Saturday, March 15, 2014

Samsung 2014 4K LCD HDTV Line-up Revealed

2014 Samsung Conventional FLAT 4K LCD

55” Class (54.6” Diag.) UHD HU8550 Series TV - UN55HU8550F
Suggested Retail: $3,999.99
Your Price: $2,849.99*
http://www.samsung.com/us/video/tvs/UN55HU8550FXZA

65” Class (64.5” Diag.) UHD HU8550 Series TV - UN65HU8550F
Suggested Retail: $4,999.99
Your Price: $3,799.99*
http://www.samsung.com/us/video/tvs/UN65HU8550FXZA


2014 Samsung Curved 4K LCD


55” Class (54.6” Diag.) UHD HU9000 Series TV - UN55HU9000F
Suggested Retail: $4,999.99
Your Price: $3,799.99*
http://www.samsung.com/us/video/tvs/UN55HU9000FXZA

65” Class (64.5” Diag.) UHD HU9000 Series TV - UN65HU9000F 
Suggested Retail: $5,999.99
Your Price: $4,749.99*

http://www.samsung.com/us/video/tvs/UN65HU9000FXZA 


All models above have HDMI 2.0 connectivity.

*Prices may vary depending on targeted discounts.

Samsung 65" 4K UHD LED TV 2014 with HDMI 2.0 UN65HU8550F

This is the 65" flat LCD with LED back lighting and HDMI 2.0 connectivity.

Estimated sale date is April 6th, 2014. The pre-order price is $3,799.99. The MSRP is $4,999.99, this represents a 24% discount from day one of availability. The Samsung UPP (Unilateral Pricing Policy) seems to be a failure out of the gate for 2014.We can only hope this means that 2014 will be a good year for cheaper 4K TVs.



This TV does not have true full array local dimming back lighting. It's just the normal edge lit back light with some software to mimic true full array local dimming as seen on the 2014 SONY 4K 950B series TVs.

Samsung 65" curved 4K UHD LED TV 2014 with HDMI 2.0 UN65HU9000F

This is the 65" curved LCD with LED back lighting and HDMI 2.0 connectivity.

Estimated sale date is April 6th, 2014. The pre-order price is $4,749.99. The MSRP is $5,999.99, this represents a 20% discount before it's even available for sale. The Samsung UPP (Unilateral Pricing Policy) seems to be a failure out of the gate for 2014.

Here is the product manual: Samsung UN65HU9000F

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Round, the new Trinitron








Samsung just produced an inverse Trinitron display for phones. We spent 30 years to produce perfect rectangles only to go back to the fishbowls we had in the 1950s. Perfect.

Monday, November 5, 2012

NTFS vs exFAT on USB 3.0

Test configuration:

- Windows 8 Pro x64
- ADATA N005 PRO Series 64 GB High-Speed USB 3.0 Flash Drive AN005P-64G-CGY
- ASMedia USB 3.0 controller, driver 6.2.9200.16420

Here is a quick test on the same USB drive using exFAT and NTFS. The drive was formatted each time and it was empty of any data.

exFAT:

NTFS:
Drive:




ADATA N005 PRO Series 64 GB High-Speed USB 3.0 Flash Drive AN005P-64G-CGY