First announced and showcased back at CES was Samsung’s assault on
4K UHD and its Home Entertainment. More details have emerged giving us more of a idea of what their TVs will do as well as pricing to go alongside with it. Curved is the new thing in technology and is created to give you a better feel of the product you are viewing and immerse the viewer into that content. I can attest to that checking out some mobile devices with a slight curve to them. Also as tech advances, Samsung is making efforts to make these TVs “future proof” with UHD Evolution Kits that can be swapped out once huge upgrades take place.
Lineup of UHDTVs
Samsung 105″ Curved UHDTV: Scheduled for Q3/Q4 of 2014 with TBD pricing.
Samsung’s U9000 Curved UHD TV:55” model for $3,999.99 and 65” for $4,999.99 coming in March. A 78” model will also be released later this year for $7,999.99.
Samsung’s U8700 Curved UHD TV: 55” and 65” screen sizes,with TBD price points.
Samsung’s U8550 UHD TV: 55” model for $2,999.99 and a 65” model for $3,999.99. The 50” ($2,499.99), 60” ($3,499.99) and 75” ($5,999.99) models will be released in May.
Samsung’s H8000 Curved Smart LED TV: If you arent ready for UHD, HD with LED still looks just as good with some SmartTV offerings. The 55” model for $2,499.99 and a 65” model for $3,399.99. The 48” model will be release in May for $1,999.99.
Working With 20th Century Fox and UHD Content
Also at CES, Fox partnered with Samsung to supply them with exclusive UHD content and would even give them a terabyte hard drive with movies such as Night at the Museum, The Counselor and X-Men Origins: Wolverine. I personally would love to see some other titles but I imagine more will be produced down the pipeline as the UHD content bus rolls along.
Besides that Samsung will continue to feed your need for UHD with deals in the works with heavy hitters in streaming such as Netflix, M-Go, and Amazon. TV Providers Comcast and DirecTV will be there for support as well.
While at the event today we got to check out Samsung’s Smart Hub and taking multitasking on TVs to levels you would only fathom. Being able to split up to four screens we could watch a game in one window, and do some web browsing in another. It helps alleviate using various devices and missing out on the action while usually happens.
Any features or UHDTVs that catch your eye and setup for a future upgrade?