By Daanesh Kalyaniwalla
In the world of audio-visual products, TVs have long been the most important part of entertainment for consumers. A television is your escape into another world, your source of news, the home of your favourite team and definitely a favourite past-time for most people.
The past few years have seen great advancements in TVs. One of the advancements that has distinctly stood out is Samsung’s QLED TV, which was launched at CES 2017 as an upgrade on the previous generation's quantum dot SUHD TVs.
If you’re in the market for a new television, a Samsung QLED should definitely be one of your top choices. Here are a few reasons why:
1) They come with Samsung’s unique Quantum Dot Technology
a. First and foremost, what makes a QLED TV unique? Imagine tiny little particles that, in conjunction with other materials, produce colour according to their size. A Quantum dot can be anything between two and ten nanometres and is lit by the TV’s backlight, which in the case of Samsung TVs not only projects in one direction (as with most backlit TVs) but can also fire light at different angles.
2) A home for your favourite movies, TV shows and sports in amazing 4K picture quality
a. Thanks to the Quantum dots' prowess in colour reproduction and brightness, QLED TVs are capable of producing one billion colours and 1,500 nits of brightness on a HDR2000-enabled display. The TVs also provide 100 per cent colour volume thanks to the fact that they can also provide one billion colours for your viewing pleasure.
b. The number 2000 in HDR2000 (which in fact very close to what you see because of natural light) represents the amount light that the TV can project. While this is spectacular for the light in dark scenes, what happens to contrast? To work on that, Samsung introduced Ultra Black, a technology that reduces light reflecting off screens. No more reflections of the sofa or yourself on the display as you’re watching your favourite show.
c. Speaking of reflections, another thing that comes to mind is viewing angles. Most TVs have a sweet spot from where everything on the screen is visible clearly. On Samsung QLEDs, you can view the TV from any angle and with minimal distortion.
d. On a Samsung QLED TV, picture quality isn't affected by screen burn-in. What is screen burn-in? Have you ever noticed that after long hours of watching TV, a particular logo like that of the channel, is visible even after you change the channel? That's screen burn-in. This is an issue primarily seen on traditional LCDs as well as modern OLED displays. No need to worry about this on your new QLED since they come with a lifetime screen burn-in warranty.
3) A TV that is designed to accentuate your home
a. Samsung QLED TVs are built to be not only functional but also to be beautiful.
b. The design teams at Samsung have seen to it that a QLED TV is beautiful to look at even when it isn’t switched on.
c. The TV comes with various options to place it in your house, the most appealing of which is the nano-gap wall mount. Thanks to a redesigned back of the TV as well as its mount, the display shows no gap while it is on the wall.
d. Wondering where all your cables go? Well, Samsung has thought of that too with its invisible connection. Instead of all your cables going into the TV, just one optical connects the TV to the One Connect box, which is where you connect all your external inputs. Thanks to this set-up, you can have an absolutely clean and clutterless TV area.
e. The panel itself is gorgeous thanks to Samsung’s practically bezel-less design. With the lack of cables, even the back of the TV is absolutely flawless and clean.
4) One Remote to rule them all
a. Alright, we’ve got the wires taken care of. Where’s the next clutter? All those remotes. Samsung has thought of this as well. With your QLED TV comes the One Remote.
b. The One Remote is an all-in-one universal remote for all your connected devices such as audio systems or gaming consoles.
c. Another great feature is the Samsung Quick Connect feature. Mirroring from your phone to a TV is very common, but on QLEDs you can mirror from your LIVE TV to your phone. So if you need to run to the kitchen or need to get something from bedroom but don’t want to miss the game, use Samsung Quick Connect.
If you’re walking into a store looking for the primary source of your media consumption anytime soon, why not check out one of the best in the business. A gorgeous series of dynamic TVs in all price categories. This DSF, go check out the new Samsung QLED TV.