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Samsung Electronics today unveiled its 2018 home entertainment lineup.

Samsung Electronics today unveiled its 2018 home entertainment lineup at the company’s First Look in New York event.

Samsung highlighted details about its flagship QLED TV models and its expanded lineup of UHD, Premium UHD and Ultra-Large Screen TVs. With groundbreaking design elements, enhanced picture quality, and intuitive smart capabilities, Samsung’s 2018 QLED line empowers consumers to enjoy content without distractions – even when viewers are not actively watching.

“Our 2018 lineup of televisions are truly our most innovative and sophisticated yet, designed for today’s consumer who is mindful of the aesthetics of their space,” said Jonghee Han, President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “We are excited for consumers to experience our new TV lineup and features that offer more freedom to decide where and how the TV can be best enjoyed within the home.”

Samsung’s 2018 line features new innovations that enrich the lives of consumers by imagining how TV integrates into the living room, how consumers enjoy their content, and how they interact with their devices.

Highlights of the 2018 lineup include: Ambient Mode – Ambient mode provides useful information throughout the day – even when consumers aren’t actively watching movies and TV. It can play music as well as display news headlines, traffic reports, and weather updates. For wall-mounted TVs, Ambient Mode can mimic the pattern on the wall behind the TV to create an astonishing visual effect in which the TV blends seamlessly into the wall.

One Invisible Connection* – The new One Invisible Connection is one slim cable that combines both consumer’s power and AV data to the TV. Available up to 15 meters, it frees consumers from having to place their TV near data or power outlets.

Smart TV, Featuring Bixby – The QLED line’s smart capabilities offer revolutionary ways to set up the TV and find content. Effortless Login uses the new SmartThings app* to drastically reduce the time it takes to set up a new TV. The new Universal Guide enables consumers to navigate across supporting streaming services and live TV through one intuitive menu. And with Samsung’s intelligence platform, Bixby,** consumers can use voice commands to bring up their favorite shows and control compatible devices.

Direct Full Array – The Q8F and Q9F QLED TVs deliver stunning images with pristine contrast through Direct Full Array (DFA) technology. Direct Full Array uses a panel with zones of smartly controlled backlighting that adjust automatically to deliver deep blacks and pure whites.

Audio Lineup – Samsung offers four new audio products that offer clear and immersive sound tailored to the different ways that individual consumers set up and use their home theater systems.

HW-K950: With front-firing, up-firing and new side-firing speakers, the HW-K950 Dolby AtmosÒ soundbar creates an extraordinary cinematic experience that delivers 7.1.4 surround sound.

HW-N650: Designed for gamers, the HW-N650 soundbar features Acoustic Beam Technology that puts consumers at the center of the action.

HW-NW700: The HW-NW700 soundbar features a wall-mounted design that perfectly complements QLED TVs so that they both blend beautifully into any home environment.

VL550: The VL550 includes a unique metal dial that consumers can attach to any metallic surface and use to control music with the sound of their voice.

Samsung 2018 TV Line Details*** – In response to rising consumer demand, Samsung is reinforcing its commitment to ultra-large screen televisions. The 2018 Samsung TV line features 9 series across the QLED TV, Premium UHD, UHD and Ultra-Large Screen display range, available in a variety of sizes. Models in the 2018 lineup feature both flat and curved display options.

QLED TV: Models in the 2018 QLED TV lineup include – Q9F (65”, 75”, 88”), Q8F (55”, 65”, 75”), Q7C (55”, 65”), Q7F (55”, 65”, 75”) and Q6F (49”, 55”, 65”, 75”, 82”). The QLED TVs feature enhanced color and contrast, HDR10+ compatibility, Ambient Mode, Smart TV enhancements with Bixby Voice, One Remote Control and the One Invisible Connection.****

Premium UHD: Models in the 2018 Premium UHD TV lineup include NU8500 and NU8000. The Premium UHD TVs include features such as dynamic crystal color, HDR10+ compatibility, clean cable solutions, and Smart TV enhancements with Bixby Voice and One Remote Control.

UHD: Models in the 2018 UHD TV lineup include NU7100 (75”, 65”, 55”, 50”, 43”, 40″) and NU7300 (65”, 55″). These UHD TVs include features such as 4K UHD and HDR picture capabilities, clean cable solutions, slim design and Smart TV capabilities.

Samsung’s 2018 home entertainment line will be available in stores beginning March 2018. For more information and pricing on Samsung’s TV and Audio products, please visit Flashnews from FLOW PR.

Update: Aggie Reiter

Hungexpo Travel Fair 2018 – The Explorer is/was in you … just gave the inspiration!

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It ended this  March  organized between 1-4. at the Hungexpo – Budapest Fair Center, the 41st Journey Exhibition.

Travel 2018 – “The Explorer is/was in you …  just gave the inspiration!”

Optimism and continuous growth. Such are the traits of international and domestic tourism, which have also defined the recently concluded 41st Travel Exhibition. The event held 280 exhibitors from 23 countries introduce for more than 25 000 visitors at the HUNGEXPO Budapest Fair Center. The domestic guest of honor was Hévíz, whilst on this occasion, the foreign guest of honor was Morocco.

At the stands, Hungarian and foreign exhibitors talked about the latest trends of international and domestic tourism and it was good to see in person the familiar foreign faces who are almost coming home when arriving to the Hungexpo Travel Fair.

Guest city of Hungary was: Hévíz -Lake Balaton received the Hungaricum Award Hévíz Gyógyfürdő a prestigious international award in 2017.  The city which previously relied on the visits of Russian tourists was hit hard by the financial crisis, yet through the cooperation of the private and business spheres, it managed to overcome the slump after a few years with its regional partners and just closed a record-breaking year.In additional to developments at the Hévíz Balaton Airport and  further achievements will increase people to heal and relax by the warm mineral water source.

Guest of honor foreign country: Morocco. On the official opening day, Mohammed Sajid, the Minister of Tourism of the Kingdom of Morocco  held a presentation. As he said,  Just as in Hungary the driving force of tourism to be developed in  Morocco is in getting more attractive as well. Tourism relations between Hungary and Morocco last autumn were closer when MUISZ and the Moroccan National Tourist Office signed a cooperation agreement. Accordingly, the Association of Hungarian Travel Agencies will hold a meeting on 23-26 March 2018. will hold its Spring Assembly in Morocco, the venue will be in Marrakech and the participants will also visit Agadir’s resort town.

For many in the past the famous movie Casablanca already warmed the hearts to visit Morocco. Now-a-days it takes only 3.5Hs to land in a country that has thousands of faces. You can visit whilst being there the stroking waves by Sea and also enjoy the green-green oceanic landscape, visit the highest altitudes known by the flat Atlas mountains, barren deserts and enjoy the sparkling sun in the snow-covered landscape. There is a distinct contrast to each other.

Had a fruitful and interesting conversation with Ms.Bouchra Adnane – office manager at Atlas Tours in Algadir, professional tourism experts!…who told so many interesting information about Morocco, I feel in love on the spot to feel and see it with my own two eyes. At first to be ready as to visit a country of colors: If you really want a relaxing holiday, you should seriously consider choosing a city on the Atlantic coast, that is,  Agadir. Who is looking for a hot desert the gem of the country their place is Merzouga. Casablanca, the place of old houses is increasingly populated by modern buildings. The Blue City of Morocco: Chefchaouen, in the ray sunshine (almost everywhere), blue buildings radiate almost peace of mind. She also mentioned the oldest royal city: Fes, the medieval medina, is the world’s most preserved inner city. The Ouzoud Falls are near the High Atlas Mountains is simply breathtaking and one of Morocco’s most beautiful natural wonders. The office manager surely gave appetite to love Morocco to upload experience about country to have a chance to fly the next day.

The Indonesian exhibition is always renewed with a breathtaking presentation, as it was recently as well, with the introduction of traditional country costumes, accompanied by different spicy and non-spicy food tasting.

Before ending the rather long update wish to draw your attention to one of the peacefulness place outside of Hungary which is at where the tourist visitors number has been growing the heights. This venue is Park Gallanti – Holiday Village – Italy. As Mr. Mario Visentini director said: Q: It will also run this year the latest, furnished bungalows where every day is a great day, because the magic of nature holds new surprises. The calm Sea, the long and wide beaches, the nearby silent landscape for families who want a quiet break, that’s the place to be.

As in the previous year arrived from Austria to the exhibition Ms. Sylvia Brudniak – sales manager – Octoberfest Office to spread the news about one of the most wanted events by locals and foreigners. Namely: “The Austrian Octoberfest” – Austria’s largest traditional customs and Wiesn-Festival.  Information in-depth  to the September, 27 to October, 14. 2018 at the Kaiserwiese meadow at the Vienna Prater Park will be soon coming. Until then worth to mark your calendar to keep in mind.

Just as in the past years, the Gastronomy Courtyard was highly successful, whereas showcased the various cuisines of the world.

Update and snaps: Aggie Reiter

Made in Italy – Italian Design Day … between revival and modernity!

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 Ambassador of Italy to Hungary H.E. Massimo Rustico, opened and moderated the Italian Design Day at the Budapest Music Center in Budapest.

Made in Italy – between revival and modernity!

At the event participated owners and representative who spoke about the  yesterday-today-tomorrow designs.

– STUDIO SANTACHIARA – Welcoming words was made in the horizons of the Italian Design by Arch. Denis Santachiara – “Ambassador for the Italian Design Day”

– BENETTI YACHTS – Design in the luxury yacht industry. A layback history: 1873 – Lorenzo Benetti (1844-1914) buys the shipyard Darsena Lucca and establishes the Benetti shipyard which he directs for the next forty years, assisted by his sons Gino and Emilio towards the end of his tenure. 1873 – 1904 – Lorenzo Benetti launches over 30 vessels; five schooners, three tartans, 13 brigantine’s, eight navicellis and three cutters. 1910 – Lorenzo Benetti secures state authorization to build his second shipyard in the Darsena Italia, where the registered office is still found today.With Lorenzo’s death in 1914, Gino and Emilio rename the shipyard Fratelli Benetti and continue their father’s business. 1927 – After Gino Benetti’s passing, his sons Giuseppe and Virgilio take his place, while Emilio’s sons Maurizio and Bertani assist their father. Between 1873 – 1935  the Benetti shipyards launch over 100 sailing vessels: 21 schooners, three tartans, 63 brigantines, 12 navicellis, seven cutters, six barkentines and  three giga yachts of 100mt and longer.

– PAOLO CASTELLI – Inheritance can be a burden, but it can fulfill one’s  life-goal. From manufacturing design furniture  – an iconic collection of inspiration and creations. For example during the presentation by short video was introduced the 21st century lighting and fine furniture. Basic on the Bolonese Cathedral of Lights emotionally touched Paolo Castelli. The basic idea was born there. The image of hanging water drops caught his eyes.  The final product made of Murano glass which are used to depict the water drop as a spotty long water drop, coated with 24 gold coat. The furniture and other items are made by hand and not by serial production.The elegant design can be followed through the twenties, thirties, forties by Paolo Castelli SpA to be able to realize small and/or large supplies or interventions in private or public, as well as renovations, renovations and supplies of bespoke furniture for libraries (Manica Lunga library), airports (Alitalia Dolce Vita Lounge – Fiumicino Airport), hospitality, Gallerie d’Italia in Milan, museums, private residences, auditoriums and offices as well as in the naval sector.

– ALFA ROMEO – Has been pure Italian, the motor sport legend, a symbol of craftsmanship and elegance. This coming year Alfa Romeo will show up again at the F1 again!  From the Grand Prix racers of the 1930’s, to the beautiful 8C 2900 that dominated the Mille Miglia, to the Giulietta of the 1960’s, the Alfa Romeo mark is loved by car collectors all over the world.

– SICIS -“The world is a mosaic “- creating the essence of luxury Italian style such as: mosaic tiles for floors, wall coverings, exterior cladding and much more beside many others also the Louis Vuitton chairs. Marble has been the very first material used by Sicis. The marble collection goes from the classic and traditional decorations to more modern patterns thanks to the new cutting edge technique developed by the company. The possibilities are infinite, and allow to personalize every realization considering the taste and budget of the client.

– MASERATI – The glamour and excellence of high-tech design. For more than a century Maserati is an Italian luxury vehicle manufacturer established on December, 1. 1914, in Bologna. The Maserati brothers, Alfieri, Bindo, Carlo, Ettore, and Ernesto were all involved with automobiles from the beginning of the 20th century. Alfieri, Bindo and Ernesto built 2-litre Grand Prix cars for Diatto. In 1926, Diatto suspended the production of race cars, leading to the creation of the first Maserati and the founding of the Maserati mark. One of the first Maseratis, driven by Alfieri, won the 1926 Targa Florio. Maserati began making race cars.The trident logo of the Maserati car company is based on the Fountain of Neptune in Bologna’s Piazza Maggiore. In 1920, one of the Maserati brothers, artist Mario, used this symbol in the logo at the suggestion of family friend Marquis Diego de Sterlich. It was considered particularly appropriate for the sports car company due to fact that Neptune represents strength and vigour. Additionally, the statue is a characteristic symbol of the company’s original home city. Alfieri Maserati died in 1932, but three other brothers, Bindo, Ernesto and Ettore, kept the firm going, building cars that won races. On July, 15. 2018., celebrate the passion of Alfa Romeo.  The Maserati tagline is “Luxury, sports and style cast in exclusive cars”, and the brand’s mission statement is to “Build ultra-luxury performance automobiles with timeless Italian style, accommodating bespoke interiors, and effortless, signature sounding power”. The company’s headquarters are now in Modena, and its emblem is a trident.

– DAMIANI GROUP – The expression of the Italian jewelry worldwide. The history of Damiani jewelry is that of an Italian family with a deep-rooted tradition and a passion for the art of jewelry making. The history of Damiani jewelry is that of an Italian family with a deep-rooted tradition and a passion for the art of jewelry making. Bridal Jewelry was said to be a fine touch for engagement, wedding, luxury watches and special occasions.

– Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest. Some of the keystrokes were also revealed … the founder of the office, Péter Bordás, spoke about projects that have been hidden from the eyes of the general public – and more famous works such as the Nagyerdei Stadium or the Korda Filmpark. First-hand information on the key design-oriented venues and institutions in the Hungarian capital were being discussed.

Update and snaps: Aggie Reiter

Mexican painter Frida Kahlo – Exhibition – Museum of Fine Arts 2018

July – 2018

The Hungarian National Gallery (MNG) and the Museum of Fine Arts,the latter institution will reopen after three years of renovations this year in October.  Around the month of October  showcasing the influential era’s of  the British paintings Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud and the School of LondonDezső Korniss

.The Gallery will also host an exhibition of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, the first of its kind in Hungary, mainly based on the collection of Museo Dolores Olmedo in Mexico City. The exhibition will open on the 111th anniversary of the painter’s birth, in July of this year.

Further plans include a major exhibition of the works of Rubens, Van Dyck and masters of the Flemish baroque  late  next year.  In 2020 there are plans to exhibit Cézanne (2012).

Later this year, MNG will continue to display the works of Hungarian masters as well to honor the 110th anniversary of the birth of Dezső Korniss. The Gallery will organize an exhibition on the art of the 20th century Hungarian painter in December.

The renewed Roman Hall of the Museum of Fine Arts will be open to the public from March, 15. until April, 2. free of charge, every day from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (last admission:5 p.m.).
Entry is on ʺfirst come, first served” basis. Will not arrange reservations or bookings (not even for groups).  Due to the limited capacity of the museum hall, the number of visitors is limited, therefore occasionally waiting outside the building can be expected.​ There will not be provided any tour guides.

Update Aggie Reiter

Elvis – “The Wonder of You” with Priscilla Presley in Budapest


Elvis never made it to Hungary, neither to Europe, but Elvis spirit will be in the building on the night at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June, 6. 2018  in the Budapest Sport Arena. This night Elvis returning to the stage with Priscilla Presley in Budapest. How about you being present  to fill the vibes at the awesome concert.

Even though  we are in the middle of the wintertime and Elvis’s „arrival” will be in the midsummer. Here is an Early Update for those Elvis fans who live in Hungary and/or planing a visit, staying in Budapest during the superb Elvis show to have your seat reserved before they are sold out! Tickets are already out, so mind you have to purchase ASAP.

This will be a one night „live” concert, experiencing  Elvis  „The Wonder of You”, featuring the most recognizable voice of all time with a full symphony orchestra live on stage performing the King of Rock ’n Roll most well-known  songs and his tender, heart-wrenching ballads.  Songs in the framework of a special concert, come to life in their original form. The concert is highlighted with the presence , the personal appearance by Priscilla Presley.

Elvis  beloved music fans in Budapest will have an opportunity that many have never had before  to experience the man who changed the course of popular music. He was the biggest selling solo artist in history … having sold an astonishing one billion records worldwide.

As part of the show, the audience can enjoy the original video and sound recordings of Elvis, the great voice and the greatest hits of the king, featuring at a huge projector – gospel, country, ballad – with a full symphony orchestra. Most probably his soul will be int he air at the Budapest Sport Area.

Update Aggie Reiter

The 68th India Day in Budapest -2018.

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On the 26th of January is a milestone of India celebrating from 1950 when laid the foundation of the largest democratise of the World. India in the last decade was witness the fastest growing economics in the World.

The event started with the two countries anthem, and ceremonial lighting of the lamp by Ambassador Rahul Chhabra , and presentations by VIP personals. More than  350 guests attended the  celebration.

Thereafter, spoke about highlighting the strengthening of bilateral relations, even tough the two country is divided by two continents. These are especially in the field of Economic cooperation, education exchange programs. India and Hungary is engaged in promoting excellent relationship within culture exchanges. From India over 300 student exchanges to Hungary and 35 Hungarians are studying at various fields in India.

After the official presentations was brought the glimpses of Indian classical traditional music and dance that is the art of dance full of poetry, cross exuberant joy.

Introducing the dancers was from Amrita Shergil Cultural Center by Indian Cultura and Traditional Yoga Expert  Ms. Ankita Sood (deputed by Indian Government as Yoga & Teacher of Indian Culture to spread Yoga Awareness across Hungary & Bosnia.) … Dancers: Ms Saumya Shukla, Kathak Teacher & Performer – Amrita Shergil Cultural Center with Ms Vishakha Kumar Bisht & Shreya Seshan.

Flower Children, Indian Parent’s children staying in Hungary and are regular kathak students at the center: Aadvita,Hridaya, Neetika, Karnika, Snikita, Aananya, Utsav, Srinidhi (All these  children are regular kathak students at the center).

Pt. Rajesh Gangani on Tabla (Teacher & Performer)

Mr Szabolch Tóth on Sitar  (Teacher & Performer)

A grand Reception/Dinner was organized at Hotel Kempinski Corvinus -Budapest, whereas followed by serving of a sumptuous Indian dinner. More than 350 guests attended the function.

A peek into the evenings Indian classical traditional dancing:


Update snaps and video by Aggie Reiter


February, 2. 2018.

8 p.m.

Voodoo Papa & Dongó
Blues, gospel, country, Hungarian folk

Fonó Music Hall

Dstrict, XI.,  3. Sztregova Street – Budapest


Szert Zsigmond and Fejér Simon Pál’s harmonica, drum, guitar and voice – seem offhand like the usual line-up for a band. But when Hungarian folk music’s iconic figure Szokolay Dongó Balázs joins their duo, a special blend of electric blues and Hungarian folk is born in a new formation: Voodoo Papa & Dongó.

Ripoff Raskolnikov … At the age of 18 Ripoff Raskolnikov set out for the world and travelled all over Europe as a street musician. From the beginning European folk music interested him, then gradually he became more and more influenced by songwriters with roots in American folklore, such as Bob Dylan, Tom Waits or even the music of the Rolling Stones. This iconic stage personality played in Hungary the first time in November 1987. Since then he has performed here countless times. Hungary is even one of his homes. His last album “Odds And Ends” was released in 2016. His songs cover the complete spectrum of human emotion: love, journey, everyday problems, desire, loss, quest for beauty and hunger for life. This evening he performs in a duo.

Source: Fonó Music Hall

Update Aggie Reiter