A First Look at Samsung’s 2024 TV Lineup

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I returned the subsequent day and probably the most blatant points had abated, however the TV’s lack of distinction and black ranges when in comparison with final yr’s glorious QN90C (8/10, WIRED Recommends) made me assured I wasn’t getting the complete image (actually). A number of colleagues additionally stated the TV regarded nice after they considered it earlier this month. As such, I’m reserving judgment till the complete evaluate.

What I can say is the TV confirmed the identical glorious off-axis viewing that gave its predecessor a leg up over many backlit LED and QLED TVs, and I count on it to as soon as once more be a high contender in its class when the ultimate model arrives. Even so, Samsung has its work lower out this yr, as opponents are promising large issues, together with huge upgrades to lower-priced fashions like Hisense’s U8N and TCL’s QM8 that double their peak brightness (or extra) over final yr. That ought to make for an thrilling QLED showdown in 2024.

Sonic Framework

Samsung’s Body TVs have all the time been extra about type than efficiency, although they’ve provided sufficient 4K brilliance to grow to be a well-liked mainstay. That’s what makes the brand new Music Frame audio system such an fascinating addition to the occasion. They’re designed to be each standalone wi-fi audio system and extensions of Samsung TVs and soundbars over Q-Symphony. The query we’ve had since CES 2024 is, do they sound any good?

The reply in my transient time with a pair of them is, considerably surprisingly, sure. The strong bass supplied by twin woofers alongside the again panel lends some physique and punch to the sound, whereas the midrange and treble drivers are suitably clear and interesting, if not pristine. That’s higher than you’d count on from image frames that spill out sound from small creases alongside their sides.

The Music Frames can sit on stands or be wall mounted, and we solely bought to listen to them within the former place the place their sound was freer to develop within the decrease frequencies. Nonetheless, I walked away impressed by their clear and accessible sound and I’m trying ahead to listening to extra.

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