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February 18, 2016

Samsung Unveils New UHDTV Range and UHD Blu-Ray Player

Samsung Leads In 4K Innovation

By Dick Tan

 

Samsung’s new top of the range SUHDTV, the KS9000 boasts exceptional brightness, black level, contrast ratio and an unparalleled ease of operation
Samsung’s new top of the range SUHDTV, the KS9000 boasts exceptional brightness, black level, contrast ratio and an unparalleled ease of operation

 

In a recent product launch in Kuala Lumpur Samsung unveiled a spanking new range of consumer electronic products that include its second generation Quantum Dot display SUHDTVs and what is possibly the first ever SUHD Blu-ray player available anywhere in the world.

 

Regarded by many in the AV industry as the undisputed leader in advanced 4K displays, Samsung’s latest UHDTV or as Samsung prefers to label it, SUHD TV, the KS9000 is set to propel extreme 4K viewing another big step beyond that established by its 2015 range.

 

The curved 78” KS9000 is said to offer an even higher level of viewer immersiveness due largely to its almost bezel-less design.  This lack of borders accords the KS9000 an almost ‘windowless’ portal to the ‘real’ world.

 

As with the previous generation of SUHDTVs, the KS9000 features a cadmium-free 10-bit Quantum Dot display, which is capable of an exceptionally high dynamic range making possible the display of true 4K media with very extended colour and resolution gamut.

 

Also launched is the UBD-K8500 4K Blu-ray player.  It is possibly the first such player launched in Malaysia, if not the world
Also launched is the UBD-K8500 4K Blu-ray player.  It is possibly the first such player launched in Malaysia, if not the world

 

Through its ability to display High Dynamic Range encoded 4K media the KS9000 is said to be able to produce an exceptionally bright and high contrast picture in excess of 1,000 NIT.

 

According to Samsung, this unusually high brightness is tempered by its proprietary New Ultra Black technology, which effectively reduces internal light reflection further enhancing picture quality with minimal glare.

 

In an analogy, Samsung claims that its New Ultra black technology absorb light the same way that a moth’s eye enables it to see better in the dark.

 

Another outstanding feature of the KS9000 is the Tizen smart operating system, which is said to significantly improve operating convenience for consumers to discover and access all their favourite content and services from TV and movies to games and programmes information.

 

Perhaps of an even higher interest to videophiles is the UBD-K8500 UHD Blu-ray player.

 

With a curved aesthetics designed to complement Samsung’s own curved SUHD TV range the UBD – K8500 is said to be HDR compatible and offers a native 3840 x 2160 resolution performance that is four times that of conventional Blu-ray Disc Players.

 

Samsung Malaysia is still undecided on bringing in this mammoth 98 inches SUHDTV
Samsung Malaysia is still undecided on bringing in this mammoth 98 inches SUHDTV

 

Samsung’s own curved SUHD TV range the UBD – K8500 is said to be HDR compatible and offers a native resolution performance four times that of conventional Blu-ray Disc Players.

 

Designed to be backwards compatible with conventional Blu-ray discs the UBD-K8500 feature an advanced built-in upscaling technology that is said to be able to seamlessly upscale conventional Blu-ray disc and DVD resolution to match that of 4K UHDTVs.

 

Also unveiled at the launch was a super large 98” curved SUHDTV …. Surely the stuff that big picture videophile dreams are made of.

 

For further details contact:

Samsung Malaysia Electronics Sdn Bhd.

Tel: 03 21650000

 

Article by Dick Tan