Samsung “SUHD” TVs unveiled

Samsung revealed its new line of ultra high definition (UHD) televisions at CES in Las Vegas on Tuesday, 6 January 2015, adding three different designs in nine different sizes each to its TV portfolio.

The Korean electronics giant calls the new TVs “SUHD”, though it did not explicitly state what the “S” stands for.

“Regardless of the content source, Samsung provides the leading picture in the industry and will continue to do so with our SUHD TVs,” said HS Kim, president of the visual display business at Samsung Electronics. “Consumers can trust that we are more committed than ever to consistently deliver a superior home entertainment experience for years to come.”

Among the new features announced for these new TVs is the “SUHD re-mastering engine”, which automatically analyses the brightness of images to minimise additional power consumption.

Combined with nano-crystal semiconductor that transmit different colours of light depending on their size, Samsung said its SUHD TVs are able to produce the highest colour purity and light efficiency available today.

Samsung’s new range of TVs will also all be powered by the company’s open source Tizen platform which promises the following features:

  • A more responsive user interface.
  • Quick Connect, which automatically recognises Samsung smartphones once paired via BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) technology.
  • UHD movie and TV show streaming from providers such as Amazon, Comcast, DIRECTV, M-GO, and Netflix.
  • A new UHD movie download service using its existing UHD Video Pack in partnership with M-GO, a premium TVOD service and joint venture between Technicolor and DreamWorks Animation. This download service uses the SCSA (Secure Content Storage Association) standards.
  • Samsung Sports Live lets users to watch live games while simultaneously checking team and player stats on the same screen.
  • Samsung said it has also partnered with global games companies for a large and varied games catalogue.
  • Samsung Milk Video platform will let users discover, collect, and share all of the web’s best videos.
  • Briefing on TV can act as an alarm, and sync with Samsung mobile devices to turn on and display important items such as the time, weather and your schedule with a large screen for the day.

Samsung’s three new series of SUHD TVs are JS9500, JS9000, and JS8500. Each will be available in nine screen sizes from 48-inch to 88-inch.

Pricing and launch information was not available at the time of publication.

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