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March 31, 2009

Samsung announces 2009 HDTV, home theater pricing and availability

samsung-series-7-7000-led-hdtvs-right.jpgSamsung has announced official pricing and availability of its 2009 home theater and HDTV products today. So here goes:

Samsung 2009 LED HDTV's

6000 Series

32-inch: $1599.99
40-inch: $2299.99
46-inch: $2799.99
55-inch: $3599.99

The 32-inch model will launch in June, while all other 6000 series models should now be available.

7000 Series

40-inch: $2499.99
46-inch: $2999.99
55-inch: $3799.99

The 46- and 55-inch models should now be available, while the 40-inch model will arrive in April.

8000 Series

46-inch: $3299.99
55-inch: $3999.99

Both sets will be available in May.

Samsung 2009 Blu-ray Players

Samsung BD-P1600: $299.99, available now
Samsung BD-P3600: $399.99, available now
Samsung BD-P4600: $499.99, available in April

Samsung 2009 Blu-ray home theater systems

Samsung HT-BD1250: $549, available now
Samsung HT-BD7200: $799, available in June
Samsung HT-BD8200 with HT-WS1 sound bar: $799.99 + $349.99, available in July and April, respectively

Samsung has also added a new home theater to its spring 2009 line. The HT-AS730 sports 5.1 channels pumping out a total of 650 Watts. It can also be upgraded to 7.1 channels by separately purchased speakers. It supports full 1080p video and has onboard decoding for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio sound. Available next month, the Samsung HT-AS730 home theater will ship in April.

Furthermore, Samsung earth-friendly Series 6 650 and Series 7 750 LCD HDTV's are available today.

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March 27, 2009

2009 Samsung HDTV's priced

LED8000-L55.jpgPrices of Samsung's 2009 LCD and plasma HDTV lines have leaked ahead of an official announcement courtesy of the usually reliable HD Guru. The 3 Series sets, measuring between 19 and 32 inches are expected to price between $300 and $550. The 4 Series, ranging between 22 and 32 inches will price between $400 and $650, while the 32 to 52 inch 5 Series will range in price between $800 and $1800.

Things tend to get pricey from here with the 6 Series, measuring from 19 inches all the way up to 55 inches, priced between $350 and $3000. The top-of-the-line 6000, 7000 and 8000 families are even more expensive. The Samsung 6000 line will price at $1300 for the 32 inch model and increase to $3600 for the 55 inch model. With the 7000 line, you'll pay $2500 for the 40 inch model while the 55 inch set will set you back $3800. The 8000 family features a 46 inch LCD TV for $3300 and 55 inch set for $4000.

If you're looking for a plasma, the 42 and 50 inch Series 4 TV's will run between $800 and $1200, while the 50-, 58-, and 63 inch Series 5 models are tagged at $1800, $2700, and $3500. Wrapping up with the 58 inch Series 6 plasma, Samsung has priced that model at $2900.

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March 23, 2009

Sharp AQUOS A-series trio detailed for upcoming Japan release

sharpeco52.jpgSharp Japan has released details about the upcoming release of its AQUOS A-series LCD HDTVs. Composed of a trio of new models including the 40-inch LC-40AE6, 46-inch LC-46AE6 and the 52-inch LC-52AE6, all three sets include a number of features in common. Included is 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, 120 Hz refresh rate, 15000:1 contrast ratio, 450 cd/m2 brightness, 3 HDMI inputs, a pair of D4 ports, 3 composite inputs, and an S-video port. Also included into each set is a digital and terrestrial tuner, VGA and optical audio inputs, and a monitor output.

Sharp claims the eco-friendly HDTVs are remarkably energy efficient compared to previous models. The 52-inch model uses 175 kW/h annually, while the 40- and 46-inch models use 145 kW/h and 120 kW/h per year, respectively.

The smallest 40-inch model will ship in Japan on April 10 for the equivalent of $2070, while the 46- and 52-inch models will ship May 15 in Japan for $2690 and $4030.

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March 17, 2009

Bang & Olufsen announces 40-inch BeoVision 8 LCD TV

beovision8.jpgBang & Olufsen have rolled out a new 40-inch version of its BeoVision 8 LCD HDTV. The 1080p set has the traditionally elegant look known to B & O products with a black and silver cabinet finish, complemented by a down-facing bass speaker and two front units. Specs include a 100 Hz refresh rate, 3000:1 contrast ratio, 500cd/m2 brightness, a 6 millisecond response time, and a 246 Watt power consumption when running. While Bang & Olufsen haven't specified a precise price tag, the company says that it's "attractive". Whatever that mean.

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March 13, 2009

Toshiba Regza SV series gets launch date for the UK

2009regza(2).jpgToshiba has slated an August release for its Regza SV LCD HDTV series in the UK. Available in 46- and 55-inch screen sizes, the SV series includes an impressive list of features. Included is Toshiba's MetaBrain engine, Resolution+ technology, 10-but Active Vision M200HD picture processing, 2, 000, 000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, DLNA support, a variety of connections including 4 HDMI and plenty more. Toshiba hasn't made mention of prices yet.

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Stitch LCD TV brings Disney to the bedroom for a stiff price

stitch-tv.jpgRemember that annoying but fascinating Disney character dubbed Stitch of Lilo & Stitch movie fame? If you don't, your kids likely know exactly who Stitch is, making the new 20-inch Stitch TV perfect for your young one's bedroom. The kinda' baby-blue LCD TV has Stitch crawling up its backside and he even has a moving jaw with the TV controls inside. Its 20-inch display packs in 1680 x 1050 pixels, complemented by a single HDMI port and support for B-CAS Japanese digital TV. Oh right, the caveat. Looks like the Stitch TV will only be sold in Japan for a ridiculously expensive 100000 yen or roughly US$1015. Better off picking up the Blu-ray disc by the looks of it.

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March 10, 2009

32-inch SunbriteTV makes you pay to watch TV in the rain

SunBrite3230HD_web.jpgSunBriteTV has introduced the 3230HD 32-inch LCD TV, its latest addition to the all-weather outdoor LCD TV line it markets. The 3230HD uses an outdoor-rated ASA plastic resin to fortify its exterior to the elements, keeping its 720p display, 1500:1 contrast ratio, filter dual flow air control system, and various inputs and outputs dry and functioning. In terms of connections, the 3230HD includes 2 HDMI ports, a component video slot, VGA, S-video and composite slots, and both RF and IR compatibility. The package also includes a waterproof remote control and removable stand. And what will you pay for the airtight TV that will enable you to watch TV in the rain and snow? Try $2595, SunBrite's new entry-level price tag. Ouch.

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March 7, 2009

Sharp bows DH77 AQUOS LCD's

aquos-dh77.jpgSharp's latest AQUOS line, the DH77, will bring four new LCD HDTV'S to market sometime later this year. Sized 32-, 42-, 46-, and 52-inches, the DH77's will feature 1080p resolution, 100 Hz refresh rate, 50, 000:1 contrast ratio, 3 HDMI inputs and a USB port. Sounds pretty boring until you get to the eco-friendly features. Every model will include a remote control with a green eco-button that with one-click lowers the TV's energy consumption when in use. How exactly it works I'm unsure of. The DH77's will also include Optical Picture Control technology which automatically adjusts backlight brightness according to natural lighting in the room. Obviously this saves a fair amount of energy over time as well. Pricing and availability is a big unknown, but I'm sure we'll see the DH77 line hit shelves sometime this year.

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Samsung Bordeaux PAVV 650 LCD line is intimidating in name only

samsung-pavv-650-hdtv.jpgThere is something intimidating about Samsung's Bordeaux PAVV 650 line of LCD TV's. Could it be the name perhaps. Newly arrived in Korea, the PAVV line consists of 46- and 50-inch models that sport 1080p resolution, 120 Hz image refresh, a USB port, and four HDMI 1.3 slots complemented by DLNA support. While we're not sure about pricing or the likelihood these two high-end sounding models will end up anywhere outside of Korea, we'll assume the name correlates with expensive.

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March 4, 2009

Sony unveils W-series LCD TV's, pair of Blu-ray players, pair of home theater systems

Just after Sony's 2009 CES product debuts were pinned with some pricing information, the company has gone ahead and added a few more home theater gear to its line at a show in Las Vegas.

Sony_BDPS360(2).jpgFirst up is the BDP-S560 and BDP-S360 Blu-ray players, both capable of delivering 1080/60p and 24p True Cinema picture output, BD Live-enabled and capable of decoding newer audio codecs. The BDP-S560 adds in 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi so BD-Live content and firmware updates can be downloaded wirelessly. The DLNA-compatible device can also connect to other DLNA products for sharing digital photos and has a front USB port. The BDP-S560 should ship this summer for around $350. The BDP-S360 features all the features of the S560 with the exception of built-in Wi-Fi and will also ship this summer for roughly $300.

Sony_BDVE300.jpgNext up is a pair of home theater systems--the BDV-E500W and the BDV-E300. Both systems offer 5.1-channels, BD-Live Blu-ray, a Digital Media port for music playback, an iPod cradle, PC client, Bluetooth and an optional Network Walkman cradle. The BDV-E500W adds in S-AIR wireless audio capabilities while the BDV-E300 is S-AIR ready but modules are purchased separately. Both home theaters will ship in June for roughly $800 and $600, respectively.

sony_w_series.jpgFinally, the Bravia W-series LCD TV's includes the 40-inch KDL-40W5100, 46-inch KDL-46W5100 and 52-inch KDL-52W5100. All three models are DLNA compliant and have Ethernet connections for accessing Bravia internet content and internet widgets. No prices for the W-series are available yet, but expect the new models to ship this spring.

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