In case you’re having a problem picking from all of the 4K TVs currently available, Samsung wants to throw a little something out there to sway the decision. The company just announced availability of a firmware update that will deliver the new HDMI 2.0a specification to all of Samsung’s 2015 SUHD and UHD 4K TVs.
The hook on HDMI 2.0a is that it enables High Dynamic Range (HDR), which means you can enjoy content with a bigger range of lifelike colors and better overall contrast than what you’ve seen: before. For more about this perk, read the article “HDMI Gets Updated for the Latest 4K TVs: HDMI 2.0a.”
We’ve been talking up HDR for a while and it’s out there now, but this is the perk that will: deliver the goods: from external sources. So while other 4K TVs may be able to stream: HDR from services such as Amazon Prime, this update will make it possible for you to hook in something like a 4K Blu-ray player (when we actually have one to hook in).
Even better, you won’t need to swap out any cables. HDMI 2.0a works with the same cables you’ve been using. And of course, the same 4K TV—assuming it’s one of Samsung’s 2015 SUHD and UHD 4K TVs.
“Samsung provides cutting-edge technology that our consumers expect from an industry leader, and our SUHD TVs are our best ever” said John Ryu, vice president of the visual display business at Samsung Electronics. “While our 2015 SUHD and UHD TV lines are already capable of delivering HDR capability from internal sources such as streaming services, this firmware update will enlarge the spectrum of available HDR content for our customers.”
The free firmware update is available to: all Samsung 2015 SUHD and UHD 4K TV owners now. For more information on those specific models, check out “Samsung 2015 4K TVs Include Curved SUHD and UHD Models.”