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While the tech world holds its collective breath for Apple's rumored but widely expected connected HDTV to turn up next year, Samsung may beat Apple to the punch with a...
12-31-2012, 02:26 PM #1
Samsung May Beat Apple to the Punch on HDTV Glory Next Year
While the tech world holds its collective breath for Apple's rumored but widely expected connected HDTV to turn up next year, Samsung may beat Apple to the punch with a pretty snazzy new HDTV of its own.
Based on what we're hearing from connected sources on Monday, next week's kick-off to CES 2013 could bring with it the grand unveiling of a new Samsung HDTV that is "unprecedented." What does that mean exactly? Some have speculated that its sophisticated features and smart components may undercut the high hopes for Apple's HDTV. Others say its just going to be a massive screen unlike anything we've seen before.
Of course, we may just be hyping up little more than that which we already know. After all, last week, Samsung teased the "true innovation of TV design" which would come from a Samsung-branded television delivering "an unprecedented new TV shape and timeless gallery design."
The TV, we are told, may function in either "portrait" or "landscape" positions, which would definitely fit the bill for its description as being "unprecedented." Unfortunately, no other details are emerging for the time being. But from the looks of it, we will have all of our answers and more next week when CES gets underway.
12-31-2012, 02:30 PM #2
I hope it has rounded corners so the lawsuits can continue
12-31-2012, 02:48 PM #3
They'll release something and then when Apple releases their stuff Samsung will come out with a "Galaxy TV" which no matter what the OS is, it'll be skinned to look like the Apple counterpart.
12-31-2012, 03:04 PM #4
Well, frankly, if it is running a proprietary OS, then it doesn't matter if it can be in landscape or portrait, if it is reversible with a screen on both sides or even if it twists and turns or folds up like an origami crane, it will still be limited by whatever apps are merged into it. If it runs Android, well, then at least it will have expandability with 3rd party TV apps, but again, it would just be a TV with Android, which you can already get with the thousands of TV Box/Stick devices already on the market. And as Android was never designed for anything other than a touch interaction, it would be some cobbled together frankenstein. The point I am making is that I am no more excited for the Apple HDTV than I am anything that is going to come out of Samsung. The reason being? Samsung's motivation on this matter is not the consumer, but rather the need to compete with Apple and try to rush to market. What they fail to realize is being first means diddly squat, as Apple has proven to every other phone manufacturer since the inception of cell phones! What I would like to see from Samsung is something other than hardware. Thats right, they make good hardware, but the end user doesn't care about hardware more then they care about what is running that hardware, and Samsung is still riding the coat tails of Google's Android, so I honestly can not see Samsung doing much "innovating" that is really going to wow the public, at least on the interface, without coming up with something proprietary and very limiting. That is not to say I have any real hope for the Apple HDTV, which will probably fair better than anything from Samsung in the long run, but will itself fall short of any expectations the public may be drumming up.
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12-31-2012, 03:06 PM #5
Full computer integrated into the TV with upgradable computer parts in the back?
I would be interested in something like that.
12-31-2012, 03:10 PM #6
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12-31-2012, 03:50 PM #8
If Samsung could beat apple to "the punch" they would have. There is no "punch" Samsung has been in the business for to long for their to be a punch they can steal. The only "punch" is the consumers specifically waiting for the Apple TV not consumers who can be bought on different things
12-31-2012, 04:20 PM #9
12-31-2012, 04:26 PM #10
Whatever it is, I guarantee that it exists purely because of the circulating Apple rumors. The only way to "steal" an idea from Apple and get away with it is to compete with the rumored products and rush yours into the market first. We'll see.
12-31-2012, 04:46 PM #11
I have a Sony XBR Flatscreen that has Crackle, NetFlix, Amazon, Hulu +, YouTube, NHL, Aol, Snag Films, etc.
So what is the point of another TV that does this.
The only other thing I will say about this: Apple has never made a TV, Samsung has been making TV's for 40 years.
(and I am an Apple fan pointing this out.)
12-31-2012, 05:35 PM #12
who cares what OS is running on a television... I will be more excited to see a "retina" type resolution on any HDTV, something I know has been in the works for some time now but, I'm assuming the technology has been way to expensive to make anything ready for the end-user...
12-31-2012, 06:21 PM #13
He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
12-31-2012, 06:39 PM #14
Sorry but Samsung beat Apple to HDTV Glory back in 2000...
What is this nonsense? Acting as if Samsung are suddenly reacting to rumours about an Apple HDTV. This is a new realm of bizarre fanboy delusion.
12-31-2012, 08:10 PM #15
12-31-2012, 08:40 PM #16
I doubt these TVs are going to be anything like how they are now. So those arguing that Samsungs been doing it for years...that doesn't mean anything. Look at the history of apple. They weren't the first with the smartphone either...but iPhone changed the way every company makes phones.
12-31-2012, 09:01 PM #17
Hmm. Maybe it has 4K resolution and a touch screen. That would be kinda neat.
12-31-2012, 09:16 PM #18
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01-01-2013, 01:36 AM #20
Samsung already make TVs and have for many years. All this is Apple trying to steal the limelight and take all credit again for something someone else has already done for many years.
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