Samsung is fielding 15 plasma models in 2011, and eight are pegged “ultra slim,” at 1.5 inches deep. The new Plasma + 1 design’s slimmer bezel adds an extra inch of viewable screen, effectively making a 50-inch set a 51-inch set, said Revie.
Other features peppered throughout the TV lines include: a function that recommends shows based on viewing habits; the addition of a full web browser on select 2011 models; and a QWERTY keyboard on the reverse side of remotes that when it is facing upward becomes active while the regular key array is simultaneously deactivated.
Samsung also announced that the expansion of its partnership with DreamWorks Animation would result in the inclusion of the 3D Blu-ray title Megamind in the latest 3D Starter Kit. Also in the Kit will be the complete Shrek collection and two pairs of 3D glasses.