A good home entertainment setup is a beautiful thing, but there are a lot of different parts that go into making it the best it can be.
You need great images, obviously, but you also shouldn’t neglect your sound system, and a proper Blu-ray player is also essential if you want to make sure the source of all your entertainment is as perfect as possible.
That’s why Samsung is making sure that all your content needs are met with its next generation of premium home entertainment gear, which includes all the latest technologies, from Quantum Dot displays, to Dolby Atmos 3D surround sound, and beautiful Ultra HD Blu-ray discs, and it’s including some tasty extras with each one to make sure you can start enjoying them as quickly as possible.
Let’s start with audio, because no one wants to watch a movie that sounds weak and thin.
The from Samsung is at the cutting edge of what soundbars are capable of. Its 15 built-in speakers deliver a fantastic Dolby Atmos surround sound experience, and it’s truly remarkable how it manages to create the impression of sound coming from every direction while also being compact enough to sit snugly underneath your television.
Thankfully the soundbar’s support for means that you can also put its sonic abilities to use playing your music, in addition to your movies. If you’re opting for the latter Samsung is currently offering the Atmos-enabled Insurgent movie on Blu-ray free with every purchase.
UBD-K8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray player
Everybody loves the convenience of streaming, but at the end of the day having to squeeze the sheer amount of pixels in a 4K image down a broadband pipe into your home is always going to require a certain amount of compromise.
It supports 10-bit colour technology for deeper and more natural colours, and you can also rest assured that it fully complies with the UHD Premium standard, meaning you’ll be watching movies exactly as the studio’s intended.
To sweeten the deal, Samsung is including a massive three movies with every player, so you can get watching straight away. The films in question are The Martian, The Revenant, and Independence Day, and all are a visual treat.
Wireless 360 Speakers
We love multi-room speakers here at TechRadar. They’re a super convenient way of getting music playing throughout your house, are easy to set-up, and are compatible with music streaming services, which are how most people choose to consume their music these days.
fit the bill nicely. They offer 360 degrees of omnidirectional sound, meaning nowhere in your house is safe from your guilty-pleasures, and can be linked together in as many different configurations as you choose, to allow you to build up your setup as gradually or as quickly as you like.
If you want to get the music flowing right away, Samsung is also including two years of music through the music-streaming service Deezer, so you should be up and running in no time at all.
Samsung KS9500 Quantum Dot Television
The fact that this television is 4K is amazingly one of its least interesting features. Its Quantum Dot technology pushes colour to its max, and support for the full HDR standard means that whites have a real brightness and sparkle to them, while blacks are deep and rich.