The New, Smaller Samsung Frame TV Is The One That I Want

Samsung's The Frame is a TV that's just as much a piece of art as it is a television. Switch it on and it's a 4K Ultra HD; switch it off and it'll display any of hundreds of pieces of art. And Samsung's just announced a smaller 43-inch version, that interests me a lot more than the existing 55-inch and 65-inch versions.

The Frame is selling phenomenally well in Australia, apparently, in those screen sizes, and prices are quite low for a 55- or 65-inch 4K TV. But it's the new one, a 43-inch 4K version just introduced here at IFA 2017, that I'm kinda keen on.

Here's my rationale: I already have a great 65-inch Samsung SUHD TV for my home office, which doubles as a sunroom where I can kick back and enjoy a movie or two on the big screen.

I also have a 55-inch first-generation LG OLED for my bedroom, which gets the lion's share of gaming on the PS4 connected to it. I've got big TVs.

But in my new apartment, I'll have a spare room. If I want to rent it out to help my mortgage, I'll rent it furnished — that way I can get a bit more and I can choose the stuff that goes into it.

I don't want to get another big TV in it, and I don't even especially want to get a TV at all for it — but a piece of art would be nice.

In its low-power screen-off Art mode, The Frame consumes less energy than at full pelt, but can be customised to display any of hundreds of pieces of art from different collections — or your own monochrome photos, if you want.

It's wall-mountable with a zero-gap finish. It's got a customisable frame, too, with white and walnut and beige wood finishes available for a few hundred extra dollars.

And in a modest 43-inch size and with a more modest price tag than the large-screen 55- and 65-inchers, the new The Frame is very much tempting me. I'm told it's coming to Australia, but not when or how much.


Comments

    If you could install your own art, then yes, awesome...the kids could put up their own att.

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