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The New 4K TV Season: Samsung

The early reviews are in and Samsung’s 2018 QLED range is shaping up to challenge the picture quality supremacy of OLED. Samsung’s first iteration of the technology was criticised last year for being overpriced and underwhelming. But 2018’s models are competitively priced with $8000 65-inch OLED TVs from rival brands. Moreover, from all accounts they […]

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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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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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Mayday for Swanky Samsung TVs

Samsung will roll out its groundbreaking SUHD TVs in New Zealand from May 1, with prices ranging from $6499 for a 55-inch model to an earth-shattering $20,000 for the 78-inch colossus. There will be three new series of SUHD TVs – JS9500, JS9000 and JS8000 – in six screen sizes as well as four new UHD […]

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Netflix Rivals Rush to Crush New Vid-Kid on the Block

Lightbox, Sky and Freeview have unveiled a raft of initiatives on the eve of Netflix’s NZ launch. Lightbox has cut its monthly fee and announced one of its biggest coups yet, the BBC’s Wolf Hall, Sky is offering a selection of Rialto movies through its Neon service and Freeview has revealed a “smarter way” to […]

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Samsung Dispels Spying Fears Ahead of Ultra-Smart TV Launch

On the eve of unveiling its groundbreaking 2015 range of TVs, complete with several NZ exclusives, to about 1400 retailers and media, including yours truly, at a Pacific-Asia forum in Bangkok, Samsung says fears of its Smart TVs spying on viewers are “groundless”. “There is no foundation to claims their Smart TV is recording users’ […]

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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 Goes One Better With New ‘Budget’ OLED TV

This week LG will roll out to more than 20 retailers nationwide its second-generation Curved OLED TV for under $7000. It comes ahead of the company releasing its latest UHD or 4K TVs and amid the country’s first “hybrid” TV, which has dual Freeview|HD and satellite tuners, going on sale. The new OLED TV is […]

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