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  1. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    Samsung Electronics recently unveiled its Q90R series 4K QLED TVs. As the company’s 4K flagship models, these TVs offer exceptional picture quality thanks to the company’s QLED technology. Recently, I had hands-on time with a 65” Q90R (2599.99) , which I used to check out movie clips, video...
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    We're on the cusp of the 8K revolution with the release of the Samsung Q900R QLED. 8K is the next big thing in TVs. Literally. With offers enough resolution to make visible pixels a thing of the past and put viewers inside the scenes they see on a screen. 8K may technically mean putting 33...
  3. Latest Industry News
    Back in February of this year, a rumor went around that Samsung would utilize OLED technology in some sort of hybrid quantum dot- OLED TV. Not long after Samsung initially denied the reports, the company let on that is was researching a hybrid QD-OLED approach , but said it had no plans to...
  4. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    The Samsung Q9F Series is the company's flagship line of UHD TVs, but so far there have only been two choices for screen size, 65" and 75" . But now the company has released a massive 88" Q9F—the QN88Q9F ($19,999). It promises to blow TV viewers away with vibrant picture and impressive...
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    With its QLED branding, Samsung puts quantum dots front and center in the name of its entire line of premium TVs. And rightly so—quantum dots offer more colors, higher brightness, and greater efficiency than conventional LEDs in the backlight. In fact, Samsung's QLED sets are among the brightest...
  6. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    PC gamers looking for a seamless ultra-wide HDR monitor have a new option from Samsung, the CHG90 QLED gaming monitor ($1499) . It's an audacious 49-incher with double full-HD resolution (3840x1080) and a 32:9 aspect ration. The company also announced the CHG70 monitor in 27" ($599) and 32"...
  7. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    The first QLED International Forum was held in Beijing on April 13, 2017. The China Electronics Chamber of Commerce (CECC)—the official regulatory and legislative body for the Chinese electronics industry—hosted the event introducing the QLED TV Alliance. Manufacturers including Samsung, TCL...
  8. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    Each year's crop of premium TVs brings with it the anticipation of comparing the performance of various models. In a post published today, James Wilcox (editor, electronics) at Consumer Reports discusses some impressions of Samsung's most affordable 65" QLED offering, the QN65Q7F ($4000) and...
  9. High Dynamic Range (HDR) & Wide Color Gamut (WCG)
    Samsung's QLEDs are here. The Samsung Q Series of QLED LED-lit LCD HDR-capable 4K TVs was launched today. The announcement included pricing for the company's along with a number of other items in its 2017 home entertainment product lineup AVS Forum members are no strangers to the Samsung...
  10. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    The 2017 Samsung Q9 QLED TV is the company's flagship model that was introduced at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. It is a flat, LED-edgelit LCD high dynamic range (HDR) UHD 4K display that uses quantum dots to achieve 2000-nit highlights and fully cover the DCI/P3 color gamut—even in the brightest...
  11. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    Although there is no official press release to work off of, there is now pricing for Samsung's 2017 Q8 and Q7 series QLED LED-lit 4K UHD HDR LCDs. That's because these new models are now available to preorder from the likes of Amazon.com and Bestbuy.com. The Q8 series currently comes in...
  12. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    Q is the seventeenth letter in the English alphabet, so it's fitting that Samsung embraced this curious consonant in 2017. Today in Las Vegas, the company took the wraps off three new Q series QLED TVs, the flagship Q9 as well as the Q8 and Q7. All three series rely on quantum dots to achieve...
  13. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    At CES 2017, Samsung will show off its latest high-performance curved-screen PC monitor, the quantum dot-based CH711. This new model aims at gamers and comes in two sizes: 27" and 31.5". The company touts that the new displays will offer 2560 x 1440 resolution, an ultra-wide 178-degree viewing...
  14. Home Theater Gaming
    In 2016, console gaming took a huge leap forward thanks to several exciting developments. Sony announced the release of the PlayStation 4 Pro, a suped-up machine that supports 4K graphics and HDR. Additionally, the company enabled HDR support on all existing PlayStation 4 units—over 50 million...
  15. High Dynamic Range (HDR) & Wide Color Gamut (WCG)
    The history of visual art is a constant progression across different media, but always with the same arc. Our ancestors drew simplistic monochromatic images on cave walls that—over time—evolved into paintings, printing, photography, cinema, and television. Each of these methods of reproducing...
  16. High Dynamic Range (HDR) & Wide Color Gamut (WCG)
    Unlike consumer-oriented high-end audio shows I attend in the US, Toronto's annual TAVES show is about more than just sound. It's almost like a micro-CES, with a home theater demo room, some robots and 3D printers, drones, and VR experiences. Samsung TVs were there thanks to a dealer-sponsored...
  17. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    I got to check out two 65" UHDTVs from TCL that employ quantum dots in their backlight systems. Will China take over the TV business? Chinese TV giant TCL invited me to a preview screening of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation last Tuesday at the TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood, CA, and of...
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