Samsung 2016 SUHD 4K TV

SAMSUNG 2016 SUHD 4K Televisions

Overview

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Samsung which is a South Korean company, is probably the biggest-selling TV brand in all the world. The Samsung TVs can range from a very affordable 40-inch televisions up to huge 65-inch premium model. Samsung still does release full-HD Televisions, but sensibly Samsung now does mostly concentrate and offer TVs capable of 4K picture quality, 4k is otherwise known as ultra HD.

4K TVs have four times the number of pixels as full-HD television sets, meaning they can theoretically display a so much sharper picture. As well as playing 4K content which had also become more widely available through the likes of Sky and Virgin, especially with streaming services such as Netflix the Samsung 4K TV can upscale a full HD picture to very near 4K quality.

Details of its high-end ‘SUHD’ TV range for 2016, have been revealed by Samsung. With this range even by the Korean brand’s usual bold standards, looks hugely ambitious.

Samsung does intend to serve up five Ultra HD Premium-certified TV ranges which incorporate 16 different sets.

Overall you will realise that Samsung’s product range is very well balanced. A Samsung TV is not particularly the best at any specific usage, but it performs well at all of them, making it a great purchase.

Samsung TVs have been impressive with their good picture quality, attractive design, and especially handy smart features. They aren’t all perfect, but they are all very good.

KS Model

The KS Models are called SUHD by Samsung. The ‘S’ in SUHD simply means that they have the wide colour gamut feature.

There are three superior series models in the KS range the Series 7, Series 8 and the Series 9 which is a ‘Top End’ television.

KU Models

The KU Models are 4k TVs. They support HDR, but are not able to display it with a wide colour gamut and are not as bright.

KS9500 SUHD Series 9 4K UHD TV

This KS9500 is the UK Samsung flagship 4K TV and it is curved , has Full Direct LED lighting with local dimming using Precision Black Pro.

As a “Premium UHD Alliance” certification television it does conform to the agreed standards and surpasses them in many ways. These standards include High Dynamic Range (HDR) to brightness 1000 nits, Quantum Dot Colour, 10-bit panel. These standards include the ability to show at least 90 percent of the P3 color gamut.

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SKS9500 TV size option are 65-inch 78-inch & 88-inch, with a bezel-less screen and using the Samsung’s overall 360 degree design where viewing will impress from every angle you look at it from. It is refined and minimalist design through and through.

The KS9500 is a Smart TV with a One Connect Box designed to have only one major power connection into the TV. Smart TV and an X8 Octa core processor gives a really fast response.

HDMIs x 4 ports, USB’s x 3 ports and an optical digital audio output. Built-in WiFi and Ethernet connection.

To re-iterate this is the Top end 4K TV from Samsung and is a lovely television.

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KS9000 SUHD Series 9 4K UHD TV

The KS9000 has Edge LED lighting with local dimming unlike the KS9500 model with its Full Direct LED lighting. Yes it is another curved television with a refresh rate of 120Hz.

Sizes are smaller than the top of range KS9500  with 55-inch, 65-inch and 75-inch and there is an additional 49-inch version.

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Ultra Black giving striking levels of contrast

UHD Alliance compliance with HDR Brightness of more than 1000 Nits, Quantum Dot Colour

With a 10-bit panel with Bezel-less and Ultra slim screen design. 360-degree clean minimalist design

Viewable from all angles. It’s a Smart TV with x2 remote controls including Premium Start Remote control with Auto Detection via an HDMI cable. Smart TV and an X8 Octa core processor giving a really faster response

The One Connect box houses HDMIs x 4, USBs x 2. Built into the TV are WiFi and Ethernet and a further USB connection.

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KS8000 SUHD Series 8 4K UHD TV Series

This is the highest specified flat screen TV in Samsung’s 2016 range. Which could make it very popular as there don’t appear to be many other differences between it and the curved screen models.

Size options: 49-inch, 55-inch, 65-inch and 78-inch models.

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Edge LED Screen lighting technology

Ultra Black with Local Dimming

HDR 1000 Nits Brightness

Quantum Dot Colour

10-bit panel

Ultra narrow bezel Ultra slim screen, 360-degree design

Smart TV and an X4 Quad core processor gives a fast response. With One Connect box for only one major input power cable.

One Connect box contains HDMIs ports x 4 and USB ports x 2 and an optical digital audio output. With built-in WiFi and Ethernet connection and a further USB port in separate area on back of TV.

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SUHD Series 7 4K UHD TV ‘s

It’s back to curved screens for this series 7 model KS7500 whereas the KS7000 is a flat screen.

With the main differences being that these model’s do not have such powerful motion processing as the KS9000 series, with a less sophisticated version of Samsung’s Micro Dimming technology, which breaks the picture into small sections for more accurate analysis by the TVs’ picture processing engine.

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Size options vary between the KS7500 Curved screen model being 43-inch, 49-inch, 55-inch 65-inch.

Whereas the flat screen KS7000 the size options available are 49-inch, 55-inch, 60-inch, 75-inch.

Edge LED Screen lighting technology

Ultra Black with Local Dimming

HDR 1000 Nits Brightness

Quantum Dot Colour

10-bit panel

Screen Design is Bezel-less, Ultra slim, while the TV’s are of the same 360-degree design

Smart TV’s with X4 Quad core processor giving a fast response.

One Connect box contains HDMIs ports x 4 and USB ports x 2 and an optical digital audio output. With built-in WiFi and Ethernet connection and a further USB port in separate area on back of TV.

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Features of the 2016 Samsung 4KTV’s

 

2016 HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR stands for high dynamic range, essentially taking a series of images, each with a different exposure from the darkest to lightest. Then HDR combines the best parts of the three overexposed, underexposed, and balanced shots, to create a new dramatic image with rather beautiful shadowing and highlights. This results in bright areas of the screen looking even brighter, which then allows the television to display new colours and so significantly expands the range of the contrast ratio on screen.

Samsung has an Ultra HD Premium Certification by UHD Alliance which is applied to all it’s UHD televisions.

Certification Pre-conditions

A minimum resolution of 3,840 x 2,160

The higher the number, the richer and more accurate the colours on a TV.

10-bit colour, often called ‘deep colour’, does contain over one billion colours. Note! Blu-rays use 8-bit colour, which equates to just over 16 million individual colours.

To qualify as an Ultra HD Premium, a TV must be able to display 90% of the colours defined by the P3 colour space. This number is what’s referred to as the colour gamut, or the number of colours a display can cope with. So, a TV that can show ‘90% of P3 colours’ would be said to have a 90% colour gamut.

All the 2016 SUHD TVs, from the KS8000 up to the flagship KS9800 are certified by the UHD Alliance as TVs that match the Ultra HD Premium colour and dynamic range standards for HDR. This effectively means that these TVs all deliver peak brightness, Rich deep black levels and these 4k TVs deliver a Wide Colour gamut as discussed above.

The resulting high contrast level that completely beats what was the case in any 2015 SUHD TV, which includes the previous flagship JS9500 for 2015.

The main technologies behind this high dynamic range quality consist of Samsung’s HDR1000 spec, the Peak Illuminator Pro and Precision Black with Samsung’s supplementary Ultra Black technology.

In the 2016 SUHD models, Nano Crystal Colour has now been renamed to Quantum Dot Colour but is in effect the same colour palette augmenting and enhancing technology of quantum dot filter screens between LED backlights and LCD display.

These models also feature a moth eye to disperse reflections meaning minimal glare, all for a better overall picture.

Multi-Zone Full Array Backlighting

This feature is found only in the best SUHD TVs which is this year’s flagship KS-Series 4K TV including the flagship KS9500 TV (KS9800 USA only). As the above name implies, the technology does impart a wide range of dimming and lighting zones behind the screen done through precision control of a full array of particularly bright LEDs of a type which Samsung is well known for creating.

Local dimming is a feature on LED TVs that will dim the backlight behind parts of the screen where it is displaying black. Making blacks appear deeper and darker on those parts of the screen, which is a big bonus for people who watch video with darker scenes, like most movies and some TV shows.

Motion Rate (SUHD and JU-Series)

All Samsung 4K TV models come with motion rate technology but now since 2016 however, the company seems to have standardized this practice of two essential standards which are Motion Rate 120 and Motion Rate 240.

Motion Rate 240 is found in high end models from both the SUHD and JU-Series TVs and this represents an actual native refresh rate of 120Hz. Whereas the Motion Rate 120, found in the remaining Samsung 4K TVs of either series represents a native refresh rate of 60Hz.

Obviously enough, the higher the native refresh rate, the better the TV performs with fast paced content like games, action movies and sportscasts most of all.

The 2016 KU-Series 4K TVs motion rate is 120 (60Hz native refresh rate) this is the case for all models whilst only the SUHD TVs offer a Motion Rate 240 (120 Hz native refresh)

One-Connect and One-Connect mini Box (SUHD and JU-Series)

The One-Connect and One-Connect Mini box are two different external devices very much unique to Samsung’s 4K TVs. What both devices do is provide an external secondary source of connectivity ports that covers all those ports normally found on the TVs themselves. What makes these devices so eminently useful is that they can quickly be replaced with updated models without replacing the whole TV.

In Samsung’s higher end 4K UHD SUHD TVs, the One-Connect box comes as an included feature and in lower-end SUHD TVs as well as most KU-Series 4K TVs, it is an optional extra accessory which can be purchased separately. There is also a mini version called the One-Connect mini box which offers less connectivity ports (for HDMI, USB, Ethernet, …) but also delivers a certain level of future-proofing.

Peak Illuminator technology

This feature is one of the two core technologies of Samsung’s SUHD TVs with HDR capacity. In the case of the 2016 flagship KS SUHD TV models, the Peak Illuminator Ultimate is in place offering the highest possible level of brightness in the entire SUHD line. On the other hand, in the case of the lower-end SUHD models, there are also a slightly weaker version of Peak Illuminator which go by the names of Peak Illuminator Pro or simply Peak Illuminator. The Ultimate and Pro versions of this are integral to the HDR of high end SUHD TVs like the KS prefix Series 8 and Series 9.

Precision Black technology

Precision Black is the second core technology of the SUHD series HDR capabilities and in the top-shelf TVs of the line it comes in the form of Precision Black Pro. Whereas lower level SUHD models come with conventional Precision Black technology and the same feature is also in place in the JU-Series models, along with that basic Peak Illuminator technology. It is the combination of Peak Illuminator Pro and Precision Black Pro that the SUHD TVs are most distinguished from the JU-Series models, which even at their best do only come with basic Peak Illuminator and Precision Black for a higher quality but not quite HDR-level ranges of brightness and darkness.

 Smart TV Platform

The smart TV platform found in Samsung’s 4K UHD TVs of all 2015 and 2016 models is called the Tizen O/S and it’s an excellent piece of user interface and control technology across the board. Whilst LG’s WebOS is possibly the superior, more intuitive and faster platform, Tizen easily falls into the category of second best and this still means quality.

There is also the Tizen platform’s “Smart Hub” for quick and easy access to favourite shows, apps and online content.