The Samsung Odyssey Ark is a giant, brilliant gaming monitor and TV

The Samsung Odyssey Ark is a giant, brilliant gaming monitor and TV

of Samsung Odyssey Arc A unique hybrid of the beast. Part gaming monitor, part TV, it combines the best of both worlds in a massive, heavy frame. 40kg or more.

I was afraid to put it on my desk. Its impressive size means it appears to be mounted on your living room wall, 55 inch 4K screen with 1000R curvature It envelops you the moment you sit in front of it.

It’s gloriously surreal, but it’s a sight to behold. Once powered up and set to your needs, or simply filmed, it’s almost impossible to take your eyes off it. Very few people find it.

The Odyssey Ark is effectively a TV disguised as a gaming monitor.Combining the best of both worlds for smart TV functionality 165Hz When 1ms response timeThere is even support for . AMD FreeSync Premium Pro Eliminate screen tearing and stuttering while gaming.

It doesn’t seem like you need to connect your PC to this monster, but Odyssey Ark is a multitasking and productivity guru’s dream.

Image Source: Samsung

One of its best features is what Samsung calls multi view, you can display up to four screens at once. There is plenty of flexibility built into this mode. You can arrange his four screens of the same size in a grid, or choose two windows with different aspect ratios. Plus, you can customize your own layout and choose different inputs for each window.

In theory, this means you can eliminate the extra cables that come with multi-monitor setups.

There are certainly fewer cables to compete with, but the monitor requires a larger box with the same cables. one connect Samsung TV concept. A thick optical cable runs from the monitor to the box and everything plugs into this box.there is a sum of Four HDMI 2.1 ports, ethernet jackWhen Extra USB connectorRound your back.

I was also told to be very careful with my optical cables and not to kink or bend them, so cable management might not be as simple as I thought.

MultiView also has some strange limitations. Apps such as Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+ cannot be used in MultiView mode, and only one HDMI input is supported. This means you can’t even use multiple PCs or laptops, or PCs and consoles together.

Monitor can be placed vertically cockpit mode, literally towering over you. You might think you’d have to stretch your neck to see content at the top of the screen, but the aggressive curvature actually helps alleviate that somewhat. It feels so smooth that you don’t have to worry about adjusting it on the fly to suit your needs.

Image Source: Samsung

Despite this, the Odyssey Ark doesn’t feel as ergonomic as a regular PC monitor. Samsung recommends sitting at least 80 cm apart, but you’ll have to turn your head to appreciate the sheer spread.

However, Samsung knows that you don’t always need that much screen real estate. 55″ to 27″, 16:9, 21:9, and 32:9 aspect ratios. This means Odyssey Ark can also be used for his FPS games. This is traditionally suitable for small monitors.

That said, if you mainly play competitive shooters on PC, this probably won’t be your first choice, as it’s a good choice for open world titles like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and even racing simulators. However, console shooters are a whole other matter, and Odyssey Ark looks like it could be great for Call of Duty.

Image Source: Samsung

A 165Hz refresh rate means you can get the most out of new generation consoles like the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

Adjusting MultiView and Flex Move arc dial, a nifty control panel with its own solar panel so you never run out of juice. It’s surprisingly easy to use and provides quick access to key settings. It also features a large, plush, tactile dial that makes it easy to switch between different settings.

The UI is very intuitive to navigate. Everything is clearly labeled and setting up the TV is easy with no manual required.

The monitor also comes with a second remote control (and its own solar panel). It is primarily used to control features traditionally associated with smart TVs. With dedicated buttons for Netflix, Prime Video and Disney+, the Odyssey Ark is an entertainment machine waiting to be activated.

of VA panel Usage Quantum Mini LED backlight,this is 1,056 local dimming zones Achieve deep true blacks and detailed highlights. At the same time, Samsung said: quantum matrix technology provides new 14-bit processing. This allows for a whopping 16,384 black levels, which helps preserve shadow detail. But make no mistake, this is no substitute for OLED panels.

There’s also a fancy Neural Quantum Processor Ultra, which presumably analyzes images and deploys deep learning algorithms to restore details. It delivers an impressive level of immersion that will make you want to watch all your favorite shows again.

Samsung doesn’t compromise on audio quality either.this is sound dome tech Equipped with 4 speakers and 2 woofers, Dolby AtmosWith tight, punchy bass and a smooth, rich midrange, the sound quality is excellent for a TV and probably won’t require a dedicated external audio system.

To top things off, the display is flanked by LED lighting at the top and bottom. Customize Eclipse Sync effects or simply set them to mimic in-game colors. Obviously, these work best in darkened rooms, where overhead lights make it difficult to see.

And if you want to use this as a TV and make it the centerpiece of your living room, it comes with a VESA mount so you can mount it on the wall.

The Odyssey Ark is now on sale at an eye-popping price 4,999 Singapore dollarsThis is a monitor that tries to check all the boxes. It’s not as good as a dedicated gaming monitor or TV, but it does both roles admirably. The only question is whether it’s really necessary. The Samsung Odyssey Ark is a giant, brilliant gaming monitor and TV

Back to top button