Samsung Lifestyle TVs – 4K Outdoor Terrace TV and 4K Ultra-short throw laser

Samsung Lifestyle TVs

There are two new Samsung lifestyle TVs – The Terrace, a 4K QLED and the Premiere, a 4K ultra-short-throw laser.

Samsung Terrace – 4K Outdoor TV

The Terrace is a 4K QLED with an ultra-bright, 2000nits with an anti-glare screen. An IP55 rating means adequate dust protection and water projected by a 6.3mm nozzle from any direction shall have no harmful effects. So, it is bright and weather resistant – not weatherproof.

There is also a matching 3.0 soundbar with a distortion cancelling technology developed for open spaces.

Base Specs

  • 4K QLED 55/65/75″
  • Direct Full Array Local Dimming – maximum 2000 nits
  • HDR10+
  • 200Hz motion smoothing
  • 20W, 2.0 sound
  • Wi-Fi 5 Dual-band
  • Wi-Di direct and Chromecast
  • Google Assistant capable with a smart external speaker
  • AirPlay2
  • 3 x HDMI with eARC (not specified but likely 2.0)
  • USB (not specified)
  • Ethernet LAN (not specified likely USB 2.0)
  • RF antenna
  • Price: 55/65/75″ $5999/7999/10999 and $1299 for the soundbar.
  • Power consumption min/typical/max .5/340/600W
  • The set is approx. 60mm thick and for VESA wall mount only (mount and dust cover supplied)
  • Website here

Given that most outdoor TVs are simply indoor TVs with a water-resistant shroud it should be a hot item for upmarket outdoors spaces (undercover) everywhere.

Samsung Premiere – 4K short throw projector

It’s a 4K, ultra-short-throw laser in 120/130” models. It uses an RGB triple-laser and has a peak brightness of 2800 ANSI Lumens. Before you say WOW projectors are measured in Lumens and TVs in nits. This has a peak of about 800 nits (just HDR10+ capable), so it is more for a darkened media room – home theatre – than the broad open spaces of a lounge room.

It appears to have basic speakers, but you will want a decent Dolby Atmos soundbar.

Samsung Lifestyle TVs

Price and availability: TBA but expect about over $10,000.

A note on ANSI Lumens and why you should never use it for a TV comparison

Projector makers quote brightness in ANSI Lumens because it looks better, higher! BTW 3.426 Lumens is approximately one nit. In my opinion, nits are a more consistent way to measure brightness at a TV screen or projector screen.

This has 2800 Lumens, and our experience is that the projector will default to 50% brightness (you can increase that). That is about 800/400nits. Do not get me wrong – that is a lot of nits – a top TV may reach 800-1000 nits (more in small patches if they are Dolby Atmos/HDR10+ certified).

Back to nits (approximate)

  • Black night <50
  • Dusk to Night 100-200
  • Indoor, daylight (daylight ambient) 200-500
  • Ambient indoor office lights 400-500
  • Indirect sunlight (in the shade) 500+
  • Task lighting 700-1000
  • Outdoor daylight >1000

The projector needs to be brighter than the ambient light levels. So, this is fine for night use where you can control light, but it is not a day/office light device.

Next screens. We assume that it will come with a wall mount screen that will have the appropriate gain factor. You cannot use it on a painted wall. 

GadgetGuy’s take – Samsung Lifestyle TVs are the hot items this year

The Frame, The Serif, Sero and now Terrace. These are designed for a certain lifestyle and to expand Samsung’s 2020 niche marketing. You can read more about the Samsung 2020 TV range here.