A Sight to CE
The virtually bezel-free frame "represents a revolution in design," Baxter told the crowd at Samsung's packed press conference. The thinner bezel adds an inch to the screen sizes without increasing the size of the sets, which will come in 51-, 59- and 61-inch sizes. The new 59-inch D6500 Plasma Series also sports a thinner bezel than past models. Pricing and ship dates have not been set.
Samsung's new products, including a notebook; smartphone; cameras; monitors; and Sliding PC 7 Series, a tablet with a sliding keyboard, all fall under this year's marketing theme, "Smarter Life." That theme includes three concepts—smart design, smart experiences and smart connections—that the company will try to incorporate into its new products and services.
For example, the high-end TVs feature One Foot connection technology (also found in Samsung's CY-SWR1100 wireless router) that automatically connects IP-based devices to the network when they come within one foot of the base unit. Another feature in most of Samsung's new TVs that are 40 inches and larger is the Smart Hub, a simple menu system designed to let consumers search for content online and across connected devices.