Samsung Smart LED and Plasma TVs Usher in a New Era of Connectivity and Control
2012 International CES
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today unveiled new innovations in its latest LED and Plasma TV series that will redefine the way consumers manage their home entertainment experience, interact with their smart TVs and other devices and access the industry's broadest range of content.
Samsung's flagship LED ES8000 and Plasma E8000 series TVs, along with the ES7500 and ES6800 series of LED TVs, received CES 2012 Innovations Design and Engineering Awards. Samsung will showcase its new TVs at the 2012 International CES, booth #12004, which will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), from January 10-13, 2012.
"In this era of smart entertainment, consumers are changing the way they want to be entertained and how they choose to access this content," said Hyun-suk Kim, executive vice president, Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. "Samsung is redefining what a TV can do so people can use more intuitive ways to control their entertainment experiences, maintain closer contact to people that are important to them, and easily manage and share content across multiple screens."
Samsung's premium 2012 Smart TVs will feature Samsung's Smart Interaction technology – an intuitive platform that uses Motion Control, Voice Control and Face Recognition commands for the TV. Smart Interaction complements the remote and seeks to offer users greater choice and convenience in how they control their home entertainment experience.
For example, users can turn the TV on or off, activate selected apps or search for content in the web browser simply by speaking in any of the 20 to 30 languages that are supported by the technology. With a wave of their hand, they can browse and choose a link or content via the web browser. The built-in camera recognizes movement in the foreground and two unidirectional array microphones recognize voice at an incredibly accurate rate. Noise cancellation technology helps separate any background noise from the users' commands.
Samsung's 2012 line of Smart LED and Plasma TVs also support connectivity with select wireless keyboards and mice, making it more convenient than ever for users to access and navigate content.
Samsung Smart TVs now bring the family back to the living room. The new TVs embrace the promise of a multi-screen world by allowing users to do more with their TV through Samsung's new suite of exclusive services, the first of its kind in the industry:
Family Story's album lets users organize photos and enjoy slide shows on the big screen. Family members can also share memos and reminders anywhere they are via the phone, tablet, PC or TV.
Searching for movies, browsing the Internet, downloading apps via Samsung Apps, accessing Video on Demand content or chatting with friends has never been more convenient.
Samsung's Smart Hub user interface has also been redesigned for faster performance and improved convenience with a cleaner, more intuitive interface in Full HD. With a tabbed web browser, users can open multiple pages at a time, while the new Content Bar remembers recent activities for easy access to content.
Video fans will have even more reason to celebrate in 2012. With over 1,400 apps globally, Samsung Apps has established itself as the industry's leading TV apps platform, with the broadest range of video content from leading brands. In addition to popular favorites such as CNBC Real Time, ESPN ScoreCenter, Hulu Plus, MTV Music Meter, Netflix and TIME TV, new apps in 2012 include Angry Birds, Bravo, M-GO from Technicolor, The Daily and VH1's 'I Love the 80's Trivia'.
Also new in 2012, Samsung will extend the availability of its successful Media Hub app, currently pre-loaded on Galaxy S smartphones and Galaxy Tabs, to the TV. The app offers consumers all-star entertainment and a diverse selection of movies and TV shows the day after they air, as well as past seasons of the shows. In addition, select movies will be available the day they are released on DVD.
Samsung's new AllShare Play marks an evolution of its AllShare feature. AllShare Play allows users to upload and share multimedia content with AllShare Play compatible devices such as smartphones, tablets, cameras and computers.
2012 Samsung Smart TVs will be future-proofed for years to come. Thanks to its proprietary system-on-chip technology, Samsung is the only company that can deliver an evolving TV that allows you to easily enjoy the benefits of the latest TV technology year after year without purchasing a brand new set. With a simple slot-in at the back of TV, Samsung's Evolution Kit will bring the latest and greatest TV technology to life.
Samsung's 2012 line of Full HD LED TVs continue to raise the bar in picture quality. Whether users are viewing a detailed shot from a camera or seeing incredible 3D depth, images are breathtakingly real with detailed contrast.
Both the Samsung UNES8000 Smart LED TV and UNES7500 Smart LED TV series offer cutting-edge technologies that deliver clear images in both 2D and 3D.The UNES8000's Micro Dimming Ultimate analyzes the picture in hundreds of pieces to optimize the LED backlight and video signal for each piece in real time, by increasing peak whites in areas of lower gradation. This leads to an overall 20 percent increase in brightness and allow home entertainment enthusiasts to enjoy richer colors, brighter pictures and higher contrast ratios. The technology also eliminates the "halo" effect and image distortion associated with diffused light.
Samsung is taking its minimalist and luxurious design identity further with this year's LED line. The 0.2 inch ultra-slim bezel design, first introduced in 2011, returns for premium models while the rest of Samsung's entire LED line will feature a slim 0.5 inch slim bezel. In all cases, consumers enjoy a larger screen size without increasing the overall size of the TV when compared to conventional models.
The UNES8000 also sports a new metallic U-shape stand that adds to the sophistication this TV brings to any room. The stand's unique, minimalistic design belies its sturdiness and stability. Together, the TV and stand form a harmonious composition of straight lines and curves, appearing as a timeless objet d'art.
Samsung also offers an optional ultra slim wall-mount so that users can show off the TV's slim form factor by hanging it like a picture frame on the wall.
Samsung's PNE80000 Plasma TVs combine a new black bezel design with enhanced display technologies for the most exceptional Plasma TV Samsung has ever created.
The PNE8000 sports a slim 1.5-inch profile and Samsung's Plasma +1 ultra-slim bezel design, which reduces the gap between the bezel and screen content , yielding more screen real estate without increasing the size of the TV. The bezel is a new titan black metal color with a transparent crystal-like border, resulting in a more immersive entertainment experience than ever before.
Users will experience some of the deepest black levels ever achieved on a Samsung TV, thanks to the PNE8000's innovative Real Black Pro Panel. The new panel combines advancements in the structure of the plasma panel with software improvements, yielding blacker blacks, bolder color, higher contrast, and exceptional picture quality. This technological improvement improves black levels by 10%, creating an incredible cinematic viewing experience.
As with the UNES8000 LED TV, the PNE8000 includes Smart TV features, 3D, Smart Interaction and a dual-core processor for multitasking – truly the ultimate in Plasma TVs.
All Samsung 2012 TVs are compliant with the Energy Star® 5.1 guidelines.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LCD. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world's most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
Posted by Shane Sturgeon, January 9, 2012 9:39 PM
About Shane SturgeonShane Sturgeon is the Co-Publisher and Chief Technologist of HDTV Magazine, an industry publication with HDTV roots going back to 1984, when Dale Cripps founded The HDTV Newsletter. Today, HDTV Magazine is a leading online resource for HDTV news and information and captures the eyes and imaginations of over 3 million visitors annually. Mr. Sturgeon has a background in information technology and has served in various consulting capacities for Fortune 500 companies such as J.P. Morgan Chase, Verizon Communications, Proctor & Gamble and Nationwide Insurance. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Wright State University.