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01-08-2013, 12:04 PM #1
Samsung Raises The Bar for Apple with New Smart TVs
Apple may be yet to confirm its plans to produce a connected HDTV sometime this year or next, but the industry is already bracing for Apple's inevitable entry into this market. But thanks to the announcements coming out of the Consumer Electronics Shows in Las Vegas this week, Samsung has already begun setting the bar pretty high in the smart TV department.
Last night, Samsung showed off a 55-inch OLED TV with a most innovative display. The F9500 is the world’s first television to offer Samsung’s Multi-View feature, a unique feature that "allows the TV to become a truly personal experience." How so? For starters, the TV lets two viewers enjoy two different programs simultaneously in full HD. This feature is enabled by Samsung’s special 3D glasses, which come with personal built-in speakers.
But it's the smart components of the televisions that have most CES spectators buzzing today.
Each flagship Samsung Smart TV comes with a Smart Evolution slot at the back of the TV that allows consumers to easily update the hardware and software on their TVs so that they can stay up-to-date with the latest innovations.
Flagship 2013 Smart TVs will also be equipped with slots for future Smart Evolution kits.
“As the plethora of apps and content grow, consumers are faced with the overwhelming challenge of discovering quality content that appeals to their interests. They are looking for ways to experience converged content, and they want to do it easily,” said Kim Hyun-Suk, Executive Vice President and Head of Visual Display business at Samsung Electronics. “We have simplified the process with TVs that offer more intuitive features, endless connectivity and content options, and larger screen sizes with true-to-life picture quality. Consumers can now enjoy the ultimate lean back experience, which is richer and easier than ever before.”
If you're looking for a release date or pricing information, Samsung is yet to release both.
01-08-2013, 12:21 PM #2
Come on apple! What's the hold up? Release something already!!!
01-08-2013, 12:44 PM #3
That frame is ugly as hell.
This is what happens when Samsung can't copy Apple.
01-08-2013, 12:46 PM #4
This is somewhat old technology... Range Rover had something similar more then 2 years back in their built-in Sat-Nav without the need for any glasses as you can see in this URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YPEYOidkHw
01-08-2013, 12:54 PM #5
Sony did the two different screens using 3d not long ago for gaming with their 3d tv.
Neat concept for gaming but for normal tv not so much.
Side question: how is this really apple related. Apple hasn't even mentioned a tv and the amount of TVs being announced at CES could all be "raising the bar" but no need to really talk about them.
Last edited by Cer0; 01-08-2013 at 12:59 PM.
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01-08-2013, 01:24 PM #10
Kudos to them but I expected more but not a bad attempt at all. I had this idea that the TV would basically be a sheet of clear glass when off and something hologromatic in effect when on.
THAT is likely to make me spend money where I don't need to/can't afford to.
01-08-2013, 01:27 PM #11
Samsung Engine Hoist
[QUOTE=KraXik;6736045]That frame is ugly as hell. <<< You can use it for an engine hoist!
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01-08-2013, 01:56 PM #12
Smart TVs are pretty much useless. If I want to check the weather, news, email, or social-anything, I just use my phone / tablet.
01-08-2013, 02:10 PM #13
[QUOTE=thevmax;6736079][QUOTE=KraXik;6736045 That frame is ugly as hell. <<< You can use it for an engine hoist! [/QUOTE]
01-08-2013, 02:23 PM #14
Please get your stories right. The TV in your picture is actually an 85" TV, not 55". And they have one in 110" inches, so for TVs that size, I think a stand like that is appropriate.
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01-08-2013, 03:01 PM #17
Honestly, that didn't set the bar high at all. From what I gather about the itv, apple is working with cable companies to use with their TVs. Not to mention the Samsung update feature is stupid. Why not just make it wifi do you can stay up to date with a software upgrade? I can see notification banners on the iTV for all your social needs as well as a FaceTime camera to boot. Not impressed by this TV. Not much different than a regular TV.
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Unlike its competitors, Samsung’s version of the new hotness in TV uses a rather large stand, reminiscent of a school-yard swing-set. The stand isn’t just for show, however. Inside is the TV’s 120-watt audio system, as well as a camera used for the company’s gesture-control software.
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01-08-2013, 03:46 PM #20
Apple fans are really funny