I bit the bullet on my 3rd Samsung Tizen tv. I have a 43 inch 7000 series, a 50 inch 8000 series and now am putting in a 50-Inch Class QLED Q60A in our living room. Primarily went with this one for the bump in processing speed and the included Ambient mode. Been watching it for over a month to see if the price would drop. It's normally $699.99 on all the sites but dropped to $629.99 on Samsung and Bestbuy last month. On Amazon it dropped to $627.99. Was waiting for a black friday special but they kept it at this price point, no real drop on Black Friday. I haven't seen it go lower. The 43 inch at $497.99 saves you $102 on Amazon, but I wanted to 50 inch.
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Samsung Electronics today announced that it has sold more than one million units of ‘The Frame’ this year, making it Samsung’s first single-year million-seller in its Lifestyle TV lineup. Total sales since The Frame’s 2017 launch are expected to exceed two million units by year end, driven by heavy demand in North American and European markets.
“The Frame is not just a device for watching TV, but a lifestyle product which enhances a space with its design and enriches consumers’ lives with an extensive art collection,” said Simon Sung, Executive Vice President and Head of the Sales & Marketing Team of the Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “We continue to look for ways to strengthen The Frame’s offerings to find innovative ways to satisfy consumers’ evolving needs and desires. We are also always exploring partnerships with new museums, galleries and artists to offer a much wider range of collection in the Art Store.”
Innovative Design Marries Form and Function
The Frame is the most popular model among Samsung’s Lifestyle TV lineup. Since it was first released in 2017, The Frame’s design, features and size have continuously evolved, reflecting consumers’ ever-changing tastes and lifestyle needs.
As consumers have been spending more time at home, the popularity of home entertainment content has risen, along with consumer demand for their screens to go beyond a home appliance and enhance their interior design. The Frame perfectly converged these trends to offer consumers a blend of form and function, leading to rising sales for the lineup.
Innovating picture quality and keeping up with consumer trends drive Samsung to continually enhance each new iteration of The Frame. In 2020, Samsung added QLED picture technology to deliver more vibrant images. The TV also incorporates a brightness sensor to adjust the brightness level depending on the surroundings, so that viewers can fully enjoy optimized pictures and videos. In July 2021, Samsung launched an 85” version, so it is now available in five different sizes (32″, 55″, 65″, 75″, 85″) to satisfy a variety of lifestyles and home spaces.
The Frame in 2021 offers a slim bezel of 24.9mm, or almost half the width of last year’s model, adding elegance of space with frame-type bezels available in various colors. Users can choose a customizable frame — white, teak, or brown flat-style bezel, and white or brick red beveled chamfer-style bezel.1 The Frame can be set up on a TV stand, wall-mounted for a gallery look, or on the recently released studio stand.
Curated Content Through Strategic Partnerships in the Art Store
Aside from its unique and modern design, a focal point of The Frame is the Art Store — its proprietary art subscription platform. When users are not watching content on The Frame, they can use Ambient Mode to choose works of art from the Art Store’s vast library of paintings and photographs to put on display — this way, the screen does not have to be a blank canvas interfering with interior design, but an element that enhances it.
The Frame’s Art Store offers over 1,500 artworks from world-renowned museums and galleries such as the Hermitage Museum in Russia, the Louvre in France and the Prado Museum in Spain. Through partnerships, Samsung has expanded the Art Store’s collection to encompass unique artworks from up-and-coming creators all over the world such as Magnum Photos, a global photojournalist group, and most recently, the leading art photography maison YellowKorner, to offer vibrant artwork that takes advantage of The Frame’s QLED picture quality. With AI-based curation, the 2021 version of The Frame analyzes consumers’ patterns and tastes and recommends new artwork.
The 2021 version of The Frame offers significantly increased storage capacity with 6GB compared to previous versions that offered 500MB. It can now store up to 1,200 pictures in 4K resolution so users can select more art to form their own personalized gallery.
For more information on Samsung’s lifestyle TV portfolio, please visit www.samsung.com.
1 The Chamfer style bezel is available only in 55″ and 65″
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[Turning Your Living Room Into a Home Theater] ① How Samsung’s Neo QLED 8K and Leading Soundbar Provide Cinema-Level Quality ExperiencesBy STF News
The way people consume content is becoming more and more diversified as we find ourselves spending more of our leisure time in the comfort of our own homes. Even the way we enjoy movies is changing – increasingly, people are choosing to enjoy the latest releases via streaming or Over the Top (OTT) platforms instead of in a theater.
But this change in viewing trends doesn’t mean that you should have to miss out on the immersive, cinematic experiences that movie theaters are able to provide. In order to help provide you with the tools to enjoy cinema-esque picture and sound quality when watching a movie at home, Samsung Newsroom has done a deep dive into the Samsung Neo QLED 8K and the latest premium soundbar.
1. Catch All the Fine Texturing and Details On-Screen Thanks to Quantum Mini LEDs
Even for fast-paced action films, your display should be able to keep up without you missing a single moment of the movie. In order to achieve this, the control your TV has over its LED lights is important for delivering details – which is why the 2021 Neo QLED 8K comes equipped with Quantum Mini LED1 for more precise control of thousands of tightly-packed LEDs.
Samsung Electronics’ proprietary micro-layer technology expresses images more vividly and accurately. Micro layers inside each LED eliminate unnatural noise among thousands of LED elements – the secret behind how these TVs can express all the fine details on-screen, including a character’s skin tone and even their drops of sweat.
2. Never Miss a Moment of the Action, Even in Darkness, With Quantum Matrix Technology
Detailed blacks and high contrast are key to delivering realistic fight scenes that take place in darkness in action movies. Quantum Matrix Technology, Samsung’s proprietary local dimming technology, allows for clear contrast between dark and light areas on-screen.
Quantum Matrix Technology enhances the LED brightness level from 10-bit to 12-bit, which means that the TV can control its lighting up to 4,096 levels – four times2 more than conventional displays. The TV’s local brightness booster efficiently distributes power and improves peak brightness by harnessing unused electrical power from darker areas to brighter ones.
3. Enjoy the Classics Upscaled to High Resolution With the Neo Quantum Processor
When watching classic movies, you may often find that the picture quality is poorer compared to the movies produced today, and may also have found yourself wishing that the picture and resolution were better. The Samsung Neo QLED 8K is capable of upscaling the picture quality of a movie, even older ones, to a higher resolution thanks to its Quantum Mini LEDs, Quantum Matrix Technology and its Neo Quantum Processor, which is armed with powerful AI upscaling technologies.
Based on an artificial neural network, the Neo Quantum Processor’s deep learning imitates the learning mechanism of humans to train its AI. The Neo QLED 8K’s Neo Quantum Processor now uses 16 multi-neural networks, whereas conventional technologies only use a single neural network. Each of the 16 networks divides up the content based on the input resolution and picture quality and then accurately analyzes all kinds of factors including edge handling, details and noise level. This then allows the processor to enhance a movie’s picture clarity without stalling, even for movies made in lower resolutions.
4. Immerse Yourself in Ultimate Sound With the World’s First 11.1.4-Channel Dolby Atmos Soundbar
A truly cinematic viewing experience isn’t complete without a sound system capable of creating truly immersive and realistic audio experiences. Given the growing number of users who enjoy watching movies at home, the need for premium sound experiences capable of delivering you that realistic rain downpour or airplane departure is also growing.
The immersive sound in a movie theater comes from high-performance speakers that fill both the walls and the ceiling; Dolby Atmos movie theaters use up to 400 speakers to create that audio experience. But now, with the Samsung HW-Q950A soundbar, you, too can enjoy a theater-like three-dimensional experience at home without the need to install any extra speakers thanks to its 11.1.4 channel speakers and Dolby Atmos technology.
5. A TV and a Soundbar That Operate in Perfect Harmony Thanks to Q-Symphony
When connecting your soundbar to the TV to watch movie at home, your TV’s built-in speakers are automatically disabled to allow the soundbar to emit sound due to technological limitations regarding compatibility between different devices and content. Samsung has been working to overcome this issue with its industry-leading TV and audio technology.
With the newly-introduced Q-Symphony, Samsung TVs and soundbars work together to produce the most room-filling surround sound experiences. While the soundbar itself is capable of providing rich and deep audio on its own, Q-Symphony lets you enjoy another level of cinematic experience at home as both the TV and the soundbar work together.
Samsung Audio Lab is behind the success of this technology. Samsung Electronics established the Samsung Audio Lab in California, United States in order to gather top-level sound experts and engineers to continue developing audio technologies and provide the best possible sound experiences to users.
1 Compared to the LED module height featured in the 2020 Samsung UHD TV, each 2021 Neo QLED 8K’s Quantum Mini LED is 1/40 the size.
2 10-bit: 210 = 1,024 levels of control; 12-bit: 212 = 4,096 levels.
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Samsung’s The Frame and YellowKorner Enhance Your Living Room With an Iconic Selection of Art PhotographyBy STF News
Samsung Electronics today announced a new partnership with YellowKorner, a world-renowned art photography collective, to provide consumers with an extensive collection of photographs from world-class and emerging artists on The Frame, its lifestyle TV, and making art photography more accessible through the Art Store.
Founded in 2006, YellowKorner is a leading art photography maison headquartered in France, operating a network of more than 130 galleries worldwide across 25 countries globally. It offers more than 3,000 limited-edition and certified prints in collaboration with some of the world’s leading artists of this generation.
Through the partnership, The Frame will offer an extensive collection of photographs curated by YellowKorner, allowing viewers to discover and experience the magic of photography in a way that has never been possible before. The Frame will also be displayed in some YellowKorner’s art galleries in France, where customers will be able to discover The Frame and get the possibility, through a QR code, to have information about The Frame.
Additionally, Samsung and YellowKorner will partner with renowned and emerging artists to hold exhibitions in Paris with the goal of democratizing art photography. Both websites, Samsung and YellowKorner will indicate details, where visitors will be able to deep dive into the partnership, the iconic Lifestyle TV and its leading art platform, the Art Store, where some YellowKorner artists present.
The Art Store currently has over 1,500 works of art from more than 600 artists in 42 different countries that consumers can enjoy in 4K picture quality from museums and galleries around the world, including the Albertina Museum in Vienna, the Hermitage State Museum in Saint Petersburg, the Prado Museum in Madrid, the Tate Modern in London, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and LUMAS.
“The partnership with YellowKorner signifies the increasing presence of The Frame’s Art Store as one of the leading art platforms around the world,” said Jongsuk Chu, Executive Vice President and Head of Europe Office at Samsung Electronics. “We hope that this partnership will continue to provide our consumers an easy and accessible point of entry to experience their favorite artwork.”
The Frame is Samsung’s award-winning lifestyle TV, which transforms the everyday living space into an art gallery with stunning works of art from the Art Store. The 2021 version builds on The Frame’s iconic design, offering an even slimmer bezel of 24.9mm, mirroring the depth of a traditional picture frame and allowing the viewers to focus on the artwork itself.
The Frame portfolio is available in seven screen sizes, ranging from 32” to large 85” models. Taking advantage of industry-leading QLED 4K picture quality, The Frame also uses a Brightness Sensor to detect the surrounding light conditions and automatically adjusts the screen’s brightness and color tone to provide astonishingly vibrant pictures while displaying the artwork as it was intended to be seen.
For more information on Samsung’s lifestyle TV portfolio, please visit www.samsung.com.
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By STF News
As we emerge from the pandemic, our world has become more virtual and continues to shift online at a rapid pace. Keeping up with these changes, Samsung introduces a range of innovative display products and solutions at InfoComm 2021 in Orlando, Florida.
In addition, Samsung is hosting ‘InfoComm 2021 Samsung VX’, a new-concept event that will allow people who cannot attend InfoComm in person this year, including key customers and retailers, to experience its products and solutions virtually.
The cutting-edge commercial display solutions set to be introduced by Samsung, which can be used in a variety of business settings, include:
‘The Wall’ – a MICRO LED technology-based commercial display. Neo QLED 8K Signage that offers industry-leading picture quality with Quantum Mini LEDs and Quantum Matrix Technology Pro. Outdoor signage products that are dustproof and waterproof, producing bright and brilliant messages on displays that are built for the outdoors.
The Wall, a next-generation display that comes equipped with a MICRO AI processor and the latest display technology, features a bezel-free modular screen that can be easily customized to suit the design of any space. It can be implemented across a range of commercial environments and can be installed in various positions including in an L-shape, concave, convex, on a ceiling or hanging to offer customers and partners more convenience.
During the event, Samsung unveils Neo QLED 8K Signage for the first time, which is powered by Quantum Matrix Technology Pro. Neo QLED 8K Signage delivers unrivaled picture quality thanks to Quantum Mini LEDs. The display will also be available in a choice of 65-, 75- and 85-inch models, and will offer the option of either portrait or landscape orientation. Neo QLED 8K Signage also features an Infinity One Design, seamlessly fitting into any business environment with its slim and minimalistic look.
Finally, as sales of EVs (electric vehicles) continue to increase significantly, demand for the installation of charging stations has been rapidly growing too. Samsung’s outdoor signage displays are currently being used at EV charging stations, ensuring that the stations are equipped with the best visual display technology to offer customers an optimal experience. This outdoor signage features enhanced visibility, brightness greater than 3,500nits, and 24/7 performance ensuring crisp content at all times. These advanced displays provide customers with a variety of important information such as maps, traffic updates and digital advertisements – for businesses such as convenience stores, gas stations and quick service restaurants.
Samsung introduces the future of displays at InfoComm 2021, North America’s largest pro-AV industry event, which features more than 40,000 attendees. We look forward to seeing you there, either in person or virtually.
To learn more about InfoComm 2021 Samsung VX, please visit: https://displaysolutions.samsung.com/showcase/virtual-experience/infocomm-2021.
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