Samsung has announced its new series 7 plasma HDTVs, along with two second-generation LED-backlit Series 9 LCD TVs and four new Series 8 LCDs.
Samsung Series8 850 and 860 LCD HDTVs
The Series 8 850 and 860 LCD HDTVs feature a next generation implementation of Samsung's ToC (Touch of Color) design - a new slim and narrow frame with a depth of 1.9 inches at its widest. In addition to rose (850), Samsung now offers its ToC design in deep blue (860).
The Series 8 delivers a full HD 1080p picture with up to a 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, and features Samsung's latest Auto Motion Plus 120Hz and Ultra Clear Panel technologies.
Samsung's Ultra Clear Panel is designed to improve contrast ratios and produce deep black levels. For vibrant colors, Samsung's Wide Color Enhancer 2 technology maximizes the expanded color range used in HDTV broadcasting. By strengthening the reds, greens, and blues, depth and intensity are added to images that may appear weak on other displays without over-saturation.
In addition, the Series 8 LCD HDTVs include the one-button, on-demand InfoLink RSS service. Powered by content from USA Today, InfoLink instantly displays news, weather, and stock information onscreen via adjustable overlays.
The Series 8 LCD HDTVs offers a side-mounted USB 2.0 port and they are compatible with DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) for easy connection to and content sharing with other DLNA-CERTIFIED products, such as a computer.
The Series 8 850 LCD HDTVs will be available in September in the 46" class (45.9-inch measured diagonally) and 52.0-inch sizes (model numbers: LN46A850 and LN52A850). The Series 8 860 LCD HDTVs, which include an additional USB 2.0 connection and a variation on the bezel design, will be available in similar sizes (model numbers: LN46A860 and LN52A860) at select retailers in September.
2nd Generation LED-Backlit LCD HDTV
Samsung also unveils the successor to the company's 81 Series LED LCD HDTV, with the launch of the new Series 9 LED LCD HDTV. The 2008 flagship Series 9, Samsung's 2nd generation LCD HDTV to use LED SmartLighting technology, offers the combination of LED and 120Hz technologies, resulting in a 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. The Series 9 is also distinguished by Samsung's new addition to the art-inspired ToC (Touch of Color) design - an elegantly patterned bezel with charcoal gray accent.
The Series 9 LED LCD also features Samsung's InfoLink RSS service, which gives touch-of-a-button access to news, weather, and stock quotes. The Series 9 also plays MP3 music, JPEG photos, and video files stored on memory drives, other digital devices, or PCs with Samsung's WiseLink Pro and DLNA technology.
In addition to WiseLink Pro where consumers can utilize the USB 2.0 access to display home movies and pictures, Samsung's Series 9 comes with internal flash memory pre-loaded with premium content giving consumers access to a vast library of digital content including high resolution artwork, cooking recipes, exercise routines, children's programming, and games.
Connecting to external components such as Blu-ray players and HD Camcorders is even easier as the Series 9 comes equipped with four (1 side, 3 rear) HDMI-CEC inputs to control the latest home theater products using a single remote.
The Series 9 LED LCD HDTVs will be available in August in 46" class (45.9-inch measured diagonally) and the 55" class (54.9-inch measured diagonally) sizes. (Model numbers: LN46A950 and LN55A950).
Samsung's Series 7 Plasma HDTVs
The new Series 7 Plasma HDTV featuring Samsung's ToC (Touch of Color) designed bezel, featuring a hint of red color blended into a piano black bezel. In addition to boasting a cutting-edge design, the Series 7 Plasma HDTVs deliver a Full HD1080p picture with up to a 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio.
Samsung's Ultra Filter Bright anti-glare technology keeps the picture clear and bright even in well-lit environments, while the next-generation DNIe Pro video processing and 18-bit Natural True Color ensure the subtle details are not sacrificed.
The Samsung Series 7 Plasma HDTV features a professional day-time and night-time calibration mode for optimized viewing. The two special customization and enhancement modes can only be accessed once a professional calibrator makes the necessary adjustments and saves the picture settings made to match the ambient lighting in the room.
The Series 7 Plasma HDTV features the one-button, on-demand InfoLink RSS service.
Samsung also added enhanced connectivity to the Series 7 Plasma. Consumers can connect to, access, and manage more of the latest HD devices than ever before with a total of four HDMI 1.3 inputs (three at the rear, one on the side).
The Samsung Series 7 Plasma HDTVs will be available in August in 50-inch, 58-inch and 63-inch screen sizes (model numbers: PN50A760, PN58A760 and PN63A760).