Samsung CES headlines


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Looks like Samsung has been VERY busy, they released some really nice products, but there are so many of them it's impossible to post all the related press releases, so I am going to post the headlines for now, but I will try to add more info as time allows.
  • Samsung Unveils World's Most Powerful All Digital 7.1 Channel A/v Receiver
  • Samsung Electronics Enters The Home Security Arena With Complete Do-It-Yourself Video Surveillance Lineup
  • Samsung Launches World's First And Largest 1080p DLPâ„¢ TVs For A New Era In Home Entertainment
  • Samsung DVD Recorders Set The Standard For Recording Ease
  • Samsung's New High-Def Conversion DVD Players Pack Serious Punch
  • Samsung's DVD/vhs Combo Line Now Includes The First Up-Conversion Player
  • Samsung's New Dynaflatâ„¢ HDTVs Raise The Digital Entertainment Bar
  • Samsung Has Everyone Listening With New Entry-Level Home Theater Systems
  • Samsung Brings Home Theater Audio To The Bedroom With New Micro Theater Systems
  • Samsung's Debuts Breakthrough DVD/receiver Home Theater Systems
  • Samsung Launches Largest LCD On The Market; Lights The Way For Next-Gen Displays With First-Ever LCD HDTV With An Led Back Light
  • Samsung Introduces The World's Largest Plasma Television
  • Samsung Offers Entertainment To Go With New Portable DVD Players
  • Samsung Says, "Slim Is In!" With Launch Of Award-Winning Slimfitâ„¢ TV
  • Samsung's New Micro Hdd Jukebox & Photo Album Lets You Slip Your Music And Photo Collections In Your Back Pocket
  • Samsung's New Portable Audio/photo File Player Puts The "Multi" In Multimedia And Multi-Format
  • Samsung's New 24-Inch HDTV-Ready LCD Computer Monitor With Built-In TV Tuner Is A Multitasker's Dream
edit: I posted some of the press releases in this thread, click last comment... to see them, if you want a press release I didn't post, let me know and I will add it.

Samsung’s DVD Leadership Continues with Three New
“Best of Both Worlds†Players That Pack The Latest Technology

Las Vegas, NV – Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a pioneer in the DVD/VHS Combo category, expands its award-winning line with three enhanced new combination players, including the first player in the line up to offer high-end up-conversion technology. The new DVD-V9500, DVD-V8500, and DVD-V5500 offer the best in DVD and VHS capability in a sleek, space-saving design that reduces home theater clutter. The DVD-V9500 is Samsung’s first combo player to feature up-conversion technology that lets HDTV owners get the most out of their DVD collections. Samsung’s full DVD player line will be on display during CES 2005 at the Samsung booth, #11024 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center from January 6th – 9th.

“Innovation has been a cornerstone of Samsung’s DVD category leadership and that commitment continues with our advanced new combo player line,†says Claude Frank, Samsung Electronics America’s Director for Digital Video Systems. “Samsung was the first to introduce an up-conversion DVD player last year for stunning cinema-like DVD quality in HDTV resolutions. Now with our new DVD-V9500, HDTV owners who have invested in extensive DVD and VHS collections can get the very best out of both worlds.â€

Samsung adds to its best-in-class Combo line with the value-driven DVD-V5500 and DVD-V8500 players. Besides offering superior 480P DVD playback both players integrate a four -head hi-fi VCR into the same player, ensuring uncomplicated hook-up and easy playback no matter the media type (except VCD). Both players sport sleek designs with front A/V input jacks. The DVD-V8500 also supports a 10-in-2 multi-card reader for digital photo viewing that accepts virtually every popular format of memory card, including SD, Compact Flash, Mini SD, XD, MMC, Smart Media, Memory Stick and Memory Stick Pro.

For HDTV owners seeking the same DVD/VHS versatility in a single package, Samsung ups the ante with its new DVD-V9500. The player combines DVD and VCR capabilities along with the company’s advanced hi-def conversion technology that up-converts a DVD’s native resolution (480p) to output high-definition formats (720p/768p/1080i). This allows HDTV owners to view their existing collections of DVDs and VHS tapes in high- resolution formats. An HDMI port facilitates connections between components Like the DVD-V8500, the DVD-V9500 supports a 10-in-2 multi-card reader. And, the DVD-V9500 includes a multi-TV remote control.

The DVD-V5500 will be available in February for an MSRP of $159. The DVD-V8500 will be available in May for an MSRP of $199. The DVD-V9500 will be available in June for an MSRP of $249.

Flagship HLR5688W Pedestal DLP TV Combines Samsung’s CinemaSmoothTM Generation 5 Optical Engine and the new 1080I Micro-Display for the Ultimate Home Theater Experience;
67†HLR6768W Offers 1080P on World’s Biggest DLP TV Screen

Las Vegas, NV — DTV visionary Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a global leader in the home cinema industry, introduces the 5th Generation of DLP TVs, led by the HLR5688W, the very first available 1080P DLP TV. Samsung also announces the groundbreaking 68-Series, featuring the largest DLP screen ever at 67â€. This year’s line of new DLP TVs once again demonstrates Samsung’s commitment to advancing DLP technology, while maintaining the perfect balance of price, performance and form factor. Samsung’s full lineup of DLP TVs will be on display during CES 2005 in the Samsung booth, #11024 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center from January 6th – 9th.

“Samsung has long been recognized as a digital television pioneer, and this next-generation of DLP TVs is our most ambitious yet. The 1920 x 1080 pixel progressive display gives our customers perfectly smooth, cinema film quality HD video and unprecedented image clarity,†said Steve Panosian, Director of Marketing for Samsung’s Visual Display Group. “The days of reduced picture quality on larger screens are ancient history. With top-of-the-line high-definition video conversion, Samsung’s 2005 DLP models turn any programming into a captivating, theater-quality experience.â€

World’s First 1080P DLP
The 56†HLR5688W pedestal DLP is the very first 1080P DLP TV to hit the market. The Cinema Smooth™ Optical Engine provides super-high (1920 x 1080) pixel density and progressive scanning for matchless video-image quality. The 5000:1 contrast ratio keeps colors lifelike and vibrant, while Samsung’s enhanced Digital Natural Image Engine (DNIe™) takes the signal from any kind of input and turns it into a stunning picture. The set is Digital Cable Ready (DCR) with a built-in CableCARDTM eliminating the need for a set-top box for digital cable program viewing.

The unique pedestal display showcases Samsung’s design ingenuity and ensures that the set “Fits Where Others Won’t.†The DLP TV utilizes Samsung’s AnyNet™ System Solution providing simple one-touch control for home theater equipment. Two High-Definition Multimedia Interfaces (HDMITM) ensure optimal signal transmission from DVD players and other digital devices. Cinema Film Mode, 3:2 pull down and a robust 30-watts of audio power complete the home theater experience. The 50†model, HLR5087W, incorporates the same features with a Cinema Smooth™ 720P engine and a single HDMI. Both models will be available in February 2005. The HLR5087W has a $3,699 MSRP. The HLR5688W has a $4,999 MSRP.

World’s Largest DLP TV at 67â€
Samsung’s top-of-the-line HLR6768W makes digital television history with a 67†screen, the largest ever in a DLP TV. But that’s just the tip of the innovation iceberg for the 68 series of Samsung DLPs. A unique floating screen design separates the screen and bezel from its base to create a stunning visual effect even when the set is off. The cutting-edge Cinema Smooth™ Generation 5 HD 1080P engine provides the highest available level of image precision and flicker-free playback in a DLP TV, and the 30 watts of audio provides ample sound for operating independently of a surround sound system.

The 68 series features the latest version of Samsung’s celebrated DNIe™ technology that combines a detail optimizer, motion optimizer, contrast enhancer and color optimizer to provide superior picture quality. The 68 series offers the ultimate in device connectivity with two HDM inputs, two component inputs, two composite video & one S-Video. Each model features an ATSC Tuner / NTSC Tuner, and the sets are Digital Cable Ready (DCR) with built-in CableCARDTM. Cinema Film Mode 3:2 pull down and the Samsung AnyNet™ System Solution complete the package for the ultimate in performance and convenience. The 67†HLR6768W will be available in June 2005 for an MSRP of $6,999. Additional models in the series include: the 56†HLR5668W will be available in June 2005 at $4,199 MSRP. The 56†HLR6168W will also be available in June 2005, for an MSRP of $4,499.

"Watching sporting events on the HLR6768W is almost better than being there," said Panosian. "The winning combination of best-in-class image resolution, DLP technology and a huge screen places Samsung’s customers right in the center of the game. Film aficionados will be blown away by the quality of their DVD playback – it is a truly cinematic experience.â€

Also on display at CES 2005 is Samsung's 67 Series of DLP televisions. The core series features an elegant, table-top casing incorporating Samsung’s striking new floating screen design. Ranging from 12†to 17†deep, and weighing from under 70 to 120 pounds, the 67 Series provides a slim, lightweight addition to any home décor. All of the sets feature an ATSC Tuner / NTSC Tuner, Digital Cable Ready (DCR) with built-in CableCARDTM, and Samsung’s convenient AnyNet™ System Solution. The Cinema Smooth™ 720P Engine, enhanced DNIe™ and 30 watts of audio power ensure that each model produces superior video and sound quality, bringing home theater to the next level.

All four models in the 67 Series will be available in April 2005. The 46†HLR4667W will be positioned at MSRP $2,699. The 50†HLR5067W will be positioned at MSRP $2,999. The 56†HLR5667W will be positioned at MSRP $3,499. The 61†HLR6167W will be positioned at MSRP $3,799.

Technology Leader Taps into Multi-Billion Dollar Worldwide Security Market with New Range of CCTV Solutions for Homes and Small Businesses

Las Vegas, NV – Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a worldwide leader in DVR, flat panel and LCD display technology steps firmly into the security space with an exciting array of easy-to-install video monitoring systems geared for homes and small businesses. The move represents a natural outgrowth of Samsung’s robust consumer electronics business, combining award-winning television, camera and recording technology with network capabilities to provide individual consumers with a variety of do-it-yourself CCTV/Video Monitoring options. Samsung’s entire family of home and small business Monitoring Packages will be on display, at CES 2005 in the Samsung booth, #11024 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center from January 6th – 9th.

Samsung is poised to take advantage of the exploding demand for cost-effective, easy-to-install security systems that can be purchased directly from retail electronics chains. The worldwide security market nets $127 billion yearly. Home and small business consumers are a rapidly expanding market segment, escalating the demand for do-it-yourself security solutions that cut out the expensive labor and monitoring costs inherent in professionally installed systems. Currently, 18% of US households have some form of security system with the number set to increase swiftly as solutions become more affordable and easy to install.
“The home monitoring market brings all of Samsung’s technology leadership and retail expertise into play,†said Frank Romeo, Director of the Digital Set-Top Box Group for Samsung Electronics America. “The demand for easy-to-install video monitoring systems is greater than ever and Samsung is going to blow the market wide open with exciting and affordable retail packages that will accelerate the market penetration of do-it-yourself video monitoring solutions. These new systems match our celebrated lines of LCDs, VCRs and DVDs with the best optical technology and network compatibility to provide reliable security at a price that is feasible for small businesses and families.â€

Samsung’s home and small business monitoring systems are versatile, offering security not only against break-ins and vandalism, but allowing busy parents to check up on the babysitter and employers to keep track of several satellite offices from a central location. Samsung offers the individual DIY System components in a wide range of customizable packages. Users can include networking capabilities that will allow them to view the camera output remotely via the Internet, and connect their system with existing home alarms. A variety of monitors, cameras and recording devices maintain a new level of safety and comfort, and advanced networking options can beam an image directly to a user’s wireless device if an alarm is ever triggered.

Most existing solutions provide only average quality black & white display. Samsung brings all of its TV technology expertise to bear in the DIY security arena with a range of superior resolution color display devices that offer a whole new world of image precision and accuracy. All of Samsung’s CCTV monitors offer 4 or 8 camera inputs. Users can choose either a versatile flat screen or a high-quality space-saving LCD monitor. Most models include dual-quad (or greater) display that shows output from multiple cameras on a single screen. Flat-screen monitors range from the 15†Switcher model, which provides sequential display from up to four cameras, to the top-of-the-line 21†DVR model with a built-in recorder, network compatibility and capability to view input from up to 8 cameras. 15†or 17†LCD monitors offer dual-quad display with up to 8 camera inputs, and network connectivity that allows users to view camera output in real time over a broadband connection.

Samsung has built a reputation for elegant design that provides a perfect balance between form and functionality. The Samsung cameras included in DIY Video Surveillance packages feature cutting-edge optical technology and blend seamlessly with any décor. The Standard Camera is weather resistant and features a ¼†Super HAD IT CCD sensor for accurate, hi-resolution images. A 3.8mm focal length allows it to observe a wide area, and it also includes a microphone and speaker for 2-way audio communication. The indoor Dome Camera also features a ¼†Super HAD IT CCD sensor and 3.8mm focal length, and can be easily affixed to the wall or ceiling using the supplied tap screws. The PIR (Passive Infrared) Camera provides 40’ x 56’ of indoor coverage, with a motion sensor that can trigger an alarm siren, emergency lighting, and auto-recording to a time-lapse VCR or DVR. The PIR is also pet immune up to 30lbs., so Rover won’t accidentally trigger the alarm. Users can buy a two-camera (2 Standard) or four-camera (2 Standard, 1 Dome and 1 PIR) package, with the option to add individual cameras of each type.

IP Camera

The web-based IP Camera combines Samsung’s expertise in both A/V and IT technology to provide a remote monitoring option that keeps homes and small businesses secure, even from off-site. No PC is required to connect the camera to the web; it can send images across the Internet with a simple LAN, Cable Modem or DSL Ethernet connection. Owners can view up to 25 images/second of high quality video at resolutions up to 640x480. The IP Camera can also record images to the hard drive of a remote PC by viewer S/W, and can be configured to send an image via e-mail directly to the owner, whenever motion is detected. Remote Pan and Tilt Control offer a wide viewing range (Pan: ±60°, Tilt:+10° ~ -40°), with 8 presets and an Autopan function ensuring maximum security for the entire area.

Samsung DVRs and VCRs are among the most trusted in the consumer electronics industry. DIY CCTV owners can enhance their package with a number of recording options that can connect directly to their system for hassle-free video capture. The Time-Lapse VCR option provides up to 1280 hours of recording with a jog shuttle for easy tracking, and alarm and audio recording functions. The 1 Channel DVR is a cost-effective VCR substitute that offers a removable HDD with 80GB of recording space. The DVR is easy to operate and allows simple memory stick data transfer of MJPEG video images to a user’s PC. The DVR Combo offers the best of both worlds, combining a VCR with HDD data backup. The DVR Combo responds instantly to an alarm trigger, automatically recording and storing images of the area.

Samsung’s full range of DIY CCTV Security Packages will be available in March 2005.

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., markets a broad range of award-winning, advanced digital consumer electronics, information systems and telecommunications products. The SEA organization oversees the North American operations of Samsung's Consumer Electronics Division, Information Technology Division, Samsung Telecommunications America, Samsung Electronics Canada and Samsung Electronics Mexico. Please visit for more information.

New AV-R3000 Gives Music and Movie Connoisseurs Wealth of Input and Output Options For Theater-Worthy Home Audio and Video Experience

Las Vegas, NV – Samsung Electronics America, a global leader in audio and video technology, enters the professional home theater market and sets a new standard with the groundbreaking AV-R3000 A/V Receiver. This specialized high-end component sports an impressive roster of industry feature-firsts including HDMI switching, 7-channel all-digital performance, and up-scaling using the Faroudja DCDi chip set. The AV-R3000 A/V Receiver will be on display during CES 2005 in the Samsung booth #11024 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center from January 6th – 9th.

“Samsung’s AV-R3000 takes its rightful place among the world’s elite home theater components,†said Bill Hadam, Senior Manager for Digital Audio at Samsung Electronics America. “We continue to build on our longstanding tradition of innovation, and it’s the customers who benefit from our quest for home theater audio and video perfection.“

The AV-R3000 makes history as the world’s most powerful 7-channel all digital receiver to have DVI and HDMI switching. Digital is truly the name of the game, with four HDMI inputs, two DVI inputs, one HDMI output and one DVI output maximizing the number of pure digital connections to accommodate all of today’s digital components. This allows the device to rise to the highest standard of home theater performance, delivering accurate, pristine sound and vivid, lifelike video from any source.

With the AV-R3000, music aficionados can immerse themselves in a flawless auditory experience. A best-in-class 250 watts/channel of output power over a 7-channel high power digital amplifier ensure that the receiver delivers dynamic, detailed audio at low to medium volumes, and truly mind-blowing sound at high volumes. The device is rated to 8ohms, with just 0.005% THD over the entire range of audible sound (20 Hz~20kHz).

In addition to sheer power, the top-of-the-line receiver also features comprehensive audio enhancements so movies and music fill the room with brilliant sound. Audiophiles will rave over the built-in room equalizer that measures the acoustic responses at the user’s listening position and compensates the Frequency Response, Delay Time and Gain for all channels for the ultimate performance. A high quality Sound Field Effect Processor gives listeners a sense of “being there,†and PURE DIRECT Mode delivers crystal clear audio quality on every channel. The Multi-Zone Function lets users select different audio/video sources for multimedia entertainment in up to three different rooms (ZONE2 and ZONE3) simultaneously. And 192kHz/24bit Analog-to-Digital and 192kHz/24bit Digital-to-Analog converters ensure optimal sound from any source.

Videophiles will rejoice over the AV-R3000’s smooth picture delivery, luxuriating in crisp lines and lush colors from every input source. The receiver is fully HDTV compatible, providing superior image precision at all hi-definition resolutions (480p, 720p, 1080i). The A/V Receiver upgrades any video signal to the highest possible video output, with video signal UP-scaling and Faroudja DCDi for progressive video.

The device offers a superb array of expandable features to ensure compatibility with future generations of home theater components, such as an 8-channel external input & output, RS-232C, and a DC trigger out equipped with 2 systems of 12V trigger out connections. Convenient operation is assured with Samsung’s AnyNet™ system, which provides easy control of compatible equipment with a remote GUI interface. An IEEE 1394 interface provides advanced connectivity, enabling direct digital transfer for DVD-A & SACD signals.
The AV-R3000 also includes all of the standard audio decoder features (DTS Neo:6, DTS-ES Matrix 6.1, DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, DTS 96/24) and is equipped with Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX and a Dolby Pro Logic IIx Decoders. The receiver also features Dolby Virtual Speaker, Dolby Headphone and an HDCD/WMA Pro Decoder.

The AV-R3000 Digital Receiver will be available in May 2005 with an MSRP of $4,999.