Samsung 2013 home entertainment lineup includes new Smart features, larger screen sizes with high picture quality and elegant designs.
New features found in Samsung's new TV lineup include a new Smart Hub, S-Recommendation with Voice Interaction, and enhanced content connectivity.
Samsung's new S-Recommendation technology enables the discovery of personalized content based on previous viewings and user ratings. Available on Samsung 2013 Smart TVs, home theater and Blu-ray players, S-Recommendation checks preferred content across various services including broadcast TV, streaming video on demand content, applications, social content and locally-stored content from personal devices to ensure there is always something to watch.
Samsung Smart Hub has also been redesigned to simplify the process of discovery for users. Apps and content are arranged into five dynamic panels with an easy-to-navigate interface and dynamic thumbnails for instant previews.
'On TV' shows the channel that is currently playing as well as the most relevant, personalized suggestions that may be airing shortly based on consumer viewing habits.
'Movies & TV Shows' is an easy view of movies and TV services and over-the-top content are available from various content providers. Content is recommended based on the consumer?s viewing habit.
'Photos, Videos & Music' allows consumers to organize personal content and files on Samsung Smart TVs and other linked devices.
'Social' highlights user created content from friends and family, popular videos from Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and video call services.
'Apps' organize downloaded Samsung Apps and recommendations for easy access.
In 2012, Samsung launched the industry's first TVs with voice and gesture controls. This year, Samsung is giving users a more intuitive way to navigate and control the Smart TVs.
Samsung's advanced Smart Interaction utilizes powerful algorithms to ensure even more accurate facial recognition, voice and motion controls. With enhanced Voice Interaction, users can use everyday language ?to command the TV. Viewers can also ask their TV to search for content currently available by actor, title or genre and it will provide recommendations.
Gesture Control now recognizes more natural movements, with two-handed gestures and better viewing environment flexibility. Viewers can pinch to zoom, or use a swipe motion to easily navigate between Smart Hub panels.
Samsung's Smart View also allows userss to move their content between devices in real-time; AllShare connects the TV to compatible mobile devices and home appliances wirelessly and creates a smart center for media and whole-home automation. Users also gain the ability to mirror their TV content on compatible Samsung GALAXY tablets and phones.
Finally, owners of flagship Samsung 2012 TVs will be able to update their TVs with the latest Smart TV features simply by slotting in the 'Evolution Kit' without having to buy a new TV.
Enough said about the features, let's move on to the new TV models.
Without any doubt, the highlight at Samsung's booth at this year's CES is the new Samsung S9 UHD TV, which represents the future in home entertainment. The S9 comes complete with Samsung's proprietary up-scaling engine, which can up-convert HD or Full-HD to UHD-level picture quality by restoring detail information
With Samsung's Precision Black Pro technology, the S9 delivers deep, real blacks as well as pure whites. Combining this extremely high contrast ratio and Ultimate Dimming control functionality - which utilizes hundreds blocks of LEDs and precise BLU control - allows for sharp resolutions.
In addition to picture quality, the S9 combines a powerful sound system with a fast quad-core processor. The S9 comes with 3 way 2.2 channels of 120 watt sound for an audio experience six times better than a typical TV.
The Timeless Gallery design of the S9 raises the standards of luxury television design. The TV appears to be floating within its frame and showcases the juxtaposition of a minimalist concept with such a large display.
Samsung's OLED TV - the F9500 - provides self-emitting red, green and blue sub-pixels, eliminating the need for backlighting. The F9500 is the first television to offer Samsung's Multi-View feature, a feature that allows two people the ability to watch completely different Full-HD content simultaneously on the same screen with corresponding audio and controls simultaneously. This feature is enabled by Samsung's special 3D glasses which come with personal speakers built in.
Samsung is also offering the F8000 series of LED Smart TVs. With Samsung's proprietary Micro Dimming Ultimate technology, the TV line brings greater contrast, deeper black levels and maximum brightness of 3D images. The F8000 is powered by a quad core processor and it will be available this year in 46", 55", 60", 65" and 75" class screen sizes.
The Samsung F7500 series features a slim bezel along with Samsung's picture quality technologies - Micro Dimming Pro Technology - to deliver sharper contrast, deeper blacks and crystal clear detail enhancements. The F7500 includes the same quad-core processor offered in the F8000, enabling Smart Interaction and other advanced features. The F7500 is available in 46", 55" and 60" class screen sizes.
Samsung is also offering a new plasma TV lineup for this year. The Samsung F8500 promises to offer the ultimate in picture quality with the deepest blacks and the brightest picture available. In fact, the F8500 delivers the same brightness levels and eight times the black expression of regular LED TVs, thanks to new luminance enhancements and Samsung?s proprietary Deep Black Algorithm and Real Black Pro II for improved black expression. The F8500 is also one of the first televisions with native support for HEVC-encoded content.
The F8500 will be available in 51", 60" and 64" class screen sizes.