TVs – Maybe I don’t need kidneys afterall

Pictured: QLED TV thickness comparison, its about
2.5x the thickness of a Samsung Note 8 without the cover

As mentioned previously in our introductory article, Samsung will be offering their line-up of 8k and 4k QLED series TVs available starting from 25th March with some select models launching a little later in the end of April timeframe. Before I get into the nitty-gritty, Samsung would like to inform their prospective customers that:

“[sic] .. consumers who purchase a TV from the 2019 line-up will be able to enjoy a special purchase with purchase offer till 31 December 2019 for Samsung’s Soundbars”

Samsung Press Release

Note: Below is the recommended retail pricing for Singapore retailers. Prices are correct at the time of writing

Below are the details:

QLED 8k TV Series Size RRP Availability
Q900R 98” $99,999 End April
“” 82” $29,999 25th March 2019
“” 75” $16,999 25th March 2019
“” 65” $10,999 25th March 2019
QLED TV Series Size RRP Availability
Q90R 82” $13,999 25th March 2019
Q80R 75” $12,999 End April
“” 65” $6,299 25th March 2019
“” 55” $4,499 End April
Q75R 65” $5,199 25th March 2019
“” 55” $3,599 25th March 2019
Q60R 82” $10,999 25th March 2019
“” 75” $8,999 25th March 2019
“” 65” $4,199 25th March 2019
“” 55” $2,999 25th March 2019
“” 49” $2,399 25th March 2019
UHD TV Series Size RRP  Availability
RU7400 65” $3,399 25th March 2019
“” 55” $2,399 25th March 2019
“” 50” $1,699 25th March 2019
“” 43” $1,299 25th March 2019
RU7300 65” $3,399 25th March 2019
“” 55” $2,199 25th March 2019
“” 49” $2,399 25th March 2019
NU7100 75” $5,999 25th March 2019
“” 65” $2,999 25th March 2019
“” 55” $1,999 25th March 2019
“” 50” $1,499 25th March 2019
“” 43” $1,099 25th March 2019

Soundbars – More than meets the eye

No, I don’t mean that they transform or anything. Samsung touts that their flagship soundbars, the HW-Q70R and HW-Q60R are Harman-Kardon certified and come with certain smart technologies that will boost the listening experience of the user. Their adaptive sound technology allows the soundbar to analyse the current content on the screen and automatically detect the optimum sound settings for any given scene. A demo was shown using this technology in a football match telecast, where the cheers from the crowd and commentary was automatically boosted when turning on the feature.

These soundbars are also equipped with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X features that people have come to expect from a high-end model. As a part of Acoustic Beam technology, a spokesperson from Samsung has also told us that the soundbars will come with a feature that automatically adjusts the sound in relation to the physical dimension of the room, ensuring smooth, even playback which would (hopefully) cancel out or diminish any reverbs that could affect sound quality.

Note: Below is the recommended retail pricing for Singapore retailers. Prices are correct at the time of writing

Below are the details:

Soundbar Series RRP Purchase with
Purchase
Availability
HW-Q70R $1,599 $1099 April
HW-Q60R $1,199 $799 25th March 2019
HW-R650 $999 $499 25th March 2019
HW-R550 $749 $449 25th March 2019
HW-R450 $499 $299 25th March 2019

Chia is the horse-author from the far flung year of 2153. While not grazing on grass pastures or reviewing old time-y games and technology from the early 21st century pretending to not know what comes next (as to not disturb the space-time continuum), he can be seen exchanging vast quantities of Earth currency for parts needed to fix his damaged space ship.

Chia is the horse-author from the far flung year of 2153. While not grazing on grass pastures or reviewing old time-y games and technology from the early 21st century pretending to not know what comes next (as to not disturb the space-time continuum), he can be seen exchanging vast quantities of Earth currency for parts needed to fix his damaged space ship.