What Makes an UHD TV an SUHD TV?

What is SUHD? What Makes an UHD TV a Samsung SUHD TV?

by , Jack Burden, and Phil Conner

For 2015 and 2016 Samsung has a new moniker for it's 4K TVs. Why be plain when you can spice things up a bit? It's SUHD! And the ā€œSā€ stands for Super. Alright, here are the particulars on what makes an SUHD. First, there is a new color system used called DCI P3 which has a wider color gamut or spectrum or pallet ā€“ call it what you will it's a bigger range of colors, more Crayolas in the box. That color is dispursed and enhanced further by Nano Crystal Technology which is a competing technology to Quantum Dot technology used by some of the other OEMs. The combination of the two does improve the color. It comes across more refined, cleaner and more defined than the previous 4K TVs. To me, it's a 10% improvement in color representation.

Samsung UN65JS9000 Curved 4K SUHD LED TV
Samsung's curved UN65JS9500 SUHD

Next, the SUHD lineup has a brigher backlight which is capable of hitting 1000 nits at peak brightness and produce deeper blacks as well, though this is more difficule to discern. Last, all SUHD TVs in Samsung's lineup have the proprietary Samsung developed Tizen operating system for Smart TV though that's not part of what differentiates an SUHD. SUHD is all about those upgraded picture quality features, especially the wider color gamut. At this point, all of Samsung's 4K UHD TVs will be SUHD's meaning they will get the package described in this article.

Samsung SUHD TV

With all this work, Samsung has come a long way in catching Sony which produced the best 4K UHD TVs in 2014 (at great expense for the top models). For a complete list of Samsung's SUHD TVs for this year click here.

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