Evolution and Revolution in 80 Years: How Samsung Redefined TVs and Monitors

The abode of the modern gamer cannot be imagined without a good TV or monitor. After all, it is the display that is the portal to the game world. It is not customary to save on it, because the gaming community is fixated on advanced graphics, high resolutions and frame rates.

However, electronics has come a much longer way than the gaming industry. The production of televisions went hand in hand with the development of television, because initially there was no means for recording live broadcasts. Many people should be thanked for the development of the industry, including our legendary compatriot. Vladimir Zvorykin, who is rightly called the inventor of modern television.

But all over the world, television did not develop at the same pace as in the USA or the USSR. After the end of World War II, many countries lay in ruins. It took a lot of effort and financial expense to restore the usual way of life.

However, it also opened up new opportunities, as evidenced by the example of South Korea. In just a few decades, an agrarian and backward country has become one of the leading IT powers in the world. And large corporations have become symbols of success, among which stands out Samsung

Company Samsung Trading was founded back in 1938 by a small entrepreneur Lee Byung Cholom… Initially, he was involved in the sale of food and the export of goods to China, but gradually the scale of the business began to grow.

In the 60s, the President of South Korea Park Chung Hee launched large-scale economic reforms, within the framework of which large national conglomerates received significant preferences. The influence of foreign companies was limited. If they wanted to be on the market, they needed to establish local production and share technology.

Samsung made the most of the new situation. The company initially mastered the full cycle of textile production, while simultaneously investing in other areas. Electronics became one of them.

The turning point was in 1969, when a joint venture was established in Suwon. Samsung-Sanyo Electronics, which was later transformed into a modern Samsung Electronics

First TVs Samsungknown as P-3202, went on sale in 1970. They were wood, black and white, only 12 inches diagonal, and the most notable design feature was the carrying handle. It is also interesting that they were collected from imported components from the Japanese Sanyo – and this is in the conditions of the Koreans’ hostility towards the former occupiers. However, business was a priority, and most of the products Samsung supplied to other countries.

Due to the rapid development of television Samsung was able to sell about four million black and white televisions by 1978, having managed to gain a foothold in a booming market. At the same time, no one forgot about the new models – in 1973, the TV entered the market. SW-C509L Econo, which turned on instantly (there was no need to warm up the equipment). Later, he gained immense popularity in South Korea, occupying 40% of the local market.

By 1981, black-and-white TV shipments exceeded 10 million. Although they were considered obsolete in the United States and Europe, there were still other countries in Asia and South America. Already in 1976, the production of color TVs began, and by 1982 more than four million units had been produced.

This was a major success for Samsung, and the funds received she began to invest in other industries. 1987 was an important milestone when Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology… This serious step Samsung the investment of resources in the development of South Korean technologies in the future has justified itself by 100%.

In the 80s, the South Korean giant gradually mastered a wide variety of industries. However, a true renaissance began in the 90s. On hand Samsung two factors played a role: the softening of the rules of international trade and the fall of the Iron Curtain. Literally close by, a huge market suddenly appeared that needed to be mastered. And the Koreans jumped at the chance.

By that time Samsung began to update the lineup of TVs, which began to look more presentable due to the use of plastic cases. It also significantly reduced production costs. Samsung also actively collaborated with Sony for the production of liquid crystal screens (LCD), thereby significantly improving the image quality. Thanks to this, the company was able to start expanding into the PC and laptop market, because LCD screens made it possible to produce compact devices.

Towards the end of the 90s Samsung was able to significantly strengthen its position. This is due to the change in technology. CRT monitors were too bulky, which prevented manufacturers from producing TVs with a diagonal of more than 30 inches. Moreover, in Samsung still managed to make them “flatter”, at the same time reducing the curvature of the screen. However, it was clear that the future lay with LCDs and plasma panels.

The 2000s became the era of LCD monitors. Yes, Samsung established production in the early 90s, but the technology at that time turned out to be very expensive, so it was used only in business. And by reducing costs, it was possible to make it massive, so soon plasma TVs went to the dustbin of history. The benefit is clear – the new TVs and monitors are more compact and use less power. We also managed to significantly increase the resolution and diagonal.

In 2005, a line of TVs goes on sale Samsung Rome TV, which already supported the format HD… Since 2007, the South Korean company has launched production of 70-inch displays, since 2008 – liquid crystal displays with a refresh rate of 240 Hz. The lineup began to expand literally before our eyes, and Samsung was able to master all major price categories.

Since 2009, another change of technology has begun. Samsung switched to LED screens (LED), which made it possible to solve several problems. And Full HD-TV sets. First, users were able to control the brightness of the backlight. In addition, this allowed to solve the main drawback of TFT screens, because of which the black color looked more like gray, which seriously harmed the immersion in the same horror.

Improving image quality has always been a priority. In the 2010s, it was a rather complex process in which manufacturers attempted to mass-scale OLED-TV sets. On the one hand, it allowed viewers to enjoy rich images and true blacks. However, the technology had many drawbacks: short service life, artifacts, uneven backlighting, and burn-in. As a result, in 2013 Samsung decided to finally abandon the production of OLED displays, focusing on AMOLED

And since 2017 Samsung established the production of televisions and monitors with screens on quantum dots (QLED), devoid of the “burnout” problem. QLED technology allows you to most fully convey the variety of shades of colors, and makes the picture more realistic.

In 2022 Samsung has entered the status of the undisputed industry leader, which it has retained for 15 years. The South Korean giant has been able to cover all major price segments with both affordable displays and premium products. The company was also not afraid to experiment, offering “curved monitors” in non-standard formats (32: 9).

Products and services Samsung Is an attractive option for the video game fan, not only because of the high resolution and refresh rate, but also thanks to technologies such as HDR, VRR, NVIDIA G-Sync and AMD FreeSync… This is especially important now that more and more games with refresh rate are being released on new consoles. 120 Hz

You can also get involved in the game world in other ways. So, Samsung has mastered the production of frameless TVs, so that players and viewers are less distracted by extraneous things. Among these models, a TV can be distinguished. Samsung AU9000 with permission 4Kwhich can be up to 65 inches in diagonal. Players may be interested in technology Motion Xcelerator Turbo, which allows you to minimize the jitter of a dynamic image, making the picture clearer. Together with the regime Auto Low Latency Mode (reduces response time) makes the TV ideal for long gaming sessions that, thanks to support SmartTV can be diversified by watching your favorite films and TV series.

However, there is also an alternative option – ultra-wide curved monitors. Samsung was the first in the world to launch such displays, the diagonal of which reaches an impressive 49 inches. This allows you to capture the peripheral vision of the player, who sees in front of him a detailed virtual world.

This is especially true for racing and flight simulators. So, the maximum viewing angle of the monitor Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 reaches 178 degrees, and the response time is only 1 millisecond (at a refresh rate of 240 Hz). The developers also provided several presets adapted for different genres of video games. At the same time, Odyssey Neo G9 is also suitable for work – a large diagonal allows you to comfortably distribute applications on the desktop so that they do not interfere with each other.

Dignity Samsung is the maximum audience coverage. One of the pinnacles of the South Korean dark genius was the decision to release a line. “smart monitors“(Smart Monitor). Their heart is the operating system Tizenwhich Samsung ran in on “smart TVs“(Smart TV).

The idea is pretty simple. The buyer receives a monitor to which he does not even need to connect a computer or other devices. It’s not just about streaming movie apps.

Thanks to the OS, you can organize a workplace through programs Remote Access and Office 365… Tasks can also be made easier with voice assistants Bixby, Google assistant and Amazon Alexa

In 2022, new versions of Smart Monitors went on sale. Model line M5 boasts Full HD resolution as well as the option to choose a stylish white version of the monitor. Well, the flagship is the monitor M7that draws attention to itself with a 43-inch display (4K resolution).

And we advise you to pay attention to the S7 series from the new line of high-resolution monitors, which boasts a wide viewing angle of 178 degrees, as well as support for technologies Eye saver and Flicker Free… The company emphasizes that such a display not only provides maximum comfort and productivity for the user, but also boasts a thoughtful design that takes into account environmental safety.

The main feature of S7 is technology Adaptive picture… The screen brightness and color temperature automatically change according to the lighting conditions, which can significantly reduce eye strain. This can be called a serious argument in the modern environment, when a person can spend up to 15 hours a day at the workplace.

Discerning gamers will also appreciate support for AMD FreeSync technology. It is the perfect choice for anyone looking for a bright color display for work or play.

Take a closer look at the 32-inch LED monitor LS32A700NWIXCI (S70A). Cause? GameMAG.ru editors and Samsung decided to play it among the readers! 4K resolution and high definition images, fast response (5ms) and wide viewing angle (178 degrees), as well as support for Adaptive Picture, Eye Saver and Flicker Free will not leave anyone indifferent!

Above, we have described just a few examples of how Samsung tries to meet the needs of customers. Koreans also do not intend to mark time, gradually expanding the line of premium TVs based on the technology. Neo QLEDthat takes color reproduction to the next level. And that promises only one thing – the game worlds in the future will become even more beautiful and realistic.

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