Samsung Electronics unveiled its first commercial Curved Ultra High Definition (UHD) TVs and announced its 2014 curved and UHD TV lineup. In 2013, Samsung introduced three UHD TVs and its first-ever TV featuring a curved design. For 2014, Samsung is introducing a wide variety Samsung UHD TVs including the world’s largest at 110″, and a total of six curved sets, as well as the world’s first and largest Curved UHD TV at 105″. Below a video we captured via Google Glass.
“Following last year’s strong introduction of Samsung UHD TV, in 2014 Samsung will drive industry growth through tremendous innovation in UHD picture quality, breakthrough design and consumer choice,” said HS Kim, executive vice president of the visual display business at Samsung Electronics. “The combination of our curved design and UHD picture quality creates the ultimate immersive entertainment experience for people passionate about entertainment. Samsung is well-positioned to meet UHD demand with our new roster of beautifully designed, feature-packed and future-ready Smart TVs.”
Samsung’s 2014 UHD TV Line-upSamsung 105-inch Curved UHD TV – The World’s First and Largest Curved UHD TV – The 105-inch Curved UHD TV features an expansive display, curved design and is the largest TV ever with a movie-theater aspect ratio of 21 x 9. The result: a truly cinematic viewing experience in the living room. From 4K content, to Full HD and HD sources, everything will look better on this TV which boasts 11 million pixels for unmatched resolution. The combination of the screen size and Samsung’s Auto Depth Enhancer technology brings amazing depth to the picture and produces a life-like viewing experience.
Samsung U9000 Series Curved UHD TVs – The World’s First Curved UHD TV – The U9000 Series UHD TV line provides the ultimate immersive viewing experience thanks to its astonishing UHD picture quality, curved form factor and unique design – the bezel and support seem to disappear. All that remains is the brilliant 4K picture and wider field of view that draws viewers in like never before. It also delivers incredible color without losing any detail. Viewers get a balanced and uniform viewing distance across all areas of the screen. Curved TV has up to two times the enhanced contrast ratio in a normal viewing environment compared to flat TV. This second generation of Samsung curved screens can also be wall mounted with the specially designed kit, compatible with VESA Standards. The U9000 Series will be available in 78”, 65” and 55” screen sizes.
Samsung S9 Series UHD TVs – World’s Largest UHD Display – Samsung’s much-acclaimed S9 line is growing to include the larger-than-life size of 110 inches — the world’s largest display to offer UHD resolution. The sheer size of the panel along with Samsung’s exceptional UHD picture quality and color accuracy, transforms the viewing experience. This premium series changes the paradigm of TV design with Frame TV. The TV screen is a breakthrough concept compared to the stereotypical quadrilateral design of large screen TVs in the past. Using Samsung’s compression frame technology, the frame is strong and stable in structure, yet slim and sleek. Frame TV eschews the squared black bezel and conventional neck stand to indicate to the viewer that the S9 is something quite special and never seen before this. The S9 Series will come in 110” as well as the previously available 85” screen sizes.
Samsung U8550 Series UHD TVs – Advanced UHD Picture Quality – The U8550 Series offers UHD resolution and detail, unmatched clarity and immersive, rich picture quality. The TV not only analyzes the signal source and reduces artifacts but it also now interpolates details based on information from a picture quality database that is embedded in the TV’s system-on-chip (SoC). As a result, it can more precisely render superb details like the wisps of a feather or texture of leather to process a finely tuned UHD picture. The Samsung U8550 UHD TV’s thinness of 1.2 inches and the extremely narrow 7mm (0.28-inch) bezel combine to create a panel-only illusion. The Series will be available in five screen sizes: 75”, 65”, 60’’, 55” and 50”.
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