create its latest lifestyle TV innovation, The Frame, to offer consumers an elegant masterpiece that seamlessly blends into the interior of any home.
Samsung Q7C QLED TV
Q Picture: Perfect combination of light and color
The newly-announced QLED TV takes Quantum dot technology to the next level with advancements in light efficiency, stability and a wider color spectrum. With new metal Quantum dots, the QLED TV addresses all the major aspects of picture quality, including viewing angle, color volume, brightness and bold contrast. The QLED TV can express accurate color and achieve 100 percent color volume – the highest on the market today, earning accreditation by Verband Deutscher Elektrotechnieker (VDE), one of Europe’s largest technical-scientific associations.
In addition, the QLED TV’s rich, deep black levels and bold contrast provide a consistent viewing experience regardless of a room’s lighting. The QLED TV’s advanced HDR 1500 functionality allows users to see every hidden detail as it was meant to be seen, with no loss or distortion of color.
Samsung Q8C QLED TV
Q Smart: Elevating the home entertainment experience
Samsung’s Smart Hub has been expanded to offer an even more intuitive and unified experience, directly via the QLED TV. The enhanced Samsung One Remote Control now supports more devices and offers voice control capabilities across more Smart TV features. Paired with the latest Smart View App – available on Android or iOS mobile devices – users will enjoy their personalized Smart Hub.
Additionally, Samsung’s TV Plus service offers the easiest and fastest way to find, purchase and watch the latest 4K films and entertainment. We’ve placed all of our music partners within the music tile, and the user has a unified view of all their playlists and radio stations across services.
This year, Samsung introduced new design elements that can fit into any home – regardless of the interior aesthetics or setup. The all-new Invisible Connection cable helps manage unsightly cords and clutter with a refined, single cord system. Consumers can now design their space with a single optical cable that brings all devices together, reclaiming the living room space once occupied by set-top boxes and external devices.
Samsung has also introduced the No Gap Wall-mount which brings the TV flush against the wall, closer than ever before. For those who do not wish to mount their TV onto the wall, there is also a range of stylish Samsung TV stands. Designed like an easel, the Studio Stand is an ideal accompaniment for any artist-inspired living space, and with the Gravity Stand, the TV can be rotated easily and allows for optimal viewing at any angle.
Samsung’s 2017 QLED TV lineup is available now starting at $2,799 at Samsung.com.