When Samsung first announced its lineup ofat CES 2015, we expected their serious specifications to stipulate stupendous spending. And Samsung has succeeded in spades.
According to a leak from excellent record of calling these sorts of things around this time of year, industry sources tag the new sets with a starting price of $2,500 for the cheapest model, a 48 incher. The 65-inch size of the best-quality series will go for six grand., a site with an
CNET has reached out to Samsung for a comment, and if we hear back we'll update this report.
Meanwhile here's the full breakdown of the leaked prices:
Samsung SUHD TV leaked prices
Of course those prices will fall throughout the year, but by how much could vary widely. The 2014 UN65HU8550 fell from $3,999 to $2,997, a 25 percent drop.started at $4,999 and now sells for $4,499, a discount of only 10 percent. Meanwhile the
, so they're set by the manufacturer and vendors have little room for further discounts.
Confirming what a Samsung rep told me at CES, initial pricing for the 2015 JS9000 and 2014 HU9000 series of curved 4K TVs matches up almost perfectly. The same goes for pricing on the 2015 and 2014 HU8550 series of flat 4K TVs.
Despite the SUHD name and sure-to-be-ceaseless sales spiels slinging its superiority, it'sat heart. Hey, it worked when Samsung as "LED TVs," so there's no reason the can't pull the same trick with "SUHD TVs."
And who knows, they may just prove to be a JS9500 series looked great in limited demos I saw at CES -- but then again I'd expect nothing less from a manufacturer-run demo of a ridiculously expensive TV boasting and and specialized .. The
Whether SUHD can Leaked pricing for LG's new 65-inch 4K OLED TVs isn't that much higher than that of the UN65JS9500. And best of all for curve-averse videophiles with money to burn, the LG comes in a flat version., Samsung's stated goal, is doubtful given OLED's superiority (so far) to any display technology based on LCD.
Meanwhile, I expect the JS9000 and JS8500 to perform very similarly to their 2014 counterparts, which were no slouches but not the best 4K LCDs of the year. I'll be particularly curious to compare them against Samsung's non-S UHD TVs, such as the flat 4K U7100 series, the least expensive to offer hardware-based local dimming.
Official pricing should come from Samsung in mid-March ifare any indication, with TVs to ship in the following weeks. Vizio, which skipped CES this year, is likely announcing much of its 2015 lineup in April, and I expect LG's new OLEDs sometime this summer. Soon enough we'll be able to put the new TVs of 2015 to the test.