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    Samsung The Frame TV becomes available in UK, from £1999

    Lifestyle product displays art in a traditional looking frame, when not in TV mode.
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    Re: Samsung The Frame TV becomes available in UK, from £1999

    Isn't that an amazing waste of energy?
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    Re: Samsung The Frame TV becomes available in UK, from £1999

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    Isn't that an amazing waste of energy?
    I don't think the target market will care too much about the energy consumption.

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    Re: Samsung The Frame TV becomes available in UK, from £1999

    I think I'm the target market, but I am concerned about energy consumption. But first off, TV's aren't e-ink, having a back-lit image is not relaxing.

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    Re: Samsung The Frame TV becomes available in UK, from £1999

    Well if they're using Super AMOLED, they could make a very high quality low power image. A lot of the power consumption in TVs is because of the image refreshing but if they're just a static low power image it would be assumed that the consumption would be in the low watts range. They don't need the vibrancy and depth for the video output so that's a whole heap of processing power slid off the table already.

    In this case it's best to not think of it as a TV when it's in that mode and instead as an eframe of which have very low power thresholds.

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    Re: Samsung The Frame TV becomes available in UK, from £1999

    The screensaver is a waste, but I like that its a dedicated option for wallmount TV fans. Fits in much better.

    If it was AMOLED I would worry about that white border burn in.

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    Re: Samsung The Frame TV becomes available in UK, from £1999

    Well, I REALLY like the idea. I could, and would, preload it with a selection of my favourite works of art, for when I wasn't using it as a TV.

    Does it have a motor, to turn from landscape to portrait mode, and back?

    Okay, that last bit was facetious, but I do actually like the concept.

    But, me pay £2k for a TV? Not until Tony Blair donates his personal fortune to the Tory party and becomes a Buddhist monk. Not holding my breath.

    Do a more modest sized version at £500 and it's on my list, next time I need a TV. It's certainly hugely better than a honking great b-ugly lump of black plastic and glass, hanging on the wall.
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    Re: Samsung The Frame TV becomes available in UK, from £1999

    So it's a TV with a wooden (effect) border?
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    Re: Samsung The Frame TV becomes available in UK, from £1999

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    So it's a TV with a wooden (effect) border?
    That you can't switch off.

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    Re: Samsung The Frame TV becomes available in UK, from £1999

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    That you can't switch off.


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    Re: Samsung The Frame TV becomes available in UK, from £1999

    And in the quick blurb you can set it to turn off when you leave the room, so of course it will turn off
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: Samsung The Frame TV becomes available in UK, from £1999

    Only 2GB for your own photos? Seems a bit tight for the money they're charging

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    Re: Samsung The Frame TV becomes available in UK, from £1999

    Quote Originally Posted by Xlucine View Post
    Only 2GB for your own photos? Seems a bit tight for the money they're charging
    The moneys in their OWN images, you can only have low res JPG's

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    Re: Samsung The Frame TV becomes available in UK, from £1999

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    And in the quick blurb you can set it to turn off when you leave the room, so of course it will turn off
    Which means that it comes with all the wonderful privacy-invading "innovations" that a modern smart TV comes with, and more.

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    Re: Samsung The Frame TV becomes available in UK, from £1999

    Neat idea. Had I the money, and were I not to care about power consumption, I might be the target market.

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    Re: Samsung The Frame TV becomes available in UK, from £1999

    Sony called from 2008. They want their idea (and tv) back.

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