Sunday, January 06, 2013
Samsung Showcases Its New Digital Audio Line-up At CES
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Samsung will emphasize connectivity and usability
across its 2013 AV products, including the first
soundbar that enables Bluetooth connectivity with a TV
at CES 2013.
Samsung expands its digital audio line-up with new
devices. The company's 2013 AV products feature a
number of wireless connectivity enhancements, including
a soundbar that can connect with a TV using wireless
Products highlights include:
- Samsung's Vacuum Tube Soundbar (model HW-F750) is the
first soundbar to feature a built-in vacuum tube to
maximize sound quality, and is the first soundbar that
can wirelessly connect with a TV via Bluetooth.
Additionally, the HW-750 offers convenience with its
SoundShare function, which enables users to wirelessly
connect the soundbar to a TV via Bluetooth. Meanwhile,
the product's gyroscope sensor gauges height, rotation
and slope to optimize sound quality, whether the
soundbar is placed in a horizontal or vertical
Users can activate the new AirtrackON function, which
automatically powers on the soundbar when the TV is
turned on, and allows users to control the HW-F750 with
a TV remote control. The HW-F750 also sports a slim design
and separate, wireless subwoofer.
- Weighing only three pounds, Samsung's Portable
Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (model DA-F60) promises to bring
advanced sound quality with an apt-X codec, while
offering Near-Field Communications (NFC) connectivity.
The speaker's integrated Near-Field Communications
(NFC) connectivity makes it easy for consumers to pair
the speaker with other NFC devices, such as a
smartphone or tablet, by simply tapping the two devices
together. Additionally, support for Samsung's
SoundShare feature means users can employ the DA-F60 as
a TV speaker using wireless Bluetooth connectivity.
The DA-F60 incorporates neodymium magnets and a passive
radiator to produce results typically found in high-end
Hi-Fi audio systems, including tuned low-frequency
reproduction and virtually no distortion even at high
- Samsung's 7.1 Channel Home Theater System (model
HT-F9750W) was created to be a counterpart for
Samsung's 2013 TVs, with a Gallium Nitride (GaN)
The new TV Sound On feature allows users to instantly
activate the system's 1,330-watt sound while muting the
internal TV speaker with a single click of the remote
control. This flagship HTS incorporates Samsung's
proprietary vacuum tube and digital amplifier, as well
as the latest in Smart TV features.
The system offers the multi-dimensional sound of a
swivel speaker, coupled with a new DTS Neo fusion codec
- exclusive to Samsung - that further enhances vertical
sound. A Gallium Nitride (GaN) amplifier can handle a
sound range beyond the typical audible frequency range.
A Ceramic Polypropylene Injection Diaphragm (CPID)
speaker expands sound resolution so every note is
Samsung's 4K Scaler Processor promises true-to-life
pictures with vivid colors, and also upscales
high-definition content to UHD-level picture quality.
The Blu-ray component of the HT-F9750W can run multiple
apps simultaneously, and also offers Samsung's latest
Smart Hub and AllShare features.
- Samsung's Premium Blu-ray Player (model BD-F7500)
features advanced upscaling capabilities, allowing
users to experience ordinary SD and HD content in
This slim player offers a dual-core processor and
Samsung's Smart TV technologies including Smart Hub and
The BD-F7500?s video processor includes a proprietary
Samsung algorithm that improves the visual quality of
block-based low bit-rate coded images and reduces
blocking artifacts. This feature is especially
important for maximizing the visual quality of content
streamed from the Internet. Furthermore, the unit's
900MHz x 2 high-performance dual-core chipset boosts
the unit's image processing capacity.
In addition, under the theme "Journey of Wonder," Samsung will also display UHD televisions of different sizes and also showcase its latest in home appliances, laptop computers, mobile devices, cameras and high-end storage equipment at its 4,596 square meter booth.
The company will be displaying 110-, 95- and 85-inch UHD televisions and also its latest lineup in F-branded televisions sets - the F8000, F7000 and F6000.
Using the theme "Touch the Smart Life," Samsung's rival LG Electronics will be also displaying some 500 consumer gadgets on 2,043 square meters.
LG will feature its 55-inch organic light-emitting diode (OLED) televisions at the show and also next-generation flat screens with super-sharp picture and Internet capability. There willbe 19 OLED TVs using LG?s in-house W-RGB technology.
The advanced OLED TV and various-sized UHD TVs at 84-, 65- and 55-inch are wowing visitors. LG officials are also demonstrating technology allowing users to activate various gaming content by just clicking a button.
LG Group, whose broad lineup of companies include technology giant LG Electronics, will invest a record amount of 20 trillion won (about $19 billion) this year as it looks to make a fast start in new business areas.
LG is banking heavily on the market of organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays as well as long-term evolution and devices that support the mobile technology.
About 14 trillion won will be used to expand factory lines, compared to the 11.8 trillion won invested in facilities last year.