|[January 06, 2014]
Samsung Unveils First Curved Ultra High Definition (UHD) TVs, Expands TV Leadership with New Curved and UHD TV Roster
LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)--
Samsung (News - Alert) Electronics Co., Ltd., the leader in TV technology for 8 years,
today unveiled its first commercial Curved Ultra High Definition (UHD)
TVs and announced its robust 2014 curved and UHD TV lineup. The new
product portfolio reinforces Samsung's leadership and sets the pace for
innovation, design and content across the industry.
Samsung U9000 Series Curved UHD TVs provides the ultimate immersive viewing experience thanks to its astonishing UHD picture quality, curved form factor and unique design. The U9000 Series will be available in 78", 65" and 55" screen sizes. (Photo: Business Wire)
In 2013, a banner year for Samsung, the company introduced three UHD TVs
that ignited consumer demand for the new technology, and also launched
its first-ever TV featuring a curved design. For 2014, Samsung is
demonstrating its commitment to driving new technologies and
accelerating their adoption by 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".
"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."
Ahead of the Curve in Creating the Ultimate
Ushering in a bold new era of riveting realism and mesmerizing
immersion, Samsung is blending its innovative Curved TV design with its
UHD TV technology. These TVs deliver a bold theatrical experience and
fundamentally change the way the world views TVs. The 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. The
curved design creates a balanced and uniformed viewing distance for a
more true-to-life viewing experience with improved viewing angles and
higher contrast from different viewing positions, so everyone watching
has the best seat in the house. To maximize the advantages of Curved TV,
Samsung developed the optimal curvature of 4200R, which provides the
best picture quality from a normal watching distance of 3-4 meters. The
combination of the curve and UHD technology creates the ultimate
immersive viewing experience bringing images to life and enveloping
viewers in spectacular color, clarity and detail. This is augmented by
Samsung's proprietary Auto Depth Enhancer, an algorithm that analyzes
regions of images and automatically adjusts contrast for a greater sense
of depth on the company's new Curved TVs and it gives a 3D effect
without glasses.. Color is further enhanced on these sets with Samsung's
PurColor™ technology in Series 9 Curved UHD TV, which reproduces color
as film-makers envisioned, expressing more detailed shades. The number
of color adjustment points has been increased by a factor of seven for
even more detail and color expression. In addition to the 105" Curved
UHD TV, Samsung introduced the U9000 Series Curved UHD TVs, including
the world's first Curved UHD TV, and expanded the curved form factor to
its flagship Full HD H8000 LED TV series.
Introducing A Better and Broader Samsung UHD TV
Withfour times the resolution and pixels of Full HD, these UHD TVs
provide unsurpassed picture quality. UHD sources look spectacular in
crisp 4K resolution on Samsung UHD TVs. Thanks to UHD Upscaling,
featured on all Samsung UHD TVs, viewers are treated to the best
possible picture, regardless of source material. The proprietary
technology converts Full HD, HD and lower resolution sources to
nearly-UHD clarity through a unique four-step process that includes
signal analysis, noise reduction, detail analysis and finally,
upscaling, so everything looks better on Samsung UHD TVs. UHD Dimming
technology also helps to further optimize picture quality by processing
each block of a picture and delivering deeper blacks and improved
Samsung's UHD TVs not only support today's standards -- including HEVC,
HDMI 2.0, MHL 3.0 and HDCP 2.2; they are the only TVs on the market that
are future-ready, thanks to the Samsung UHD Evolution Kit. The One
Connect Box (News - Alert) essentially houses the brains of the TV externally, enabling
customers to switch out the box with the latest Samsung UHD Evolution
Kit to stay up to date on the latest UHD standards, as well as to get
access to the newest technology Samsung has to offer, all helping
customers protect their investment for many years to come.
Through its three UHD TV series - S9, U9000 and U8550 - in 2014 Samsung
will offer a full lineup of UHD Smart TV models in sizes from 50" up to
a tremendous 110", and both curved and flat form factors so consumers
can choose the UHD TV that best fits their lifestyle.
Smart Experience: Now Smarter, Easier and
Faster than Ever
Samsung's Smart TV is even easier, faster and more fun to use. The new
Multi-Link feature brings contextual multitasking to the big screen,
enabling users to go deeper into their entertainment by splitting the
screen to bring up related content to enhance the viewing experience.
While enjoying Live TV, consumers can populate a right-hand screen with
contextual search results on the Web browser, relevant YouTube (News - Alert) video
content and more for side-by-side enjoyment of related entertainment and
information streams. On Samsung's new U9000 Series, viewers have
the option of splitting the large-screen real estate into a total of
The 2014 Samsung Smart Hub is more intuitive and even more enjoyable.
With the new design, content is organized to be more easily accessible,
giving people more control of their entertainment experience. The 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 space to enjoy personal content and connections.
The new Smart TV experience is also lightning fast thanks to the
upgraded Quad Core processor. In fact, the QuadCore Plus is up to two
times faster and delivers quicker loading and navigation with an overall
improved Smart TV performance. Turning on the TV has never been faster
with Instant On. The TV will turn on soon after pressing the power
button so that users can get to their entertainment faster.
Samsung's 2014 UHD TV Line-up includes:
Samsung 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 SeriesCurved 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"
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".
To see these and more new Samsung TVs first-hand at CES (News - Alert) 2014, visit
the Samsung booth #12004 in the Central Hall. Samsung Electronics
America's press releases, product images and video content are available
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