Samsung’s New Ultra HDTVs Announced

July 10th, 2013 · 3 Comments · 3D HDTV, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, News

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Samsung will ship US dealers its new 55 and 65-inch Ultra HDTVs with 3840 x 2160 screen resolution next week. On-line and brick and mortar Samsung dealers can take pre-orders on starting on July 21, 2013 .

These new models complement Samsung’s 85-inch UHDTV that began shipping months ago at a price of $40K.

Prices, model numbers and additional details after the break.

Samsung UN55F9000 55-inch model is priced at $5499.99 (UPP) while the 65-inch UN65F9000 is $7499.99 (UPP). In addition to UHD resolution, both are edge-lit LED LCDs with active 3D, Smart TV with voice control, gesture control and a built-in video camera for Skype calling.

Upconversion is accomplished with Samsung’s Quadmatic Picture Engine utilizing a 4-step process for upconversion of all content to the F9000’s native resolution. This processing was first available in Samsung’s 85-inch UN85S9

The dealers will be able to promote the F9000s next week, with pricing officially announced during the week of July 22 with the ability to fill customers’ orders starting in early August 4.

Samsung promises future-proof performance with its exclusive Evolution Kit with interconnect permitting next generation HDMI connection as well as HEVC 4K codec capability allowing purchasers to keep up with improvements to UHD as new features become standardized and implemented.

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Press Release

Samsung Expands Its Ultra High-Definition TV Lineup in the U.S. With New F9000 Series

New 55- and 65-inch UHD Models Offering Brilliant Picture Quality and Superior Upconverting Technology Are Available for Pre-Order from July 21

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. – July 10, 2013 – Samsung’s best-in-class Ultra High-Definition (UHD) TV family is expanding in the United States. Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced its next wave of UHD TV models with the introduction of the F9000 line. They will be available for pre-order starting July 21. Offered in 55- and 65-inch models, the F9000 UHD TVs take home entertainment to a new level by delivering the highest resolution and best-in-class picture quality, regardless of video source.

Following in the footsteps of the award-winning Samsung S9 UHD TV introduced earlier this year, the F9000 series offers four times the resolution of Full HD TV for a vivid, crystal-clear picture. The F9000 UHD TV utilizes Samsung’s proprietary Quadmatic Picture Engine, a four-step process including signal analysis, noise minimization, UHD up-scaling and detail enhancement to seamlessly upconvert SD, HD or Full HD content to UHD-level picture quality. Both the TV and its software can be upgraded to be compatible with future UHD standards with a separate Evolution Kit.

“Revolutionizing the home entertainment viewing experience is a hallmark of the Samsung brand,” said Joe Stinziano, Executive Vice President, Samsung Electronics America. “The F9000 series are Evolutionary TVs that will give consumers great peace of mind in their entertainment investment. Now home entertainment lovers will have the opportunity to truly see and enjoy their favorite shows and movies like never before, in crystal-clear ultra high-definition, and in the beautifully designed 55- and 65-inch sizes they demand.”

The new models feature Samsung Smart TV, designed to help consumers search less and watch more. The new Smart Hub interface organizes entertainment and content into five convenient panels: On TV, Movies and TV Shows, Social, Apps as well as Photos, Videos and Music. The built-in S Recommendation feature helps customers discover something new to watch, now or next time. And with Smart Interaction, the F9000 UHD TV is brought to life as consumers use hand gestures or voice commands to navigate and browse, creating a new and interactive TV experience.

With Samsung’s Precision Black Local Dimming technology, the F9000 UHD TV delivers a much greater increase in contrast and black levels by dimming LEDs in dark areas of the picture, making blacks darker without affecting brighter elements of the picture. It also features Micro Dimming Ultimate, which combines the use of a special algorithm and scanning technology for sharper images and enhanced contrast. The F9000 series comes with 3D technology as well as built-in Wi-Fi and an embedded camera for staying connected with friends. The fast quad-core processor enables true multitasking capabilities between content and apps for a premium Smart TV experience.

The F9000 UHD TV comes with 2-way 2.2 channels of 70-watt sound, which is more than three times better than a typical TV. This system provides a dynamic range of sounds for a commanding and outstanding experience to complement the UHD picture.

Designed to create an immersive picture, the F9000 UHD TV features Samsung’s award-winning Ultra Slim Bezel design, providing a virtually edgeless picture. The TV design also extends to the rear of the TV with Samsung’s Clean Back design and comes with the stylish Arc Stand — an eye-catching complement that enhances the interior design of any room.

Starting July 21, the F9000 will be available for pre-order in the U.S. with select authorized retailers for an estimated retail price of $5,499.99 for the 55-inch model and $7,499.99 for the 65-inch TV. Shipping of the F9000 UHD TV is expected in early August.

 

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3 Comments so far ↓

  • Wil

    Are all UHDTV’s LED’s? Are Plasma HDTV’s capable of 4k resolutions?

    Great question. We can’t get any vendor to go on the record regarding UHD plasma TV however, we are hopeful. There have been UHD prototypes by Panasonic shown at trade events over the last few years. Earlier this year Panasonic offered a 1080p 42-inch HDTV, therefore we know an 84-inch UHD plasma is technically achievable.

    If we had a wish for at least one UHDTV plasma for 2014 we would like to see a 70-inch as we believe it would be price competitive with edge-lit LED LCD and significantly outperform it. We’ll have to wait for sometime between Sept (IFA trade show) and Jan. 2014 (CES) to find out if there will be a TC-P70ZT70 (or equivalent) for 2014 . We’re keeping our fingers crossed.

    HD Guru

  • thestewman

    Your update states the new Samsung F9000 UHD’s are edge lit. Samsung is saying they are local dimming.

    It is very misleading how these terms are tossed around. Samsung calls it micro-dimming. All UHDTVs to date with the single exception of the 85-inch $40K Samsung are edge-lit LED LCDs. On the Samsungs, LEDs are under left and right edges. Light guides divides the screen into dim-able horizontal strips one-half the screen width. Simply stated, the TV determines how much it can dim the LED(s) that illuminates a strip.

    It appears local dimming back-lit LED LCDs are too expensive for TV makers to continue to use them with the single exception of the 85-inch.

    Sharp has been using LED back-lights on its line of 70-inch and larger HDTVs. Its upcoming 70-inch UHDTV is an edge lit LED LCD.

    HD Guru

  • Jojo

    #corrections

    HEVC h.265 codec not UEVC


    Typo fixed

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