Samsung’s got a new outdoor TV and soundbar in time for summer

Samsung has launched ‘The Terrace’, an outdoor 4K QLED TV, just in time for the summer barbecue season (or so we’d like to think). Available in 3 sizes – 55 ($3455), 65 ($4999), and 75 inches ($6499) – The Terrace is the newest addition to Samsung’s Lifestyle TV range (others include The Frame, which doubles up as an art display, The Sero, which can be switched to a portrait orientation, and The Serif, a product of a collaboration with industrial designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec).

Samsung says The Terrace’s IP55 dust and water resistance makes it ideal for outdoor usage, and there’s HD Base-T single-cable connectivity for a clean installation. Brightness levels of 2000 nits as well as the anti-reflection coating should help it cope with sunny conditions, and there’s also adaptive picture technology that analyses the surroundings and optimises content to reduce glare. The QLED display, as such, is what you’d expect in the rest of Samsung’s premium range, with HDR10+, a 120Hz refresh rate, and Samsung’s Quantum Processor 4K. In case you were wondering, The Terrace’s remote is also weather-proofed, with an IP56 rating.


The Terrace’s smart TV platform runs on Tizen, as you’d expect, and includes access to the Samsung TV Plus streaming service, Alexa, Bixby (Google Assistant should arrive later), and Samsung Health, which will sync your health tracking from your other Samsung devices, and offer health and fitness streaming content.

Also launched alongside is The Terrace soundbar ($1199; also rated IP55), which has been tuned for outdoor usage, and boasts of what ‘distortion cancelling technology’.  The Terrace TV and soundbar are now on sale in the US and Canada, and should be launched in other markets later this year. 

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