Samsung TVs in 2016

In 2016, Samsung will expand its line of models «SUHD» TVs. Among the 2016 models still do not have TVs with screens on the organic light emitting diode OLED. But to reduce the total number of models with curved Curved screen compared to the previous year. All models are certified SUHD "UHD Premium" and updated Tizen system. More Samsung plans to use the TV to control all the devices in the house are connected by a common network to a television.

Overview of TV lineup in 2016

This year, as in the past, no devices with OLED displays among the models. According to the company, they want to return to the market OLED TVs, but today it only plans and promotes its advanced Samsung TVs under the brand SUHD.

SUHD TVs were introduced last year. This name does not mean anything specific, but to somehow characterize them we can say that SUHD something like: LCD + 4K + HDR + quantum dots.

Samsung has made some improvements to its flagship models in comparison with 2015. First of all, now have the certificate "UHD Premium". Such certificates hands UHD Alliance, which was created with the assistance of Samsung. With the alliance, and these certificates Samsung intended to deal with OLED screens, giving their LED screens SUHD better. But it created two separate contrast specifications for LCD screens and OLED. So now in a marketing fight Samsung will focus on peak brightness. And indeed the peak brightness SUHD above, through the use of Peak Illuminator technology.

More Samsung says that its model SUHD have a wider color gamut, and achieve 96% DCI-P3 (due to illumination of the quantum dots). Also in contrast to the 2015 SUHD Some models will have a flat screen, which should please many users. The most expensive flagship models will come with a curved screen as before, but still Samsung reduces the presence of curved displays in television models.

Another improvement can be called the use of "Moth Eye" for the anti-reflective filter. This technology should significantly reduce reflections on the glossy screen bezel.

The flagship model in Europe will be called KS9500, and it will be released under the name KS9800 for the US market. This is the best model of the year, and the successor to last year's model JS9500. It will be used in a full array of LED backlight with local dimming system for HDR (high dynamic range).

HDR - High Dynamic Range lets you display the high contrast scenes. This will be one of the main features of the models this year SUHD.

But to fully realize themselves, this technology will be able only if the corresponding HDR content. And this or UHD Blu-ray players or streaming video. Otherwise, reveal the full potential of the new flagship TV SUHD with the HDR does not work, and you will not notice a difference with more junior series.

Now more about the support HEVC decoder. This decoder is not new, it is in the last year was part of the television receivers. This successor to the MPEG4 codec is used to compress video and 4K HDR disc, as well as video streaming. But Google wants to use for the same purpose a decoder VP9, who works for a 4K video from YouTube. A streaming video from YouTube as the HDR will be presented in 2016 VP9-PROFILE2. Samsung reports that the flagship model will support the decoder VP9-PROFILE2.

 

Another feature of the range Samsung TV 2016 is the rejection of 3D three-dimensional television.

None of this year's model does not support 3D. Samsung completely abandons this video format.

As for the Smart TV functionality, the Samsung continues to develop it on the Tizen operating system, different Smart Hub. Samsung Google refuses proposals for implementation on Android TV system TV, as did Philips and Sony. This year will be released the second version of Tizen 2.0 system.


In 2016, Tizen has learned to control the smart home platform through SmartThings. All that can be connected to a single system at home from the lamps to the door can be controlled via the TV. So even including the "Cinema" mode on the TV in the home is muted light from the lamp and turn on the receiver audio system.

 

This year will not be issued a new block Evolution Kit, as promised earlier in the Samsung. It was promised that each year will be updated through the new Smart TV Evolution Kit. Maybe it means a departure from Evolution Kit?

When choosing the optimal variant for yourself can be easier to find among the models. After all, Samsung has a large number of TV models and it is difficult to understand all the features. For example, we can argue as follows: all the 6 series TVs are more or less technically identical, the only difference in design and has a few minor technical parameters. So you choose your own series of models in price and performance, and then in a series looking at the available models. Recall, the eldest Series 9 is the most advanced and expensive, and the youngest is 4 series with the most basic parameters, and at an affordable price.

Samsung TV models in 2016

Samsung KS9800

It will be released for the American market, it is the flagship of this year.

Samsung KS9800
Samsung KS9800

Samsung KS9500

KS9500 flagship of this year in Europe. The backlight consists of a full array of LEDs with local dimming function. For Europe as well in this series will be available 88-inch model KS9800. It's the same parameters KS9500, only bigger and slightly modified design.

Samsung KS9500
Samsung KS9500

Screen - curved (Curved);

VA LCD;

The backlight - full array with local dimming Direct;

4K resolution;

HDR10;

Certificate "UHD Premium";

Color space 96% DCI-P3;

Peak Illuminator Ultimate (nits brightness of 1000);

10-bit panel;

Tizen OS;

Quad-core processor;

Dual tuner;

One Connect box;

HEVC;

VP9-Profile2;

Sound 60W (70W 88 ");

Wi-Fi.

Samsung KS9000

KS9000 The model will be available in the US with a flat-screen TV, and in Europe with a curved. This TV uses the side lights Edge, but other features are similar to older models. Nevertheless, Peak Illuminator system is lowered.

Samsung KS9000
Samsung KS9000

Screen - Flat (United States), Curved (Europe);

VA LCD;

Edge LED;

4K resolution;

HDR10;

Certificate "UHD Premium";

Color space 96% DCI-P3;

Peak Illuminator Pro (nits brightness of 1000);

10-bit panel;

Tizen OS;

Quad-core processor;

Dual tuner;

One Connect box;

HEVC;

VP9-Profile2;

Sound 60W;

Wi-Fi.

Samsung KS8000

KS8000 is a model with a flat-screen TV.

Samsung KS8000
Samsung KS8000

Screen - flat (Flat);

VA LCD;

Edge LED;

4K resolution;

HDR10;

Certificate "UHD Premium";

Color space 96% DCI-P3;

Peak Illuminator Pro (nits brightness of 1000);

10-bit panel;

Tizen OS;

Quad-core processor;

Dual tuner;

One Connect box;

HEVC;

vP9;

Sound 60W;

Wi-Fi.

Samsung KS7500

KS7500 series will be available only in Europe. It is with a curved screen TVs. According to the parameters of this series looks like KS9000. The main difference between KS9000 and KS7500 that the latter does not have dual tuners, and less powerful speaker. Acoustic Power at KS7500 models is 40W.

Samsung KS7000

KS7000 series also will be available in Europe only. This will be the cheapest TVs SUHD this year. The screen of this series is flat. It turns out in 2016. Samsung is fully SUHD two series models with flat-screen TV, while only one model SUHD screen was last year.

 

The difference from the KS8000 KS7000 series consists of different design, lack of dual tuner and reduced power acoustics. The KS8000 60W power, while the KS7000 - 70W. The rest of the specifications are identical.

Samsung KS7000
Samsung KS7000

Samsung KU66ks

We are beginning to consider the sixth series of the Samsung TV lineup in 2016. Here, there is no brand "SUHD", but still has a resolution of 4K Ultra HD. More Samsung offers the HDR in this series, but we must remember that no single model of 6 Series is not equipped to play the HDR, though there is the description of «HDR processing». These TVs will receive content HDR, but it will not be able to play as HDR.

Samsung KU66xx
Samsung KU66xx

Screen - curved (Curves);

VA LCD;

Edge LED;

4K resolution;

HDR processing;

Tizen;

HEVC;

vP9;

Sound 20W;

Wi-Fi.

Samsung KU65xx

Models KU65xx that's 6 series, all models of the sixth series of similar technical features and a different function and design. Here are the main parameters KU65xx coincide with KU66xx parameters.

Samsung KU65xx
Samsung KU65xx

Samsung KU64ks

Another version of the 6-series - this time with a flat-screen TV. Since the screen is flat and the price should be lower than that of the models with a curved screen of the previous series. Other characteristics coincide with a series of KU65xx.

Samsung KU61ks

KU61 are representatives of another 6 Series and with a curved screen. The difference from the other models of the sixth series - this is the usual remote control panel, unlike multi remote from the older models, and even Wi-Fi module is another standard (n) and is slower than previous models where the Wi-Fi standard ac.

 

Screen - curved (Curved);

VA LCD;

Edge LED;

4K resolution;

HDR processing;

Tizen;

HEVC;

vP9;

Sound 20W;

Wi-Fi (n).

 

Samsung KU61xx
Samsung KU61xx

Samsung KU60xx

Models of the series will KU60xx cheapest 4K from Samsung in 2016. This model with a flat-screen diagonal of the display will be up to 70 inches.

Screen - flat;

VA LCD;

4K resolution;

HDR processing;

Tizen;

HEVC;

vP9;

Sound 20W;

Wi-Fi (n).

Samsung K63xx

Samsung will sell a subseries with HD resolution in a series of 6. The K63 is a curved TV with Tizen operating system.

 

Screen - curved;

VA LCD;

HD Resolution;

Tizen;

Sound 20W;

Standard bullets control;

Wi-Fi (n).

Samsung K5xxx

5 TV series are younger models in the lineup in 2016. They are the cheapest and simple in functionality.

 

Screen - flat;

VA LCD;

HD Resolution;

Tizen (only K55xx);

Sound 20W;

Standard remote control;

Wi-Fi (n) (only K55hh).