Samsung’s newest flagship 4K TV begins at $6,500

Samsung's latest flagship 4K TV starts at $6,500

Samsung’s newest and biggest extremely-HD tv will value you huge bucks — nevertheless it’s additionally obtained a wholesome number of reasonably priced choices amongst its newest spherical of 4K TV units. The JS9500 SUHD TV (the “S” denotes its premium UHD vary), successfully the Korean electronics giants’ crown jewel for 2015, will begin at $6,500 when it lands later this month. It sports activities a curved display with nanocrystal know-how (one thing that seems in all of its SUHD units), a full array native dimming backlight (which helps with distinction and black ranges) and the corporate’s “PurColor” know-how, which delivers extra vivid colours. You’ll snag the JS9500 in sixty five-inch and 88-inch sizes — although the corporate is not saying simply how a lot the bigger model will value. Most probably, that’ll be upwards of $10,000, as that is the worth for the seventy seven-inch JS9100 SUHD TV.

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As you’d anticipate, the remainder of Samsung’s 4K TV lineup will get progressively cheaper. The JS9000 curved SUHD begins at $three,500 for the forty eight-inch mannequin, whereas the sixty five-inch model will run you $5,000. That is a $1,500 low cost from the JS9500’s comparable set, however you additionally lose that mannequin’s fancy backlighting know-how. Should you’re nonetheless not bought on curved TVs, Samsung’s additionally received a flat SUHD, the JS8500, beginning at $three,000 for the fifty five-inch mannequin. And in case you’re on the lookout for the most cost effective choice, the JU6700 curved UHD begins at simply $950 for the forty-inch entry.

Whereas Samsung’s 4K pricing is just about on-par with final yr’s excessive-finish units, which went for round $5,000 for sixty five-inch entries, it is good to see quite a lot of choices on the decrease finish of the spectrum. There’s additionally extra of a cause to snag a 4K set this yr, with a wider availability of UHD content material coming from Netflix, Amazon, and others. Samsung’s additionally a founding member of the UHD Alliance, which is concentrated on build up the 4K ecosystem. On the software program aspect, all the firm’s 2015 Sensible TVs are operating its Tizen OS, which powers a snappier consumer interface alongside its octa-core processors.

To match its new vary of curved TVs, Samsung additionally provided up particulars on its newest spherical of curved soundbars. They begin at $500 for the J6000 soundbar and wi-fi sub, and run all the best way up $1,300 for the J8500, which helps excessive-definition audio and matches sixty five-inch and seventy eight-inch units. If you would like a extra sensible encompass sound setup, you possibly can additionally pair them with the corporate’s new omnidirectional Radiant 360 “ring speaker.”

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