Samsung Prices It’s QLED LCD TVs
March 21, 2017
Samsung rolled out its new QLED TV series – set to rival LG’s OLEDs in superior picture quality, and offer several new features and upgrades set to wow families, gamers and tech lovers when they hit store shelves next month. The Samsung QLED is actually the brightest TV on the market, at 2000 nits. But the luminosity drops off to 1500 nits for the QLED 8 and QLED 7 models, but all three have – 100 percent color volume, meaning colors can be reproduced accurately at any level of brightness. Of course the color volume doesn’t really perform when the local dimming feature is enabled, because the QLED LCDs have a relatively small number of dimming areas.
The industry standard is the LG’s OLED TVs, which prominent tech reviewers have called “the best TVs we’ve ever tested.” Samsung’s newest offering would like to give OLEDs a run for their money, but the verdict will remain out until they can be thoroughly tested by reviewers. In the meantime, the QLED’s incredible ease of use is a major plus factor. Instead of plugging gaming systems, set-top boxes, and DVD or Blu-ray players into the back of the TV, everything is now connected to a separate box – including the TV panel, via a single, ‘clear connection’ cable. There is one remote, with about ten buttons, that controls the lot.
Starting at US$3500, the range hits stores April 17. The price point is comparable to the new OLED range, with LG’s entry-level curved 55-inch 55EG910T priced at US$3100, and the 65-inch G6T setting consumers back $8500.