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2021 Samsung TV First Look : What Could They Reveal?

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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Four 2019 Sony TV Technologies Explained + Demonstrated!

At the recent 2019 Sony BRAVIA OLED + LED TV Showcase, Sony explained and demonstrated four new 2019 Sony TV technologies, as well as a new 2-way stand for the Sony BRAVIA A8G OLED TV.

Let’s take a look at those four new 2019 Sony TV technologies, and find out how they will impact your viewing experience!

 

The Four 2019 Sony TV Technologies Explained + Demonstrated!

Let’s take a look at the four 2019 Sony TV technologies that are being introduced in their latest range of OLED and LED TVs.

Acoustic Surface Audio+

The Acoustic Surface Audio+ technology will debut in their latest BRAVIA A9G 4K HDR OLED TV. In addition to two actuators vibrating the TV panel to create sound, it uses two subwoofers to add bass, and a spatial effect.

Together, they deliver a multi-dimensional soundscape that envelopes you, the viewer, for a more immersive viewing experience.

Acoustic Surface Audio+ also introduces a TV Center Speaker Mode, which turns the A9G‘s display into a giant centre speaker, to complement your external speaker setup. This will allow for greater clarity of dialogue, vocals and instruments in any movie or performance you watch.

Pixel Contrast Booster

Pixel Contrast Booster is designed to maximise the OLED panel’s contrast throughout the colour spectrum (instead of just grey tones).

It accomplishes this by analysing each frame and applying the suitable signal enhancements, with feedback from the panel.

X-Motion Clarity

X-Motion Clarity keeps objects looking sharp, bright and clear, even in motion. Each ‘backlight blink’ is individually controlled and its duration optimised, while brightness is boosted when needed.

This is made possible by the 2019 Sony TV range’s full array backlight system, with local dimming capability.

X-Wide Angle

X-Wide Angle is designed to make sure the brightness and colour of an image remain the same at any viewing angle, so that everyone has the best view, no matter how they are positioned in relation to the TV.

Sony accomplished this by optimising the optical panel structure and signal processing to control the direction of light emitted by the backlight.

 

Extra : New BRAVIA A8G 2-Way Stand

The new Sony BRAVIA A8G features a new 2-way stand design, which can be inverted to support the placement of a sound bar! Check it out!

 

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The Sony BRAVIA A9G Premium 4K HDR OLED TV Preview!

Sony will be introducing the BRAVIA A9G premium 4K HDR OLED TV very soon! But we can already share with you a preview of this smashing new OLED TV, and what’s new under its immaculate 4K HDR display!

 

The Sony BRAVIA A9G Premium 4K HDR OLED TV

This is Sony’s new flagship 4K HDR OLED TV. Available in 77-inch, 65-inch and 55-inch display sizes, the new 2019 Sony BRAVIA A9G pairs the clarify of 4K with the colour and detail of High Dynamic Range (HDR).

The new BRAVIA A9G  boasts over 8 million self-illuminating pixels controlled by the brand new Picture Processor X1 Ultimate, with Pixel Contrast Booster for more colours and greater contrast in bright areas. It offers a Netflix Calibrated Mode, and supports Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.

The BRAVIA A9G also boasts the new Acoustic Surface Audio+ feature, which is designed to envelope viewers in an expansive soundscape. It also has a TV Centre Speaker mode, that literally turns the TV into the centre speaker!

  • OLED panel for unprecedented blacks, and a wide viewing angle
  • Picture Processor X1 Ultimate with Object-based Super Resolution, Object-based HDR Remaster, Super Bit Mapping 4K HDR and dual database processing
  • Pixel Contrast Booster delivers a richer visual experience with unprecedented blacks
  • Acoustic Surface Audio+ features two actuators and two subwoofers, with a TV Centre Speaker Mode and Sound-from-Picture Reality capability
  • Netflix Calibrated Mode to deliver the creator’s vision directly to the TV.
  • Supports Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos

Continue below to learn more about the Sony BRAVIA A9G, and its key features!

The Sony BRAVIA A9G Key Features

Picture Processor X1 Ultimate

Picture Processor X1 Ultimate is a new, faster processor that adds Object-based Super Resolution to the features of the previous-generation 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme. It can detect hundreds of different objects on screen and intelligently enhances brightness, detail and colour.

Acoustic Surface Audio+

The Sony BRAVIA A9G has two actuators that vibrate the panel to create the audio output. Together with its two powerful subwoofers, it can create a multi-dimensional soundscape.

TV Center Speaker Mode

If you have a multi-speaker setup, you can set the Sony BRAVIA A9G to function like a centre speaker!

Cinematic Experience

The Sony BRAVIA A9G supports Dolby Vision HDR capability, as well as Dolby Atmos for immersive surround sound. It also comes with a Netflix Calibrated Mode to ensure you will enjoy Neflix originals the way they were meant to be!

Object-based Super Resolution

Object-based Super Resolution technology detects individual objects in a picture and individually enhance their resolution to add or preserve detail.

Object-based HDR Remaster

Object-based HDR Remaster analyses the colour of individual objects and dynamically adjusts the contrast. This is superior to the usual method of adjusting along a black-to-white contrast curve.

Super Bit Mapping HDR

Super Bit Mapping HDR reveals brings out the gradations of the light in a picture, creating a smooth, natural image without the “banding” that can occur in other TVs.

Dual Database Processing

The Sony BRAVIA A9G has two image improvement databases, with thousands of references. One database is used to clean the picture and reduce on-screen noise. The other database is used to upscale the resolution to improve clarity.

Motionflow XR

The Motionflow XR technology creates and inserts extra frames between the original ones. It compares key visual factors on successive frames, then calculates the split second of missing action in the sequences.

 

Sony BRAVIA A9G Price + Availability

The Sony BRAVIA A9G OLED TVs are scheduled to hit the market in the second quarter of 2019. Their prices will be announced later.

 

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The 2019 Sony BRAVIA OLED + LED TV Line-Up Revealed!

At an exclusive event in Singapore, Sony officially launched and showed off the 2019 Sony BRAVIA range of OLED and LED TVs. They include the latest addition to the Sony MASTER series – the new Sony BRAVIA A9G 4K HDR OLED television! Check them out!

 

The 2019 Sony BRAVIA OLED + LED TV Line-Up Revealed!

Introducing the new 2019 Sony BRAVIA OLED and LED TV line-up was Mr. Benjamin Ng, the Assistant General Manager of the Sony SEA TV Marketing Division.

It was followed by the official launch of the new Sony BRAVIA A9G 4K HDR OLED television!

 

The 2019 Sony BRAVIA OLED + LED TV Showcase

The 2019 Sony BRAVIA OLED and LED TV line-up consists of two 4K OLED TV models, four 4K LED TV models and two 2K LED TV models. Let’s check them out!

The 2019 Sony BRAVIA A9G Premium 4K HDR OLED TV

This is Sony’s new flagship 4K OLED TV. Available in 77-inch, 65-inch and 55-inch display sizes, the new 2019 Sony BRAVIA A9G pairs the clarify of 4K with the colour and detail of High Dynamic Range (HDR).

The new A9G  boasts over 8 million self-illuminating pixels controlled by the brand new Picture Processor X1 Ultimate, with Pixel Contrast Booster for more colours and greater contrast in bright areas. It offers a Netflix Calibrated Mode, and supports Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.

The A9G also boasts the new Acoustic Surface Audio+ feature, which is designed to envelope viewers in an expansive soundscape. It also has a TV Centre Speaker mode, that literally turns the TV into the centre speaker!

  • OLED panel for unprecedented blacks, and a wide viewing angle
  • Picture Processor X1 Ultimate with Object-based Super Resolution, Object-based HDR Remaster, Super Bit Mapping 4K HDR and dual database processing
  • Pixel Contrast Booster delivers a richer visual experience with unprecedented blacks
  • Acoustic Surface Audio+ features two actuators and two subwoofers, with a TV Centre Speaker Mode and Sound-from-Picture Reality capability
  • Netflix Calibrated Mode to deliver the creator’s vision directly to the TV.
  • Supports Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos

The 2019 Sony BRAVIA A8G 4K HDR OLED TV

  • OLED panel for unprecedented blacks, and a wide viewing angle
  • 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme with Object-based HDR Remaster, Super Bit Mapping 4K HDR and dual database processing
  • Acoustic Surface Audio with Sound-from-Picture Reality capability
  • Supports Dolby Vision

The 2019 Sony BRAVIA X950G 4K HDR LED TV

  • Picture Processor X1 Ultimate with Object-based Super Resolution, Object-based HDR Remaster, Super Bit Mapping 4K HDR and dual database processing
  • Full-array local dimming backlight, with X-tended Dynamic Range PRO
  • X-Wide Angle minimises colour change when viewed from the side (85-inch and 75-inch models only)
  • X-Motion Clarity keeps fast action clear and smooth, minimising blur
  • Acoustic Surface Audio with Sound-from-Picture Reality capability
  • Netflix Calibrated Mode to deliver the creator’s vision directly to the TV.
  • Supports Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos

The 2019 Sony BRAVIA X900G 4K HDR LED TV

  • 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme with Object-based HDR Remaster, Super Bit Mapping 4K HDR and dual database processing
  • Full-array local dimming backlight, with X-tended Dynamic Range PRO
  • X-Motion Clarity keeps fast action clear and smooth, minimising blur
  • Acoustic Surface Audio with Sound-from-Picture Reality capability
  • Supports Dolby Vision

The 2019 Sony BRAVIA X850G 4K HDR LED TV

  • 4K HDR Processor X1 with Object-based HDR Remaster
  • TRILUMINOS display for vibrant, expanded range of colours
  • Acoustic Surface Audio with Sound-from-Picture Reality capability
  • Supports Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos

The 2019 Sony BRAVIA X85G 4K HDR LED TV

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  • 4K HDR Processor X1 with Object-based HDR Remaster
  • TRILUMINOS display for vibrant, expanded range of colours
  • Acoustic Surface Audio with Sound-from-Picture Reality capability
  • Supports Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos

The 2019 Sony BRAVIA X6G 2K HDR LED TV

  • X-Reality PRO picture processing for superior upscaling capability
  • ClearAudio+ fine-tunes the audio output for a more immersive experience

 

2019 Sony BRAVIA Price + Availability

The 2019 Sony BRAVIA OLED and LED TV line-up is scheduled to hit the market in the second quarter of 2019. Their prices will be announced later.

 

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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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Sony Expo 2018 – A Masterclass In Contrast!

On the 13 August 2018, Sony Expo 2018 opened its doors to the public with a showcase of the latest and upcoming Sony products. In conjunction with the unveiling of the new MASTER Series, the BRAVIA OLED A9F TV, Sony gave their consumers and fans a day of experiential activities and product sharing sessions.

 

Sony Expo 2018 – A Masterclass In Contrast

The Sony Expo 2018 kicked off with an opening speech by Satoru Arai, Managing Director of Sony Malaysia, followed with product presentations by the Sony Product Marketing team, who shared about the Sony spirit of ‘kando.

Kando means emotional involvement or the power to simulate an emotional response. In other words,it is the power to make people say, “Wow.” This is the heart of Sony and it’s reflected in the design of all Sony products.

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Sony fans had the privilege of witnessing the new BRAVIA OLED A9F TV, boasting pristine 4K HDR picture quality, as well as getting their dose of some powerful bass sounds with Sony’s EXTRA BASS wireless audio systems.

The “Sony experience” was also extended into the rooms of PlayStation, Audio and Digital Imaging, where fans were given the opportunity to experience and interact in gaming worlds with PlayStation VR, as well as to get up close and personal with the latest camera and personal audio lineup, including Sony Alpha, Cyber-shot cameras, and One Signature Sound.

Sony Expo 2018 would not have lived up to its full expectations without some taste of future Sony products. As such, consumers had the first-hand privilege of experiencing new and unreleased Sony technologies, in the mold of Glass Sound Speaker, Sony cameras and home entertainment sound bars.

 

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The 2018 LG Electronics Home Technology Showcase

LG Electronics today showcased their new line-up of home technology products. With the theme, “Create a better life“, the 2018 LG Electronics home technology showcase includes their new OLED and Super UHD TVs, InstaView Refrigerators, and TWINWash washing machines.

 

The 2018 LG Electronics Home Technology Showcase

The 2018 LG Electronics home technology showcase kicked off with a performance by the VIVAS LED water drummers – an all-female ensemble. LG Electronics specifically featured them to showcase “pitch perfect black” quality of their new OLED TVs.

 

Pitch Perfect Black With 2018 LG OLED TVs

The new 2018 LG OLED TVs redefines the viewing experience with its ability to deliver pitch perfect black. They also feature Cinema HDR capability, projected through Dolby Vision, Advanced HDR by Technicolour, HDR10 Pro and HLD Pro.

The 2018 LG OLED TVs also feature the α9 Intelligent Processor that deliver better picture quality through these improvements :

  • Noise Reduction – the processor cleans away grainy imaging and expresses smoother contouring of colours.
  • Image Enhancement – the processor analyses the image frequency, allowing it to increase depth and image quality.
  • True Colour Accuracy – the processor supports the 33x33x33 colour space, which is 7.3x larger than the conventional 17x17x17 colour space, allowing more accurate colour reproduction, and a wider colour spectrum.
  • 4K High Frame Rate (HFR) : HFR reduces eye fatigue with a smoother motion, and a more life-life picture quality.

The new LG ThinQ AI technology is also embedded in the 2018 LG OLED TVs, enabling users to command the televisions to perform instructions. They also support the Dolby Atmos surround sound technology.

 

2018 LG Super UHD TVs With Nano Cell Display

The 2018 LG Super UHD TVs boast Cinema HDR capability, as well as Full Array Local Dimming (FALD) for deeper blacks, a wider colour gamut and a greatly improved contrast ratio. These new LED TVs also have a wide viewing angle of 60 degrees, with a wide colour gamut, thanks to its Nano Cell Display with IPS Nano Dots.

For a more immersive viewing experience, the 2018 LG Super UHD TVs also support Dolby Atmos, which realistically renders a 360-degree soundscape for a true home cinema experience.

 

2018 LG InstaView Refrigerators

The 2018 LG InstaView refrigerators provide improved accessibility with the Knock-On feature. With just two knocks on the screen, the user can check on items inside without opening the door, reducing cold air loss by up to 41%.

This year, the Knock-On feature will be available in side-by-side models, as well as the multi-door models. To further improve energy efficiency, they will feature the LG Inverter Linear Compressor. By , using a linear piston drive, it is possible to reduce power by up to 32%, with up to 25% less noise.

The Inverter Linear Compressor also offers these other benefits :

  • LINEARCooling – allows even cooling, with granular temperature regulation in steps of 0.5 degrees Celsius
  • NatureFRESH – precise temperature control keeps produce in the refrigerator fresh for longer
  • DoorCooling – allows for even and fast cooling in any part of the refrigerator

 

2018 LG TWINWash Washing Machines

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The 2018 LG TWINWash incorporates TurboWash, with multi-spray capability for faster and better cleaning performance. These LG washers with TurboWash and TWINWash capabilities allow customers to wash two loads of laundry of different wash cycles at the same time.

 

2018 LG DUALCOOL Air Conditioners

The 2018 LG DUALCOOL air conditioners is now filled with R32 refrigerant, which delivers faster cooling performance while being environmentally-friendly. Its Dual Inverter Compressor saves up to 70% of energy used, while deliver 40% faster cooling performance.

These new air conditioners are also enhanced by Smart ThinQ, allowing you to access and control their functions using an app. The app can also alert you about low levels of refrigerant, helping you maintain the air conditioner’s performance and lifespan.

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The Sony BRAVIA A1 HDR OLED TV Revealed!

Sony Malaysia just unveiled the new Sony BRAVIA A1 HDR OLED TV at their lifestyle-themed Slice of Living roadshow in Mid Valley Megamall. Let’s check out its key features, and take a quick look at this new Sony OLED TV that features the One Slate concept!

 

A Slice Of Living With The Sony BRAVIA A1 HDR OLED TV

Sony introduced the Slice of Living concept to the products that are designed to harmonise with the interior of the modern home. These Slice of Living products focus on minimalist aesthetics, while maintaining the Sony emphasis on leading edge proprietary technologies. This led Sony to introduce the BRAVIA A1 OLED TV that is designed around the One Slate concept.

The Sony BRAVIA A1 HDR OLED TV arguably looks like a very large tablet with a stand. Let’s take a quick look at it…

Here is a summary of the Sony BRAVIA A1 HDR OLED TV’s key features :

4K High Dynamic Range (HDR)

The BRAVIA A1 pairs the clarity of 4K resolution with the brightness, colour and detail of High Dynamic Range (HDR). It can handle a variety of HDR formats, including HDR 10, Hybrid Log-Gamma and Dolby Vision.

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4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme

The 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme processor is Sony’s most powerful processor, with 40% more performance than their earlier 4K Processor X1. This allows the BRAVIA A1 to handle not just 4K, but also HDR, images and videos in real-time.

Acoustic Surface Technology

Instead of using separate speakers, the Acoustic Surface Technology uses two actuators to turn the entire display into a massive speaker. A subwoofer integrated into the stand behind delivers powerful bass.

 

Sony BRAVIA A1 Price & Availability

The Sony BRAVIA A1 is available right now in 65″ and 55″ sizes at the following prices:

  • 65″ KD-65A1 : RM 29,999 / ~US$ 7,139
  • 55″ KD-55A1 : RM 16,999 / ~US$ 4,039

Both models will come a free Sony PlayStaton 4 Pro (CUH-7000) console.

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The Ultra-Thin LG SIGNATURE OLED W7 TV Revealed!

LG Malaysia just launched the award-winning LG SIGNATURE OLED W7 TV, and it was easy to see why – it is incredibly thin! Let’s take a look at the new LG SIGNATURE OLED W7 TV, and find out what else is great about it… and how much it costs!

 

The LG SIGNATURE OLED W7 TV

The LG SIGNATURE OLED W-series won more than 20 awards at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Touting a Picture-on-Wall design, the 77″ SIGNATURE OLED W7 won the CES Best of Innovation Award. Due to limited supplies and the understandably astronomical price point, LG Malaysia will only be bringing in the 65″ SIGNATURE OLED W7 TV.

Thanks to the LG OLED display technology, the 65″ SIGNATURE OLED W7 TV boasts an ultra-thin profile of just 3.8 mm. This allows it to be directly mounted onto any wall or glass panel using only four magnetic brackets. To demonstrate this, we placed a Malaysian 50 sen coin (new type) on top of the panel, so you can better see how thin it really is.

Here is a quick video tour of the 65″ LG SIGNATURE OLED W7 TV. Check out the six magnetic brackets and the ultra-thin cable at the back.

It’s not just about looks. The LG OLED display technology not only do away with backlights, it produces perfect black, thanks to its self-lighting pixels that can be turned on and off. The SIGNATURE OLED W7 TV also supports Dolby Atmos surround sound, and HDR formats like Dolby Vision, for the ultimate cinematic experience.

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The LG SIGNATURE OLED W7 TV Price & Availability

LG Malaysia is only bringing in the 65″ SIGNATURE OLED W7 TV. It has an official MSRP of RM 44,999 / ~US$ 10,699.

However, you can pre-order one at a very special price of RM 39,999 / ~US$ 9,499. The offers end on 6 August 2017.

In addition, the first ten customers will receive a free travel voucher worth RM 2,000 / ~US$ 470.

 

Vegetable Orchestra Live Performance

In conjunction with the LG 2017 Roadshow in Pavilion, they hosted the first-of-its-kind Malaysian Vegetable Orchestra performance by the Malaysian Buskers Club. Yes, they actually used vegetables as musical instruments. Check it out!

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The LG OLED TV Discussion – Evolution of TV Technology

We were recently invited to the LG OLED TV discussion panel on the evolution of TV display technology. Hosted by Jeff Sandhu from BFM Radio, it featured Malaysian digital filmmaker James Lee, and Professor Dr. Ahmad Sabirin, from Universiti Technologi Mara (UiTM).

In this article, you will learn from Professor Dr. Ahmad Sabirin about the evolution of TV display technology, while James Lee reveals how the new display technologies, like LG OLED, allows him to better convey his artistic vision to his audiences. This panel discussion is a must-watch if you are looking to buy a new TV but can’t differentiate OLED from QLED, quantum dot, LCD and even plasma TV.

 

The LG OLED TV Discussion – Evolution of TV Technology

In this LG OLED TV discussion panel, Malaysian digital filmmaker James Lee, and Professor Dr. Ahmad Sabirin, from Universiti Technologi Mara (UiTM). will shed light on the following topics :

  • Understanding the science behind TV displays, and their evolution through history
  • Behind the scenes in film production: Coping with consumer demands and content display technology
  • The creation of organic light-emitting display (OLED) from a history of LEDs and LCDs

During the early 2000s, flat panel TV displays consisted mostly of LCD or LED display technologies which make use of a backlight to illuminate the images. The backlight not only increases the thickness of the display panel, they also consume a significant amount of power. The use of a backlight also introduces issues like light bleeding from the edges, and the inability to create truly deep blacks.

Today, there is a new generation of display panels called OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) displays. These OLED display panel uses thin films of self-lighting organic molecules that switches on and off. This enables the delivery of Perfect Black, allowing for a much improved contrast ratio, sharper images and more vibrant colours.

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The 2017 LG Showcase – Signature 4K OLED, CordZero & More!

The theme of the 2017 LG Showcase was “Innovation That Goes Beyond“, and it showed in the products they showed off. This year, they revealed a wide range of new consumer products, from the new LG Signature 4K OLED TV and CordZero vacuum cleaners to the LG Smart InstaView refrigerator and the LG TWINWash washing machine. Find out what’s new from LG this year!

 

The 2017 LG Showcase – OLED & Super UHD TV

This year, LG introduced a slew of new OLED and Super UHD TV models, including the new LG Signature 4K OLED TV. They all feature Active HDR and support both HDR10 and Dolby Vision HDR formats.

The new LG Super UHD TV line-up features the Nano Cell technology that allows for a wide colour gamut that is 64x richer than that of a conventional TV. The Nano Cell technology also helps to absorb unnecessary light waves, resulting in purer and cleaner colours.

LG also took us on a tour of the 2017 LG OLED and Super UHD TV models, which we will share with you shortly.

 

The 2017 LG Showcase – Home Appliances

LG also showcased the new home appliances, from the new LG TWINWash washing machine and the LG InstaView refrigerator, to the new LG CordZero family of cordless vacuum cleaners. They also introduced a new range of air conditioners with a dual inverter compressor, and a new Mosquito Away technology.

Make sure you check out the amazing RoboSense technology, which lets the compressor of the LG CordZero vacuum cleaner follow the user automatically. The Mosquito Away technology is also very interesting, because LG claims it will repel up to 82.5% of mosquitos using ultrasound.

Finally, LG showed off their latest LG PuriCare air purifiers, which feature a PM1.0 sensor and WiFi controls. It also has a Clean Booster fan, which allows it to quickly filter the air in a larger room.

Be sure to check back for the product tours of these new LG home appliances!

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The 2017 Samsung QLED TV Range Arrives In Malaysia!

You had earlier read about the latest Samsung QLED TV technology, and seen our Samsung Forum 2017 coverage. Now, the 2017 Samsung QLED TV range has finally arrived in Malaysia! Join us as we look at what went on during the launch event, and check out the price and features of the new Samsung QLED TV models!

 

What Is Samsung QLED TV & Why Is It Better Than OLED TV?

Jason Foo, Head of Samsung Malaysia’s AV Business Unit, explains all that in this presentation. Be sure to also check out The Samsung QLED TV Technology Explained, for more information on the new Samsung QLED technology!

Q Picture: All Shades of Colour Brought to Life

The QLED TV is the first in the world that are capable of reproducing 100% colour volume. The Samsung QLED TV can reproduce even the subtlest differences in colour, delivering the truest HDR picture quality.

Thanks to the new metal alloy of Quantum dot material in the Samsung’s QLED TV, it expresses deep blacks and rich detail no matter how light or dark the scene is, or whether the content is being played in a brightly lit or darkened room.

Q Smart: Manage All Devices and Content with Just One Remote Control

Using the One Remote Control, the Samsung QLED TV simplifies the viewing experience by removing the need for multiple remote controls. Its auto detection capabilities automatically toggle between the devices for you so you don’t need to do the guesswork and only focus on one thing, fun.

The One Remote Control is enhanced with voice control and an intuitive design with just a few buttons the allow users to quickly and comfortably access essential television functions and contents.

Q Design: Style Living Spaces Your Way

Samsung has designed the brand new QLED TV to be slimmer and clean that blends well into user’s living room. The Samsung QLED TV keeps your media space organized with a single, practically invisible optical cable that connects the television to the One Connect Box, creating a clean aesthetic on all sides of the device. With the nearly-invisible optical cable, the first thing you see is the TV, not a clutter of devices and wires underneath.

The QLED TV also has a no-gap wall mount that minimises the space between the TV and the wall. Once it’s installed, you get a clean, minimal, and uncluttered TV view. For those who do not wish to mount their TV onto the wall, Samsung offers the Studio Stand and the Gravity Stand.

Don’t forget to check out The Samsung QLED TV Technology Explained, for more information on the new Samsung QLED technology!

For more videos on the 2017 Samsung QLED TV range, please see our article – The Complete 2017 Samsung QLED TV Range Revealed.

 

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Free Access To iflix!

All Samsung Smart TVs, including the 2017 Samsung QLED TVs, sold in Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Thailand will have the iflix app pre-installed. This will allow users to conveniently access iflix’s vast library of TV shows, movies and more, without the need for any additional equipment or accessories.

Consumers who purchase designated Samsung Smart TV models will also enjoy a complimentary 12-month iflix subscription (worth MYR 96 / ~US$ 20), sponsored by Samsung.

 

Price & Availability

The 2017 Samsung QLED TV are now available at all Samsung brand stores and authorised dealers nationwide at the following recommended retail prices:

Model

Recommended Retail Price (inclusive of 6% GST)

QA55Q7FAMKXXM

RM 12,999 / ~US$ 2,879

QA65Q7FAMKXXM

RM 19,999 / ~US$ 4,399

QA65Q8CAMKXXM

RM 22,999 / ~US$ 5,099

QA75Q7FAMKXXM

RM 35,999 / ~US$ 7,999

QA75Q8CAMKXXM

RM 36,999 / ~US$ 8,219

QA88Q9FAMKXXM

RM 99,999 / ~US$ 22,219

 

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The Samsung QLED TV Technology Explained

Samsung revealed their new QLED TVs at Samsung Forum 2017. They also showcased the advantages of the Samsung QLED TV technology. Join us for a quick look at the Samsung QLED TV technology, and find out why Samsung thinks it represents a quantum leap in TV technology.

 

What Is QLED?

QLED is Samsung’s brand of quantum dot displays. Despite the similarity in name, these are not a newer version of the OLED (organic LED) technology used in some TVs and many smartphones. Rather, quantum dot and QLED displays are “regular” LCD TVs enhanced with quantum dots.

For a quick, consumer-friendly summary of QLED technology, we have Jason Foo, Head of Samsung Malaysia’s AV Business Unit, to thank! 😀

 

Why Is QLED Better Than OLED?

Quantum dots are microscopic particles that very efficiently converts the light from the LED backlight into very specific colours. This ability to generate purer red and green light using a blue LED backlight allows QLED TVs to deliver a brighter display with a wider colour gamut.

Samsung quotes their new QLED TVs with maximum brightness levels of 1,500 to 2,000 nits, and the ability to reproduce 100% of the DCI-P3 colour space. Compare that to OLED TVs that can only deliver 400-500 nits, and about 70% of the DCI-P3 colour space.

In this video, we will show you the new Samsung QLED TV compared to a competitor’s OLED TV in three aspects – colour gamut, contrast ratio and viewing angle.

The quantum dot technology does not affect the QLED TV’s viewing angle. However, it appears that Samsung made some changes to the subpixel arrangement of the new QLED TVs, so that they have much better viewing angles. That’s why the comparison above shows a superior viewing angle – the traditional advantage of OLED displays.

 

What’s New About QLED?

You may recall that Samsung had already introduced quantum dot displays in their 2016 SUHD TVs. Their 2017 QLED TVs though, boasts a new “alloy quantum dot technology”.

They basically coated an InP (indium phosphide) core with an inner ZnSe (zinc selenide) shell, followed by a ZnS (zinc sulfide) outer shell, creating an alloyed InP/ZnSeS quantum dot.

These alloy quantum dots are more efficient in converting the light of the backlight unit (BLU) into specific colours required by the display. Because they are zinc-based, they are also far less toxic than cadmium-based quantum dot displays.

 

HDR Capability

HDR was not mentioned at all in Samsung Forum 2017, but it is an important feature for those intending to invest in a new TV.

3D TV is dead, and the new killer feature is HDR (High Dynamic Range). The industry is fast moving towards HDR displays and content. The term is catchy, readily understood by the masses, and most importantly – can be easily demonstrated to all.

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The 2017 Samsung QLED TVs all support HDR, but only in one format – HDR10. Samsung is focusing on HDR10 for 3 reasons :

  • it is an open standard, as opposed to Dolby Vision.
  • it is the basis for the 4K UHD Blu-ray HDR specifications
  • the vast majority of movies today are designed for 1,000 nits displays (that HDR10 supports), instead of 4,000 nits displays (that Dolby Vision supports)

Internet wars aside, the shift to HDR displays and content is just beginning. By the time HDR is ubiquitous many, many years down the road, perhaps we will have the 4,000 nits displays to justify a requirement for Dolby Vision.

 

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The LG OLED B6 TV Launch & Product Tour

On 16 December 2016, LG introduced the LG OLED B6 TV – their latest addition to their HDR-focused OLED TV family. The LG OLED B6 TV not only offers an “infinite” contrast ratio and wider colour gamut, it also supports the Dolby Vision and HDR10 standards for HDR displays.

In this article, we will share with you the product presentation, a comparison with a UHD TV and a product tour. Enjoy!

 

Introducing The LG OLED B6 TV

The new LG OLED B6 TV boasts an “infinite” contrast ratio and wider colour gamut. It supports both Dolby Vision and HDR 10 standards for HDR displays, making it a future proof TV. The OLED technology used allows for individually-lit pixels. Like fireflies, these pixels can be turned on and off individually, allowing for perfect black in scenes that require it.

LG also collaborated with Harman/Kardon to deliver distortion-free sound with deep bass and a wide bandwidth on the LG OLED B6 TV‘s speaker system. The ultra-surround system is designed to deliver a truly cinematic experience, with superb dynamic range and balanced sound with exceptional accuracy.

 

How Does It Compare Against A UHD TV?

Here is a quick comparison of the much wider colour gamut offered by the LG OLED B6 TV, compared to a UHD TV.

 

The LG OLED B6 TV Product Tour

Here is a quick tour of the new LG OLED B6 TV. Check out how slim it is! You will also get to see what interfaces it supports, and where they are located.

 

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