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Samsung AV Roadshow 2014 - Magna Opera

By Lionell Go Macahilig - 26 Apr 2014

Samsung AV Roadshow 2014 - Magna Opera

With the title "Curvare," the Latin equivalent of the English word "stooping" which means "to bend," this year's Samsung AV Roadshow clearly highlights its line of Series 8 curved televisions.

They Came, They Saw, They Conquered

Samsung Philippines took its annual AV Roadshow to a new level by staging an event inspired by the Roman Empire. The venue, located at the Blue Leaf Filipinas in Paranaque City, was filled with “old brick walls” along with some artisans, women clad in Roman dresses, and men in gladiator costumes headed by a Roman emperor to complete the ancient atmosphere. However, the real stars of the grandiose spectacle were none other than Samsung’s 2014 array of televisions and speaker systems, topbilled by the Series 8 Curved UHD TV.

The AV Roadshow 2014 was graced with the presence of key Samsung Philippines executives led by Changik Choi, SEPCO's Business Adviser for AV products.

Samsung Series 5

The Samsung Series 5 consists of 40- and 48-inch variants that are known by their model names H5100 and H5500. These televisions come with Full HD (1920 x 1080) display panels that are capable of rendering a wider spectrum of colors. Equipped with a fast image processor and backlight technology, the Series 5 televisions promise to deliver sharp and bright picture quality, even during fast moving scenes.

40-inch Samsung Series 5 H5100 TV

48-inch Samsung Series 5 H5100 TV

48-inch Samsung Series 5 H5500 TV

Samsung Series 6

The Series 6 also comes in 40-, 48-, 55-, and 60-inch display sizes with model names H6300 and H6400. The LED televisions from this Series are notable for their silver cross stand. The Series 6 televisions share similarities with the Series 6 models, featuring a fast image processor and several characteristic of an Internet TV (Smart TV). Another notable feature of the Series 6 televisions is Micro Dimming. Samsung claims that this feature makes the Series 6 televisions capable of delivering deeper blacks and brighter whites to create a picture with vivid colors and stunning detail.

Many Series 6 televisions are notable for their silver cross stand. This element add to Series 6's elegant design.

40-inch Samsung Series 6 H6300 TV

48-inch Samsung Series 6 H6300 TV

Instead of using a silver cross stand, the 75-inch Series 6 H6400 television sports a different stand design, suggesting that it is a top model of the Series.

Samsung Series 7

Samsung’s Series 7 carries 46-, 55-, and 60-inch models which are known for the designations H7000 and HU7000. The best model of the Series, the HU7000 comes with a 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) LED panel. Knowing that movies with that resolution are not yet prevalent at this point, the HU7000 features 4K Ultra HD upscaling. The HU7000 also features Multi-Link. With this functionality, users can split the TV’s screen into four smaller screens, enabling them to watch four different shows or sites at the same time.

55-inch Samsung Series 7 H7000 TV

55-inch Samsung Series 7 HU7000 TV

Samsung Series 8

The hero television line of Samsung for 2014, the Series 8 consists of 55-, 65-, and 78-inch models, namely the H8000, HU8500, and the HU9000, all of which are equipped with a 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) curved display panel. Inside their sleek and curvaceous bodies, Samsung’s curved televisions are equipped with a Quad Core Plus CPU that allows for faster image processing and smoother multitasking.

This is the second time that we saw the Samsung UHD Colosseum, an ampitheater simulation consisting of several Samsung curved televisions. We initially saw this at the Samsung SEA Forum 2014 in Bali, Indonesia.

65-inch Samsung Series 8 HU8500 TV

Combining proprietary TV technologies such as Auto Depth Enhancer and PurColor, Samsung’s Series 8 curved televisions can automatically adjust contrast for a more detailed expression and a greater sense of depth to a 3D-like effect without requiring glasses. Samsung’s Series 8 curved televisions also feature Soccer Mode, allowing soccer fans to zoom in, auto and manual highlight, and record moments while watching a game.

65-inch Samsung Series 8 HU9000 TV

Samsung Audio Products

Samsung completes the entire showcase by presenting the ultra-slim HW-H600 SoundStand and the powerful MX-HS9000 GIGA Sound. The HW-H600 SoundStand sports a sleek, low-profile design, making it an ideal audio solution for a small living room. In spite of its compact profile, the HW-H600 can deliver rich and high-quality sound, thanks to Samsung’s Multi-Direction technology. The MX-HS9000 GIGA Sound is more ideal for a large living room. For more details on it, visit our coverage of the Samsung SEA Forum 2014.

Samsung’s flat 4K Ultra HD televisions’ prices range from PhP 150,000 to PhP 400,000, whereas the curved Ultra HD televisions’ prices range from PhP 300,000 to PhP 500,000.

Sidelights

"Old brick walls,” artisans, women clad in Roman dresses, and men in gladiator costumes headed by a Roman emperor completed the ancient atmosphere of the Samsung AV Roadshow 2014.