The 2021 Samsung Neo QLED 8K series TVs, as well as possibly some 4K models, will ship with Slim One Connect. Let’s explain what is One Connect Box TV and what nuances a buyer of such a TV can expect.
What is Samsung One Connect Box TV?
Samsung proposed to make the TV in two parts, a display, and a control unit. The TV screen and the One Connect unit are connected to each other with a special cable. There were many versions of this scheme. First, you had to connect the mains power cable to the display and One Connect Box. In later versions, the power supply was placed in One Connect. And the display was also powered by the cable connecting the One Connect unit to the TV screen.
Screen in One Connect Box TVs
The TV contains the following components. An electrical screen control board, a Bluetooth module, an infrared remote control receiver, and built-in speakers. The cable for connecting to the external box is either neatly attached to the back of the TV. If the One Connect Box is installed nearby or routed to the location of the One Connect Box
What’s in the One Connect Box
The One Connect Box is the brain of your TV and contains the power supply for the screen and the main electrical board. (There are some TV models that require you to plug both parts of the TV into an electrical outlet). And the mainboard houses the processor, memory, HDMI, USB, LAN, and all other ports.
One Connect Box and slim One Connect Box.
The One Connect Box is a big box. Samsung engineers thought to install it next to the TV or hide it somewhere else, Samsung offers a connecting cable up to 15 meters. But not everyone likes it. For example, you bought a TV and chose a place to install it on the wall. In this case, you need to find a place to hide One Connect Box, and this is a problem.
there are companies that offer services for installing a special compartment in the wall behind the TV. In which it will be hidden. The TV has brackets for installing One Connect Box. But this arrangement was only suitable for TVs mounted on a stand and was completely unacceptable when placing the TV on a wall. To solve this problem, Samsung in 2021 made a thin One Connect Box that can be installed on the back of a TV with almost no problem. The TV can now be easily hung on the wall with One Connect.
Why Samsung came up with the One Connect Box.
Samsung does not talk about the reasons for this type of TV. but it can be assumed that this is to some extent an experiment influencing the direction of service.
Consider this example, a 75-inch TV that weighs 130.7 pounds (60 kg) mounted on a wall. A TV with an expensive 8K screen and suddenly stops working. An engineer came to repair the TV, the main board needs to be replaced. How to remove the TV from the wall is somewhat problematic, you need 2, 3 people. And if the TV has an external One Connect Box , the engineer can easily replace the small box.
History of One Connect Box on Samsung TVs
In 2013-2014, Samsung first implemented the One Connect SEK system, but then it was different. At the time, televisions were rapidly improving. Samsung suggested that users buy One Connect SEK in a couple of years and so upgrade the TV to a newer model. But TVs were so rapidly updated (new types of screens, new processors, cheaper production) that after a few years it was no longer advisable to improve the TV in this way. One Connect SEK becomes One Connect Box