Samsung latest and greatest TV products have just received Australian pricing and availability. The range that was announced in January at CES are widely regarded as Samsung’s best, so naturally you’ll want to know price and availability of the new range.
Samsung are promoting their incredible picture quality with their 2016 TVs, which feature something called, Quantum dot display technology and they’re incredibly proud of it. Basically this is some fancy marketing terminology to explain the fact that they found a way to take the already stunning video quality, look bigger, bright and better. With Quantum dot, Samsung say they can make colours more accurate, and more vivid with up to a billion color combinations.
Better images is really expected from Samsung at this point, but its the software on the TV and the user experience that also gets some big ticks this year. A new simplified smart TV experience, makes it easy to access over-the-air broadcast and online streaming entertainment services including Netflix, Stan, and Presto, YouTube and more. While accessing IPTV isn’t new, the performance available in the latest generation of displays means that switching between apps and channels is as close to channel up/down as we’ve ever been. Being able to pin an IPTV stream next to an OTA channel, all without changing HDMI inputs is seriously awesome and long overdue.
The UI interaction is wicked fast thanks to multi-core processors inside, something severely missed in many smart TVs. While the TV runs Tizen OS, not Android TV, because of the brand power of Samsung, they have been able to attract decent app development on the platform.
The industrial design of the 2016 Series 9 TVs is stunning, with a seriously thin display, a metallic stand, its designed to look great from every angle. While it may have curves in all the right places, I would encourage Samsung to consider a flat version of each model, as those looking to wall-mount, should be able avoid curved edges bending away from the wall. The last thing you should be forced to do is to buy a Series 8, just to get a flat TV.
Vice President, Consumer Electronics, Samsung Electronics Australia, Carl Rose said
“The new range of SUHD TVs represent the pinnacle of what television should deliver Australians, while making the experience easy, whatever your home entertainment habits are..”
“The way Australians experience home television has evolved dramatically in terms of viewing habits and access to on-demand or streaming services. With the arrival of technologies like HDR, and access to 4K Blu-ray discs, this launch comes at an important time for the industry.”
“Our goal is to create the ultimate television experience for Australians, bringing together multiple content sources in one seamless, easy-to-use interface, while delivering an amazing picture with our Quantum dot display technology.”
According to Sasmsung, 71 per cent of Australian households featuring an open-plan living room layout, and they suggest the new SUHD TV range will suited a wide range of home configurations. Whether the TV is set in the centre of a room, next to windows featuring bright sun during daylight hours, or mounted on a wall.
If you’re buying a TV in 2016, you better make sure it has HDR and all of Samsung’s 2016 SUHD TVs offer high dynamic range (HDR), with peak brightness of 1,000 nits for a higher level of contrast between light and dark images.
Samsung’s SUHD TV range further enhances the viewing experience by minimising light reflection with its Ultra Black technology. By reducing the glare on the screen, Ultra Black makes it easier to watch your favourite content regardless of how well-lit the room is.
New Smart Hub
The 2016 Smart Hub is designed to provide easy access to content all in one place. Live TV, streaming services, games and even the home screen menu offer access to programs more quickly and easily than ever before experienced in a Samsung TV.
Samsung One remote
Eliminating the need to juggle multiple remote controls for compatible connected devices, the Samsung Smart TV is designed to automatically
recognise the type of compatible set-top box, game console, or home theatre system that is connected, with the One remote controlling all the devices.
Easier access to content
Streaming movies and TV shows from third party providers such as Netflix, Stan, and Presto, and accessing apps such as YouTube is now even easier.
Pricing and availability
Now for the important part.. when can you get these and how much will they cost. The Series 9 Samsung SUHD TVs start at A$3,599 RRP for the 55″ and go up to ‘if you have to ask you can’t afford it’ for the mega 88″ model. Those who follow the site would know I’m in the process of building a house and the pick of bunch for me is that KS9500 65″ which would look perfect mounted on the wall. Quality doesn’t doesn’t come cheap.
Samsung Series 9 KS9800 88-inch SUHD TV – Available July 2016
Samsung Series 9 KS9500 78-inch SUHD TV – Available July 2016
Samsung Series 9 KS9500 65-inch SUHD TV – RRP $6,299, available now
Samsung Series 9 KS9500 55-inch SUHD TV – RRP $4,299, available now
Samsung Series 9 KS9005 75-inch SUHD TV – RRP $10,999, available July 2016
Samsung Series 9 KS9000 65-inch SUHD TV – RRP $5,999, available now
Samsung Series 9 KS9000 55-inch SUHD TV – RRP $3,999, available now
Samsung Series 8 KS8500 65-inch SUHD TV – RRP $5,799, available now
Samsung Series 8 KS8500 55-inch SUHD TV – RRP $3,899, available now
Samsung Series 8 KS8000 65-inch SUHD TV – RRP $5,499, available now
Samsung Series 8 KS8005 60-inch SUHD TV – RRP $4,499, available June
Samsung Series 8 KS8000 55-inch SUHD TV – RRP $3,599, available now
Samsung Series 7 KU7500 78-inch UHD TV – available August 2016
Samsung Series 7 KU7500 65-inch UHD TV – available July 2016
Samsung Series 7 KU7500 55-inch UHD TV – available July 2016
Samsung Series 7 KU7000 65-inch UHD TV – available July 2016
Samsung Series 7 KU7000 55-inch UHD TV – available July 2016
Samsung Series 7 KU7000 49-inch UHD TV – available July 2016
Samsung Series 6 KU6000 70-inch UHD TV – available July 2016
Samsung Series 6 KU6000 65-inch UHD TV – RRP $3,899, available now
Samsung Series 6 KU6000 60-inch UHD TV – RRP $2,999, available May
Samsung Series 6 KU6000 55-inch UHD TV – RRP $2,199, available now
Samsung Series 6 KU6000 50-inch UHD TV – RRP $1,899, available May
Samsung Series 6 KU6000 40-inch UHD TV – RRP $1,399, available now
Samsung Series 5 K5500 49-inch HD TV – available July 2016
Samsung Series 5 K5500 40-inch HD TV – available July 2016
Samsung Series 5 K5500 32-inch HD TV – available July 2016
If you’re concerned about content, Samsung has a solution for that as well, with the first to market in Australia, UHD Blu-ray player. The Samsung UBD-K8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player is available now for A$599 RRP, which certainly isn’t cheap, but may be the best option for sourcing 4K content for people who are still on the NBN waiting list. Don’t forget, this also lets you play regular Blu-ray discs, DVDs and CDs. The UHD Blu-ray movies are already on sale in Australia.