It’s CE Week in New York and Samsung has brought you gifts in the form of awesome new 4K UltraHD TVs. All these TVs feature HDMI 2.0 ports with MHL 3.0 and HDCP 2.2. They also feature Samsung’s UHD Evolution Kit so you can upgrade and ensure your big screen is never out of date. For those who absolutely have to have the biggest TV on the block, there is the flat screen 85-inch HU8550. If that is too big, Samsung also offers this model in 75, 66, 60, 55, and 50-inch models in prices ranging from $9999 for the 85″ to $2499 for the 50″. They are now shipping.
If flat screens aren’t enough for you, Samsung also announced the HU7250 series of Curved screen TVs. This series comes in 65″ for $3299 and 55″ for $2100. In addition to the effects of the curved screen, they feature Upscaling of not just 720 HD or 1080 to the UHD screen, but Standard definition content as well. These curved TVs feature a UHD dimming feature to enhance the whites and black and give you the clearest picture possible. The HU7250s also have 4 pictures in picture feature called Multi-link. You can get content from 4 different sources simultaneously on your TV, effectively turning it into 4 smaller screens. Lastly, you get Samsung’s 5-Panel Smart Hub with a Quad Core CPU. They will hit the market in August.
Last is Samsung’s HU6950 series of Smart TVs. They feature much of the same feature set as the curved screen TVs with Samsung’s 5-Panel Smart Hub, 4K upscaling, UHD Dimming, and the 4-input Multi-link. The HU6950s are available in 40, 50, and 55-inch. Prices are $999, $1499, and $1999 respectively. They will be shipping shortly.
Samsung Expands Its UHD TV Lineup with New Super-sized Model and 2 New UHD TV Series
From Curved to Flat, Samsung Offers the Broadest Selection of UHD TVs – More Than Any Other Manufacturer
RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. – June 24, 2014 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc., the leader in TV technology for 8 years, today announced the introduction of a new 85” model to the HU8550 Series and two new, Ultra High Definition (UHD) TV series – the HU7250 Curved UHD TV and the HU6950 UHD TV series. The addition of the new products further expands Samsung’s UHD TV offering to six series ranging in screen sizes from 40” to 110”.
“As the UHD TV market leader, we’re seeing excellent category growth and adoption among consumers who are looking for the highest resolution and best-in-class picture quality Samsung UHD TVs offer,” said Joe Stinziano, Executive Vice President, Samsung Electronics America. “We’re excited to introduce another super-sized model and two entirely new series to our UHD TV family. Whether it’s a flat or curved UHD TV, Samsung continues to provide consumers the broadest selection of UHD TVs for any home.”
Samsung’s New UHD TVs
Samsung’s HU8550 UHD TV (flat)
As one of Samsung’s flat-panel UHD TVs, the HU8550 delivers incredible life-like UHD picture quality and is packed with exceptional Smart TV capabilities. Paired with UHD Dimming and Precision Black, the HU8550 delivers outstanding contrast levels and provides detail with deep, rich color. The 85” model will be available late-June for $9,999.99. Samsung’s HU8550 UHD TV is currently available in a wide-range of screen sizes, including 50” ($2,499.99), 55” ($2,999.99), 60” ($3,499), 65” ($3,999.99) and 75” ($5,999.99).
Samsung’s HU7250 Series Curved UHD TV Models
The curved UHD TV design envelops viewers in stunning picture quality and delivers a more immersive entertainment experience. The curved screen gives video content 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. From virtually any viewing position, the curved design creates a more true-to-life experience so everyone watching has the best seat in the house. Movies, sporting events and video streamed from onboard apps can be enjoyed at four times the resolution of Full HD. With Samsung’s proprietary UHD Upscaling, the HU7250 Curved UHD TV seamlessly upconverts SD, HD or Full HD content to near UHD picture quality. The HU7250 Series also features UHD Dimming, which adjusts brightness to deliver deeper blacks and brighter whites, and virtually eliminates image distortion for a crystal clear picture. With Samsung’s Quad Screen Multi-Link feature, consumers can transform their TV into four screens to access live TV, streaming video and the web all at once. The HU7250 UHD TV features Samsung’s award winning Smart TV platform with the new 5 panel Smart Hub design powered by a Quad Core processor. The HU7250 series will be available in August in a 55” model for $2,199.99 and a 65” for $3,299.99.
Samsung’s HU6950 Series Smart UHD TV Models
This new flat UHD TV series features technology that allows consumers to experience incredible UHD picture quality. With some of the same technologies found on Samsung’s flagship models, such as UHD dimming, UHD Upscaling and a Quad Core Processor, the HU6950 Series offers outstanding performance. The new, easy to navigate 5 panel Smart Hub organizes favorite content and apps in one place. The HU6950 UHD TV also offers web browsing capabilities and its Quad Screen Multi-link feature allowing consumers to split their screen into four panels and dive even deeper into their content. Samsung’s HU6950 Smart UHD TV will be available late-June in a 40” model for $999.99, a 50” model for $1,499.99 and a 55” model for $1,999.99.
Whether flat or curved, all of Samsung’s UHD TVs support today’s standards – including HEVC, HDMI 2.0, MHL 3.0 and HDCP 2.2 – and tomorrows, thanks to the Samsung UHD Evolution Kit. The One Connect Box essentially houses the brains of the TV externally, enabling customers to switch out the box with the latest Samsung UHD Evolution Kit (Sold Separately) to stay up to date on the latest UHD standards, as well as get access to the newest technology Samsung has to offer. This is Samsung’s way of helping customers protect their investment for many years to come.
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), is a recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design and technology. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA delivers a broad range of digital consumer electronics, IT and home appliance products. Samsung is the market leader for HDTVs in the U.S and America’s fastest growing home appliance brand. To discover more of the award-winning products you love with Samsung, please visit www.samsung.com.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 286,000 people across 80 countries with annual sales of US$216.7 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.