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The First Look of Visual Display with Samsung's 2018 QLED TVs

The First Look of Visual Display with Samsung's 2018 QLED TVs

Ambient mode provides useful information throughout the day - even when consumers aren't actively watching movies and TV.

One of the key features in the new QLED TV is an "Ambient Mode" that mimics the pattern on the wall behind the TV to create a visual effect to make the TV blend into the surroundings - making it nearly invisible. Samsung says these sets will be available in stores later this month. The company remains the world's leading TV maker, and while this year's sets make modest improvements to picture quality - mainly black levels - the major focus is intelligence and smart home control. Samsung has integrated a new Q Engine on the QLED TV, which claims to improve the viewing experience of the users' way more immersive than ever.

While the line-up may have differing price points, Samsung is still keen to stress that each one with be aesthetically pleasing. The FALD feature can also be found in the Samsung's QLED lineups. We'll have full hands-on impressions of the lineup and other upcoming Samsung A/V gear soon, but until then you can check out basic details for the QLED sets below.

"QLED TV: Models in the Australian 2018 QLED TV lineup include - Q9F (65", 75", 88"), Q8F (55", 65"), Q7F (55", 65", 75") and Q6F (55", 65", 75"). QLED TVs achieve crisp details, seamless connection to users' favorite content via smart features, and a beautifully simplified design that discreetly harmonizes with any space or lifestyle. One, against a fake brick wall, was indistinguishable from what was behind it until you really got close up to the screen.

Ambient mode is a signature feature of these new TVs, as it's essentially a glorified screensaver. Each of the series would be sold in both flat and curved versions. "The new TVs also offer a more intuitive Universal Guide, providing an array of options to navigate and consume content on QLED TVs".

Samsung has been promoting QLED TVs based on the LCD technology as its premium models, which compares to LG Electronics, which has chosen OLED standards.

Samsung new Q9FN will be on sale — no pricing as of yet — in MarchSamsung
Samsung new Q9FN will be on sale — no pricing as of yet — in MarchSamsung

In addition, an integrated voice assistant lets you access your connected gadgets, change channels, and control the Ambient Mode.

"UHD: Models in the 2018 UHD TV lineup include NU7100 (75/65/58/55/50/43/40") and NU7300 (65/55").

This also means the TV can be mounted nearly anywhere as power is supplied through the one cable which doesn't require a powerpoint adjacent to the TV.

Like many other Samsung TVs, the newest QLED models can be used to control compatible smart devices, like voice-activated speakers, smart security systems, as well as other internet-of-things devices like light bulbs and thermostats. The Q9F would come in 75 and 65-inch screens, and the Q8F in 55, 65 and 75-inch. The feature is apparently called Ambient Mode.

That experience will be coming, and coming soon, with the Australian models coming in April, though pricing to come later on.

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