Samsung Shows New LED LCD TVs
Samsung demonstrated at its Holidays in July product show this week a new two-model flagship LED LCD TV series. As Samsung’s second-generation with LED backlighting and local dimming, the product now uses 120Hz technology and also effectively doubles its predecessors’ dynamic contrast ratio.
The Series 9, slated to ship in August and sell through limited distribution including PRO Group members, Magnolia AV and other select A/V specialists, according to Samsung’s Dave Das, senior manager for visual display product marketing, will come in 46- and 55-inch sizes at $3,199 and $4,199, respectively. Added to the sets’ features roster is a highly marketable 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio specification. Their 120Hz technology is enhanced by black-bar scrolling, and the sets can now achieve a four-millisecond panel response time, he said.
The models also carry another incarnation of Samsung’s cosmetically distinctive Touch of Color; their bezels are tinged with a charcoal grey that serves to differentiate them on the sales floor from nearby competitors. InfoLink and WiseLink Pro technologies enable digital content management directly through the sets.