Judging from the specs, Samsung didn't do much to change this set. It still includes 240Hz processing and the company's glossy screen coating, which it calls "Ultra Clear." The main external difference is the addition of a slick quad-leg stand.
Update February 25, 2010: The UNC7000 series is now available for sale at select online retailers, making it the first of the new 3D compatible TVs. It is available in 40-inch ($1999), 46-inch ($$2599) and 55-inch ($3299) sizes. More info.
Samsung has endowed three LCD lines and one plasma line of its 2010 models with 3D compatibility, and the least expensive of the bunch is the UNC7000 series of LED-based LCDs. The company says the series, which should be among the first on the market to feature 3D-readiness, can work with optional 3D glasses to create the 3D effect. An … Read more
LAS VEGAS--Samsung's flashy CES 2010 Blu-ray news may be the BD-C6900 3D Blu-ray player and ultraslim BD-C7500, but the company also rolled out two mainstream models, the BD-C5500 and BD-C6500. Like most of Samsung's CES 2010 home theater announcements, details are scarce, but here's what we know so far.
Key features of the Samsung BD-C5500:Low power consumption (13 watts during playback; .1 watts in standby) Wi-Fi ready (requires USB dongle, sold separately) Supports Internet@TV/Samsung Apps, which will provide content from Netflix, Pandora, Vudu, Blockbuster, Picasa, and Twitter Meets Energy Star 4.0 guidelines No … Read more
Not content to wait for Apple to OK a TV-to-iPhone pairing, Samsung went ahead and developed its own multimedia-friendly touch screen that also happens to control its highest-end TV announced at CES this year, the UNC9000 series. The newfangled clicker has a color touch screen said to ease use of the TV's many features, and can even display broadcast TV content while a Blu-ray (for example) plays on the big screen. Integrated Wi-Fi and infrared enables the remote to command both the TV's interactive features--a QWERTY keyboard is a big help here--and other AV devices. It also allows you to browse content (video, music, photos) on connected computers and other DLNA devices in the home.
Aside from the remote, the UNC9000 distinguishes itself from less-expensive Samsung HDTVs by virtue of its amazing thinness. The company won't specify exactly how thin, but it's the thinnest TV we've seen announced at the show (LG showed a TV that's as thin as a quarter at its press conference, but that model was a concept piece without a model number or release date). It achieves its thin depth by virtue of placing all of the associated electronics, like the TV tuner and circuit boards, inside the pedestal stand. The stand can also be converted to a wall-mount bracket. … Read more
LAS VEGAS--Samsung's wisely been addressing improvements to the shooting experience through design. With the CL80 and TL240, for example, the bottom of the camera has a 7-degree tilt to it so that the camera angles up when placed on a flat surface. That little bit of an angle makes it much easier to get good self and group portraits.
Both models also have shutter buttons that are angled forward making it more comfortable and natural to hold and shoot.
Typical of Samsung's midrange and high-end point-and-shoots, these cameras are feature laden. Both cameras are 14 megapixels, have 7x … Read more
LAS VEGAS--Moving slightly upscale from its mainstream HD consumer camcorders, Samsung introduces a new flash-based S series characterized by larger 1/2.3-inch, 10-megapixel backside-illuminated sensors, and two of the new models incorporate Wi-Fi/DLNA connectivity for wirelessly uploading video and streaming directly to your TV, a potentially useful feature.
The S series is comprised of three models at as-yet unspecified prices. The lowest-end HMX-S10 has no built-in memory and lacks the wireless support; the HMX-S15 includes 32GB and the HMX-S16 has 64GB. (Samsung makes a big deal of saying it uses SSD, but flash by any other name will … Read more
If you need a flash-memory-based standard-def camcorder with a long lens and a small body, Samsung has you covered. The company announced refreshes of its F34 camcorder: the SMX-F40, SMX-F43, and SMX-F44.Specs include: 1/6-inch 680K CCD 720x480 resolution (60i) 52x optical zoom H.264 file format Time-lapse recording Auto scene recognition and face detection 1,600x1,200-resolution photos
The only differences are in storage capacities. The F40 is SDHC card only, while the F43 and F44 have 8GB and 16GB of internal flash memory, respectively, and take SDHC cards.
No prices, but I would expect them to be … Read more
LAS VEGAS--The highlight of Samsung's 2010 midrange HD camcorder announcement is the adoption of backside-illuminated CMOS sensors, one of the big trends in camcorders this year. The company bumps its H100 series up to H200 with four completely overhauled models at as-yet unspecified prices.
The members of the lineup, all of which have SDHC slots, differ only by internal memory capacity: HMX-H200 (none), HMX-203 (8GB), HMX-H204 (16GB), and HMX-H205 (32GB). (Samsung makes a big deal of saying it uses SSD, but flash by any other name will still record as sweet. In other words, it's meaningless to everyone … Read more
Blu-ray players tend to all have the same boxy shape and glossy black finish, but Samsung has shown some truly unique designs in the past, like last year's BD-P4600. Samsung announced another uniquely-shaped Blu-ray player at CES 2010, the BD-C7500, which comes in at just 1.1 inches thick and "wood" exterior finish.
Key features of the Samsung BD-C75001.1 inches thick "Nature-inspired" wood finish Wall-mountable Supports Internet@TV/Samsung Apps, which will provide content from Netflix, Pandora, Vudu, Blockbuster, Picasa, and Twitter Built-in Wi-Fi No release date or pricing announced
Internet@TV and … Read more
LAS VEGAS--As we predicted, 3D is coming to Blu-ray and Samsung has announced its first 3D Blu-ray player, the BD-C6900. Details on the player are scarce, but here's what Samsung has announced so far:
Key features of the Samsung BD-C6900:3D Blu-ray player Slim design with a transparent cover Supports Internet@TV/Samsung Apps, which will provide content from Netflix, Pandora, Vudu, Blockbuster, Picasa, and Twitter 15 second disc load; 15 second boot up Built-in Wi-Fi No release date or pricing announced
3D is obviously a big story at CES 2010 and the BD-C6900 will be part of … Read more