Samsung SUHD TV
Reports of LED TV’S death may have been somewhat exaggerated in this publication. While we still stand by the statement that OLED is superior as a technology, LED still has a few aces up its sleeve to up the powered pixel ante. With the resolution marketing arms race behind us (stop worrying about “true 4K” already) and large TVS becoming the new normal, the focus is now firmly on getting the deepest blacks and more colour variation and brightness.
Quantum dot technology is Samsung’s latest ace in the hole. The marketing material describes never-before-seen exploits in pixel wizardry that dramatically increase the number of possible colours the display can recreate. On top of that is another brightness trick called HDR (where many images are overlayed to bring out detail in shadow areas), but this time it’s billed as HDR 1 000.
In practice this all adds up to a bright and vivid display that sees a marked improvement in colour mapping software and pixel zoning hardware, which ensures even rich tones which extend to the traditionally washed-out problematic edges of the curved screen. You’ll be more impressed by the Tizen-powered smart functionality, though. Especially when you realise the top end model ships standard with the best universal remote on the market and the HDMI ports will automatically recognise the devices you plug in.
From R45 000, samsung.com