Samsung has announced the launch of their LCD-TV with LED backlight in the new product category LED-TV. With the introduction of a new LED category of flat panel TVs, Samsung has managed to reduce the thickness remarkably. LED TVs are available in most European countries, North and Latin American markets, and Asian countries now.
Samsung is introducing the entirely new line-up of LED TV, Series 8000, 7000 and 6000 which offers full range of products from 32â€ť to 55â€ť. These TVs use LEDs as their primary light source, rather than traditional Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamps (CCFL). Benefits of using LEDs include high contrast ratios, slim depths that allow for more artful designs, plus increased energy savings. In addition, a variety of networking features enable these TVs to adapt to how consumers view and experience shows, movies, games and other multimedia at home.
Samsung 8 LED series
- â€śSamsung has always been at the forefront of TV technology and is known for its award winning innovations. Itâ€™s no surprise that we announced the latest milestone of LED televisions,â€ť said Yankyu Kim, Senior Vice President of Visual Display Division at Samsung Electronics. â€śSamsung is creating, and focusing on, the new LED TV category in our TV business this year. Despite the difficult economic situation, we are ready to attract consumers with value, quality and innovation.â€ť
Picture Quality Beyond Reality
Each of the three Samsung LED TV Series for 2009 boast high dynamic contrast ratios, thanks to the LED light source.
Samsung 8 LED series
Samsungâ€™s entire LED TV line-up incorporates a number of features to reduce motion blur and image judder, which traditionally affect LCD TVs when displaying fast moving images. All three series boast Samsungâ€™s Motion Plus frame interpolation technology. The 8000 Series uses an exceptionally swift refresh rate of 200Hz - four times the rate of other TVs. The 7000 and 6000 Series has the 100 Hz system.
Expansive Networking and Entertainment Possibilities
In 2009, Samsung is redefining what it means to watch television with â€ś[email protected] - Content Serviceâ€ť. Developed with Yahoo!, the Internet information interface will be available on a number of 2009-model Samsung TVs. Using either a wired or wireless Ethernet connection included in the 8000 and 7000 Series, â€ś[email protected] - Content Serviceâ€ť lets consumers access content onscreen from Yahoo!, Flickr, YouTube and more with the push of a button.
Samsung 6 LED series
The widgets-based interface and scrollbar run along the bottom of the screen for easy browsing of the latest programs and content. Even after purchase, consumers will be able to enjoy a growing library of widgets, as the widget development kit will be open to content providers willing to create new offerings.
Beyond online entertainment, Samsungâ€™s LED TVs can also connect to a variety of other devices, including USB ports and the wirelessly DLNA streaming technology.
Ultra Slim Design with Performance
By using LEDs, Samsung has been able to slim all three series down to ultra-thin depths. At just over an inch thick, the sets remain trim without cutting back on connectivity options, nor foregoing a DVB tuner.
To further complement the svelte design of the new LED TVs, Samsung created an ultra-slim wall-mount solution-reducing the gap between the TV and the wall to around 1.5cm. The ultra-thin LED TV depth, coupled with the new wall-mount solution, allows for a simple installation akin to hanging a picture frame.
Samsung 8 LED series
In 2008, Samsung created its Crystal TV, which uses dual-injection molding to coat a translucent, colored surface to achieve an crystalline appearance. The latest evolution of Samsungâ€™s Crystal TV begins with a deep piano black bezel that fades into distinct chrome that finishes as a clear prism along the outer edges (8000 Series) or light rose black (7000 and 6000 Series) highlights. The intensity of the color subtly changes depending upon the viewing angle.
The 6-series will be available in 32, 40 and 46 inches called 32B6000, 40B6000 and 46B6000 from April 2009.
Energy consumption is reduced by 40%+ versus traditional LCD TVs of similar size. The LED TVs also include an optimized energy savings mode that adjusts the backlight and picture quality while continuing to produce smoother, more natural images.
Samsung has also talked about a new 9-series but it has not been officially announced yet. Also, new 2009 plasma-series has been announced on CES 2009 in Las Vegas.