Samsung UN55LS03NA "The Frame"
55" Smart LED 4K Ultra HD TV with HDR and art display modes (2018 model)
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Samsung UN55LS03NA "The Frame" - An HDR picture can provide more realistic contrast and color than an SDR picture
Our take on the Samsung UN55LS03NA "The Frame" by Crutchfield's Steve Kindig
The Frame TV has different screen settings for displaying art or watching TV.
TV when it's on, art when it's off
Usually, when you turn your TV off, you see an empty black screen. But Samsung's latest Frame TV gives you some interesting alternatives. Notice how the bezel looks like a picture frame. That's fitting because this TV has a built-in library of diverse artwork from well-known museums, galleries, and artists from around the world — paintings, drawings, photographs. You can also display your own photos.
Unlike a regular TV, The Frame is designed to always show a picture when someone is in the room. A motion sensor ensures that the image remains onscreen as long as the TV senses movement. After a period of no motion, the screen will go blank to save power.
The Frame offers several options for art layouts, as well as customizable accessories, including interchangeable bezels.
It's a terrific 4K TV, too
The 55" version of The Frame (model UN55LS03NA) is also a very capable 4K Ultra HD TV with HDR (High Dynamic Range). Its vibrant picture deserves the highest quality signals you can feed it. For now and the forseeable future, the best available 4K source is a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player. Hollywood will release hundreds more movies on Ultra HD Blu-ray this year, and most of those discs will also offer HDR's enhanced contrast and color range. There are 4K/HDR web streaming options, too, including Netflix® and Amazon Instant Video.
Simple, clean hook-up
Samsung has an elegant way of simplifying hookup that's especially effective for TVs like this one, that are designed to be wall-mounted. Instead of connecting your Blu-ray player, cable box, and other video sources directly to the UN55LS03NA, you connect them to the supplied One Connect Box switching hub, which comes in the box with the UN55LS03NA. A single super-thin cable connects the hub to the TV, providing signals and power, for a clean, uncluttered look.
Change the channel? Adjust the volume? Just say the word.
Samsung's slender OneRemote is one of the smartest remotes we've seen. It automatically detects, identifies, and controls your connected devices and content. Use the OneRemote's microphone to access Bixby, the TV's built-in intelligent voice assistant. Bixby makes it easy to change channels, search for content, or even ask about the weather, using only your voice. Just click voice recognition on your remote or smartphone, and Bixby is at your command.
- 54.6" screen (measured diagonally)
- Art Mode transforms The Frame into a beautiful work of art when you're not watching TV
- the Samsung Collection is a built-in gallery of professionally curated art, featuring one hundred pieces from ten different genres
- My Collection is an easy way to store all your favorite works of art in one place with up to 2 gigabytes of storage space
- Samsung's Art Store lets you buy individual pieces or subscribe to an ever-increasing library of established and emerging artists' work
- Ultra High Definition TV with 4K screen resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels)
- Motion Rate 240 blur reduction (120Hz refresh rate)
- 4K Color Drive Extreme for increased color range and brightness
- 10-bit panel can display over one billion colors
- 4K HDR Pro (HDR 10, HDR 10+, and HLG) for extended picture contrast and brightness when viewing HDR content from connected sources or streamed via the TV's built-in apps
- edge-lit LED backlight for good contrast and black levels
- UHD Upscaling upconverts high-definition and standard-definition video content
Video Source Compatibility:
- watch streamed 4K video sources like Netflix®, Amazon Instant Video, and YouTube (requires Internet speed of at least 20Mbps)
- tuner receives over-the-air HDTV broadcasts (antenna required)
- Clear QAM tuner decodes unencrypted digital cable signals up to 1080i without a set-top box (subscription required to receive cable channels)
Smart TV Features:
- built-in Bixby intelligent voice assistant
- control compatible SmartThings devices and appliances when you download the SmartThings app
- dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi® provides fast, reliable wireless streaming
- mobile-to-TV and TV-to-mobile wireless mirroring
- free downloadable apps for iOS® and Android let you use a compatible smartphone or tablet as a remote control
Connections (on One Connect Box):
- 4 HDMI 2.0a
- RF input for antenna/cable signals
- optical digital audio output (can pass Dolby® Digital/DTS multichannel or 2-channel audio from connected sources)
- Ethernet port for a fast, reliable wired network connection
- 3 USB inputs for connecting a thumb drive or other device
- One Connect Box dimensions: 15-3/8"W x 2-11/16"H x 7-5/16"D
- One Invisible Connection™: 16.4-ft. ultra-thin proprietary cable to connect hub to TV (carries signals and power)
- built-in 2.2-channel speaker system (40 watts total)
- Bluetooth® wireless audio streaming to a compatible speaker or set of headphones
- the TV's audio outputs will be disabled when streaming audio to Bluetooth headphones or speakers; you can choose to have the TV's built-in speakers play or not
- OneRemote with built-in microphone for voice control
- detachable dual-footer stand
- wall-mountable (Samsung's WMN-M12E No Gap Wall Mount is included)
- 48-5/8"W x 27-15/16"H x 1-3/4"D (29-9/16"H x 7-15/16"D on stand)
- weight: 42.1 lbs. with stand; 41 lbs. without stand
- warranty: 1 year parts & labor in-home service or pick-up for service
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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