The motion and light sensor on the new 2021 Samsung Frame TV is quite different from prior years.
UPDATED: May 6, 2021. Check back for periodic updates.
The new version of the Motion & Light sensor operates differently from in prior years as we highlight and explain in this section of our full review of the Samsung Frame 2021 TVs and it's also a feature that Samsung appears to be disabling by default as it's not a highly used feature because the motion sensor even without a frame can result in the TV randomly turning off at unwanted times or does not always turn the TV back on when entering the room. As a result, we find that most users do not use this hidden feature of the TV.
To disable the motion sensor, simply go to Art Mode > Settings > Night Mode > Disable
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To answer the question that's commonly been asked, will we release a 2021 compatible version of our Smart Room Sensor (SRS) module?
Our engineering team is investigating and learning more about how the new motion sensor works on the 2021 TVs to see if we can design a unit that will work with the new manner in which the 2021 motion sensor functions. It's quite different from prior years so it will take a great deal of R&D and testing then the unit will be put into production. While the original SRS-1 module (as offered for the 2020 and earlier models) took about 18 months to develop, we're hopeful that we can have an SRS-2 released by end of 2021. Much of this will be dependent on parts availability though.
Had we known the motion sensor would be changing for 2021, we would have had something designed and ready when the TVs were released, but this revelation came as a complete surprise to us when we received our first 2021 TV in March of 2021.
It's worth noting that for the 2021 TVs, the TV has the motion sensing features disabled by default for the first time ever. We believe this is because of something we've known for a long time based on our customer polling studies. We found that very few people actually use the motion sensor feature of the TVs because in general the entire point of a Samsung Frame TV is to be digital art on the wall. The light sensing features which allow the TV to auto adjust the brightness of the TV are used a bit more than the motion sensing features we've found.
However, even when we did offer the SRS for the 2020 TVs, we found a surprisingly small level of interest in the SRS module.
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In regards, to the ambient light portion of the motion & light sensor in the TV, there is minimal to no impact this feature of the TV by the addition of our frames than in prior years. At most you may want to manually increase the brightness by just one step.
So far from all of those who have received on of our 2021 versions of our Deco TV Frames, the feedback has incredible with very few concerns about the Motion & Light Sensor in the TV, but we do anticipate there will be more requests in the future. This article will be periodically updated as new developments arise.
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