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Samsung TV model numbers explained, What Samsung TV model numbers mean, Understanding Samsung TV model numbers

There is a logic behind Samsung's TV model Numbering system and we will explain in detail this logic of Samsung's model numbering method. Each of the numbers and letters and the position they are in a Samsung Model Number, represents certain identification codes, and we explain what they are below.

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Explanation of Samsung Model numbering logic

The logic behind Samsung's TV model Numbering system can be explained using the Samsung TV model number UN55F8000AFXZA as the example. We have broken down this example Samsung TV model into a table with a numerical position to the order that each of the letter or number in the samsung model appears. So the first letter 'U' in the example will be under '1' and the second letter 'N' will be under '2' and so on. This is to make it easy to explain what each letter or number in the Samsung TV Model number represents.

1234567891011121314
UN55F8000AFXZA

In the table below we explain what each of the letter or number in the corresponding order in the Samsung TV model Number means

What each alphabet or number in Samsung TV model Number means
PositionAlphabet or NumeralWhat the Alphabet or Number stands for
1U, P, L, H or K U = LED, P = Plasma, L = LCD, H = DLP, K = OLED
2N, E or AN = North America, E= Europe, A = Asia
3 & 432, 40, 55, 60, etcSize of the TV in inches
5Model year A to HA = 2008, B = 2009, C = 2010, D = 2011, E = 2012, F = 2013, H = 2014
6, 7, 8 & 9Model Series5000, 6000, 9000, etc. The zeros will be replaced by Model variations.
10Color, DesignDesign variations and different color codes
11, 12 & 13Manufacturing CodeSpecial codes for manufacturers information
14Produced forCountry Produced for: A = USA, C = Canada

Note-1
Samsung started the standard model code numbering system for their TVs in 2008 and the first Samsung models in 2008 were the 'A' series which were followed by B, C, D, E etc. as follows:

  • A model- 2008
  • B model - 2009
  • C model - 2010
  • D model - 2011
  • E model - 2012 (E, ES, EH)
  • F model - 2013
  • H model - 2014
  • K model - 2015

Following the above model coding Samsung should have 2015 model numbers starting with 'I', but they skipped letters 'I' and 'J' and jumped to the letter 'K'. Skipping the letter 'I' obviously had to do with the confusion that would have arisen from letter 'I' and the number '1' being almost identical. The skipping of the letter 'J' could have been due to the same reason that they skipped the letter 'G' in the 2014 model. The 2014 models should have been the "G" series, but Samsung has skipped the letter "G" in their Model numbering system and gone on to "H" series. No official explanation is given, but it is generally held that the letter "G" sounds similar to a Japanese or Korean four letter word. The same reason for skipping letter 'J' for 2015 models I presume.

Note-2
In Samsung LED TVs of model year 2012 and 2013 an additional letter 'ES' or 'EH' wass included after the year to indicate a 'SLIM' or 'HYBRID' LED model. Examples of these model numbers are UN40EH5300 and UN46ES6500

Old Samsung TV Model Numbers explained

To explain how the model numbers of old Samsung TVs prior to 2008 were numbered, let us take an example of an older actual Samsung TV model number LN-T4681FX/XAA and explain what the alphabets and numbers in this old Samsung TV actually stand for. As in the explanation for the latest Samsung TV model numbers we make a numbered table below showing the order of the old Samsung TV model number LN-T4681FX/XAA .

1234567891011121314
LN-T4681FX/XAA

In the old Samsung TV models also there are 14 digits in the model number, though some of them are symbols like dashes and hypens. In the table below we explain what each of the letter or number in the corresponding order in the older Samsung TV model Number means

What each alphabet or number in old Samsung TV model Number means
PositionAlphabet
or
Numeral
What the Alphabet or Number stands for
1 & 2FP, HP, LN, HL, TXFP or HP = Plasma, LN = LCD, HL = DLP, TX = CRT
3 & 4 -T, Model YearM = 2002, N = 2003, P = 2004, R = 2005, S = 2006, T = 2007
5 & 632, 40, 46, etcSize of the TV in inches
7 & 8SeriesIn those days only two digits used for Samsung TV series
9FIndicates the resolution of the TV, F = Full HD resolution
10X, Color, DesignDesign variations and differnt color codes
11, 12 & 13Manufacturing Code /XASpecial codes for manufacturers information
14Produced forCountry Produced for: A = USA, C = Canada

How to find Samsung model number label

Samsung model numbers are usually displayed on a white label pasted on to the TV at the back of the TV cabinet. On newer Samsung models if you press the "Menu" button on the TVs remote, and then select "Support" on the Samsung TV screen the model number of the TV should come up on the screen. If not, you select "Contact Samsung" on the TV screen and the Samsung TV model number comes up for sure on the screen

2015 Samsung TV Models

These are the latest Samsung 2015 models (Note: There may be slight variance in the model numbers in different countries). These are the models of Samsung TV for the 2015 lineup of Samsung LED TVs:

2015 Samsung Model K4000STXXU
720p HD
Clear Motion Rate 100
23": UE23K4000STXXU
28": UE28K4000STXXU
2015 Samsung Model K4600STXXU
720p HD
600 Hz Subfield Refresh Rate
43": PS43K4600STXXU
51": PS51K4600STXXU
2015 Samsung Model K5000STXXU
1080p Full HD
Clear Motion Rate 100
32": UE32K5000STXXU
39": UE39K5000STXXU
42": UE42K5000STXXU
48": UE48K5000STXXU
2015 Samsung Model K5200STXXU
1080p Full HD
600 Hz Subfield Refresh Rate
51": PS51K5800STXXU
60": PS60K5200STXXU
64": PS64K5200STXXU
2015 Samsung Model K5500STXXU
1080p Full HD
Smart TV
Clear Motion Rate 100
32": UE32K5500STXXU
42": UE42K5500STXXU
48": UE48K5500STXXU
2015 Samsung Model K5800STXXU
1080p Full HD
Smart TV
600 Hz Subfield Refresh Rate
2 Pairs 3D Glasses
51": PS51K5800STXXU
60": PS60K5800STXXU
64": PS64K5800STXXU
2015 Samsung Model K6000STXXU
1080p Full HD
Smart TV
Clear Motion Rate 200
32": UE32K6000STXXU
42": UE42K6000STXXU
48": UE48K6000STXXU
50": UE50K6000STXXU
55": UE55K6000STXXU
60": UE60K6000STXXU
65": UE65K6000STXXU
2015 Samsung Model K6500STXXU
1080p Full HD
Smart TV
Clear Motion Rate 400
Micro Dimming
2 Pairs 3D Glasses
42": UE42K6500STXXU
48": UE48K6500STXXU
50": UE50K6500STXXU
55": UE55K6500STXXU
60": UE60K6500STXXU
65": UE65K6500STXXU
75": UE75K6500STXXU
2015 Samsung Model K7000STXXU
1080p Full HD
Smart TV
Clear Motion Rate 800
Micro Dimming Pro
4 Pairs 3D Glasses
48": UE48K7000STXXU
55": UE55K7000STXXU
60": UE60K7000STXXU
65": UE65K7000STXXU
75": UE75K7000STXXU
2015 Samsung Model K8000STXXU
1080p Full HD
Smart TV
Clear Motion Rate 1000
Micro Dimming Ultimate
4 Pairs 3D Glasses
48": UE48K8000STXXU
55": UE55K8000STXXU
65": UE65K8000STXXU
75": UE75K8000STXXU
2015 Samsung Model KU8300STXXU
4K UHD
Smart TV
Clear Motion Rate 1200
UHD Dimming
6 Pairs 3D Glasses
55": UE55KU8300STXXU
65": UE65KU8300STXXU
2015 Samsung Model KU8700STXXU
4K UHD
Smart TV
Clear Motion Rate 1400
UHD Dimming
6 Pairs 3D Glasses
55": UE55KU8700STXXU
65": UA65KU8700STXXU
78": UA78KU8700STXXU
2015 Samsung Model K8800STXXU
1080p Full HD
Smart TV
600 Hz Subfield Refresh Rate
4 Pairs 3D Glasses
51": PS51K8800STXXU
60": PS60K8800STXXU
64": PS64K8800STXXU

Advanced Features of Samsung TV

Samsung TVs are now considered to be one of the best TVs in the world. They have many unique features which makes Samsung TV the best among TVs. Some of the best features of Samsung TV are Samsung Micro Dimming Ultimate, Samsung Clear Motion Rate CMR, etc. as described below.

Samsung Smart Evolution

Samsung Smart Evolution Kit enables you to upgrade your TV to the latest version of Apps and features, thus in a way it is like renewing your Samsung TV to a new Samsung TV every year. This is future proofing your TV and as of now, it is an exclusive feature of Samsung TV. To quote from Samsung's website "A TV that stays up to date for years to come, Samsung’s Smart Evolution is technology with the future in mind.....Enjoy all the benefits of the latest Samsung Smart TV features, with the ability to upgrade in the future."

What Samsung Clear Motion Rate CMR means

Samsung's Clear Motion Rate or CMR is an index of how good the motion blur reduction effects on a fast moving scene is. The higher the Clear Motion Rate or CMR the better the TV is, with less blurring in fast moving scenes. The equivalent of Samsung's Clear Motion Rate or CMR in LG TV is 'Motion Clarity Index' or MCI. In other TV makes the equivalent of Samsung's Clear Motion Rate or CMR in Sony TV it is 'Motionflow XR'; in Philips TV it is 'Perfect Motion Rate' or PMR, in Toshiba TV it is 'Active Motion Rate' or AMR and in Panasonic TV it is '360 Back Light Scanning' or 360 BLS.

Samsung's Clear Motion Rate CMR is not the same as Refresh Rate, but it is a value based on the combination of advanced backlighting technology like 'strobe' back light technology, Panel Refresh Rate, Local Dimming, processor speed, etc. A higher CMR figure means a better TV with better motion blur reduction benefits. So in summary Samsung's Clear Motion Rate or CMR is a measure of how good a TV can handle fast moving scenes to avoid motion blur. The higher the Clear Motion Rate of a Samsung TV the better it is.

What is Samsung Micro Dimming Ultimate

Micro Dimming and Microdimming Plus are exclusive 'Local Dimming' technology of Samsung to improve the contrast ratio of Samsung TV. Samsung Micro Dimming Ultimate is a technology in Samsung TV which perfects the TV picture by enhancing the contrast, colour and sharpness of the TV picture by having many zones in the backlight, and only the backlights in the area where the picture is bright comes on and those backlights which are behind the areas in the picture where it is dark, the backlight dims or even completely goes off.

The advantage of Micro Dimming Ultimate is the ability of the backlights to come on and off to exactly match the bright and dark areas of the picture and also to get the timing to exactly match the picture frame by frame. To achieve this perfection requires a lot of computing power in the TV and Samsung has the capability to achieve this because of its very strong computing strength.

Samsung Allshare

AllShare wirelessly connects to compatible mobile devices through DLNA technology so the movies, photos and music stored on them can be viewed, listened to and shared on your smart TV.

What does Samsung Connect Share mean

ConnectShare Movie transforms your TV into a home entertainment theatre - simply plug in your USB memory drive or connect your hard disk drive to screen the movies, photos and music stored there.

Samsung Anynet+

Anynet technology enables you to direct all of your HDMI CEC Compatible digital devices – whatever their manufacturer – with a single remote control, for a streamlined home-entertainment experience

Samsung Eco Sensor

Eco Sensor measures the intensity of the room’s light and automatically calibrates the brightness of the image on the screen.

Samsung Wide Colour Enhancer Plus

Samsung’s Wide Colour Enhancer Plus uses an advanced algorithm to drastically improve image quality – even displaying subtle tones and details that less advanced TVs cannot reproduce.

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