Samsung's new HW-K950 Soundbar is the company's first to feature Dolby Atmos, and the industry's first soundbar package to include two Dolby Atmos-enabled wireless rear speakers. The HW-K950 package delivers 5.1.4-channel sound. At just 2.1" high, the HW-K950's slim design uses three forward-facing and two upwards-facing speakers to produce a full sound that is big enough to fill the room.
Building on its Radiant360 series, Samsung showcased a variety of new colors and patterns for the speakers. With proprietary Ring Radiator technology, the audio can be placed anywhere and still fill the room with balanced sound.
Samsung also makes it easier than ever for customers to control their music easily with the speakers’ touch-enabled tap and swipe interface. Consumers have control with new apps for the Gear S2 and Gear S smartwatches, and an improved Samsung Multiroom App for smartphones and tablets. The Radiant360 Series also offers new smart home functionality, including audible notifications and home cinema settings.
Samsung will also have on display at CES its first UHD Blu-ray player, the UBD-K8500.
The device was announced last September at the IFA electronics show in Berlin. The player is capable of providing four times the resolution and 64 times higher color expression compared to standard Blu-ray and can upscale content to provide UHD resolution for any disc. UHD streaming services are also available through the box, which features a curved design.
And of course, the player supports playback of UHD Blu-ray discs and has been optimized for the releases already announced by 20th Century Fox and other Hollywood studios.