Samsung Expands Industry Leadership in Southwest Asia with New Curved and
Ultra High-Definition (UHD) TV Roster and Home Entertainment Lineup
- More immersive entertainment experience with new curved designs, UHD, and enhanced Samsung Smart TV experiences with localized features
-New audio products for easy-to-enjoy home entertainment
BALI, Indonesia – February 18, 2014 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the leader in TV technology for eight years, today unveiled an impressively broad range of new TV and home entertainment products—including a full line-up of curved and UHD TVs with localized Smart TV features— at its 2014 Samsung Forum in Bali, Indonesia.
Reinforcing its leadership in innovation and design, Samsung also showcased an expanded line of audio products designed to elevate and wirelessly connect the home entertainment experience.
“In 2014, Samsung is taking home entertainment to the next level by opening a new era of television with our new products in Southwest Asia,” said Rajeev Bhutani, Director – Sales,Samsung India Electronics (P) Ltd. “Our 2014 product lineup combines the best in design, picture quality and new regional lifestyle features.”
Ahead of the Curve in Creating the Ultimate Immersive Experience
Ushering in a bold new era of immersive viewing, Samsung is blending its innovative Curved form factor with its UHD TV technology. The curved screen gives videos a stronger presence that does not translate on a flat screen, plus, a wider field of view creates a panoramic effect that makes the display seem bigger than it is.
The curved design enables a more realistic and true-to-life viewing experience with improved viewing angles, even in different viewing positions, so everyone watching has the best seat in the house.
To maximize the advantages of the Curved TV, Samsung developed the optimal curvature of 4200R, which provides the best picture quality from a normal watching distance of 3 meters to 4 meters.
The combination of the curve and UHD technology creates the ultimate immersive viewing experience, bringing images to life and providing spectacular color, clarity and detail. This is augmented by Samsung’s proprietary Auto Depth Enhancer, an algorithm that analyzes regions of images and automatically adjusts contrast for a greater sense of depth.It also gives a 3D effect without glasses.
Colour is further enhanced on these sets with Samsung’s PurColour™ technology in the U9000 Curved UHD TV, which reproduces colour for even more detail and expression. The number of colour adjustment points has been increased by a factor of seven.
In Southwest Asia, Samsung is introducing Curved UHD TVs available in 78-inches, 65-inches and 55-inches.
Introducing A Better and Broader Samsung UHD TV Lineup and Ecosystem for Ultimate Picture Today and Tomorrow
Samsung’s UHD TVs provide crisp picture quality because they have four times the resolution and pixels of Full HD. Additionally, all UHD TVs feature UHD Upscaing, which gives users great picture quality regardless of source material.
The proprietary technology converts Full HD, HD and lower resolution sources to nearly-UHD clarity through a unique four-step process that includes signal analysis, noise reduction, detail analysis and finally, upscaling. UHD Dimming technology also helps to further optimize picture quality by adjusting the brightness levels to create deeper blacks and purer whites especially for UHD.
As the category leader, Samsung is making significant investments and establishing critical partnerships to invigorate the market and expedite the delivery of a UHD ecosystem to consumers. This year, Samsung will release a UHD Video Pack that will come pre-loaded with UHD-quality content, including feature films from FOX and Paramount Pictures, on a one Terrabyte hard disk.
Samsung supports all of the latest UHD TV standards—including HEVC, HDMI 2.0, MHL 3.0 and HDCP 2.2—in an effort to build a holistic UHD ecosystem with premier content partners. Samsung UHD TVs are also the only TVs on the market that are future-ready due to the Samsung UHD Evolution Kit. In fact, in the industry, only Samsung UHD TVs are PrimePass certified, which means users can be confident about enjoying the new detail and picture quality of this next-generation TV technology.
Through its three UHD TV series – S9, U9000 and U8500 – Samsung will offer a full lineup of UHD Smart TV models in 2014, in both curved and flat form factors, enabling consumers to choose the UHD TV that best fits their lifestyle.
Smart Experience: Now Smarter, Easier and Faster than Ever
Samsung’s Smart TV is even easier, faster and more fun to use. The new Multi-Link feature brings contextual multitasking to the big screen, enabling users to go deeper into their entertainment by splitting the screen into two and bringing related content alongside Live TV to enhance the viewing experience.
Consumers can populate the right-hand screen with contextual search results on the Web browser, YouTube and more for side-by-side enjoyment of related entertainment and information streams.
The new Smart TV experience is faster than ever, thanks to the upgraded Quad Core processor. In fact, the QuadCore Plus is up to two times faster and delivers quicker loading and navigation with an overall improved Smart TV performance. Turning on the TV has never been faster with Instant On. The TV will turn on soon after pressing the power button so that users can get to their entertainment faster.
The 2014 Samsung Smart Hub is more intuitive and enjoyable. With the new design, content is organized and easily accessible, giving people more control over their entertainment experience. Samsung Smart TVs consist of three panels: a panel for apps, a separate panel for Multimedia content and a NewsOn panel. The NewsOn panel was created in partnership with Yahoo, so that users, even in low bandwidth locations, can access real-time news and weather. Samsung TVs are also customized for Southwest Asia, with exciting new features tailored specifically for the Southwest Asian market. The H4100 and H5100 offer Joy Plus, which delivers a variety of features that provide something for everyone in the family, making the entertainment area a family-friendly space.
Screen Capture and Sound Capture allow users to save screen shots and audio clips straight from the TV with an easy-to-access button on the remote control. This allows each family member to save their favorite parts of the entertainment experience.
The new Cricket Mode provides advanced features specifically designed for a more enjoyable cricket-watching experience. Optimized picture and sound quality as well as new added functions—such as zoom-in which enlarges the selected area will help viewers get closer to the action
Samsung’s New Audio Products Keep Life and Design in Tune
Samsung’s new audio line provides solutions to the growing demand in multiple audio sources. The new line includes the ultra-slim HW-H600 SoundStand, which can be conveniently connected wirelessly to the TV. The HW-H600 SoundStand is designed to be used for TVs sized from 32-inches to 55-inches. Its Multi-direction technology provides a richer sound in a sleek, low-profile (1.4”) design. The SoundStand is perfect to fit in smaller spaces like the bedroom.
At 3400W, the new portable MX-HS9000 GIGA Sound offers robust power that can fill an entire house with quality sound. The new System includes an array of speakers engineered to reflect the growing demand for exceptional sound quality. By utilizing cloth wave edge technology, Samsung created a lightweight vibration system and increased the sound pressure level. The result is an extraordinary acoustic experience with versatile equipment that goes anywhere, providing consumers with quality sound and unmatched convenience.
The new HW-H751 Soundbar captures the warmth of analog sounds combined with the latest digital audio technology. Designed with a sleek, metallic appearance, the HW-H751 looks as good as it sounds when paired with one of Samsung’s large-screen TVs. The soundbar can also be grouped with Samsung’s Wireless Audio-Multiroom to enable tether-free entertainment.
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