Samsung’s SUHD TV gets top mark in US consumer review

October 5, 2015
(Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Samsung Electronics America/AP Images)

(Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Samsung Electronics America/AP Images)

SEOUL, Oct. 5 (Yonhap) — A new television set made by South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. has received the best evaluation among competitors from a U.S. consumer magazine, the publication showed Monday.

Samsung’s 65-inch Super Ultra High-Definition (SUHD) TV clinched the top spot with 81 points out of 100 in the most recent review by Consumer Reports. Sony Corp.’s Bravia in the same size came in second with 79 points.

The Samsung model earned an “excellent” in terms of the resolution, performance and sound quality, the magazine said.

The SUHD TV, first showcased early this year, incorporates the quantum dot technology that refers to a film of semiconductor nanocrystals that boast far more color vividness than liquid crystal displays (LCDs).

Samsung has pushed for the adoption of the quantum dot, as part of a counter-strategy to the rising organic light-emitting diode (OLED) TVs in the premium lineup, fronted by smaller local rival LG Electronics Inc.

In the review, LG won the highest mark for its 55-inch UHD OLED TV with 78 points.

In the most popular inch range (46-52 inches), Samsung models seized the top six spots. Its 40-inch model also came in first in the smaller 39-43 inch sector, according to the publication.