Dr Claudine Pang and her family with the Samsung Neo QLED 8K TV

You might think that an eye doctor would discourage her children from watching television. But Dr Claudine Pang, founder and medical director of Asia Retina Eye Surgery, would rather have her two offspring stay away from digital devices such as smartphones and tablets instead. “With the TV, they can at least watch from a distance,” she says.

This is one reason why she appreciates the new 75-inch Samsung Neo QLED 8K QN900A TV. “The bigger the screen, the better it is for your eyes as you can watch shows from farther away. You get a brilliant, larger-than-life viewing experience.” The Verband Deutscher Elektrotechniker (VDE), a well-regarded electrical engineering certification institute in Germany, agrees with her. The VDE accorded the first of its kind Eye Care certification to the Neo QLED TV. The certification covers safety for the eyes, including blue light emission, gentle to the eyes (suppression of melatonin), flicker level, uniformity and colour fidelity.

For Dr Pang and her husband Aaron Tan, watching TV is a way for the family to spend time together and for the kids to learn new things. One of their favourite Netflix shows? Brainchild, an educational series that delves into a wide variety of topics, from germs to social media.

Tan recalls how Nathanael, their 9-year-old, wanted to buy a Rubik’s Cube after watching The Speed Cubers, a documentary that explores the competitive spirit of world speedcubing champions Max Park and Feliks Zemdegs. “We bought one for him and he studied algorithms himself. Now, he can solve a Rubik’s Cube on his own,” shares Tan.

Dr Claudine Pang and her husband, Aaron with their two kids.
Dr Claudine Pang and her husband, Aaron with their two kids.

At weekends, the family also plays games on the Nintendo Switch that they hook up to their TV. The Samsung Neo QLED TV enhances gaming experiences with advanced features like Super Ultrawide GameView, providing an unprecedented wide view of action including fame-monitor-like 21:9 and 32:9 aspect ratios. The all-new Game Bar offers enhanced options and real-time performance to optimise the in-game environment.

When the kids are in school or asleep, both husband and wife reveal that they enjoy using the TV for exercise, specifically high-intensity interval training or HIIT. The Multiview function lets them see their form and posture while following along with the instructor. “I thought that was useful,” says Tan. “The TV also allows us to have up to four separate screens displaying different channels.”

Another feature they enjoy is the Active Voice Amplifier. If the TV detects ambient noise, it automatically enhances on-screen voices real-time, producing clear, audible dialogue. “So, if you’re running your vacuum or blending fruits, it responds accordingly and the volume goes back down when you’re done,” explains Tan.

Watching TV is a family activity for Dr Claudine Pang.
Watching TV is a family activity for Dr Claudine Pang.

Beyond the TV, it’s clear that Samsung is creating a smart ecosystem with its new Neo QLEDs at the centre. Now, you can control your smart home devices from the TV. From unlocking digital door locks or monitoring if the washing machine has compete its cycle, the TV allows you to control them seamlessly.

For Dr Pang and Tan, the Samsung Neo QLED TV is ultimately a tool that helps their family to learn, play and spend time together. “Of course, the kids are excited about its size, too,” she chortles.