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New Samsung TVs Review

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Remember a few years ago, when 4K TVs were being introduced, and everyone asked, "Why do we even need 4K? HD is good enough, isn't it?" And then you actually saw the 4K TVs and everything became clear(er)? Samsung has expanded its new 8K UHD line, and some people may feel the need to ask those questions. But if you've already seen a 4K TV in action, you can imagine how brilliant and bright a new 8K TV is going to be.

What is 4K? What is 8K?

Basically, 4K means a screen that has a resolution four times that of a regular HD TV, which is 1,080p. A typical HD TV (1920 x 1080 pixels) fits roughly 2 million pixels into its space, while a 4K TV, with a 3,840 by 2,160 pixel resolution, has roughly 8 million pixels in the same space. And of course, 8K (7680 × 4320 resolution) means roughly 16 million pixels are crammed into that space.

The resulting picture is something so bright, vivid, and clear, it sometimes looks better than real-life. Sports fans have marveled at being able to see individual blades of grass on a playing field rather than just giant slabs of green. Art aficionados can see deep and vivid colors on their favorite works of art. And movie buffs get to experience every nuance and detail of lush scenery, gorgeous costumes, and even gorgeouser people.

 

Samsung calls their new 2020 models QLED TVs, which means Quantum Light Emitting Diode. That means it works just like a regular LED TV, but it uses nanoparticles called quantum dots to supercharge the color and brightness of the image. This lets them more heavily saturate and precisely define the primary colors — everything looks vivid and less watered down. Bottom line: QLED TVs are the brightest and most vivid TVs available.

What are the new Samsung Models for 2020?

Samsung recently launched its new 2020 QLED TVs and made them available for purchase and preorder, including their three new 8K TVs: the flagship 950TS and the Q900TS, which are available in 65-, 75-, and 85-inch screen sizes. And the Q800T comes in 65-, 75-, and 82-inch screens. That's in addition to their 2020 QLED 4K line — Q90T, Q80T, Q70T and Q60T — that range in eight sizes from 43 to 85 inches.

The new 8K models also include something called "local power distribution" for their array backlighting, which increases total brightness of the images by 20 percent and delivers a better high-dynamic range (HDR), which means higher contrasts and a larger color range.

Which Samsung TV is right for me?

To figure out which Samsung TV you need, there are a couple questions you need to ask yourself. The first is your budget. Which model fits in your current budget?

Second is the room size? What size TV will fit in your TV room? If you've got a 12 foot family room, you don't need an 85 inch TV.

You also want to look at what kinds of electronics you're going to need. One of the downsides of a flat-screen TV is that the speakers point downward, in order to keep the screens as thin as possible. This means you really have to crank up the sound to be able to hear it. But if the TV is on the same wall as, say, a bedroom, they'll also be able to hear it.

This is where a sound bar or sound bar-and-subwoofer combination will come in handy. You can set the sound bar in front of the TV and it beams the sound directly at you, now down toward the floor. You can keep the volume lower, and still be able to hear everything clearly.

 

You can also upgrade to a full home theater system, adding a stereo receiver, surround sound speakers, and even a Blu-Ray player or streaming service box like Apple TV, Google Chromecast, or Roku.

If you're looking for a new TV for your home theater, family room, or even a small one for your bedroom, consider the Samsung line of 4K and 8K televisions. And if you need help sizing your television for your room, or choosing the right model for your viewing preferences, please contact us at support@parkergwen.com or visit our website for more information.


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