05:48PM EST - This concludes the liveblog, thank you for following our coverage.

05:48PM EST - we're also done with appliances

05:47PM EST - We're finally done with TVs

05:46PM EST - Samsung Powerbot is 60x more powerful than most, and you can use a remote to point where to send the vacuum

05:46PM EST - Now more revolution in vacuuming

05:45PM EST - Onto laundry, with active wash which saves time and makes laundry easier by adding a built-in sink

05:44PM EST - Now we're talking about ovens with dual doors which lets you turn one oven into two ovens.

05:42PM EST - I promise I'm not making this up.

05:41PM EST - This is apparently designed to make it easier to tell how hot the stove is.

05:41PM EST - Virtual flame technology will be coming to appliances soon

05:37PM EST - Mobile, TV, and Appliances are Samsung's focus

05:36PM EST - Appliances are next, although I'm not sure this is relevant

05:34PM EST - New omnidirectional speaker to try and achieve both

05:34PM EST - Samsung is trying to get good sound quality and presence

05:32PM EST - Samsung is also trying to expand into audio, with a new audio lab in LA to do R&D

05:31PM EST - Planning to expand games in the smart TV system although it's likely that it'll be more like mobile games than console ones

05:29PM EST - Quick Connect is a new feature which links devices to the TV

05:29PM EST - Smart TVs will be powered by Tizen

05:29PM EST - On to the Smart TV aspect, Samsung usually places mobile SoCs in TVs for this

05:26PM EST - Samsung is focusing on design for TVs, with things like chamfered bezels apparently

05:24PM EST - It's likely that contrast is worse than OLED due to LCD structure.

05:21PM EST - This is being marketed as SUHD, or Super UHD.

05:19PM EST - It's likely that this is traditional LED with QD phosphor layers.

05:19PM EST - Samsung is moving to quantum dots for 4K displays

05:18PM EST - Going text only due to connection issues, apologies for the issues today.

05:16PM EST - Samsung just announced the UHD alliance for standards in the UHD ecosystem

05:14PM EST - EVP of Samsung Electronics USA, Joe Stinziano

05:13PM EST - The Gear VR was interesting at launch but there wasn't much use, this should help somewhat although no price was given?

05:12PM EST - Milk VR is available on Gear VR now for daily content, which could help to make things interesting

05:12PM EST - Milk VR will come to Gear VR as well, and Milk Music will be on PC. Milk VR is basically VR content on a subscription basis?

05:10PM EST - Samsung Milk now has Milk Video for streaming. Milk Music will be on smart TVs as well

05:09PM EST - It's the 850 EVO in a USB enclosure, for what it's worth.

05:08PM EST - Samsung is introducing the Portable SSD T1, smaller than a business card, holds a terrabyte.

05:06PM EST - IoT is up first, up to a third of consumers are interested in smart home tech but less than 2 % adopted

05:06PM EST - Obviously, Apple Watch will change things

05:05PM EST - Samsung is on their third generation of wearables, 60% market share in this space

05:05PM EST - We aren't going to spend much, if any time on home appliances.

05:04PM EST - Home appliances are up next?

05:04PM EST - Market is predicted to grow 4x in TVs

05:04PM EST - Total market share went up 5 points, half of the 4K TVs are curved.

05:03PM EST - TVs up first, aim to deliver 4K to as many people as possible, 60% market share in this area

05:03PM EST - TIm Baxter on stage now, President and COO of Samsung Electronics USA

05:00PM EST - The conference is starting now

04:51PM EST - Okay, the WiFi is already dying here. Hopefully tethering will work better

04:48PM EST - Chris is also here (although through The Wirecutter) so we should have plenty of manpower for this event

04:46PM EST - It's Kristian and Josh here. I'm already seated but Josh will be here in a minute.

04:43PM EST - Testing testing....

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  • Calabros - Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - link

    Pants? Dude its goin to suck your blood :-)
  • psychobriggsy - Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - link

    I think that's why it has a remote control, so you can watch your house get sucked into the miniature black hole that's contained within the cleaner from a safe distance.
  • AnnihilatorX - Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - link

    In serious note it is probably conparing robotic vaccumm cleaners currently on market.
  • AnnihilatorX - Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - link

    "traditional LED with QD phosphor layers"

    I thought quantum dot emitters does not require phosphor layer because all primary colors are available with narrow bandwidth.
  • colonelclaw - Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - link

    Samsung's obsession with curved TVs reminds me of Sony's obsession with 3D TVs 5 years ago. That didn't turn out so well.
  • boe - Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - link

    You had the option to ignore the 3D part of your TV. 3D didn't make your TV stick out on the sides. Curved means only the person sitting dead center has the optimal view. Buying a 75" TV for each member of a family can get a bit expensive.
  • twtech - Thursday, January 8, 2015 - link

    This is my vision for a Smart Home system:

    1. Expandable, always-on server mounted in-wall, connects to internet, cable, etc.
    2. Open standard for connected devices, that connect to the server via high-speed WiFi.
    3. Setting up a device is as simple as plugging it in and connecting it to your network - the server will find it, identify its functionality, and allow it to work with other connected devices that you already own.
    4. The device network connections eliminate the need for all existing connector cables.

    So for example, let's say you bought a TV. Just plug it in, connect it to the network, and you're done. The server will recognize it as a TV, and set up everything else that you need. You can use your existing network-connected tablet/phone as a remote.

    Maybe not all of your content is digital yet - you still have some Blu-Ray discs. So you buy a Blu-Ray player. Plug it in, connect it to the network, and you're done. The server will recognize it, and make the Blu-Ray in the player an additional content source available.

    Maybe you want to add a speaker system? Plug in the speakers, connect them to the network, and again you're done. The server will recognize that you added the speakers in the same room as the TV, associate them, and automatically determine which audio channel(s) they should be associated with, and adjust output volume levels based on where you placed them in the room.
  • boe - Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - link

    I was very disappointed that their high end TVs are all curved. I don't know a single person who wants a curved TV. They seem to have the Ford attitude - you can have a Model T in any color you want as long as it is black.

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