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TV that thinks outside the box

BY: Maclean Kwofi
Display of the new audio technology by Samsung

When Samsung Electronic announced its 2020 QLED 8K TVs, enhanced picture quality obviously stood out, but its incredible new approach to sound took the centre stage.

With additional speakers built into the TV set, including two that face up towards the ceiling, the manufacturer is able to produce incredible all-round sound with its 2020 premium device.

Samsung has, therefore, created an audio technology called Object Tracking Sound+ (OTS+) exclusively for its best TV. With its strategic inbuilt speakers, the device is able to track the movement of objects, making the audio positioning and scene analysis to enable users a great sound experience aligned with the picture.

Audio action

The idea behind it is to move the audio action from the bottom of the TV set to the centre of it. That way when it is being watched the sound seems to come directly out of the centre of the screen instead of other places.

With this technology users can immerse themselves in a brilliant picture and sound that Samsung TVs has to offer.

Just imagine being in the forest and birds are moving around with their chirps or at the road side and a vehicle is moving from the right angle to the left angle, the speakers inbuilt in the 2020 QLED 8K TV is able to detect and activate accordingly to bring to viewers a real-life situation.

Its adaptive sound and active voice amplifier technology also enable the TV to adjusts on-screen voice clarity based on ambient or surrounding noise.

AI Upscaling feature

What also sets the QLED 8K apart from competition, is its ‘8K Artificial Intelligence (AI) Upscaling’ feature, which harnesses machine learning to transform lower quality image contents into vivid 8K resolution.

This feature works with the 8K Quantum Processor which is being combined to deep learning algorithms, to analyse images and adjust for the restoration of details pixel by pixel in order to provide the best up scaled screen quality in 8K.

The upgraded Quantum Processor can create an unlimited number of upscaling algorithms. From machine to deep learning with a neural network and also creates flawless textures, realistic edges, and reduces noise pixel by pixel.

Enable to transform

The AI Upscaling feature, enables users to also watch their favourite videos from any resolution – from standard definition (SD) to 4K – transformed to as close to 8K quality as is possible, depending on the source.

8K AI Upscaling is a technology that allows viewers to enjoy their favourite videos originally presented in SD, FHD and UHD in 8K super high-quality resolution.

This means that the television has been clothed with the capacity to upscale from a lower resolution to 8K level in order to present a better viewing experience.

So even though currently movies are not produced in 8K resolutions, viewers can still be able to enjoy 8K content with the Samsung 2020 QLED 8K TV.