Television has become so much more fun to watch in recent years. When I was a kid, we had one of those big furniture-sized televisions, and only about a dozen channels from which to choose. Today, there are amazing flat screens and HD smart TVs out there, from which you can watch hundreds of channels with all types of content. It’s really a TV-watchers paradise. And the TVs just keep getting better, with more and more features. A great example is the new Samsung KU6500 series of Ultra HD TVs, which happens to be a new exclusive at Best Buy. Want to know what this baby has under its hood? Read on for my announcement of the Samsung KU6500 coming to Best Buy.
It's one thing to read about the amazing new TV technology that's out there today, it's another to experience it for yourself. From crystal clear resolution that's more than four times better than your current HD TV, to eye-poppingly rich and bright HDR colour, Samsung's best TVs were on display in Calgary at a recent event.
on 05-08-201611:37 PM - last edited on 05-09-201610:16 AM by BBYMartin
Two new KS series 4K HDR televisions are launching from Samsung, and Best Buy is carrying both. I was invited to Best Buy HQ in Burnaby, BC, to take a first look at them, and to provide you with a review of the experience. If you haven’t already read my review of the KS8000 series, check it out, it’s worth your time. For those looking to step up to the KS9000 series, read on. I think you’ll be thrilled to hear what Samsung has for you with this premium model.
on 05-06-201601:55 PM - last edited on 05-09-201610:18 AM by BBYMartin
Spring is an exciting time if you love colour and beauty. I’m not talking about flowers and trees; Samsung’s annual model changeover happens in May each year, bringing exciting new things to the home theatre space. Two new 4k models are hitting shelves soon and I had a chance to visit Best Buy Headquarters to see them in person. Are they everything we’ve come to hope from Samsung? Read on to find out.
Upgrades for the Gear S2 smart watch! New TVs! A smart fridge with cameras that orders food for you! That's not even the full list of what Samsung announced at the Consumer Electronics Show today. Wait till you see what else they rolled out.
on 07-24-201510:59 AM - last edited on 08-06-201504:34 PM by BBYMartin
I had the luxury of testing out this new Samsung Ultra High Definition 65” TVat home. I had it for several weeks so was able to run it through its paces to provide a detailed review. This set is a brand new model exclusive to Best Buy. I have a couple of excellent HD plasma TVs at home but don’t own a 4K set yet, so I was looking forward to testing it out to see how it compares. This exclusive TV is definitely a step up with lots of features and an excellent picture.
The end of June not only signaled the start of summer and my birthday, it was also when I experienced one heck of an amazing viewing 4K viewing event thanks to Samsung Canada’s “More Room." The More Room was actually the “more mansion” in my opinion given it was a luxury multi-level house in Toronto’s posh Yorkville neighbourhood, complete with elevator, chef and showcased the latest 4K SUHD curved TVs and wireless speakers. I really did get to "#seemoreandfeelmore"—the hashtag associated with Samsung’s latest flagship ultra high-definition, curved, smart TVs.
on 07-03-201509:00 AM - last edited on 07-09-201510:58 AM by Graham
Get excited for the experience of watching television at home again. Best Buy and Samsung are hosting a Twitter Party so you can learn why the new Samsung SUHD TVs bring back the exciteement of owning a television. Come and participate and you might also win great prizes!
byBBYMartin05-19-201510:47 AM - edited 06-23-201512:04 PM
The television section in a Best Buy store is a place to dream. Around every corner is a bright amazing image: crystal clear entertainment magic. Some shelves have HD televisions, some have the vivid detail of 4K UHD displays, and some even have dazzling 3D. Then there’s the cream of the crop. The best example of this last category is the new Samsung SUHD television. Best Buy is giving away one of these, the best televisions available, in this contest. You can also win an exclusive trip to Toronto to get the Samsung SUHD experience like never before! Read on to learn how to enter:
on 02-19-201503:02 PM - last edited on 02-19-201503:05 PM by BBYMartin
I am going to date myself: my first TV was a black & white cathode ray tube with vacuum tubes that needed to be replaced every now and then. It had rabbit ears that could pick up 4 stations if I was lucky. Needless to say, I didn’t watch it very much except for Ed Sullivan and the Twilight Zone. It is a big understatement to say that TVs have come a long way from those distant memories. TVs of 2015 are no longer just for watching television; they can be used in so many more ways. Are you taking advantage of all its capabilities? Here are some things to think about.
If you are in the market for a new TV, you can kill a lot of brain cells trying to figure out all the available models. It is perfectly acceptable to kill a few more afterward with a few celebratory libations, basking in the glory of a new HDTV. You will especially want to celebrate if you selected one of Samsung’s UNH6350 LED sets, as this new line has some of the best mid-range TVs on the market. If you want a great performing HDTV with an excellent Smart platform you will not go wrong with the H6350’s from Samsung.
byhootie06-28-201411:19 AM - edited 06-28-201411:23 AM
As a person who regularly reviews products, you won’t be surprised to hear that I am a big fan of reviews. And I don’t mean my reviews, but from consumers that have bought the product, used it for a while and discovered the nuances about it, both good and bad. I would never buy a product unless I read quite a number of reviews about it as nothing can replace that user experience and associated perspective. So what I thought I would do is provide you a summary of what I found to the be top 5 best rated TVs, purely based on customer ratings and share some of their reviews.
byhootie05-07-201409:16 PM - edited 05-08-201409:22 AM
Samsung is the de-facto leader in LED TVs and have produced some of the best TVs in the market. Their 6000 series over the last couple of years has been extremely popular, and for good reason. But how does the sexy new H8000 curved LED TV compare to the tried-and-true and continuously improving 6000 series? The H8000 is undoubtedly the future of home entertainment while the 6000’s are the proven technologies and quality products that are in so many living rooms. It is hard to go wrong with Samsung, but what gives with the new H8000 vs. the not so new?
on 05-03-201405:28 PM - last edited on 05-05-201410:32 AM by BBYMartin
Samsung has just launched their most exciting new TV’s for 2014 – their curved series of LED and Ultra HD LED TVs. The Samsung H8000 and HU9000 sets are fantastic displays with a lot of excellent extra features in addition to the curved profile. For a more detailed description, check out my previous post outlining everything they have to offer. The curved profile gives them a striking look that makes them very unique. But does the curved design mean you have to confine this beautiful TV to a stand on a shelf or table? Or can you mount this beauty on the wall? What is the best option?
on 04-24-201408:55 AM - last edited on 04-30-201401:08 PM by BBYMartin
Until now, if you wanted a large-screen curved TV you had to buy an OLED set at a premium price. Samsung has just launched their line of LED HDTVs and UHD TVs with curved screens and a ton of other features. Samsung’s H8000 series are their high-definition curved TVs, and their HU9000 series are their 4K UltraHD curved screen TVs. Samsung is always striving to stay ahead of the curve, no pun intended, and these fantastic TV’s will do just that.
There are many instances in which a smaller TV makes sense. For a room where TV viewing isn’t the primary activity, like the den, basement, or kid’s room; for a college dorm or space-challenged apartment; or for someone who’s just on a very tight budget, and might find the tradeoff in size for price sufficient to meet his TV viewing needs.
on 01-06-201409:43 PM - last edited on 04-21-201404:47 PM by BBYMartin
The two South Korean TV manufacturers, LG and Samsung, continue to battle it out for a dominant position in the Home Entertainment TV market. And they are both coming out with guns blazing at CES 2014. LG is launching an enormous 18 new TV product lines in 2014 with some emphasis on OLED and 4K Ultra HDTV. Not to be outdone, Samsung has always brought a large variety of TV’s but revealed today an 85” OLED ‘bendable’ screen that can be flat or curved whenever you want.
The connected home and home automation are already proving to be major themes of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show—CES 2014. One of the pre-announcements released on Sunday was Belkin’s expanded line-up of WeMo connection options. Samsung is taking the connected home a big step further with its new Smart Home initiative, announced as part of CES 2014. The consumer electronics giant is already a major presence in many of the components involved in home automation, including smartphones, tablets, PCs, Smart TVs, wearable technology, LED lighting and air conditioning. The company has also been working on health and lifestyle apps for its mobile devices. With Smart Home, Samsung is using all of its expertise to build a platform —a single method for connecting, communicating and controlling home services, with support being extended to third party partners.
Samsung Canada wants to thank fans for their support of its products throughout the year. 2013 saw the launch of not only a great lineup of new devices and products but also the launch of some new and exciting talent through Samsung’s Infinite Possibilities campaign.
If you want to spoil your loved ones with something from Samsung but aren’t quite sure what, check out some of the top-rated Samsung products from 2013 by Samsung fans. These ratings are based on website user reviews of Samsung products and can be found online at www.Samsung.com/ca.
Samsung wishes everyone a happy and merry season where you and your families Play More, Do More, and Share More.
Is it art, or is it entertainment? With the Samsung 4K (or Ultra High Definition – UHD) S9 TV, it’s hard to tell. With an 85” screen and crystal clear resolution, it would certainly look stellar on any wall large enough to house it. Making the art versus entertainment distinction even harder is the fact that the Samsung UHD S9 is a floor-standing TV mounted on what looks like an artist’s easel. Art meets entertainment in an 85” high definition package – sounds amazing right? Well, at a staggering $39,999 it should! So, the question is: What makes the Samsung UHD S9 worth a cool forty grand? Let me tell you …
The Samsung Experience is a new integration in many Best Buy locations nationwide. From the large TVs that adorn the massive lit wall to the ability to pick out and test out a new cell phone, laptop or tablet, this store-within-a-store makes identifying, and shopping for your favourite Samsung products that much easier. Come take a look at the new Samsung Experience, now available in almost 20 different locations across Canada.
on 09-27-201303:05 PM - last edited on 02-24-201405:14 PM by BBYMartin
Samsung hosted an event in Toronto last night to celebrate the launch of their OLED HDTV’s in Canada.
Pre-orders have already begun at Best Buy. OLED is an impressive technology and Samsung has made it even more impressive with the feature set that they have included. OLED will be the new standard for videophile-quality displays, and we are now a lot closer to the reality of placing it your living room.
on 09-17-201309:18 PM - last edited on 02-24-201405:15 PM by BBYMartin
If you are looking for a big screen HDTV with a great picture at a very reasonable price, the Samsung 60” Plasma (PN60F5300AFXZC) is an excellent choice. The reason it is a good price, is because it is no-frills. It is not a Smart TV, nor does it do 3D but the most important attributes, being big with a clear picture, it is excellent at!
byhootie08-25-201310:41 PM - edited 08-26-201308:30 AM
Dorm rooms are very tight spaces so it is important to not only figure out the essentials of what to bring, but also find space-saving versions of those essentials. I am not qualified to talk about linens, clothes, furniture and the like, but I can give you some ideas on what electronics to be considering, and some pretty good choices.
It seems like not too long ago, we were looking over the best 1080p LCD and LED TVs to put in our living room to enjoy all of our movies and TV in High Definition. Then came 3D TVs.
Now, get ready for the growth of Ultra HD. Samsung has announced 2 new 4k televisions.
These sleek TVs come packed with some of the best picture quality and smartest features ever seen on a TV for your home. Check out some more information on these powerful TVs, available now at Best Buy and Bestbuy.ca
on 06-14-201307:31 AM - last edited on 02-24-201405:18 PM by BBYMartin
If you are looking for a very big high quality flat screen TV that has lots of features without paying a huge price, then the Samsung UN75F7100 may be right for you. This Samsung LED HDTV has a 75" screen, which is over 6 feet, and despite the large screen provides a very amazingly clear and vibrant picture. It is loaded with features like Wi-Fi, Smart Hub, and voice recognition and it will even recommend what you should watch based on what you like to watch.
on 05-30-201301:57 PM - last edited on 11-28-201312:19 PM by BBYMartin
It is hard to say exactly what is the best 32 inch flat screen TV because it depends on what your needs are and what features you are looking for. But I did a comparison of three different brand-name high-definition (all 1080p) TVs so you could make a better decision yourself. The three I picked as the better HDTV’s are the Samsung UN32EH5300FXZC, the Panasonic TC32LEW56, and the LG 32LN5700. All those codes don’t mean that much so let me tell you why these are great TVs and what the differences are.
You know how you have a certain set of expectations when it comes to picking up a new TV or home entertainment system? You might want at least a 55 inch display or larger. Maybe you want 3D so your family can watch 3D Blu-rays.
Odds are, these big screen expectations are pretty different than the list of requirements you’d have for a second TV. Second TVs, like second cars or second houses (we should all be so lucky), can be less about how big you can go and more about the simple fun of watching.
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