Press Release : Samsung Revolutionizes the Viewing Experience With the New SUHD TV

The SUHD TV defines a new era for televisions, with innovative Samsung technology, SUHD re-mastering engine and Smart TV functions powered by Tizen

Port of Spain – October 5th 2015 – Samsung Electronics introduces its new line of SUHD televisions, setting a new standard in UHD premium content and taking the viewing experience to new levels.

The SUHD TV celebrates a significant milestone in the UHD era. It surpasses the screen display boundaries of its predecessors and delivers superior picture quality that stands out for its startling contrast, stunning brightness and spectacular color.

Additionally, Samsung’s SUHD TVs have a number of new and exciting features including: its SUHD re-mastering engine that delivers an unrivaled picture quality; its stylish curved design that provides a more immersive viewing experience; and its Smart TV functions, which are now powered by Tizen, giving viewers easier access to their favorite content.

"The pride and spirit of delivering innovation, which drives our culture at Samsung, was the genesis of our SUHD TV, which can only be described as best-in-class,” said Gracia Whyte, Assistant Trade Marketing Manager of Samsung Electronics for Trinidad and Tobago. “I am absolutely confident that consumers will take one look at this television and understand that we went above and beyond to make their home entertainment experience one-of-a-kind and superior to the rest.”

Samsung SUHD TVs are now available at Standard Distributors Limited and Fens of Marabella; and will become available at additional partner retailers in the coming weeks

Introducing Unmatched Picture Quality

Utilizing Samsung's eco-friendly and energy efficient nano-crystal technology, paired with an intelligent SUHD re-mastering picture quality engine, Samsung’s SUHD TVs demonstrate groundbreaking advances in contrast, brightness, color reproduction, and detail to deliver an overall exceptional picture quality experience.

SUHD TV’s nano-crystal semiconductor transmits different colors of light depending on their size to produce the highest color purity and light efficiency currently available in the market.

This technology produces a wide range of more accurate colors, providing viewers with 64 times more color expression than conventional TVs. Meanwhile, the SUHD re-mastering engine automatically analyzes the brightness of images to minimize additional power consumption all the while offering ultimate contrast levels, producing images with much darker blacks and an elevated brightness up to 2.5 times that of conventional TVs with twice the color adjustment points for the most accurate color display.

Sophisticated and Improved Curved Designs

When Samsung first introduced the curved form-factor in 2013, it dramatically enhanced the home entertainment experience for consumers since the curvature allows for a greater image immersion. Taking cues from contemporary art and architecture, Samsung’s TVs were designed and enhanced to incorporate many modern and minimalist touches of excellence.

New Smart TV Redefines the Future Entertainment Experience

Beginning this year, all of Samsung’s Smart TVs, including the new SUHD TV, have been powered by Tizen, an open-source platform that supports the web standard for TV app development and provides greater flexibility for developers to create applications and content that is compatible with more devices, while at the same time connecting users to an unlimited world of entertainment possibilities. Thanks to Tizen, Samsung’s new Smart TV platform not only has a large number of new features, but it also allows consumers intuitive access, a more integrated entertainment experience, and more choices for content than ever before.

  • The new user interface for Samsung’s Smart Hub is more responsive and interactive, allowing users easier access to the content they want.
  • With Quick Connect, Samsung Smart TVs automatically recognize Samsung smartphones once they have been linked together using BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) technology. Userscan share video content from their Samsung smartphones to their Samsung Smart TVs simply by pressing a button. They can also watch TV on their mobile devices without any additional applications or complex reconfigurations.
  • Samsung also presents its proprietary application Milk Video, which allows users to explore, gather and share the best online videos without interruptions. Milk Video provides consumers access to premium content from a growing list of nearly 50 content providers.
  • Samsung’s platform powered by Tizen allows Samsung Smart TVs to become part of a much larger content ecosystem, allowing easy collaboration with a number of partners for ultimate flexibility and unparalleled access.
  • Tizen’s compatibility with other devices establishes Samsung’s Smart TVs as the control center of any Smart Home. Samsung’s new Smart TV with Tizen sets the standard for future Smart TVs, redefining the entertainment experience.

Samsung will offer four new series of SUHD TVs – JS9500, JS9000, JS8500 and JS7200 – in nine screen sizes from 48” to 88”, so consumers are able to purchase not only the best possible picture, but a TV that best fits their needs.

The Best Sound for a Great Experience

Curved sound bars perfectly complement the curved Samsung TVs, offering a remarkable sound quality solution for audio, which is backed by their sleek design and based on simple lines for an improved 9.1 channel sound. In addition, a center speaker and additional side speakers at each end have been included for furthering the immersion sound experience.

Thanks to its patented speaker unit, Multi-Air Gap, the new Samsung sound bars offer deeper bass than conventional models. This is coupled with Multiroom function, allowing users to stream music using a wireless connection directly from the TV, using TV SoundConnect via Bluetooth.

Things I Like About My Skullcandy Headphones

Bought these in IOS on Sale some time ago and these are the things I like about them :

  • Tangle free cord
  • Good bass
  • Clear and loud sound
  • Durable
  • Stylish
  • Comfortable and light, can be worn for hours
  • Volume controls and microphone
  • Quality you would expect from a pricey brand

And this is how the website describes the sound : Uprock features Supreme Sound technology producing attacking, powerful bass; warm, natural vocals; and precision highs.

My Tips from using the Samsung S6 Edge+

I came across these things while using the S6 Edge+ and I'm sharing them here on my blog

Hotspot Name

By default when you enable mobile hotspot a random looking name and password is assigned to it. Initially it was not obvious to me that I could use the More menu (or the menu button on the S4) to change this.

Swipe Keyboard

By default swipe was not enable on my device. You can enable it under Language and Input / Samsung Keyboard but first you must enable Predictive text else it will be grayed out. It states that under the option but I completely missed that the first time around and was wondering why it was grayed out and how to enable it.

Chrome - merge tabs and apps

By default the Chrome browser had the "merge tabs and apps" setting on. I am used to using the square in the upper right hand to navigate between tabs. Without this I was confused trying to manage multiple tabs. Once I realised this setting was there and I turned it off I was good to go.

Play Store - do not add icon to home screen

Every time I installed an app it would add it to the home screen. You can turn this off by going to the settings page in the Play Store.

One handed operation

A big screen means a struggle with one-handed operations but there are some options under Display / One-handed operation to help with this.

Forget WIFI network

When you connect to a WIFI network it is remembered for the next time the WIFI network is in range. You can forget the WIFI network that you are currently connected to by selecting it and selecting forget. I couldn't find any option to manage all the remembered networks including the out-of-range ones. I found out that I could use a WIFI connection manager app like this one.

Automated restarts

Under settings / Backup and restore there is an option for Automatic restart. You can schedule when this happens and it will only happen when the device is not in use and has enough power.

Press Release : SRII Caribbean and Latin America Chapter

The Service Research and Innovation Institute appoints Senior Caribbean Technology Professional to its Global Leadership Team.


Kris Singh, President and CEO of The Service Research and Innovation Institute (SRII), announced the addition of a Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) chapter to its portfolio. Rhea Yaw Ching, newly appointed member of the SRII Global Leadership Team, will lead the region.

SRII is a global organization whose mission is "To Drive Innovation for the Digital Economy." It is headed by senior leaders from an impressive list of tech companies such as: Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Intel, Citrix, Microsoft, IBM, HP, Infosys, eBay, PayPal, Accenture, etc. who partner with academia, research institutes, professional societies, venture capitalists and government organizations to implement relevant sector-based solutions.

Kris stated, "I am very pleased to have such an seasoned professional as part of our team and look forward to her leadership role in building SRII Digital Economy Innovation Initiatives for the Caribbean and Latin America."

Rhea Yaw Ching is an experienced business and technology leader. She spent the last 10 years at Columbus International, one of the largest telecommunications companies in CALA. Her last role was Corporate Vice President, Sales and Marketing where she successfully stewarded the residential, business and wholesale divisions of the company through market expansion efforts, technology deployments and social commitment strategies.

Rhea, a Trinidad and Tobago national, who is currently head of the U.S.-based Covela Foundation, sees the role as beneficial to the Caribbean and Latin America. "The depth and range of expertise available across SRII's global network can be leveraged to catalyze development of locally relevant innovations. I look forward to being part of the SRII Team."

SRII focuses on two main streams: 1. Innovating the Service Economy - with emphasis on Healthcare, Education, Government Services, Transportation, Commerce and Energy. 2. Innovating IT-As-A-Service - with a special focus on Cloud Computing, Mobile Services, Security and Social and Data Analytics.

SRII brings key stakeholders together through the hosting of conferences and summits around the world; in Silicon Valley, Europe, China, Asia and India and maintains focus groups in specific streams, which provides consulting and advisory services to governments and organizations globally.

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My Experience with the Samsung S6 Edge+

I'm coming from an S4 as my daily driver so this is a huge upgrade for me. I'm in love with the performance and screen size. Fast charging is also impressive. I'm keeping my S4 as a backup phone. I am going to get another SIM for this phone. Sticking with Digicel. My mom's phone is Bmobile, so we have both networks in this house in case one network fails. I use MAC address filtering with a hidden SSID on my WIFI network so I noticed that it would be useful to display the MAC address during WIFI setup during the initial setup. The first thing I like to do with a phone is install and upgrade apps, change the wallpaper (I created a simple solid blue one), simplify the home screen with apps I use and go through all the different settings (this I left for day 2). Another thing I do is send that first tweet like "first tweet from the S6 Edge+"

I'm here waiting for the MCFC game to start so I decide to go through the different settings. There is an option to enable one handed operation by reducing the screen size and one to reduce the size of the keyboard. You can restrict the edge screen handle to only the home and lock screens. I had to install Gear Fit Manager from Samsung Apps so I could pair my watch with the phone. The nice thing about this review unit is that it is unlocked. I don't use a lot of phone storage so this 32 GB (without expandable storage) is good enough for me. I got asked about TouchWiz lag on twitter. I think better specs and software improvements are making this less of an issue. It isn't bothering me but you will hear about this often. Took some videos and photos and I am immediately impressed by the camera. I was asked about the slim sides and if it is uncomfortable to hold. It was strange at first but I am getting used to it.

If you plan to do alot of 4K video recording you will need the model with more storage. I got the Black Sapphire which happens to be my preferred colour. The glass back is a finger print magnet. I prefer a naked phone but you have the option of a skin or case. I'm saving up to buy the Samsung power bank and wireless charger. Today I installed Side Sync. The phone app was already installed so I just had to download and install the PC software. PC and phone are connected through WIFI or bluetooth. You can transfer files, get notifications, access your phone screen and apps and make and receive calls, all this on your laptop (or other connected device). I can see this being useful if you have to demo and present a mobile app from your laptop. This is some awesomesauce. MKBHD replied to my tweet and thinks the S6 Edge+ camera gets high marks also.

The battery has reached 15% charge. I got 1 day and 17 hours until then with 4.5 hours screen on time. This is just an example and based on my usage pattern which I will describe as moderate. I have my screen brightness set to middle and auto. There is power saving mode and ultra power saving mode that will give you more from your remaining charge. There is no removable battery which seems to be the trend now. When I launched Kies 3 (which I had installed from before) it prompted me that it had been upgraded to Smart Switch. I uninstalled Kies and downloaded and installed Smart Switch. This software allows you to backup data, switch between devices or restore (or upgrade) the phone OS. The headphones that come with the phone are ok but I recommend investing in a good pair. The speaker is loud. Call quality is good.

I have gotten used to the finger print reader. I was thinking to myself that I should use the thumb so I could unlock using one hand and then I realised that I could register more than one finger prints. Double tap to launch camera is very useful. I like the idea behind scroll capture and think they should have made that available on the Edge+ also. No flashing ROMs for me on this new device, I'll leave the experimenting for my S4. Big phones like this require deep pockets.

And that is how I spent the first five days with this phone. Samsung has done a really good job with this phone and I am looking forward to bigger and better things from them. So what's next on the blog for this phone? I want to do a blog post exclusively about the camera. Want to see better articles on the blog? Support the blog by sharing and commenting.

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