Saturday, 15 December, 2018

Samsung QLED TVs take on OLED with style, improved picture

A new QLED TV against a brick wall A new QLED TV against a brick wall
Sherri Watson | 08 March, 2018, 02:41

Go big or go home is a pretty classic Aussie phrase and it applies across nearly all of Samsung's range with most of their models available in a massive 75 inches which according to Samsung Australia Head of Product AV Hass Mahdi is in response to customer demand. These features allow the TV to complement the home's décor and deliver an immersive content viewing experience. Samsung claims that using this mode for three hours a day will only add 68p to your monthly electricity bill - as the TV constantly adjusts the display based on the light in the room.

Samsung is also promising improvements to its smart platform, including the addition of a genuine universal search feature, called Universal Browse, activated by tapping or talking into the remote.

Samsung has unveiled its television lineup for 2018, showcasing a feature that makes your TV blend into its surroundings like a chameleon and another that de-clutters cables. The QLED line plays to that, with models running from 49- to 88-inches.

"With our 2018 TV lineup, we are changing the definition of visual display to Intelligent Displays", said President Jonghee Han.

Finally, as far as TVs go, Samsung's Q8F and Q9F models in particular boast Direct Full Array tech, which is comprised of a series of panel zones that adjust and control backlighting automatically, the end result being purer whites and deeper blacks.

Samsung did not unveil any new TVs at the CES 2018 for release in 2018. But that's not really the point-the mode is just meant to give the illusion of invisibility between watching TV, and when you want to show off your new television to a visitor.

Ambient Mode allows you to take a photo of the wall you plan to place the TV on and upload the image to the device to be used as a background.

Another feature, called One Invisible Connection in the USA and One Clear Connect in Australia, means only one single cable is required to connect everything to your TV.

The TVs are also packed with a few other nifty features, such as thin cables.

Samsung has always been known to make some pretty excellent TVs - a trend the company seems bent on continuing with their 2018 devices if their latest announcement is anything to go by.

Facebook videos are no longer limited to desktop and mobile screens, as members can access their feeds and view recommendations on connected TVs. Samsung says The Wall will be available in August, but didn't offer pricing information.

You'll find that new DFA technology on only the high-end models - the Q9F and Q8F - but QLED should be improved all around across the range.

Like many other Samsung TVs, the newest QLED models can be used to control compatible smart devices, like voice-activated speakers, smart security systems, as well as other internet-of-things devices like light bulbs and thermostats. "Premium UHD models are the NU8500 and NU8000, and UHD models are the NU7100 (75", 65", 55", 50", 43", 40") and NU7300 (65", 55"). Samsung still hasn't given up on pushing curved TVs, as each series will be sold in both flat and curved versions.