Samsung Electronics has launched new Smart TVs at CES in Las Vegas that allow users to enjoy a seamless, integrated and immersive entertainment experience.
With increasing consumer demand for larger screen sizes, Samsung will also expand the number of models available in 60 inches and above, in addition to the world’s largest commercial UHD TV at 110 inches.
Highlights of the 2013 line-up include:
* Samsung Smart Hub – five intuitive panels help consumers manage and navigate different types of content, which are displayed as thumbnail images for the first time so it’s even easier to select and watch the content on the big screen. With a light hand gesture (flipping), users can discover five totally different experiences in Smart Hub, as if they had five new TV sets.
* S-recommendation -quickly and easily search for TV programs, premium video-on-demand, apps, social content and locally-stored content on personal devices. The special recommendation engine also offers customised content recommendations for the most personal TV experience ever.
* Advanced Smart interaction – use everyday language and casual gestures to find content or command and control the TV.
* Content and device convergence with multi-screen features – Samsung’s Smart View allows consumers to move their content seamlessly between devices in realtime; AllShare connects the TV to compatible mobile devices and home appliances wirelessly and creates a smart centre for media and whole-home automation.
Users also gain the ability to mirror their TV content on compatible Samsung GALAXY tablets and phones.
* Evolution kit – owners of flagship Samsung 2012 TVs will be able to update their TVs with the latest Smart TV features simply by slotting in this Evolution Kit without having to buy a new TV.
“As the plethora of apps and content grow, consumers are faced with the overwhelming challenge of discovering quality content that appeals to their interests. They are looking for ways to experience converged content, and they want to do it easily,” says Kim Hyun-Suk, executive VP and head of visual display business at Samsung Electronics.
“We have simplified the process with TVs that offer more intuitive features, endless connectivity and content options, and larger screen sizes with true-to-life picture quality. Consumers can now enjoy the ultimate lean back experience, which is richer and easier than ever before.”