Following their TV announcements at CES 2023, Samsung has revealed the pricing and availability of the the 77-inch QN77S95C 4K QD-OLED TV.
What QN77S95C Offers in a Nutshell
With 4K UHD display resolution, the S95C series builds on the foundation of 2022’s S95B models. The feature and specification list for the 77S95C is quite extensive, but the major points are discussed below.
QD-OLED Display Technology
QD-OLED TVs combine Quantum Dot and OLED technology. An OLED layer is placed on the back of the TV that emits blue light. The blue light strikes a layer of quantum dots that convert the blue light to green and red light, while a portion of the blue light from the OLED layer passes through untouched to the screen. With QD-OLED, the need for LED backlighting and LCD display layers is eliminated.
Tip: Although Samsung Marketing labels QD-OLED TVs as OLED TVs, traditional OLED TVs do not include Quantum Dots. Check out all the details on OLED TV technology.
The custom-designed Neural Quantum Processor is designed to deliver extended brightness, vivid color mapping (Quantum HDR OLED+), and smart 4K upscaling with AI detail restoration. The HDR10,10+ and HLG formats are supported.
Tip: Samsung TVs do not support Dolby Vision.
The S95C incorporates a 0.1-millisecond response time and up to 144Hz refresh rate. Cloud gaming support via the Gaming Hub for NVIDIA GeForce NOW, Microsoft Xbox, Utomik, and Amazon Luna is included.
On the smart side of things, the QN77S95C incorporates Samsung’s Tizen-powered Smart Hub which provides access to all major streaming services as well as additional streaming apps that can be installed via the Samsung App Store. In addition, Samsung TV Plus is also included, providing direct access to almost 250 add-supported channels of news, sports, and entertainment content.
The QN77S95C also includes a built-in Samsung SmartThings Hub. The Hub automatically synchs compatible devices (Samsung and approved third-party products) for easy control.
The SmartThings Hub includes 3D Map View, which displays a bird’s eye view of the home and all connected devices at a glance. SmartThings can even help monitor the home’s energy use screen or a mobile device via the SmartThings app.
The 77-inch S95C is also extremely thin (less than 0.5 inches thick).
The QN77S95C’s Infinity One Design features an attachable Slim One Connect Box. Instead of connecting everything to the TV, you connect all your sources to the One Connect Box and then use a single thin connection to the TV. This means that are only two cables connected to the TV, the one from the external box and a power cord.
Despite being so thin, Samsung states that this set still has built-in a 70W 4.2.2 channel sound system with upfiring speakers for Dolby Atmos.
Another audio feature provided is Q-Symphony (ver 3.0). This allows the built-in TV speakers to be paired with Samsung Q-Series and S-Series soundbars so that they are combined for a fuller TV audio listening experience.
The S95C even comes with a SolarCell remote that can be charged via light or via a USB-C connection.
Pricing and Availability
The Samsung 77” OLED S95C TV is priced at $4,499.99 at Samsung.com with free professional installation ($120 value).
It is also available at authorized retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, Crutchfield, and others nationwide beginning February 27, 2023.
Tip: In addition to the 77-inch QN77S95C, 55 and 65-inch S95C versions are also forthcoming. There will also be two additional sets (55 and 65 inches) with the S90C designation which are a rebrand of the 2022’s S95B QD-OLED TVs.