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ViewSonic M2e Portable Projector with ToF Technology!

ViewSonic M2e Portable Projector with ToF Technology!

ViewSonic just introduced their M2e portable LED projector, with ToF (Time of Flight) technology!

Here is what you need to know about the new ViewSonic M2e Instant Smart 1080p portable LED protector!

 

ViewSonic M2e Portable Projector with ToF Technology!

The ViewSonic M2e portable projector is a portable LED projector, with a 1080p resolution and built-in Harman Kardon stereo speakers.

It also boasts new ToF (Time-of-Flight) technology, which allow for instant auto-focus in an ultralight, portable design!

Full HD Audio Visual Experience

The ViewSonic M2e uses their 2nd generation LED technology, with a resolution of 1080p, with 125% Rec. 709 colour gamut!

It is capable of projecting up to an 80-inch display at up to 2.1 metres away; and comes with dual speakers customised by Harman Kardon!

ToF Technology For Instant Auto-Focus!

ToF (Time-of-Flight) is a form of LIDAR technology, which uses an emitter to bounce light off the target area to accurately determine the distance up to 3 metres away.

This allows the ViewSonic M2e to accurate instantly correct the focus, to ensure sharp images on the target surface.

Built-In G Sensor

When a projector is moved, it will need to be refocused either manually using a focus ring, or automatically using a button.

Thanks to its built-in G sensor, the ViewSonic M2e will detect movement, and automatically trigger its ToF instant auto-focus capability.

Easy Setup

Setting up the M2e is very easy, with instant power on/off, instant auto-focus and auto keystone capabilities. It also has a stemless stand for custom projection angles.

Connecting your mobile device to the M2e is also easy – you can cast or mirror the content from your smartphone or tablet via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or a USB Type C cable.

Light + Portable

The ViewSonic M2e is very light at just 1 kg, and is small enough to fit into a large handbag, or a backpack.

This allows you to bring it on trips, and quickly set it up for instant entertainment wherever you go!

 

ViewSonic M2e : Price + Availability

The ViewSonic M2e portable LED projector is available with immediate effect, with a launch price of RM 2,699 (about US$655 / £463 / A$846 / S$867).

Here are some online purchase options :

 

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2021 Samsung TV First Look : What Could They Reveal?

Samsung is slated to reveal their 2021 range of TV models at CES, but ahead of that, they are going to give everyone a sneak peek of sorts!

Could it be MicroLED (again)? Or Quantum Dot OLED (QD-OLED)? Tell us what YOU think!

 

2021 Samsung TV First Look : What Could They Reveal?

Samsung is slated to launch their 2021 range of TV models at CES 2021, with a press conference at 9 AM on 11 January 2021.

However, it looks like they will give us all a sneak peek of their new VD (Visual Display) technology on 7 January 2021 at 12 AM (GMT+8) here in Malaysia.

The global unveiling will be streamed online at the official Samsung website.

 

2021 Samsung TV First Look : MicroLED or QD Display?

Although Samsung isn’t telling us what they will showcase in the 7 January 2021 First Look, we believe it will be their MicroLED TV technology.

It first debuted in the 2019 The Wall – which won the 2019 Display of the Year Award. But this is a freaking expensive TV that is virtually a technology demo with a very niche market.

We believe that Samsung will “unveil” MicroLED as the new mainstream display technology for home entertainment enthusiasts to aspire to.

Unlike current LED TVs, a MicroLED TV will have a panel that uses microscopic LEDs as display pixels. This would allow for phenomenally high brightness and infinite contrast, with very wide colour gamut.

Samsung also claims that their new MicroLED technology can last for up to 100,000 hours.

They actually launched a new 110-inch MicroLED TV in South Korean on 10 December 2020, which they plan to launch globally in Q1 2021.

Priced at KRW 170 million (about US$157,000 / £115,000 / RM629,000), it has a 4K resolution with a built-in Majestic Sound System and a 5.1-channel speaker system.

On the other hand, Samsung may be unveiling their QD-OLED display – a hybrid of OLED and Quantum Dots, which they plan to start producing this year.

Samsung Display will invest 13.1 trillion won by 2025 to build “Q1 Line,” the world’s first QD display mass production line at Asan Campus. The new line is scheduled to start production in 2021 with an initial 30,000 sheets (8.5 generations) and will produce a huge QD display of 65 inches or larger.

This QD-OLED hybrid display would deliver higher brightness and wider colour gamuts, with incredible contrast ratios.

Best of all – it will be easier to manufacture, which means lower production costs, and lower prices for consumers.

On the other hand, Samsung is only kicking off QD-OLED manufacturing this year… which means this may not be ready for primetime yet.

So what do YOU think? Will Samsung be unveiling MicroLED or QD-OLED on 7 January 2021?

 

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2020 Samsung Gemilang Special Deals For Malaysia!

Samsung Malaysia just announced their 2020 Gemilang Special Deals for Malaysia’s upcoming National Day!

Find out what’s on offer in the 2020 Samsung Gemilang Special Deals, and grab them while they last!

 

2020 Samsung Gemilang Special Deals For Malaysia!

From now until 30 September 2020, you can get discounts and free gifts with the purchase of selected Samsung products, from smartphones to home appliances.

Here is a selection of their hottest products, and their 2020 Gemilang Special Deals!

Samsung Product RRP Promo Period Promotion
Galaxy Tab S6 RM 3,099 From now until
31 August 2020
One (1) FREE Galaxy Buds (RM 349)
Four months FREE YouTube Premium
Galaxy Tab S6 Lite RM 1,699 One (1) FREE Keyboard Book Cover (RM 409)
Four months FREE YouTube Premium
All IT and Mobile Products Spend RM 3,000 or more, and get
one (1) FREE Galaxy Fit e smartwatch
Galaxy Watch RM 1,299 RM 400 rebate off RRP
75-inch Q950TS
QLED 8K
RM 44,999 From now until
30 September 2020
Option 1 : FREE Soundbar HW-Q900T (RM 4,999)
Option 2 : Smart Air Purifier + Jet 90 (RM 5,398)
The Sero RM 6,999 Air Purifier (RM 999)
2.5 HP Wind-Free
Premium Plus
RM 4,399 USB Portable Blender (RM 69.90)
Front Load
Combo Washer
(QuickDrive)
RM 4,599 32L Solo Microwave Oven (RM 599)

 

2020 Samsung Gemilang Special Deals : How To Redeem Free Gifts

We should point out that the free gifts will not be automatically delivered together with your purchases. To get them, just follow these steps :

  1. Purchase your Samsung products from the official Samsung Online Store, or a participating authorised retailer.
  2. Go to the official Samsung Malaysia Redemption website.
  3. Log into your Samsung account, or create a new one (if you don’t have one yet).
  4. Fill in the online redemption form, with the following information :
    – Email Address
    – Store of Purchase
    – Date of Purchase
    – Invoice Number
    – Model Serial Number
    – Recipient Name
    – Delivery Address
    – Contact Number
    – Identity Number (MyKad / Passport)
    – Upload proof of purchase (receipt with model number)
  5. You must submit your online redemption form by 15 October 2020.
    If Samsung Malaysia requires clarification, you will receive an email within 10 business days.
    You must then provide the missing information by 20 October 2020.

After you submit, you will receive an email notification with the validation status and delivery tracking number.

Your free gifts will be delivered within 4 weeks, after they are validated.

 

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The 2018 Samsung + Harman Kardon Soundbar Tech Briefing

Samsung just introduced two premium Harman Kardon soundbars. Here is the official Samsung Harman Kardon soundbar tech briefing, and the 2018 Samsung and Harman Kardon soundbar price list!

 

The Harman Kardon Soundbar Tech Briefing

Following Samsung’s acquisition of Harman International in March 2017, the two companies have been collaborating on mobile products including the AKG headphones bundled with certain Samsung mobile phones (like the Samsung Galaxy Note9) and tablets tuned by AKG (like the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4), as well as professional solutions for cinemas with the JBL Professional brand.

The HW-N950 and HW-N850 soundbars are the first major collaboration between Samsung and Harman Kardon to enter the premium category. Also, thanks to the addition of DTS’ proprietary DTS:X technology, along with Dolby Atmos, consumers can enjoy immersive and rich three-dimensional sound.

With the HW-N950 and HW-N850, consumers will feel like they are in a theater without leaving home thanks to Dolby Atmos and DTS:X technologies, plus up and side-firing speakers that move sound naturally above and around listeners. The HW-N950 especially is equipped with a main unit, four speakers and two wireless surround sound speakers, offering an incredibly immersive sound experience.

Also, thanks to its 7.1.4 channels, the largest number of channels currently available in a soundbar, the HW-N950 features a built-in wireless subwoofer and rear wireless speaker kit to round out the premium audio experience. The HW-N850, a more simplified version of the HW-N950, boasts a 5.1.2 channel featuring a main unit speaker and woofer.

 

The 2018 Samsung + Harman Kardon Price List

2018 Samsung QLED Series Malaysia RRP Best US Price
(31 Oct ’18)
Best UK Price
(31 Oct ’18)
HW-N950 7.1.4 Channel Soundbar RM 6,499 $1,698 NA
HW-N850 5.1.4 Channel Soundbar RM 4,999 $998 £999
HW-N700 5-Channel Soundbar RM 2,923 NA NA
HW-N650 5.1 Channel Soundbar RM 2,451 $398 £699
HW-N550 3.1 Channel Soundbar RM 1,602 $398 £325
HW-N450 2.1 Channel Soundbar RM 1,225 $228 £264

 

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The Sony A9F MASTER Series 4K HDR OLED TV Revealed!

Sony today announced the new Sony A9F MASTER Series 4K HDR OLED TV. Let’s take a look at their product briefing, and a quick tour of the 65-inch and 55-inch Sony A9F MASTER Series models!

 

The Sony A9F MASTER Series

The Sony A9F is part of the MASTER Series  – a title Sony reserves exclusively for its highest picture quality TV models. Sony claims the MASTER Series provides picture quality approaching that of a professional-grade monitor in a motion picture production studio.

Having developed and followed a very strict set of product evaluation criteria by its most experienced picture quality engineers, Sony is confident that their flagship MASTER Series will deliver the highest quality picture possible in a home setting.

Picture Processor X1 Ultimate

The Sony A9F MASTER Series models come equipped with a newly-developed, next-generation Picture Processor X1 Ultimate. This processor can intelligently detect and analyse each object in the picture through Sony’s new Object-based Super Resolution for exceptional accuracy and detail.

The Object-based HDR remaster has also been updated, and now allows each object to be remastered individually for better depth, accurate texture and all-in-all more realistic picture.

Netflix-Calibrated Mode

In conjunction with Netflix, Sony is now introducing Netflix Calibrated Mode. This unique feature was specially developed to mirror the same picture quality as a studio evaluation master for television in order to preserve the artists’ creative vision and intent.

By accessing one simple menu setting, Netflix Calibrated Mode faithfully reproduces the visuals that help bring a story to life, and entertainment enthusiasts can now enjoy this experience when watching their favorite TV series, films, documentaries and more on Netflix.

CalMAN-Ready

The Sony A9F MASTER Series is ready for CalMAN, the industry-leading display calibration software from Portrait Displays. CalMAN is widely used by professionals as a tool to ensure quality control of the strict requirements demanded by content creators in broadcast, production, and post-production.

This features the CalMAN calibration software to be installed on a PC, a pattern generator, a colorimeter or spectrophotometer, and the CalMAN for BRAVIA app installed. But using it eliminates the struggle of maintaining the picture quality throughout the life of the TV.

Pixel Contrast Booster

The Sony A9F MASTER Series TV comes with the Pixel Contrast Booster, which is Sony’s original panel controller for OLED. It maximises the dynamic range by widening the area of color reproduction at high brightness. Pictures are enhanced with extra detail and texture.

Acoustic Surface Audio+

The Sony A9F TV boasts the new Acoustic Surface Audio+ technology.

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Acoustic Surface was first introduced last year with the Sony A1 series followed by the Sony A8F this year. The improved Acoustic Surface Audio+ gets an additional actuator in the center of the screen and an extra subwoofer channel, which delivers  a 3.2 channel sound system.

The additional center actuator acts just like center speakers hidden behind an AT (acoustically transparent) screen which are found in movie theaters. With the three actuators and two subwoofers facing sideways, the Sony A9F creates a rich sound field that greatly enhances the viewing experience.

The Sony A9F asp has a TV Center Speaker Mode that allows the Acoustic Surface Audio+ to be used as the center speaker of a home theater system.

 

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The Samsung Soundbar Sound+ & 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Revealed!

At an exclusive experiential session, Samsung gave us a taste of their latest home entertainment products to hit our shores – the Samsung Soundbar Sound+ (HW-MS751) and the Samsung 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player (UBD-M8500). Designed to complement their QLED TV offerings, the new MS751 sound bar and M8500 Blu-ray player promise to give audiophiles and movie buffs an enhanced music and cinematic experience, right at home. Let’s check them out!

 

The Samsung Soundbar Sound+ & 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Revealed!

Let’s start with this presentation on the new Samsung Soundbar Sound+ and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player by Jason Foo, Head of Audio Visual, Samsung Malaysia.

 

The Samsung Soundbar Sound+ (HW-MS751)

The Samsung Soundbar Sound+ is a 5-channel soundbar with a total of 11 speaker units – each with dedicated amplifiers. They include 3 wide-range tweeters, 6 woofers, and 2 vertical wide-range tweeters.

The vertical tweeters are situated on top of the unit and spray audio vertically to expand the sound image. The vertical tweeters also feature ‘Height Channel Up-mix’ technology, which allows you to enjoy a 3D surround sound as if you are actually experiencing sound of a flight or a bird over the sky.

The Soundbar Sound+ features an Ultra High Quality (UHQ) 32-bit audio, which provides a crisper sound and allows listeners to experience audio that is nearest to its original recording quality. The new Soundbar Sound+ will not only upscale any music content to 32-bit sound, it can also reproduce deep and detailed bass to as low as 35 Hz.

To reproduce deep and detailed bass from its compact 3-inch body, Samsung used their proprietary distortion cancelling technology eliminates low frequency distortion by predicting the distortion at the end of the speaker movement and pre-adjusting upfront. The resulting lows are smooth and distortion-free, meaning listeners can enjoy bass-heavy content as it was meant to be heard.

The Soundbar Sound+ also has 3 wide range tweeters that create wider sound dispersion from the source (cross-over range 600Hz ~ 20kHz).

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The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player (UBD-M8500)

The new Samsung M8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player is promises to offer incredibly lifelike pictures when paired with a TV with HDR support. You will be able to enjoy the latest movies in True 4K, UHD level, as the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player shows every detail as the director intended, from the darkest to the brightest scenes, while expressing a full color range that human eyes can recognise.

Price & Availability

The new Samsung Soundbar Sound+ and the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player are now available at all Samsung Brand Stores and authorised dealers nationwide at a recommended retail price of RM 3,499 (~US$ 833) and RM 1,799 (~US$ 428) respectively.

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Samsung QLED TV Wins CES 2017 ‘Best of Innovation’ Award

8 May 2017 – Samsung TVs are renowned for revolutionizing viewing experience and delivering unparalleled brightness, contrast and High Dynamic Range using Quantum Dot technology. This year, Samsung is back with their 2017 line-up of QLED TVs – once again striving for excellence in picture quality.

 

Samsung QLED TV Wins CES 2017 ‘Best of Innovation’ Award

Since its spectacular global debut at CES 2017, Samsung’s QLED TV has received many international acclamations that recognise Samsung for its innovative technology in colour volume and ingenious design. To name a few, Samsung’s various QLED TV models received honouree mentions in various categories including Eco-Design, Smart Home, Video Display, Accessibility and Accessory.

While these honouree mentions are testaments to the brand’s breakthrough in Quantum Dot technology, it is CES 2017’s ‘Best of Innovation’ Awards that pays homage to the ground-breaking QLED TV.

Samsung’s acclaimed QLED TV did not only bag international awards, it also drew praises and approvals from industry experts and AV enthusiasts from around the world – earning top picks and placing high in editor’s choice awards.

“Samsung has made a major breakthrough in the research and development of Quantum Dot tech, and the company’s flagship Q9 Series is the embodiment of that work. The new dots enable a noticeable increase in colour volume, colour saturation, and overall brightness, making the Q9 Series possibly the brightest and most colourful consumer TV ever made.” – CES 2017 Editors’ Choice Award Winners by Reviewed.com.

‘These sets use proprietary Quantum Dots to display a billion different colours, with better brightness and contrast for one of the best pictures we’ve ever seen. Beyond image quality, what really impressed us about the new Samsung sets is their simple setup and lack of cable clutter.” – Techlicious Top Picks of CES 2017 and CES 2017: The Best Mobile Tech, PCs & Laptops On Display as quoted by ZDNet.

“Samsung’s Q9, Q8, & Q7 TVs rely on the company’s Quantum Dot technology, which delivers unrivalled luminance at 2,000 units and 100 percent colour volume according to the enterprise. The QLED Series include a ‘No-gap wall mount’ for vertical surfaces and a regular ‘Gravity Stand’ that resembles a piece of art. An ‘Invisible Connection’ cable will provide all solutions from power to peripheral devices.” – Best TVs from CES 2017 as quoted by Stuff, TechAdvisor, Pocket-lint, HDGuru and The USB Port.

These Samsung’s award-winning QLED TVs will soon reach Malaysian shores and promise to usher in a new era in home entertainment. Get ready for the #TheNextInnovationInTV.

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The 2017 Sony BRAVIA TVs & AV Products Revealed!

The new 2017 Sony BRAVIA TVs and AV products was recently revealed in a private media event. Sony showcased their latest 4K HDR BRAVIA X Series and A Series TVs, as well as their latest sound bars and speakers. We will share with you their full details, as well as an exclusive Sony product tour and demonstration. Enjoy!

 

The 2017 Sony BRAVIA TVs Revealed!

Sony launched two new BRAVIA 4K HDR TV series during this launch event. Find out what’s new about these new 2017 Sony BRAVIA TV models in this presentation by Benjamin Ng, the Head of TV Marketing, Sony South East Asia.

Here are the key takeaway points :

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  • The new 4K HDR OLED TVs will be branded as Sony BRAVIA OLED.
  • The new Sony BRAVIA X94E Series (75″), BRAVIA X93E Series (55″), BRAVIA X85E Series (75″ and 65″) and BRAVIA A1 Series (65″ and 55″) TVs feature the new 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme processor, which allows for Object-based HDR Remastering, Super Bit Mapping 4K HDR, and Dual Database Processing.
  • The Sony BRAVIA A1 Series (65″ and 55″) will boast the new Acoustic Surface technology, which allows the entire screen to resonate with greater sound output.
  • The Sony BRAVIA X93E Series (55″) features Slim Backlight Drive+. This is an improved LED backlight technology that allows for more precise and accurate local dimming control.
  • Both BRAVIA X93E and BRAVIA A1 Series will support Dolby Vision.

 

The 2017 Sony BRAVIA TV Tour & Demonstration

Catch this exclusive product tour and demonstration of the new 2017 Sony BRAVIA TV models.

 

The 2017 Sony Sound Bar Tour & Demonstration

Sony also took the opportunity to show off their new sound bars that are designed to complement the 2017 Sony BRAVIA TV models.

 

The 2017 Sony Speakers Tour & Demonstration

Finally, Sony showed off their new wireless speakers, and one box speaker solutions. Check them out!

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The 2017 Sony BRAVIA TV Price & Availability

The Sony BRAVIA A1 Series will be available in Malaysia from June 2017 onwards, at the following launch prices :

  • 65″ BRAVIA A1 : RM 29,999 / ~US$ 6,666
  • 55″ BRAVIA A1 : RM 16,999 / ~US$ 3,777

The Sony BRAVIA X94E and X93E are available in Malaysia from May 2017 onwards, at the following launch prices :

  • 75″ BRAVIA X94E : RM 25,999 / ~US$ 5,777
  • 55″ BRAVIA X93E : RM 11,999 / ~US$ 2,666

The Sony BRAVIA X85E Series will be available in Malaysia from May 2017 onwards, at the following launch prices :

  • 75″ BRAVIA X85E : RM 16,999 / ~US$ 3,777
  • 65″ BRAVIA X85E : RM 9,999 / ~US$ 2,222

The Sony BRAVIA X80E Series will be available in Malaysia from May 2017 onwards, at the following launch prices :

  • 55″ BRAVIA X80E : RM 6,999 / ~US$ 1555
  • 49″ BRAVIA X80E : RM 4,499 / ~US$ 999
  • 43″ BRAVIA X80E : RM 3,899 / ~US$ 866

Here are the availability and launch prices for the Sony BRAVIA X70E Series :

  • 65″ BRAVIA X70E : RM 7,199 / ~US$ 1599 (June 2017)
  • 55″ BRAVIA X70E : RM 4,999 / ~US$ 1109 (June 2017)
  • 49″ BRAVIA X70E : RM 3,699 / ~US$ 819 (May 2017)
  • 43″ BRAVIA X70E : RM 3,099 / ~US$ 688 (May 2017)
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The Sony BRAVIA W75E Series will be available in Malaysia from May 2017 onwards, at the following launch prices :

  • 49″ BRAVIA W75E : RM 3,199 / ~US$ 709
  • 43″ BRAVIA W75E : RM 2,499 / ~US$ 555

The Sony BRAVIA W66E Series will be available in Malaysia from May 2017 onwards, at the following launch prices :

  • 49″ BRAVIA W66E : RM 2,799 / ~US$ 619
  • 40″ BRAVIA W66E : RM 2,199 / ~US$ 488

 

The Complete 2017 Sony AV Product Tour

For those who want the complete tour and demonstration of the 2017 Sony BRAVIA TV models and AV products, here it is!

 

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