Samsung Details 2014 UHD TV Line and 4K Content Options

Posted Tue Jan 7, 2014 at 11:00 AM PST by

The company's full roster of 4K sets has been announced at CES, along with info on its Ultra HD media plans.

At its CES press conference yesterday, Samsung revealed its full lineup of Ultra HD displays, including several curved-screen options. The impressive roster of TVs ranges in size from 50-inches to a whopping 110-inches and all of the models feature LCD LED panels and support HEVC, HDMI 2.0, MHL 3.0 and HDCP 2.2. In addition, the sets are future proof thanks to Samsung's external and upgradable UHD Evolution Kit.

"Following last year's strong introduction of Samsung UHD TV, in 2014 Samsung will drive industry growth through tremendous innovation in UHD picture quality, breakthrough design and consumer choice," said HS Kim, executive vice president of the visual display business at Samsung Electronics. "The combination of our curved design and UHD picture quality creates the ultimate immersive entertainment experience for people passionate about entertainment. Samsung is well-positioned to meet UHD demand with our new roster of beautifully designed, feature-packed and future-ready Smart TVs."

The lineup includes the Samsung 105-inch 21:9 Ultra HD TV, which is said to be the world's largest set of its kind. Next up is the U9000 Series Curved UHD TVs, which will be available in 55, 65, and 78-inch sizes. And if curved-screens aren't an option for you, the company is also releasing several traditional flat-screen models. The UN110S9 is a new 110-inch version of Samsung's highly rated 85-inch UN85S9, and is now among the world's largest 4K screens. Finally, there is the U8550 series which feature narrow 7mm bezels and are only 1.2 inches thick. 50, 55, 60, 65, and 75-inch models will be available.

In addition, Samsung also announced details on its 4K content delivery plans. To this end, the company revealed an expansion of its "UHD Ecosystem" and will be working with Amazon, M-GO, Netflix, Comcast, and DIRECTV to integrate 4K content and streaming options through their respective applications. For their part, the company will also release its own UHD Video Pack, taking the form of an HDD loaded with 4K films and documentaries from 20th Century Fox and Paramount. A total of 50 downloadable Ultra HD titles are expected to be available through the service in 2014.

Exact pricing and release dates have not been detailed yet, but all of Samsung's 4K offerings are now on display in the company's booth at CES in Las Vegas.

Sources: Samsung 1, Samsung 2

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