The Samsung 2019 TV and soundbar range is huge – 24 models over seven ‘families’ including three 8K QLEDs that have to be seen to be believed. And seven soundbars as well.

Ray Shaw and Thomas Bartlett – our AV expert attended the launch of the Samsung 2019 TV and sundbar range and two things stand out. No one is spoilt for choice and every 4K TV budget from $899 to $17,499 is catered for.

Thomas will overview the launch event and add his expert impressions. He was the one asking questions that Samsung’s otherwise knowledgeable staff said, “I will have to get back to you on that.”

Jeremy Senior, Head of Consumer Electronics at Samsung Australia said:

“Our 2019 home entertainment range has been designed for Australians who want the best combination of picture and sound quality, smart TV capabilities and design. Samsung Electronics has been the world’s number one TV manufacturer for 13 consecutive years. Our TVs have continued to raise the bar in an effort to deliver the best in home entertainment.”

“Big screen TVs have become the norm in many Australian homes and with bigger screens comes the need for clearer, more detailed pictures. We need to continue to deliver a premium picture quality to match the size of these televisions. We’re excited to be the first to bring 8K QLED technology into Australian homes delivering detail, depth and immersion like never before.”

Samsung 2019 TV range features:

  • Improved SmartHub interface that auto identifies most connected devices
  • Dedicated Netflix, Amazon Prime and Internet keys
  • Intelligent Adaptive Brightness and sound across the range
  • AI upscaling to 4K simulation uses a database of millions of low and high-resolution video clips analysed by machine learning to create unique formulae to detect and restore edges, and recreate unique textures to help reduce visible picture noise from low resolution content source
  • Apple TV app coming 2H, 2019
  • Ambient Mode on QLED range now has improved smartphone app for more functionality
    QLED Q80 or above has new wide-angle viewing range and deeper blacks – its built for Australia’s bright lounge rooms
  • Clear-cable combines power and signal allowing remote placement of One-Connect box
  • Website here

It is clear that Samsung want to fill every niche and help create early demand for 8K – despite lack of content the upscaling is impressive.

Samsung 2019 TV and soundbar range price list.

Samsung 2019 TV and soundbar range
Great blacks on this QLED

Most products are available 1 April from Samsung retailers. Apologies for the table format below – damned CMS system!

Model Size RRP
Q900 (QLED 8K)
Wide-Angle viewing
Direct full array backlight
Voice assistant
Apple TV/AirPlay2
One Clear cable
Ambient Mode
Game Mode
82-inch $17,499
75-inch $12,999
65-inch $9,999
QLED Q90 4K
Wide-Angle viewing
Direct full array backlight
Voice assistant
Apple TV/AirPlay2
One Clear cable
Ambient Mode
Game Mode
82-inch $11,799
75-inch $9,399
65-inch $6,499
QLED Q80 4K
Wide-Angle viewing
Direct full array backlight
Voice assistant
Apple TV/AirPlay2
One Clear cable
Ambient Mode
Slim Fit wall mount
Game Mode
75-inch $7,699
65-inch $5,299
55-inch $3,899
QLED Q75 4K
Direct full array backlight
Voice assistant
Apple TV/AirPlay2
Ambient Mode
Game Mode

75-inch $5,899
65-inch $4,099
55-inch $2,899
QLED Q60 4K
Voice assistant
Apple TV/AirPlay2
Ambient Mode
The Essential QLED (entry level)
Game Mode
82-inch $6,999
75-inch $4,699
65-inch $3,299
55-inch $2,299
RU8000 4K
Voice assistant
Apple TV/AirPlay2
Game Mode
82-inch $5,499
65-inch $2,699
55-inch $1,899
RU7100 4K
The Essential 4K TV (entry level)
75-inch $3,099
65-inch $1,999
55-inch $1,499
50-inch $1,249
43-inch $899

2019 Soundbar range

Samsung 2019 TV and soundbar range
Model RRP
HW-Q90R/XY
7.1.4, Dolby Atmos
Separate rear wireless speakers
Harman Kardon tuned
Game Mode
$1,999
HW-Q80R/XY
5.1.2 Dolby Atmos
Optional rear wireless speakers
Harman Kardon Tuned
Game Mode
$1,499
HW-Q70R/XY
3.1.2, 360W, Dolby Atmos support via Acoustic Beam Technology
Harman Kardon Tuned
Game Mode
$1,099
HW-Q60R/XY
Dolby Digital 5.1. 360W
Acoustic Beam Technology
$799
HW-R650/XY
3.1 (will process 5,.1 and down-mix), 340W
$699
HW-R550/XY
2.1, 320W
$549
HW-R450/XY
2.1, 200W
$349
Samsung 2019 TV and soundbar range

Voice Assistant is via Bixby, Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa.
All models will have Apple TV app and AirPlay2 via OTA firmware update to come 2H, 2019

All soundbars have HDMI ARC connection, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Samsung Adaptive sound. Some will support Voice Assistance and passthrough 4K, HDR10/+ and HLG.