Thursday, January 15, 2009

Samsung unveils Series 7 and Series 6 650 1080p LCD HDTVs at CES

Samsung announced its next-generation 1080p LCD HDTV lineup, namely Series 7 and Series 6 650 LCD HDTVs.
The new LCD HDTV range complies with stringent Energy Star v3.0 efficiency guidelines and ensures low power consumption.
Both the Series 7 and Series 6 650 LCD HDTVs feature the company’s advanced Ultra Clear panel to deliver darker black tones and bolder colors. They also come outfitted with Samsung’s adaptive contrast picture setting - ‘Natural’ mode - that works with the brightness advantage of LCD displays and the cinema-like viewing experience of plasma displays for enhanced video.
Said to be the company’s first CCFL-backlit LCD TV with a 240Hz refresh rate, the Series 7 works on Samsung’s proprietary Auto Motion Plus’ 240Hz frame interpolation technology for blur-free and fast-action material support that ensure stunning motion detail. It also incorporates Samsung’s new Touch of Color’ (ToC’) design with a transparent bar running across its bottom bezel. It comes embedded with Samsung’s exclusive Wide Color Enhancer 3 technology.
The Series 6 650 LCD HDTV sport Auto Motion Plus’ 120Hz frame-interpolation technology to reduce motion blur and judder; and ToC design with improved panels that deliver a quick pixel response time and a two-tone gradation of transparent ruby color.
Coming back to the common features, both the LCD HDTVs come with the company’s new Internet@TV ‘ Content Service - powered by the revolutionary Yahoo! Widget Engine – to access a variety of Yahoo! Internet sources including Flickr, News, Weather and Finance.
Moreover, the DLNA-certified Series 7 and Series 6 650 not only have a built-in wired Ethernet connection but also 802.11a/b/g/n wireless networking capabilities via a wireless USB dongle for easy access to multimedia stored on household computers.
While the Series 7 comes in panel sizes of 40, 46, and 52-inches, the Series 6 650 offers broader display options such as 19, 22, 32, 37, 40, 46, and 55-inches.
Although the pricing is still the mystery, both the Series 7 and Series 6 650 LCD HDTVs are expected to start selling by the first half of 2009.