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Samsung Electronics Series 6 and 7 LCD HDTVs

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  • Product Name: Samsung Electronics Series 6 and 7 LCD HDTVs
  • Manufacturer: Samsung
  • Review Date: January 09, 2008 02:21
  • MSRP: $TBA
  • First Impression: Pretty Cool
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Executive Overview

Samsung Electronics released their Series 6 and 7 LCD HDTVs today at CES in Las Vegas. Samsung’s TOC (Touch of Color) design features a hint of amber color naturally blended into Samsung’s traditional piano black bezel frame.

Samsung has also incorporated sophisticated networking and easy connection capability in response to consumer interest. In particular, up-to-the-minute access to weather, news, sports and stock information is just a cable and a click away through the HDTV’s Ethernet port and new InfoLink RSS service. The Series 6 and 7 LCD HDTVs enable consumers to access a wide range of digital and multimedia devices such as MP3 players, camcorders, and PCs and have their contents displayed, managed and played through the HDTV.

Series 6 Full HD LCD TV
Samsung’s Series 6 marks the first appearance of TOC (Touch of Color) design in the 2008 LCD HDTV line-up. Inspired by designs from the automotive and fashion industries, Samsung’s new molding process eliminates the need for glue or screws to construct the television cabinets. The result is an LCD HDTV with a clean, smooth finish infused with a hint of a translucent color. On the wall or off, these sets give the impression it is floating, with soft lines that complement any home décor.

Samsung’s Super Patterned Vertical Alignment (SPVA) panel provides a 178-degree viewing angle from all four axes as well as overall picture improvements in LCD panel technology. Samsung’s Full HD (1080p) panel uses a new high-speed liquid crystal to cut response time to 4ms. The Series 6 takes advantage of Samsung’s Auto Motion Plus 120Hz motion blur reduction technology to dramatically reduce motion blur and judder making the set ideal for playing video games and watching action sports.

Additionally, the Series 6 features the latest version of Samsung’s breakthrough super clear panel technology, making colors appear more vibrant and blacks even deeper. With the addition of enhanced films, glare is reduced and off-angle viewing has been optimized. The total package gives gamers, sports fans and movie buffs superb viewing quality for the applications they demand and use most. 

Samsung has incorporated advanced HD connectivity and networking capabilities that expand the HDTV’s functionality. A wide variety of multimedia devices can be connected to the set through any one of the four Simplay compliant HDMI 1.3 inputs (including one on the side). Once connected, users can easily access device menus and manage and display content through the newly redesigned Wheel Key Remote control and the HDTV’s sophisticated content management interface. 

The Series 6 Full HD LCD TVs will be available in March of 2008 in the following sizes: 40-inches, 46-inches and 52-inches (Model numbers LN40A650T, LN46A650T, LN46A650T and LN52A650T).

Series 7 Full HD LCD TV
Building on the superior technologies and features found in the Series 6, the Series 7 takes networking and multimedia management to a whole new level. Consumers can easily enjoy MPEG and JPEG files stored on external devices by connecting through a side-mounted USB 2.0, turning their LCD into a full-scale home viewing gallery, or connect their MP3 players for a dynamic audio experience.

Additionally, the Series 7 features internal flash memory loaded with premium content to enjoy right out of the box, as well as an integrated woofer for an enhanced audio experience.

The 750 LCD HDTVs will be available in May of 2008 in the following sizes: 40-inches, 46-inches and 52-inches (Model numbers LN40A750T, LN46A750T and LN52A750T).

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., markets a broad range of award-winning, advanced digital consumer electronics and home appliance products, including HDTVs, home theater systems, MP3 players, refrigerators and laundry machines.  A recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design and technology, Samsung is the HDTV market leader in the U.S. and is the only manufacturer that produces all four major digital television technologies.  Please visit www.samsung.com for more information.

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Tony is our resident expert for lifestyle and wireless products including soundbars. He does most of the reviews for wireless and streaming loudspeakers and often compares soundbars in round ups and helps us cover the trade shows.

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Recent Forum Posts:

AVRat posts on January 20, 2008 14:20
I guess announcements on upgraded pre/pros was skimpy/non-existent since nothing was reported, eh?
The Chukker posts on January 16, 2008 00:28
Tom Andry, post: 358149
Scratch that - when I wrote that article, I was converting from Yen to $ and came to $1800. Turns out it will cost more like $2500 according to Sony.
Yikes. It would be interesting if someone used the average price points for LCD or Plasma tv's (from say 27“ to 60+”) and then applied that sliding scale model to OLED tv's to give a “rough” idea of what the larger panels would cost in comparison. I know this logic is inherently flawed but geez, $2500 for an 11" tv? pfffff.
Do you get the feeling these guys are just showing off for it's own sake?
Tom Andry posts on January 15, 2008 11:10
Scratch that - when I wrote that article, I was converting from Yen to $ and came to $1800. Turns out it will cost more like $2500 according to Sony. I'd love to see this tech mature but I have a feeling that no one is going to want to invest in it enough to get the infrastructure to the point were they can be produced cheaply. With the majority of the public rolling their eyes at me when I tell them that there is a difference between SD and HD, I can't believe that we're going to convince them that a high contrast ratio is reason enough to spend 5x on an OLED display.
Tom Andry posts on January 15, 2008 09:43
The Chukker, post: 357718
So what kind of price differential are we talking about here? Did Samsung actually have an MSRP for the 31" model? If mass production were to indeed start in 2010 of mid to large sized models, what price point is Samsung shooting for and what was the maximum size they were touting?

Sony just released their first 11" OLED at $1800
Toshiba isn't going to release any at all based on manufacturing costs
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Samsung didn't talk price (heck, they didn't have a price tag on a single item in their booth) but many times these tech showcases are just stuff they are exploring.
The Chukker posts on January 14, 2008 18:44
“there is ample evidence that OLED will never come down in price enough to be a serious contender against LCDs.”
So what kind of price differential are we talking about here? Did Samsung actually have an MSRP for the 31" model? If mass production were to indeed start in 2010 of mid to large sized models, what price point is Samsung shooting for and what was the maximum size they were touting?
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