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Samsung's 55-inch OLED Priced at €7999

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Samsung's curved OLED TV is hitting Europe tomorrow.

LG's curved OLED TV arrived at Best Buy in the U.S. in July and hits Germany this week. Now Samsung is bringing its own 55-inch curved OLED, the KN55S9, to European shoppers. The company today announced European pricing for its massive curved TV, which will launch on August 28. The TV will go on sale in the UK, Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Italy starting tomorrow and will be priced at €7999.

 

Samsung's curved OLED TV was first launched in Korea in June of this year. Though the TV has yet to make it to the states, it's on the way. Back when LG's OLED TV hit in July, Value Electronics owner Robert Zohn told CNET that shipments of Samsung's panel were on the way. Zohn said that he believed he'd be the first retailer to sell the Samsung Curved OLED TV, the KN55S9, in the United States.

The KN55S9 packs 4 x HDMI, 2 x USB, 1 x LAN, 2 x component, 1 x composite, WiFi, Samsung's SmartTV 2.0, a 1980x1080p resolution, and a quad-core CPU. We'll keep you posted on local pricing for the United Kingdom and U.S. availability.

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    iknowhowtofixit , August 27, 2013 9:41 AM
    What is the advantage of OLED over current LCD TVs?
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    waxdart , August 27, 2013 9:55 AM
    iknowhowtofixit, Loads depends on the use.
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    Murissokah , August 27, 2013 10:07 AM
    OLEDs are faster, lighter, and since they are their own source of light, they can be brighter and avoid color distortion due to viewing angle.

    While potentially cheaper to produce, current lack of large scale mass production means high costs. Also, it remains to be seen whether or not issues with fast material degradation and color distortion (caused by uneven deterioration of the material) were overcome.
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    nickul , August 27, 2013 10:15 AM
    OLEDs, for the 8K Euro price tag, they can: write your homework for you, go to exams in your place, hold you and pat you on the back till you burp, have you graduate Hogwarts, tie your shoelaces for you, they basically can breath, drink, eat, sleep, talk, think and exist for you at that price!
    So.. Yeah!.. OLEDs are awesome!
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    dimar , August 27, 2013 10:19 AM
    This is a pointless product, and Samsung will probably release a 4k version next year, if not earlier.
    If it was 8k resolution for 8k €, now that would be special :-)
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    Ro0ster , August 27, 2013 12:49 PM
    Curved at 55"?? I dont see the benefit of a curved design for anything smaller than 70"
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    NightLight , August 27, 2013 2:14 PM
    within 6 months this thing will only cost about half... pass
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    IndignantSkeptic , August 27, 2013 2:21 PM
    Curved is incredibly stupid for a TV because everything is filmed with a flat projection. Only Oculus Rift needs curved screens since the images for that are generated with curved projection.