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Samsung 2014 TVs
Samsung's H8000, H7150 & H6400 TVs: What we know


By Rasmus Larsen (@flatpanels)
28 Jan 2014

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Samsung was not willing to share much about its 2014 TV line-up during CES 2014, but we are chasing information. Here is what we know about Samsung’s new H8000, H7150 and H6400 LED ranges so far. They will replace the current F models, skipping “G”.

Samsung's 2014 LED models

Samsung’s H8000 is probably one of the most anticipated new LED models, as it will replace the current F8000 TV, which has seen much success. As mentioned, Samsung’s is skipping the G letter, jumping straight to H models – possibly because of LG’s brand. Samsung will also start selling 48” TVs instead of 46” TVs in some of its LED ranges, in a move to bump up display sizes a bit.

The first thing you need to know about Samsung’s H8000 LED model is that it is curved and has a new base to accompany the curvy design. It is a Full HD model with edge-lit LED, active 3D, and Samsung’s Micro Dimming system, which is a form of limited local dimming with very few zones. It obviously offers all of Samsung’s Smart TV features, including TV apps, finger controls, voice interaction, and a new “quad-core pro” processor.

Samsung H8000
Samsung H8000 LED


The H8000 also comes with a new "multi-link screen" feature that lets you divide the picture into sections. It is also prepared for the Evolution Kit modules, so you will be able to upgrade the Smart TV platform in the coming years (for a cost naturally). It will be available in 48” (UN48H8000), 55” (UN55H8000), and 65” (UN65H8000) sizes, and yes it is wall-mountable.

Samsung’s new H7150 – possibly H7000 in Europe – is the step down from H8000. It is a flat model – still Full HD – with a slim-bezel design, and with most of the same features. Samsung says that it has a 240 Hz panel (CMR960) and that the local dimming is slightly different, but since it is an edge-lit LED model it means little. Both the 8 and 7 series will come with an Instant On mode for faster start-up.

Samsung H7150
Samsung H7150 LED


Besides that it comes with all of the Smart TV features, but surprisingly without support for the Evolution Kit (we have not heard about a H7500 model for 2014, unfortunately). The H7150 will be available in 46” (UN46H7150), 55” (UN55H7150), 60” (UN60H7150), 65” (UN65H7150), and 75” (UN75H7150) sizes.

Samsung is also planning to launch a new H6400 LED model. It is the successor to the current F6400 model and will be one of Samsung’s mid-range 2014 LED models. It comes with a 120 Hz panel (CMR 480) and supports active 3D, too. It offers Samsung’s Smart TV platform with TV apps such as Netflix and Amazon Instant, which is largely unchanged from last year, except for the new motion-enabled interface and remote control.

The H6400 will be available in 48” (UN48H6400), 50” (UN50H6400), 55” (UN55H6400), 60” (UN60H6400), and 65” (UN65H6400) versions – at least in the US.

Samsung will also launch cheaper 6, 5, and 4 LED ranges, but we have no details to share on these TVs yet. More on what Samsung unveiled at CES here.

Samsung’s 2014 TVs will start appearing in stores around the world from March/April 2014. We will have a full TV line-up overview online soon.




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