Samsung QLED

The next TV you buy and hook up to your Xbox One should be a Samsung QLED, assuming you can afford one. Here's why.

Samsung makes some of the best TVs around, and it has for many years. Its QLED line is the latest and greatest and has some unique features which make it extra desirable.

We're at a point now where, Samsung says, talking about picture quality isn't necessary anymore. It's still important, but the new focus is on how to better integrate TVs into your home. It's not only about home entertainment.

Samsung QLED

That's not to say the QLED TVs don't offer stunning images, because they do. But that's not what makes them interesting. 4K and HDR are naturally important for Xbox One S users and soon, Project Scorpio users, but they don't tell the tale of this remarkable new TV.

What is QLED? It's a Samsung exclusive term, explained by the company as such:

Introducing QLED TV, a brilliant picture, enhanced by a billion unique colors created by Samsung's proprietary Quantum Dots. As smart as it is beautiful, QLED TV senses which devices are plugged in and controls them with the Samsung OneRemote, giving you an incredibly intuitive TV experience.

One of its unique features is the custom mounting bracket that allows the TV to be mounted completely flush to the wall. It forgoes the standard VESA mount for its own solution. The mounting points are recessed on the rear of the TV, and the electronics inside are relocated to allow for it. That way you can get it perfectly tight to the wall. It's the same mount, too, for curved TVs.

This unique mounting solution goes hand-in-hand with Samsung's new invisible cable. With the TV mounted flush to a wall, there's no access to the ports on the rear. But you don't need them.

The invisible cable is based on optical technology and down this single, quite fragile looking cable you can connect up to four separate HDMI devices, to display even 4K HDR content. There's a hub that deals with the audio and visual hardware in your home, to keep it out of the way.

Samsung's remote for the QLED works as a control for any of your connected devices, even the Xbox One. So there's no need for the dedicated Xbox Media Remote. The TV will decide what's connected and load up a suitable profile.

One thing's for sure, though: these aren't cheap TVs. You're going to be spending thousands of dollars right now, up to $10,000 for a 75-incher. But, if you like high-end entertainment hardware and enjoy 4K and HDR content, it's a very exciting product.

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