We first got a look at Samsung’s Curved OLED TV at CES 2013 back in January. Now, eight months later, the company has started shipping the set to select specialty retailers in the US. The 55″ KN55S9C is not only Samsung’s first OLED with a curved shape, it also includes MultiView capabilities with Full HD and stereo sound for two people to watch separate programming at the same time using Samsung’s 3D Active glasses with built-in personal speakers. And, viewers can switch between two sources with the touch of a button without changing glasses. Other features include Smart TV with Smart Hub, an interactive interface that separates content options into five category panels that include On TV, Movies and TV Shows, Social, Apps, and Photos, Videos and Music. Of course, the KN55S9C also supports 3D. Someone tell me. What’s cooler? MultiView or the immersive curved design?
The KN55S9C 55″ Curved OLED TV from Samsung carries an MSRP of $8,999.99.
“Customers have come to expect brilliance from Samsung, and our Curved OLED TV is just that. With true-to-life color, ultimate contrast, and superior picture quality, this new TV delivers an astonishing home entertainment experience.”
The Samsung Curved OLED TV is a true technology statement, showcasing the unique possibilities of OLED technology while giving video content a presence not felt on flat screens. The curved KN55S9C creates a captivating and vibrant picture that envelops viewers in spectacular color and beauty.
“As a leader in standout design and television display technology, Samsung’s new Curved OLED TV sets the bar for the next generation of televisions coming to market,” said Joe Stinziano, Executive Vice President, Samsung Electronics America. “Customers have come to expect brilliance from Samsung, and our Curved OLED TV is just that. With true-to-life color, ultimate contrast, and superior picture quality, this new TV delivers an astonishing home entertainment experience.”
Unparalleled Picture Quality
Samsung’s Curved OLED TV produces bright, awe-inspiring images, delivering breathtaking picture quality for a cinematic and natural viewing experience. The TV boasts response times that are exponentially faster than conventional TVs, virtually eliminating motion blur and crosstalk. The self-emitting RGB sub-pixels are laid directly on the color display panel, so no color filter is required. Without the need for backlighting, the Samsung Curved OLED TV displays pictures with absolute blacks at a contrast ratio never before seen on conventional TVs. The KN55S9C provides the ultimate in picture quality with rich colors and clear images that are beyond comparison.
The Personal Viewing Experience
The Samsung OLED TV introduces advanced technology and features for a truly personal TV experience. With Samsung’s MultiView feature, it’s like having two TVs in one. For the first time, two people can simultaneously watch completely different full-screen Full-HD content, even in 3D, on the same display, with corresponding audio and controls. The innovative MultiView feature is enabled by Samsung’s 3D Active glasses, which come with built-in personal speakers providing crisp, full stereo sound. Samsung makes it seamless for viewers to switch between the two sources with the touch of a button, without changing glasses.
Samsung’s Curved OLED TV also incorporates the latest Samsung Smart TV features like the new Smart Hub interface, which organizes entertainment and content into five convenient panels: On TV, Movies and TV Shows, Social, Apps as well as Photos, Videos and Music. The built-in S Recommendation feature helps customers discover something new to watch, now or next time. All models will be Evolutionary TVs allowing consumers to easily update hardware and software via an Evolution Kit so that they can stay up-to-date with the latest Samsung innovations.
The design of Samsung’s new Curved OLED TV draws audiences into the picture. The elegantly crafted design is inspired by a ‘Timeless Arena’ in which the display is placed within a luxurious frame whose curved shape emulates the curvature of an arena. The premium metallic frame adds a touch of style and sophistication to any setting. The ‘Timeless Arena’ design provides a floating canvas for OLED’s true-to-life colors and absolute blacks. A single cable for all connections reduces clutter and completes the minimalistic design with a “Clean Back” finish.
The 55-inch KN55S9C is now shipping to specialty retailers nationwide and will be available for $8,999.99.