This years 2017 range of Samsung LED's will introduce the very latest in Ultra High Definition Technology to provide the very highest viewing experience.
With so much jargon attached to Ultra High Definition technology it can be easy to become confused and left bewildered by meaningless buzzwords which sound like they come from an episode of Star Trek such as Nano Crystals and Quantum Dots. Here I will try to explain when they all mean to help you chose what is best for your needs when puchasing that new TV for the home.
UHD and 4K - Is the very latest high resolution standard that produces sharper and crisper pictures due to a larger density of pixels to say High Definition.In fact UHD four times the resolution of High Definition, which is what gives us better picture quality.
4K content from broadcast providers such as Sky Q and Netfilx is increasing all the time and other devices such as Samsung Galaxy Smartphones and consumer cameras are able to record in 4K and can be viewed on a UHD 4K TV.
So quite simply 4K offers a clearer sharper picture than High Definition due to being able to display more pixels (8,294,400 to be exact) on the screen at one time.
Ultra HD or UHD is actually a spin-off from the 4K Digital Cinema format. However while your local Cinema will show a movie in 4096 x 2160 4K Resolution a consumer Ultra HD TV has a slightly lower resolution of 3840 X 2160. This is why some brands prefer to not to use the 4K terminology sticking with Ultra HD or UHD instead.
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Recently 35 companies including television manufacturers such as LG, Panasonic, Samsung, Toshiba, Sony, Sharp, audio companies such as Dolby, and film and television production companies such as Netflix and 20th Century Fox formed the UHD Alliance with the expressed aim of defining what technologies should be included in the next generation of TV sets including minimum brightness levels and the ability to display colour in a wider digital cinematic colour space.
Featuring HDR 1000 technology, SUHD with Quantum Dot Display can display 1000nits of brightness. This is key as it is the same brightness level at which most HDR content is mastered, and through a 10 bit panel, are capable of displaying over one billion colours – that's 64 times more colour than first generation UHD TVs. Higher brightness levels and in a wider, more varied colour space delivers a stunningly realistic image. Imagine watching The Martian on Ultra HD Blu-ray - all the stars will shimmer in the dark sky and the greens and blues of earth will look exactly as if you were in orbit yourself.
HDR - stands for High Definition Range as is the very latest viewing standard which gives a much larger range between lights and darks that appear on the screen.
Whilst UHD refers to the amount of pixels of a screen HDR defines the range of luminosity or brightness of the picture. Basically with HDR screens whites are brighter and blacks deeper. This makes the images on screen feel more life like making for a more immersive viewing experience when compared to UHD.
Quantum Dot Display (QLED) - This is the next generation of advanced optical technology that dramatically expands the colour range while creating brighter more life-like images. TV Displays are made up of tiny nano-crystals called Quantum dots. These latest QLED displays offer pure and deep shades of colour, with greater luminance efficiency and lower power consumption over organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs). You'll certainly notice less glare, life-like colours, deep blacks and amazing-looking HDR content.
In simple terms Quantum Dot TVs display more lifelike colours than LED backlit screens, due to super-tiny nanocrystals. These nanocrystals sit in front of the TV's backlight and add colour to the image, offering impressive accuracy and range.
Available in 32" only, and with the same features as the j4000 but with Samsungs new Tizen OS for smart features and inbuilt wifi
Available in 32" only, this screen has exactly the same features as the j4500 but with a white surround
Series 5 is where the Samsung mid range screens begin, with most atleast offering Full HD and Smart features
Available in 32" 42". offering both Full HD and Smart features but will require an ethernet cable to access them
Available in 32" 58". with exactly the same features as the J5000 but with inbuilt Wifi
Available in 32" 43" 48" 55". With Freeview, Full HD, Smart and now with further streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon instant video
Available in 32" 43" 48" 50" 55". The same as the 5600 but with inbuilt wifi
Availble in 40" 48". same as the j5500 but with a white surround
Series 6 is where mid range meets Top end and this is where you really start to notice the difference. Series 6 comes in two ranges, the J range which follows on from series 5 and the JU range wihch offers 4K on all of its screens
Available in 50" 55" 60". The 6100 offers both Freeview and Full HD
Available in 32" 40" 48" 55". This Full HD curved screen comes with both Freeviw and Smart functions
Available in 40" 48" 55" 65". The JU6000 offers 4K, 4K upscalling and a full access to Samsungs Smart features and a quad core processor for smoother performance and easier switching between apps
Available in 40"48" 55" 60" 65" 75". With the same features as the JU6000 but with the added bonus of Sasungs new contrast enhacer, allowing the 6400 to apply varying levels of contrast enhancement to create the most realistic viewing experience on a flat screen
The same as the ju6400 but with a white surround and stand
Available in 40" 48" 55" 65". This curved, 4K, Smart screen allows 4K streaming from services like Amazon instant video and has inbuilt Wifi
Boasting the same features as the 6500 but with a white surround and stand
Available in 40" 48" 55". With a few minor improvements ove the JU6500, the 6670 1200 pqi (picture quality index) and with Samsungs new PurColour allowing the screen to produce the most accurate and natural colours a screen can offer
Available in 50" 55" 60". The 6800 is the top of the 6 series, offering 4K with Nano crystal display allowing 1.2x more colour the standard 4K, Smart features with new Tizen OS and inbuilt Wifi
Series 7 continues with Samsungs top end screens with all 7 series models at least offering 4K and Smart features
Available in 40" 48" 55" 65" 75" 85". This flat 4K, Smart screen boasts 4K upscalling, 3D and Smart interaction (voice and motion control)
Available in 48" 55" 65" 78. The 7500 is the curved version of the JU7000
Series 8 is where Samsungs top end screens really come in to their own, with all offering 4K Nano crystal displays
Available in 55" only, this 4K nano crystal, Smart screen also boasts 3D, Smart interaction (voice and motion control) and inbuilt Wifi
Available in 48" 55" 65". This curved Nano crystal display has all of the same features as the JS8000
Series 9 are the biggest and best screens that Samsung have to offer, with sizes ranging from 48" to 88" and all offering 4K Nano crystal displays
Avaiable in 48" 55" 65". This curved 4K Nano crystal display offers 3D, Smart with the new Tizen OS, 4K upscalling, Smart interaction, the all new smart evolution kit2 (meaning you only have one cable to the TV screen) and an octa core processor for fluent switching between inputs or Apps
Available in 65" 78" 88". With all the same features as the JS9000 just with a bigger screen
Available in 82" only. This 4K curved Nano crystal, Smart screen boasts a 21:9 aspect ratio as well as 64x more colour than Samsungs other screens, precision blacks and the all new Sculpture design