June 19, 2024


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Miss going to the movies? This Samsung TV is like ‘being at the IMAX theater’: Save $202

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Lose yourself in the Samsung 55-inch Class Curved Smart 4K UHD TV (RU7300). (Photo: Samsung)
Lose yourself in the Samsung 55-inch Class Curved Smart 4K UHD TV (RU7300). (Photo: Samsung)

Time to upgrade that TV you’ve spent the last few months staring at? We have a deal you absolutely can’t miss. This Samsung 55-inch Curved 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV has a show-stopping curved screen—and it’s on sale for $498, or $202 off at Amazon.

Curved vs. flat

The difference between a curved TV and a flat TV is, of course, the shape. While both can deliver impressive picture quality, a curved TV makes you feel like you’re in the middle of the movie, show or video game. That’s why curved TVs are considered more immersive compared to their flat counterparts, even if the comparisons are slight.

The curve also makes the 55-inch TV seem bigger than it actually is. The 4K resolution and HDR (High Dynamic Range) setting draws you in—even if you’re not sitting close to the screen.

“The curved design is wonderful and really pulls you into the picture,” writes a five-star Samsung reviewer. “The picture is gorgeous and we have been really enjoying the 4K experience. Unlike our previous Samsung Smart TV, this one comes right on and is ready to stream.”

Get the Samsung 55-inch Class Curved Smart 4K UHD TV RU7300 for just $498. (Photo: Samsung)
Get the Samsung 55-inch Class Curved Smart 4K UHD TV RU7300 for just $498. (Photo: Samsung)

How it stacks up

Some believe there’s little difference between a curved and flat TV. And, sure, watching your favorite movies and TV shows will look impressive in both formats—but a curved TV is undoubtedly more aesthetically pleasing. Simply put, it just looks cooler.

By comparison, this flat Samsung 55-inch Class Smart 4K UHD TV (NU6900) is similar, but cheaper — it’s $380. Both curved and flat TVs have the same picture quality with an Ultra HD resolution and HDR settings for vivid and bright color contrast with deeper black levels, as well as the same size and refresh rate (60Hz) with Motion Rate 120 upscaling, but some Samsung shoppers prefer the curved model because of that immersive look and feel.

“I was hesitant to get a curved screen TV, but I have absolutely no regrets! The picture clarity is outstanding,” shared a five-star Samsung shopper. “I had watched a movie the night before I purchased this TV and had to watch it again to see the difference. Everything was so clear and detailed that I felt like I was in the movie. It was strange in a good way. The sound is clear without having to turn it up too high.”

In addition, the Samsung 55-inch Curved 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV has more bells and whistles than the flatscreen — with smart-home features via Alexa and Google Assistant, and Apple AirPlay 2 smartphone mirroring built-in. This means you can stream whatever’s on your Apple iPhone on the curved model, while you can’t on the flat one. Both come with video streaming, so you can watch Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Now and more without getting a separate streaming device like a Roku, Apple TV or Chromecast.

Bottom line

At nearly 30 percent off, this Samsung 55-inch Curved 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV gives you an immersive viewing experience without sacrificing picture quality or features like video streaming and smart home compatibility. If you want to watch TV in a big way, and add some interest to your living room—this could be the one. And it ships free.

“When watching this television I feel as if I could reach out and touch what I’m seeing. I will never see another TV the same again,” added another satisfied shopper. “It reminds me of being at the IMAX theater.”

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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