Samsung S9C curved OLED TV unboxing
It’s been shown off at various official events in recent months, but now Samsung’s S9C curved OLED TV - or the Samsung KE55S9C to use its official name - is here in our testing rooms and we can’t wait to see how it performs.
Inside the box, you’ll find the usual array of Samsung accessories, including two remotes – a smart remote and a regular one – plenty of manuals to pore over, two pairs of active 3D glasses and Samsung’s OneConnect box, featuring all the inputs and outputs you’d usually find on the back of the TV.
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This helps to keep the TV super slim, and also means the box, rather than the whole TV, can be upgraded when necessary, with just one proprietary connection required between the box and the TV.
Getting to the star of the show, and the S9C sits inside a rather large aluminium frame, with a small stand you’ll need to fit to the back in order to support it. This stand also holds two hidden 10W speakers and a 20W sub, plus an adjustable camera at the top for using with some of Samsung’s Smart TV apps.
The frame makes the TV look more curved than it is – the curve of the screen itself is actually very slight. The idea behind it? Samsung told us this should make the experience more immersive – almost like having a mini IMAX screen in your home.
And of course, as it’s an OLED screen, it is super slim, and makes even the skinniest of LCD screens look a little chunky. It’s a really well-specced TV too, exactly you’d expect from a top of the range set.
While it’s not 4K, Samsung has been quick to talk up the TV’s other stand out features, including its clever Multi View functionality, which allows two people to view two different things at the same time. You do this by wearing the bundled 3D glasses – though you can watch content in 2D and 3D, and even a combination of both.
The glasses come with built-in earphones too, so you’ll only hear the audio for whatever you’re watching.
As for Smart TV, you’ll get the same Samsung smart platform as the rest of the 2013 range, which can only be a good thing – it’s easily the best Smart TV platform out there this year, easy to use and with all the leading video streaming and catch-up TV services present and correct.
The Samsung S9C OLED TV is available now for a rather bank-breaking £7000. Piqued your interest? Read our full Samsung curved OLED TV review...
By Verity Burns