Samsung 2017 TVs – everything you need to know

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Samsung has three ranges of flagship QLED TVs for 2017: the flat Q9, the curved Q8 and the flat-and-curved Q7. Screen sizes range from 49 to 88in and we now have official pricing for the entire line-up. Read on for all the info…

The three ranges mark the debut of Samsung’s QLED technology, which stands for quantum dot light emitting diode and is Samsung’s new take on quantum dot technology to rival OLED.

While quantum dots featured in Samsung’s 2016 SUHD TVs, such as the UE65KS9000, this year’s QLEDs use more advanced dots (stay with us) complete with a metal shell and core to deliver improved brightness, colour and contrast, as well as better viewing angles.

They are, Samsung claims, the first of the company’s TVs to achieve 100% colour volume, and are capable of 1500 to 2000 nits brightness – well over the Ultra HD Premium specification’s 1000-nit minimum standard for LCD TVs, and three or four times the figure required for OLED TVs.

Of course, the QLED TVs are 4K and HDR compatible, though Samsung hasn’t confirmed which of the (now many) HDR formats they support.

The 5m cable has a maximum 75GB/s transfer speed

To help with cable management, the flagships QLED TVs will connect to an external connections box via an ‘invisible’ (by which they mean transparent and ultra thin) fibre optic cable.

Two stands – the gyratory ‘Gravity’, and the easel-inspired ‘Studio’ – are available, as well as a ‘no-gap’ wall mount, which positions your TV flush against a wall.

As for user experience, Samsung’s Tizen-powered operating system returns for another year, only now it promises to be even cleaner thanks to interface tweakery and features new personalized services.

The new One Remote is similar to last year’s smart wand but silver and flat, and will prioritise voice command controls, while the Smart View app (free, iOS and Android) mirrors the TV’s controls for simple navigation.

Q9

QE88Q9F – £17,800/$26,700

QE65Q9F – £4900/$7350

  • QLED
  • Flat
  • 4K
  • HDR
  • One Remote
  • One Connect Box and ‘invisible connection’ cable
  • Choice of Gravity or Studio stand
  • No-gap wall mount

Q8

QE75Q8C – £5800/$8700

QE65Q8C – £3800/$5700

QE55Q8C – £3000/$4500

  • QLED
  • Curved
  • 4K
  • HDR
  • One Remote
  • One Connect Box and ‘invisible connection’ cable
  • Choice of Gravity or Studio stand
  • No-gap wall mount

Q7

QE65Q7C – £3300/$4950

QE55Q7C – £2500/$3750

QE49Q7C – £2200/$3300

QE75Q7F – £5000/$7500

QE65Q7F – £3100/$4650

QE55Q7F – £2300/$3450

QE49Q7F – £2000/$3000

  • QLED
  • Flat and curved
  • 4K
  • HDR
  • One Remote
  • One Connect Box and ‘invisible connection’ cable
  • Choice of Gravity or Studio stand
  • No-gap wall mount

Due on sale shortly, Samsung’s flagship QLED TVs look, from both a panel performance and aesthetic design perspective, as exciting as they do innovative, and have no doubt kick-started what’s bound to be a fascinating QLED vs OLED battle this year.

Unlike Sony, however, there was no mention of any other 2017 TVs in the Samsung line-up. In fact, all that was confirmed was that every set will be a Smart TV – we should hope so too!

Elsewhere, Samsung has hinted at an intriguing new ‘Lifestyle’ concept TV, although we doubt this will feature in the main TV line-up.

(whathifi.com, https://goo.gl/cq3XHJ)

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