Samsung Shows New LED LCD TVs
Samsung also displayed and demonstrated the Tru2way DVR STB model SMT-H3090, a dual-tuner digital video recorder that will allow cable subscribers to watch and record two high-definition programs at the same time. The first iteration of this box, due out in Q4, said Rich Long, senior manager of the Digital STB Group, will be sold directly to Time Warner Cable and is at the integration testing stage with Comcast, with other cable companies expected to come on board thereafter. He added that a more fully featured piece may be introduced at a later date for retail sale.
Also exhibited was the LN40620A1, the world’s first integrated LCD Tru2way high-definition TV, featuring a built-in card slot. To be released for the holiday sales season in 40- and 32-inch 60Hz versions with pricing as yet undetermined, the sets are suitable for second- and third-TV locations through the home, said Long. No HDMI cable hookup is needed and all functions are controllable through a single included remote.