Samsung CES 2016 press conference | CNET

Samsung CES 2016 press conference

The South Korean giant will show off its newest TVs and appliances.

  • James Martin 1/5/2016 10:14:31 PM
  • James Martin 1/5/2016 10:14:59 PM
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2016 10:15:06 PM
    Now it's another video, talking about TV
  • Ry Crist 1/5/2016 10:15:15 PM
    Another video now, this one talking about what people want from their TVs.
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2016 10:15:31 PM
    Joe Stinziano, EVP of Samsung Electronics America is up. He's the guy who saved the press conference last year after Michael Bay flipped out and walked off stage.
  • Ry Crist 1/5/2016 10:15:50 PM
    No Michael Bay this year, I'm imagining.
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2016 10:15:50 PM
    "Consumers are loving SUHD's incredible brightness, color and clarity."
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2016 10:15:57 PM
    Samsung now has more thn 50% of US 4K market
  • James Martin 1/5/2016 10:16:08 PM
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2016 10:16:20 PM
    "In 2016, we'll continue our focus, strengthening our focus to go beyond anything we've ever done before."
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2016 10:16:28 PM
    Yeah, I think no Michael Bay is a good bet. haha
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2016 10:16:30 PM
    Slow roll-in from stage left...this is strange.
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2016 10:17:04 PM
    "Announcing the flagship 2016 Samsung SUHD TV, featuring the most realistic and accurate picture quality, breathtaking design and our smartest TV ever."
  • Ry Crist 1/5/2016 10:17:24 PM
    A bezel-less curved design. World's first, Samsung says.
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2016 10:17:26 PM
    "This year, we will launch 5 full series with screen sizes from 49 inches to 88 inches."
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2016 10:17:31 PM
    "World's first bezel-less design created so you can focus on what matter most - the picture."
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2016 10:17:34 PM
    Actually, I was told that TV, the KS9500, isn't the highest end model, since it has edge-lit and not full-array backlighting.
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2016 10:17:41 PM
    "What's more every 2016 SUHD TV will feature a cadmium-free, 10-bit quantium dot display."
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2016 10:17:49 PM
    "We believe that's the future of display technology."
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2016 10:18:09 PM
    "Dramatically expands the color range" and give more lifelike images without distortion or comprosming brightness levels.
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2016 10:18:24 PM
    Quantum dot is Samsung's answer to OLED. In my experience, OLED still wins.
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2016 10:18:36 PM
    "People don't live in windowless caves. The vast majority of Americans still view TVs in bright or lit rooms."
  • James Martin 1/5/2016 10:18:45 PM
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2016 10:18:46 PM
    "Our new ultra black technology reduces light reflection."
  • Ry Crist 1/5/2016 10:18:48 PM
    Quantum dot sounds cooler, though. So there's that.
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2016 10:18:55 PM
    "Higher level of contrast."
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2016 10:19:08 PM
    "Frankly, if a TV can't do all of this, as far as we're concerned, it's not SUHD."
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2016 10:19:28 PM
    "There are so many sources of content for consumers to enjoy today. As the leader of smart TVs, our models will all offer access to the contnet you want, when you want it."
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2016 10:19:34 PM
    For the record, I watch TV on a relatively dim plasma in a well lit room all the time, and it looks great. OLED is much brighter, and SUHD brighter still, but the actual value of that extra brightness is debatable.
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2016 10:19:40 PM
    "WonJin Lee, EVP of Samsung Electronics is now on stage
  • Ry Crist 1/5/2016 10:19:50 PM
    Talking Tizen now.
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2016 10:20:03 PM
    "Since we introduced our Tizen TVs a year ago, made a lot of progress. 20M units shipped, 600 premium partners, 20B hours of TV consumed."
  • Ry Crist 1/5/2016 10:20:30 PM
    More talk about "friction" between different content avenues.
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2016 10:20:37 PM
    So that was it for picture quality, it seems. For more details on how Samsung's new SUHDs stack up, check out my early take.

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  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2016 10:20:40 PM
    "More people consume both live TV and over the top content, the friction between them makes TV discovery a suboptimal progress."
  • James Martin 1/5/2016 10:20:48 PM
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2016 10:20:50 PM
    Samsung's Customer Experience Lab
  • James Martin 1/5/2016 10:20:52 PM
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2016 10:20:59 PM
    Video now
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2016 10:21:03 PM
    The best way to solve for Smart TV problems? Use a Roku.
  • James Martin 1/5/2016 10:21:07 PM
  • James Martin 1/5/2016 10:21:39 PM
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2016 10:21:42 PM
    Designers and TV execs talking about how they think about building new TVs.
  • Shara Tibken 1/5/2016 10:21:53 PM
    Focusing on content right away. Don't need to switch input, etc.
  • James Martin 1/5/2016 10:21:54 PM
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