Samsung 8000 plasma-Tv has 3D
Samsung 8000 & 7000 plasmas have 3D

19 Jan 2010 | Rasmus Larsen |

Samsung has unveiled their new 9000, 8000 and 7000 LED-TVs that are thinner than ever. Samsung has also announced the new ultra-thin plasma-TVd with 3D - and there is reason for excitement.

FlatpanelsHD presents Samsung's new plasma series; 8000, 7000, 6500, 5000 and 4000.

Samsung 8000 Plasma Tv

Samsung launched a very succesful B850 model last year and now Samsung has the successor ready. It’s called the 8000 series and it is a plasma-TV that supports 3D.

Samsung 8000 plasma
Samsung 8000 plasma

The 8000 series is the new high-end plasma-model from Samsung and if they’re able to take the positive picture characteristics from last year’s B855 model further, Samsung has a winner. One of the improvements over last year’s model is an enhanced Real Black filter that should improve black levels while reducing reflections on the screen surface.

Samsung promises deep intense black reproduction and well-defined shadow detailing. The 8000 series also features a MJC (Motion judder canceller) circuit to reduce juddering – a system much similar to 100/200 Hz on LCD-TVs.

Samsung 8000 plasma
Samsung 8000 plasma

The 8000 plasma-series will support 3D reproduction, just like Samsung's new LED-TVs. Samsung has also incorporated the same chip that converts 2D content to 3D in real time. 3D requires 3D shutter glasses.

The design of the TVs has been refined. Samsung sticks with the dark look but switches to beautiful brushed titanium, and a slim profile of just 3.5 centimeters. Samsung also mentions a power consumption of around 150 W for a 50-inch plasma-TV.

Samsung 8000 plasma
Samsung 8000 plasma

Despite its slim profile, Samsung has found room for the [email protected] feature allowing you to go online and check out content from providers such as YouTube, Picasa and Pandora.

You can also experience the new"Samsung Apps". It’s a feature similar to Apple's App Store where developers can upload applications and widgets.

  • Real Black Filter
  • MJC (Motion judder canceller)
  • Thin 3.5 cm design.
  • True 3D support
  • 2D to 3D conversion
  • Interactivity with Samsung [email protected] and Samsung Apps

    No words on what sizes we can expect for the 8000 series. FlatpanelsHD is guessing on 50, 58 and 63 inches. The 8000 plasma-TVs will ship later in 2010.

    Samsung 7000 Plasma-Tv

    The step down from 8000 is called 7000, but the 7000 series is certainly no less interesting. The 7000 series has a similar 3.5 centimeter profile as the 8000 and also supports 3D.

    Samsung 7000 plasma
    Samsung 7000 plasma

    The 3D reproduction requires active 3D shutter glasses. The 7000 series also converts 2D content to 3D. True 3D material is still preferable but also requires 3D Blu-ray players (for example the new Samsungs BD-C6900 or PS3) as well as 3D content, such as the Avatar movie.

    The 7000 TVs has a transparent frame around the bezel but Samsung has not included the very nice titanium finish. The stand allows the user to rotate the 3,5 cm deep screen.

    Samsung 7000 plasma
    Samsung 7000 plasma

    Samsung 7000 also supports [email protected] and Samsung Apps. Samsung mentions that the first free"Apps" will be released in spring 2010, with premium Apps (read: you have to pay) following summer 2010.

  • Thin 3.5 cm design
  • True 3D support
  • 2D to 3D conversion
  • Interactivity with Samsung [email protected] and Samsung Apps

    Samsung 7000 plasma
    Samsung 7000 plasma

    Still, no words on complete line-up details but Samsung do mention that the 58-inch 7000 model has received a CES 2010"Innovations Honoree”. We are also guessing that Samsung will release a 50-inch model.
    The 7000 series will be available from the second quarter of 2010.

    Samsung 6500 Plasma Tv

    Samsung has unveiled the 6500 series as well. This one completes the range of ultra-thin Samsung plasma-TVs. Like its bigger brothers in the 7000 and 8000 series, the 6500 series features a slim design of 3.5 cm.

    More CES 2010 news here.

    Designed to look like the 2009 models you probably know it by now but a new feature in the 6500 is [email protected]

    Samsung 6500 does not support 3D.

    Expect the 6500 series in the second quarter of 2010. Prices unknown.

    Samsung 5000 and 4000 Plasma Tv

    Finally, Samsung will release two inexpensive series called 5000 and 4000. We do not know much about the two series but what we do know is that the two inexpensive models does not feature the new thin panel nor support 3D.

    The 5000 and 4000 series will also be available in the second quarter of 2010. Expect a 42-inch version as well.

    More CES 2010 news here.

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