Samsung OLED TV: The QD-OLED-Powered Panel Is Finally Official and We Got a First Look
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Samsung OLED TV: The QD-OLED-Powered Panel Is Finally Official and We Got a First Look

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Speaker 1: Hey, everybody, this is pretty exciting. I'm here with, yes. It really exists in the real world. Samsung's OED television. Speaker 1: This is the S 95 B it's the first OED television that Samsung's made sense. 2013. Let's call it the only Samsung OED television. They make a bunch of Q L E D televisions, but this is the first to use organic light [00:00:30] emitting diode technology and the Samsung brand. So this TV has a QD OED panel brand new for 2022. That's quantum dots combined with the picture quality of OED. I expect it to be among the best performing TVs of the year, perhaps ever probably the best performing TV Samsung has ever made. Now, Samsung positions, this TV a little bit lower in their lineup in terms of pricing, especially than their eight K models. So this TV is only a available in a 55 and 65 inch size, no smaller or [00:01:00] larger sizes comp competitors in ed. Namely LG have a lot larger range of sizes and a lot different price points. Speaker 1: So what Samsung has done here, they've positioned this TV a little bit less expensive than you'd expect for a first generation ed technology. The 55 inch model is 2200. The 65 inch model is 3000. That's directly the same price as LGS G models of television. So LG is talk about improved pitch quality this year as well. When I get these into the lab, I'll put 'em head ahead and see how they look. [00:01:30] But again, what Samsung is claiming with this QD OED technology is improved color. They're also saying it's slightly brighter than previous OED technologies. So you get that incremental improvement. And also if you're a Samsung brand type of person, you want that Samsung brand, they do have this available in an EDD screen technology. So that's a plus if that's what you want. So beyond the EDD panel, it also uses Samsung's processing, including a neural 4k processor, they say is improved for this year. Speaker 1: Similar processor found on their other televisions. It also [00:02:00] has Samsung's range of smart TV technology include in their brand new version of ties, a brand new gaming hub shipping a little bit later this year to appeal to gamers and all the bells and whistles that you'd expect from a high end TV, including HDMI 2.1 and even, yes, Samsung's solar remote. So of course, all those extras are a little bit beside the point. The real story here is the QD O led panel on this television. Hope to get a closer look a little bit later, this is the first time I've seen it in the real world. Now, as I mentioned, Samsung also has a bunch of Q L E D TVs on [00:02:30] sale in 2022. I don't expect the picture quality to match that of the S 95 B OED TV, but they've still made some improvements that I got to see in person here at Samsung showroom for the first time. Speaker 1: First up is an improved version of the frame. Samsung's unique TV designed to display digital art. The idea is to hang the TV on the wall, like a painting. And when it's not showing TV shows or movies, it shows paintings or photographs from Samsung's digital art store. New for 2022 is a screen finish. That's more matte [00:03:00] than before. And to my eyes, it really did reduce reflections from light in the room, making the painting look even more like a canvas and less like a TV. Pretty cool. The new matte screen is available on the frame as well as Samsung's 2022, Sarah Ander lifestyle televisions. Samsung also has a full lineup of eight K models and the company showed off 65 inch and 85 inch versions of this Q N 800 B series, which is shipping. Now, this is Samsung's quote entry level eight K [00:03:30] Q led model for 2022, but it's still really expensive. Speaker 1: 3,500 bucks for the 65 inch size, which is $500 more than the company's ed TV. As a reminder, I don't think eight K is worth the investment now, cuz there's still very little AK content available and no signs of that changing anytime soon, the 800 B has many L E D back lighting technology and should deliver a bright punchy image with 4k and lower resolution content. But I don't expect much improvement over the company's cheaper or K [00:04:00] Q led models like the Q N 90 B the successor to my favorite non ed TV of last year. And compared to O led TVs like Samsung's own S 95, B or 2022 models from LG, which cost a lot less than these AK TVs, even in the 80 inch plus screen sizes. I think Q led will again, play second fiddle. So that's a quick look at summer Samsung's 2022 televisions from its New York event space, including its brand new OED TV. I look forward to reviewing them soon in my lab at CNET.

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