Samsung kicked off the KL International AV Show yesterday with an exclusive tour of their latest 2016 SUHD TVs with Quantum Dot display. They also showed off their top-of-the-line audio systems, including their latest soundbars.
Samsung 2016 SUHD TVs & Soundbars Tour
Jason Foo, Head of Samsung Malaysia’s AV Business Unit, gave us a tour of all the latest 2016 SUHD TVs and soundbars from Samsung. In addition to introducing the new models, he gave us a quick rundown on their key technologies, and why they matter.
Samsung 2016 SUHD TVs & Audio Products
We first saw the 2016 SUHD TVs at the Samsung SEA Forum 2016. Their pioneering Quantum Dot display technology promises “stunning brightness, exceptional contrast and the most life-like colour expressions ever before seen in a 4K TV“. The Samsung 2016 SUHD TVs also have a beautiful bezel-less curved design that not only offer a more immersive viewing experience, but also look beautiful at every angle, thanks to its “360° design”.
Featuring a new Smart Hub function, Samsung’s 2016 SUHD TVs now automatically detect and recognize all connected home entertainment devices, making it possible for users to control items like set-top boxes, Blu-ray players, game consoles, and home theatre systems with no setup required.
Samsung also revealed their latest its audio products, including the HW-K950 Soundbar. This the first Samsung soundbar to feature Dolby Atmos, and the industry’s first soundbar package to include two Dolby Atmos-enabled wireless rear speakers. The complete HW-K950 package delivers 5.1.4-channel sound, promising an immersive cinematic audio experience.
Also joining the ensemble is Samsung’s first Ultra HD Blu-ray Player, the HDR-compatible UBD-K8500. It offers 4X the resolution and 64X higher colour expression than conventional Blu-ray players. The UBD-K8500’s built-in up-scaling technology enhances the picture quality from standard Blu-ray discs, DVDs and even CDs.
We will soon have videos and more details and specifications of the following Samsung products, so please check back for the links shortly :
- 88″ Samsung 88KS9800 SUHD TV (RRP: RM 99,999 / ~US$24,999)
- 78″ Samsung 78KS9000 SUHD TV (RRP: RM 39,999 / ~US$9,999)
- 65″ Samsung 65KS9000 SUHD TV (RRP: RM 21,999 / ~US$5,499)
- Samsung HW-K950 Premium Soundbar with Dolby Atmos (RRP: RM 5,999 / ~US$1,499)
- Samsung HW-J8501R Curved Soundbar (RRP: RM 3,499 / ~US$875)
- Samsung HW-J7501R Curved Soundbar (RRP: RM 2,499 / ~US$625)
- Samsung HW-J6001R Curved Soundbar (RRP: RM 1,799 / ~US$449)
- Samsung HW-H751 Soundbar with built-in Vacuum Tube (RRP: RM 1,999 / ~US$499)
- Samsung HW-K551 Soundbar (RRP: RM 1,499 / ~US$375)
- Samsung HW-K450 Soundbar (RRP: RM 1,099 / ~US$275)
Throughout the three-day event, Samsung is extending a pre-order deal for its latest HW-K950 Premium Soundbar with Dolby Atmos technology (RRP: RM5,999 / ~US$1499). Visitors who purchase the latest Premium Soundbar will receive a complimentary Blu-Ray Player (BD-H6500) worth RM499 / US$125.
Additionally, Samsung is offering a free Samsung Curved Soundbar (worth up to RM3,499 / ~US$875) and Blu Ray Player (worth up to RM499 / ~US$125), along with a purchase-with-purchase promotion of the 360 Speaker WAM with any purchase of the new SUHD TV.
The new Premium Soundbar will be available for purchase at selected Samsung Experience Stores and authorised dealerships end of August onwards; while the UHD Blu-ray Player will reach Malaysian shores in the last quarter of 2016.