Samsung's 2016 4K TVs begin at $1,499, get even smarter

This yr is shaping as much as be a 4K HDR showdown for all the massive TV makers. We have already seen Vizio and LG’s entries, and now Samsung has introduced extra particulars about its newest lineup. All of its new 4K TVs function quantum dot know-how, which promise extra correct colours in comparison with LED by itself. Additionally they sport a revamped “Sensible Hub” interface, which streamlines the whole strategy of establishing your TV and integrating new units. And, as we have heard earlier than, they will additionally function hubs for Samsung’s SmartThings IoT platform, permitting you to regulate quite a lot of sensible residence units utilizing the TV.

Your least expensive path to a Samsung 4K set this yr is the KS8000, which begins at $1,499 for the forty nine-inch mannequin. If, for some cause, you truly like curved TVs, the KS8500 is perhaps a greater choice, beginning at $1,699 for the forty nine-inch mannequin. In fact, there are all kinds of measurement choices — all the best way as much as sixty five-inches for each fashions (simply anticipate the fee to escalate shortly).

For a step up in image high quality, there’s Samsung’s new 9-collection, beginning with the flat fifty five-inch KS9000 for $2,299, or the curved fifty five-inch KS9500 for $2,499. As all the time, you pay extra for the curved impact. And if you wish to go for broke and get Samsung’s newest, biggest SUHD set, begin saving up: The KS9800 will run you $four,499 for the sixty five-inch mannequin when it lands in early June. For all that money you will get an almost bezel-much less 4K set that may spit out one billion colours with HDR.

Whereas all of Samsung’s new units supply the identical underlying know-how — 4K resolutions, quantum dots, and full HDR help — you will get a greater general image as you step up via the mannequin ranges. Anticipate higher backlighting and more true blacks as you go up in worth. Regardless of which set you get, you’ll benefit from the extra refined Sensible Hub interface. It exhibits up as an overlay on the underside of the display, the place you’ll be able to step by means of apps, inputs and TV settings. Apps for providers like Netflix and Hulu may even advocate issues to observe, or present your most just lately seen titles, proper from the Sensible Hub bar.

This time round, “sensible” does not simply imply these TVs can get on-line and use apps. They will additionally routinely acknowledge when new units are plugged in and program their remotes to regulate them. After plugging in an Xbox One right into a demo set for the primary time, a Samsung rep was capable of navigate the Xbox interface with the TV’s distant with no further setup. At launch, Sensible Hub may also combine instantly into cable packing containers from Comcast, Time Warner, Dish and DirecTV.

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