Samsung has introduced the largest (70 inch) commercially available full high-definition LCD TV in Korea.
The new TV boasts Samsung's image enhancement technologies and employs a light-emitting diode (LED) backlight instead of the conventional cold cathode fluorescent lamp (CCFL) version. Moreover, Samsung's local dimming technology enables the LED backlight to be turned off in dark image areas, delivering a dynamic contrast ratio of 500,000:1. At the same time, power consumption is lowered by as much as fifty percent, according to Samsung.
Meanwhile, Samsung's LED scanning eliminates the flicker and ghosting problems associated with large-screen LCD TVs. The LEDs are rapidly shut off in sequence, artificially eliminating the ghosting of the moving images.
"I am pleased to introduce the 70" Full-HD LCD TV with innovative Local Dimming Technology," said JongWoo Park, President of the Digital Media Business, Samsung Electronics. "Samsung will continue to strengthen its LCD TV leadership, enhancing Full-HD and large screen LCD TV line-up."
The TV also features a dual hidden speakers and a rear woofer.
Samsung plans to put the product on sale worldwide in the second half of this year.