Samsung ES9500 OLED TV

Samsung OLED TV The Samsung ES9500 OLED TV, known as the Super OLED when it was first announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, is a 55-inch OLED TV that promises revolutionary picture quality coupled with a slim design. It and LG’s 55EM9600 are the first big-screen OLED-based televisions to enter mass production. Samsung has yet to officially announce U.S. pricing, but the Associated Press reported that the Korean price will be 10 million won ($8,760). The company also has not stated a definitive launch date, only to expect a launch sometime in second half of 2012. OLED TV Price Point Samsung told CNET that the ES9500 TV has a 0.3-inch depth, which is about a third as thin as the skinniest LED TVs, but still nearly doubles that of the LG’s 0.157-inch (4mm) depth. Samsung’s TV uses a series of native red, green, and blue subpixel OLEDs to create a picture, while LG uses white OLEDs (so-called WOLED) overlaid by red, green, and blue filters in addition to a fourth, filter-free white OLED subpixel. Both companies claim superiority — LG says its design cuts costs and produces a brighter picture, for example — but at this stage we don’t know which one will actually perform better. Samsung’s TV uses actual red, green, and blue OLED subpixels (left) while LG’s TV uses white OLEDs overlaid by a filter. (Credit:LG) OLED has the potential to outperform any current flat-panel display technology. The only other OLED TV to see U.S. store shelves was Sony’s XEL-1, an 11-inch pipsqueak that nonetheless managed to produce “absolute” black levels when we reviewed it...

Samsung Series 8 (UA55ES8000M) 3D LED TV

Samsung Series 8 3D TV Samsung’s latest range of LED and plasma TVs offer incremental upgrades in picture quality and performance, but also include a new and innovative approach to controlling the TV — voice recognition and motion control. These features, and plenty of new Samsung apps, promise a more immersive and full TV ‘experience’ than just sitting back with a remote control.   Samsung Series 8: Design The Series 8 is the most expensive TV that Samsung makes, and accordingly it has the most modern and space-aged styling of any model in the company’s line-up. Available in 55in, 60in and 65in sizes, the Series 8 — model number UA55ES8000 for our 55in test unit — is all chrome and smooth curves. A very thin chrome bezel runs around all four edges of the television, with a bump in the middle of the top bezel for the TV’s integrated stereo microphone and webcam-cum-motion-control sensor. There’s a corresponding bump on the bottom bezel where the Samsung logo can be found, with a soft white glow when the TV is turned on (this can be disabled if necessary). Inside the chrome bezel, an equally thin black bezel surrounds the TV’s LCD panel. Instead of a set of power/volume/channel buttons, the Series 8 has a multifunction five-way controller/power button at the back of the TV on the right that corresponds to an on-screen menu. Continuing on with the fashionable chrome stand trend of the 2011 Series 7 and 8, the 2012 Series 8 sits on what Samsung calls an ‘arch flow’ stand. It’s nearly as long as the TV itself, so the...

Samsung UE55ES8000 3D LED LCD TV Review

Samsung 3D LED TV 55 Inch – UE55ES8000 The last few HDTVs we’ve seen from Samsung have been using Plasma technology, and while they’ve been making huge strides in that area recently, let’s not forget that this is the company that’s arguably done more than any other to bring LCD television picture quality up to the standards demanded by home cinema enthusiasts. While Samsung’s SPVA panels can’t boast of the same off-axis viewing angle quality of the IPS types used by cross-town rival LG (and also by Panasonic on its LCDs), their panel technology consistently outperforms the LCD competition in terms of black depth, which is critical for high quality video. As such, we were excited to see the Korean manufacturer’s flagship LED LCD TV for 2012, which is the Samsung UE55ES8000. This HDTV features the manufacturer’s 1920×1080 “Ultra Clear” LCD screen, LED side-lighting and the associated ultra-slim design, as well as some innovative new voice and gesture controls. On top of that, it promises “Micro Dimming Ultimate” technology for enhancing contrast performance, and also has the benefit of being upgradable: in a move that’s surprisingly altruistic by the tech industry’s standards, the “Smart TV” functionality will be upgradable with an add-on “Evolution Kit”, meaning that the internet-connected capabilities of the ES8000 should stay relevant for many years to come. Let’s see if the UE55ES8000 can provide great image quality as well as great features! Firmware version 001006 was released in the midst of our testing process. We updated the system software, and re-verified our observations before publishing this review. Note: The specific model we tested was the Samsung...

Samsung UN50EH6000

Samsung UN50EH6000 Since Samsung itself widely introduced edge lighting LED in 2009, the phrase “LED TV” has meant “thinner” to the majority of TV shoppers. This year Samsung and other makers are marketing LED TVs that are just as chunky as the non-LED-based LCD TVs of yore, and cheaper than their edge-lit counterparts — which Samsung is now calling “Slim LED TV.” Confused customers will probably be scratching their heads at the 3.7-inch-thick profile of the EH6000 series, wondering how it deserves to be called an LED TV. The salesman will explain that it uses LEDs arranged in a full array behind the screen, as opposed to crammed along the edge. That’s true. At that point he might even try to tell the customer that since it’s LED, it has a better picture than standard LCD TVs. That’s not necessarily true, and never was. The Samsung EH6000 does have a thinner frame around the picture than any non-LED TV, lending it a nice minimalist design, but its picture quality is just decent — no better than the company’s non-LED TVs from last year, and worse in some areas. It is a lot cheaper than its edge-lit Samsung brethren, however, so it might appeal to value-conscious buyers, especially in smaller screen sizes where plasma and better LED TVs like the Sharp LC-LE640U series don’t compete. Samsung UNEH6000 Series information: I performed a hands-on evaluation of the 46-inch Samsung UN46EH6000, but this review also applies to the other screen sizes in the series. All sizes have identical specs and according to the manufacturer should provide very similar picture quality. Design Seen...

Samsung lets in on what makes their 55-inch OLED panel tick

 Samsung OLED TV Samsung Mobile Display (SMD) is currently showing off their monstrous flagship OLED panel, the 55-inch behemoth of an OLED TV at SID 2012 that is held in Boston, US.   This OLED TV was said to be on track for a 2012 release, and Samsung has opened themselves up to release the specifications behind this 55-inch OLED panel.   This is an improvement over the same model’s debut at CES 2012 earlier this year.   For starters, we do know that the Samsung 55-inch OLED TV will boast of a contrast ratio of 150,000:1 and a 124% color gamut on NTSC standards, sporting a brightness level of 150cd/m2 alongside an all-white signal, not to mention having a peak brightness of 600cd/m2.   It also comes with a response speed that is 0.001 second or faster, while the entire OLED TV measures just 1.6mm thick (or should we say thin?), tipping the scales at a featherweight 3.5kg.   Dang, this means the entire TV might weigh less than some of the heavy duty desktop replacement notebooks out there!   Needless to say, all of this engineering marvel was made possible thanks to the clever implementation of low-temperature polysilicon TFTs as driver elements, while the panel’s structure is a bottom-emission type that will extract light from the TFT board.   No idea on pricing, but it definitely is going to cost quite a handsome amount of money when released.       Related articles: Samsung to spin-off LCD business Samsung might sell off LCD business Top 10 CES Gadgets Seen at: techon.nikkeibp.co.jp ...

Samsung sees ‘huge’ orders for flexible OLED screens

OLED TV – Flexible Screens! Flexible OLED displays could be making their way to our gadgets sooner rather than later as Samsung has seen “huge” orders for the bendy screens. Samsung Electronics’ vice chairman Kwon Oh-hyun told Korea Times that demand is high for the futuristic OLEDs, with mass production beginning in late 2012: “We will be mass producing flexible OLED displays from the latter half of this year as the demand from our clients is significant,” he said. “OLEDs will replace LCDs as the main mobile displays from around 2015 as the screens are thinner and brighter. Samsung has massively invested in OLED-related technologies and will continue to do so.” Flex that screen The flexi-tech, which Samsung showed off in December, lends itself to smaller mobile devices like tablets and smartphones, rather than TVs (although we are looking forward to the day we can afford Samsung’s delicious 55-inch OLED TV which is getting a release in the second half of the year). Forward thinking…   iPhone 5 release date, news and rumours Some analysts have taken the attention-grabbing stance that Samsung’s faith in the flexible OLED displays must surely come from some interest from Apple, mooting that we could see bendable, posable iPhones and iPads in the years to come. But, to be fair, you don’t really need Apple to put a vote of confidence behind the idea of a foldable, near-indestructible mobile display. That sounds cool enough on its own. From Korea...

Goodbye, Remote Control – Samsung ES8000

Samsung Smart TV ES8000 We had the chance to review the Samsung Smart TV ES8000 in a luxury hotel suite recently. Touted as the “best plasma,” the ES8000 has smart qualities that actually do away with the remote control. Yes, this means you can turn on your TV by simply speaking to it. You can also use it to log in to your social networking accounts. “The TV is the heart of our homes, and is the central device that connects our family at the end of a long day. For Samsung, this means providing the future of Smart TV now—through new TVs that recognize and respond to you, connect your family in and out of the home, and offer amazing new content options personalized to your lifestyle and needs,” said Ariel Arias SEPCO AV Business Unit head, during Samsung’s AV Roadshow event. “To extend the new TV experience and equip families with future technologies, Samsung has created the ability to scale up your TV each year—ensuring the best new TV experience for years to come,” he added. We were “introduced” to the TV by someone from Samsung, which is a good thing because without this, I doubt if I would even be able to turn on the unit. We were also given a reviewer guide, which was very useful. Super Thin Screen The TV has a 0.2 inch ultra-slim bezel design, which was first introduced in 2011, returns for premium models. The rest of Samsung’s entire LED line has a 0.5 inch slim bezel. This means you enjoy a larger screen size without increasing the overall size of...

Samsung To Launch 55″ ES9500 OLED TV Later This Year

Samsung 55 Inch OLED TV – ES9500 By Jonathan Sutton • Monday, 14 May 2012, 11:25 pm BST The Samsung 55″ ES9500 OLED TV, which was first unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas back in January, is on track to be launched during the second half of 2012, the Korean manufacturer has confirmed. Samsung is trying to beat cross-town rival LG Electronics in the race to release the world’s first large-screen OLED (organic light-emitting diode) television to the consumer market. Samsung to launch 55″ ES9500 OLED TV later this year Speaking at a presentation event in Seoul last week, Samsung’s TV business head Kim Hyun-Souk revealed that its 55-inch OLED display will be rolled out in the company’s home country of South Korea initially before becoming available in other regions. However, the large-sized OLED TV will probably be out of reach for the average consumer – it will carry a price tag in excess of 11 million won (approximately £5900) which is twice as expensive as Samsung’s current flagship HDTV of a similar screen size (UE55ES8000). Explaining the exorbitant price, Kim said that the first OLED televisions are the “most premium of premium TVs”. He added that at least two to three years will be required for OLED TVs to go mainstream, at which point it may be viable for TV makers to commence mass production, bringing prices down to more affordable levels as economies of scale kick in. OLED TV – No Separate Back Light OLED TV technology has captured the imagination of every video enthusiast, due to its emissive display characteristic which –...

Samsung UE46ES6800

Samsung 3D LED TV 46 – UE46ES6800 Samsung always likes to kick off each new TV season by rolling out its big guns; its biggest flagship models, complete with all the designer looks and cutting edge features the Korean brand can muster. But while these sets might be great for establishing Samsung’s brand image, when it comes to cold, hard sales it’s usually the models a couple of steps down Samsung’s range that the majority of punters want to get their hands on. Models like, in other words, the Samsung UE46ES6800 we’re looking at today. This 46in model belongs two steps below the previous tested ES8000 models, and as such makes its charms available for a cool £500 less than the UE46ES8000. This clearly makes the UE46ES6800 a more mass market proposition. But it also inevitably raises questions of just how many features might have been sacrificed to make such a price drop possible. The first difference hits you as soon as you take the UE46ES6800 out of the box. For in place of the ‘barely there’ silver bezel of the ES8000 sets, you get a wider black bezel, offset by 3-4mm of transparent outer trim. The UE46ES6800 also uses a cross-shaped stand design instead of the eye-catching ‘arch’ of the ES8000s. While this all means that the UE46ES6800‘s design isn’t as ‘sci-fi’ as that of the ES8000s, though, it’s still very attractive. Connections Connections are more or less as strong as those of the ES8000 series though, and include three HDMIs, three USBs, a D-Sub PC port, both satellite and terrestrial RF inputs, and both LAN and built-in...

Samsung 46 ES8000: A Breathtaking LED TV

Samsung 3D LED TV 46 ES8000 For sure you’ll also find the voice and motion control feature quite beneficial. By just using your voice and moving with your hands, you can already turn off/on, change channels, access applications and navigate the web! You can get rid of the old fashioned remote control. In addition, using the built-in camera, you can also use face-recognition to log in to your personal accounts. No need to type in your ID or password. The Samsung ES8000 46 Inch – Superb in 2D or 3D This LED TV is capable of not only showing 3D content but also converting 2D video to 3D, We at Waleg tested this feature with the 3D glasses (2 Active Glasses included) and the result was really impressive.   As for Connectivity, the ES8000 comes with 3 HDMI, 3 USB, 1 Headphone, Wireless AND Ethernet LAN, Satellite and Cable Input, PC In (D-sub), Scart, Component and composite. Outstanding Content You and your family and even your friends will have lots of fun thanks to the improved contents. There are three new services namely Kids, Fitness and Family Story. In case you’re already bored with what your 46” ES8000 has to offer, no worries because you can just renew it simply by inserting the Samsung Smart Evolution Kit! You can even upgrade its dual-core CPU to the latest quad-core technology for faster performance. As you can see, the new Samsung 46 ES8000 Full HD LED TV is not just a TV; it’s a lifestyle in an great package! And you can make it yours for £1,900 or around US$2,500; the...