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High Art But is Samsung’s The Frame Ultra High Tech?

Samsung today launched in Auckland an award-winning TV that couldn’t be more living room-friendly. The Frame is so-called because it’s designed to look more like a painting hanging on the wall rather than just another 4K TV — complete with an “art mode” that’s essentially a digital gallery of 100 works that Samsung has commissioned from […]

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Sony Expands 4K Range But Delays First OLED TV

Sony will start to roll out its 2017 range of 4K HDR TVs this month but not its first big-screen OLED sensation, the A1E. The display that’s been rapturously reviewed abroad won’t launch here until August — presumably because consumer demand in US and Europe has pushed back shipments to smaller markets like NZ and Australia. That will give LG […]

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Samsung Unmasks Must-See TVs

Samsung will unveil its 2016 range of TVs to media tonight in Auckland but despite UHD or 4K displays dominating, the company’s still holding back on releasing its UHD/4K Blu-ray player here. It’s also opted not to offer the groundbreaking Atmos soundbar in this market (although its new soundbar range includes 5.1 and 7.1 options with wireless speakers that […]

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Samsung’s 2016 SUHD TVs Shine at CES

Samsung NZ has revealed more about its new SUHD TV range that will go on sale between April and June, including how it’s optimised for viewing in brightly lit living rooms. “This year, all of the Samsung SUHD TVs will feature the ability to provide a premium high dynamic range (HDR) experience, with 1,000 nit […]

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Samsung Next-Gen SUHD TVs Set to Sizzle

Samsung’s newest SUHD range will go on sale here in the second quarter. Unveiled today at CES, the second-generation line-up will include the the world’s first bezel-less curved design and what Samsung claims will be “the smartest user experience”, making it even easier to access all your entertainment content in one place. Samsung’s Tizen operating system also eliminates the need to […]

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New Super Slim LG TVs Still Not as Slender as Sony’s

LG will launch its slimmest UHD LCD TV yet this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (January 6-9). But the new premium “LG Super HD” displays will still be marginally thicker than Sony’s breathtakingly svelte X90C range: 6.6mm vs 4.9mm. Despite the thin profile, LG claims the harman/kardon speaker system will still […]

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Samsung Sings Its Smart TV Praises

Buyers of Samsung Smart TVs will get three months’ free subscription to Lightbox if they take one home before the end of January. Spark’s streaming service is the latest app Samsung has added to its Smart TVs, which already include apps for TVNZ, TV3, Video Ezy and Coliseum. “We’re the only company that has actively […]

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LG Unveils World’s Biggest OLED TV for NZ Plus Expanded UHD Line-Up

LG’s 2014 range of TVs will include the world’s largest Ultra HD Curved OLED model and an HD hybrid TV that combines Freeview satellite and terrestrial tuners. The company unveiled its line-up tonight to media in Auckland but has yet to provide pricing and release dates. It also demonstrated the biggest change to their Smart […]

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Sony to Beef Up UHD Heavyweights

Sony has yet to confirm when its expanded range of Ultra HD TVs will go on sale in NZ. But it has announced there will be two models in its new BRAVIA X8500A series. The 55- and 65-inch screens will have the same display technologies as the X9000 series but with Active 3D technology. Sony […]

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Ultra Rush of Ultra Flash HD TVs

Ultra HD TV is about to be targeted at the masses, with cheaper models being launched by Sony and LG ahead of Panasonic next month landing its 65-inch flagship. LG also is flexing its hi-tech muscle with NZ’s first Curved OLED screen (above). It can be ordered for $17,000 from tomorrow but there’s still no […]

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