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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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.
In the table below we explain what each of the letter or number in the corresponding order in the Samsung TV model Number means
|Position||Alphabet or Numeral||What the Alphabet or Number stands for|
|1||U, P, L, H or K||U = LED, P = Plasma, L = LCD, H = DLP, K = OLED|
|2||N, E or A||N = North America, E= Europe, A = Asia|
|3 & 4||32, 40, 55, 60, etc||Size of the TV in inches|
|5||Model year A to H||A = 2008, B = 2009, C = 2010, D = 2011, E = 2012, F = 2013, H = 2014|
|6, 7, 8 & 9||Model Series||5000, 6000, 9000, etc. The zeros will be replaced by Model variations.|
|10||Color, Design||Design variations and different color codes|
|11, 12 & 13||Manufacturing Code||Special codes for manufacturers information|
|14||Produced for||Country Produced for: A = USA, C = Canada|
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.
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
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 .
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 the Alphabet or Number stands for|
|1 & 2||FP, HP, LN, HL, TX||FP or HP = Plasma, LN = LCD, HL = DLP, TX = CRT|
|3 & 4||-T, Model Year||M = 2002, N = 2003, P = 2004, R = 2005, S = 2006, T = 2007|
|5 & 6||32, 40, 46, etc||Size of the TV in inches|
|7 & 8||Series||In those days only two digits used for Samsung TV series|
|9||F||Indicates the resolution of the TV, F = Full HD resolution|
|10||X, Color, Design||Design variations and differnt color codes|
|11, 12 & 13||Manufacturing Code /XA||Special codes for manufacturers information|
|14||Produced for||Country 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
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 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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Eco Sensor measures the intensity of the room’s light and automatically calibrates the brightness of the image on the screen.
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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