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Samsung adds more high-end QLED TVs with ultra-thin bezels

By Greg S ยท 4 replies
Aug 31, 2017
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  1. Samsung at IFA Berlin recently announced a 43-inch version of their Frame TV. Additionally, 55-inch and 65-inch Q8F models were unveiled to offer flat versions of the existing curved Q8 QLED TVs.

    The standout feature of the Frame TV is that it is meant to double as a conversation piece, left on to display artwork when not actively in use.

    Partnerships with Prado, Saatchi Art, Sedition and LUMAS provide a fairly substantial collection of art to showcase. Users also have the option of choosing their own photos to include in a rotation. A smaller size closer to regular picture frames should make it easier to integrate the Frame into home and office decor.

    Samsung's Q8F models are filling an important gap in the range of top tier QLED TVs. Sang-ho Cho, vice president of Samsung's visual display business, declared, "We are proud to introduce a flat version of the Q8 in response to demand from European consumers seeking premium, flat and mid-size TVs."

    The 55-inch Q8F model is now Samsung's most luxurious option available without a curved display for its size.

    Pricing and availability for the 43-inch Frame isn't yet known but rest assured it will come at a premium. The 55-inch model currently sells for $1,999.99 and the 65-inch Frame will set you back $2,799.99. The Q8F models are likely to have pricing similar to their curved counterparts, ranging from $2,300 to $3,500.

    Second image courtesy Ole Henrik Johansen, Tek.no

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,283

    "The standout feature of the Frame TV is that it is meant to double as a conversation piece".
    They're nice TV's but lets face it, everybody's definition of what is art is different and showcasing the TV itself only takes about 5 minutes before boring people to tears.
    Depending on the individuals themselves, but as far as I'm concerned that has to be one of the most useless 'features' I've ever seen.
     
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  3. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 4,414   +2,879

    You know, I cannot recall the width of the bezel EVER affecting the quality of function of any television set, be it flat screen, an old tube set, or even the Flintstone Rock Set .......
     
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  4. Squid Surprise

    Squid Surprise TS Evangelist Posts: 2,100   +1,134

    The only purpose of thin bezels in my opinion is for people with limited space wanting the largest screen possible.... For instance, my basement could only fit a 50" TV 8 years ago (due to us having a window and the size of our cabinet).... but now with much thinner bezels, I might be able to fit a 60" TV in the same space.... of course, I'd have to convince my wife that it's necessary to upgrade first....
     
  5. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 3,063   +1,539

    IMO, more bling in an attempt by Samsung to salvage an experiment in inferior technology!
    Hey, I had one of those Fintstone Rock Sets... It was great! ;)
     

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