As nice as it would be to have a 4K television, they tend to be prohibitively expensive, especially the “smart” ones that companies like Sony and Xiaomi like to release. This is where Samsung thinks it can be of assistance, as the company has just added a new model to this year’s 4K television lineup which will be powered by the company’s homemade Tizen platform. Although still pretty damn expensive, they’re much more palatable than similar offerings.
Samsung has added a new model to its 2015 4K TV lineup, the bulk of which it began shipping in April. Based on the same Tizen smart-TV platform that powers the rest of the range, the new SUHD JS7000 is among the South Korean company’s more affordable ultra-HD offerings. The television is available in 50-, 55- and 60-inch variants, priced respectively at $1,300, $1,600, and $2,100. The JS7000 is a quantum-dot set with full-array local dimming. In other words, they provide an incredibly wide color palette with very deep blacks to produce vibrant images. The company says it’s even good enough to handle HDR (high dynamic range) content, which is seen as the next big step after 4K and the key to delivering a more life-like TV experience. One image-enhancement feature that you are likely to find very useful—at least for now—is the TV’s ability to upscale lower-resolution images to its native 3840×2160 resolution.