<p align=center><i>Donâ€™t miss anything from FlatpanelsHD. Join our fast growing <a href=/newsletter.php><b>Newsletter here</b></a></i><br><i>Also read our review of the <a href=http://www.flatpanelshd.com/review.php?subaction=showfull&id=1237901339 target=_blank><b>Panasonic G10 series plasma here</a></b></i></p>Don't miss anything from CES 2009. See our <a href=/ces2009fair.php><b>huge CES 2009 section</b></a>.<br /><br />Samsung unveils two new series of plasma HDTVs. The two new series called 6 and 8 delivers full HD 1080p resolution, increased energy efficiency, a new design and deeper levels of black performance.<br /><br />- <i>â€śSamsung is taking bold steps forward with its 2009 plasma line-up,â€ť</i> said Steve Panosian, director of Visual Display Marketing at Samsung Electronics America. <br /><i>â€śBy combining superior picture quality, energy efficiency and networking options with the latest audio-visual technologies, the Series 8 and 6 plasmas are sure to become the model of excellence in plasma HDTVs.â€ť</i><br /><br /><p align=center><a id="thumb" href="pictures/samsung8plasma-1l.jpg" class="highslide" rel="highslide"><img class="imgresponsive" src="pictures/samsung8plasma-1.jpg" alt="Samsung 8 plasma series" title="Click to enlarge" /></a><br><i>Samsung 8 plasma series</i></p><br /><b>Luxurious Design</b><br />Measuring just over an inch in depth, Samsungâ€™s Series 8 Plasma HDTVs is the worldâ€™s slimmest 1080p resolution plasma sets to feature built-in ATSC tuners. <br /><br />Featuring a new ToC (Touch of Color) treated chassis; the Series 8 sports a chrome-like translucent surface, which encases the bezel. Additionally, the outer edges of the bezel resemble a prism, magnifying light in such a way that its color intensity changes depending on the viewing angle. <br /><br /><p align=center><a id="thumb" href="pictures/samsung8plasma-2l.jpg" class="highslide" rel="highslide"><img class="imgresponsive" src="pictures/samsung8plasma-2.jpg" alt="Samsung 8 plasma series" title="Click to enlarge" /></a><br><i>Samsung 8 plasma series</i></p><br />In the case of the Series 6, a specially-designed, semi-transparent rose black hue lends a hint of color to the TVâ€™s glass-like frame. Each of the HDTVâ€™s gracefully curved edges is transparent. Further enhancing the design, the sets are also supported by a clear, reinforced glass stand.<br /><br /><b>Breathtaking Picture Quality</b><br />Samsung proclaims that even though the TVs have a slim profile, picture quality has been improved considerably to the 2008 models. Additionally, Samsungâ€™s Ultra Filter Bright Plus reduces the luminance in black levels by 50 percent over previous models for one of the darkest blacks ever seen on an HDTV. <br /><br />And Samsungâ€™s exclusive Wide Color Enhancer 3 maps HD or SD signals to the panelâ€™s native color space, which covers 110 percent of the HD specification, helping the set portray hues in lifelike brilliance. <br /><br /><b>Multimedia and Networking</b><br />The Series 8 and 6 plasma HDTVs are also equipped with the <a href=/ces2009.php?subaction=showfull&id=1231424976><b>[email protected] that we talked about earlier</b></a>. <br /><br /><p align=center><a id="thumb" href="pictures/samsung6plasma-1l.jpg" class="highslide" rel="highslide"><img class="imgresponsive" src="pictures/samsung6plasma-1.jpg" alt="Samsung 6 plasma series" title="Click to enlarge" /></a><br><i>Samsung 6 plasma series</i></p><br />Powered by the innovative Yahoo! Widget Engine, Samsungâ€™s [email protected] – Content Service enables users to access internet based multimedia content from their favorite Internet sources . Theyâ€™ll not only be able to take care of everyday tasks like tracking stocks and staying on top of headline news, but users can also browse videos, share photos and interact with friends. The suite of services ranges from a host of Yahoo! properties (Flickr, News, Weather and Finance) to third-party content from well-known names including USA Today, YouTube and eBay. <br /><br />Samsungâ€™s new plasma TVs also features the wireless DLNA-technology, allowing consumers to enjoy their entire library of media content that may exist in various locations around the house without the hassle of extra cabling. <br />Additionally, users can connect storage and mobile devices to the USB 2.0 port.<br /><br /><b>The Greenest Plasmas Yet</b><br />With the two new series, Samsung allegedly have the most eco-friendly plasma line. Engineered with high-efficiency panels, these sets meet the stringent Energy Star 3.0 efficiency standard. In addition, these HDTVs are constructed using lead-free materials, making them even more environmentally friendly.<br /><br />No words on prices or dates.