Beyond online entertainment, Samsung’s LED HDTVs can also connect to a variety of other devices and content with ease. Included USB ports make viewing videos and photos from a camcorder, playing music from a media player or accessing multimedia files from a portable drive simple.
Lighting the Way for Functional Design
Samsung’s new LED HDTVs offer not only a lifelike viewing experience and a portal to the latest entertainment, but break free from the conventional limits of integrating a television into a room’s décor. By using LEDs, Samsung has been able to shave all three series down to ultra-thin depths. At just over an inch thick, the sets remain trim without cutting back on connectivity options, nor foregoing an ATSC tuner.
To further complement the svelte design of the new LED HDTVs, Samsung created an ultra-slim wall-mount solution – reducing the gap between the TV and the wall to around 0.6 inches, down from the two inches of bulkier solutions. The ultra-thin LED HDTV depth coupled with the new wall-mount solution allows for a simple installation akin to hanging a picture frame.
In 2008, Samsung created its unique Touch of Color™ (ToC™) design, which uses dual-injection molding to coat a translucent, colored surface to achieve an attractive crystalline appearance. The latest evolution of Samsung’s ToC™ design begins with a deep piano black bezel that fades into distinct chrome that finishes as a clear prism along the outer edges (8000 Series) or light ruby (7000 and 6000 Series) highlights. The intensity of the color subtly changes depending upon the viewing angle, and further accentuates these TV’s slim bezels.
Lit by LEDs the Samsung 8000, 7000 and 6000 Series all meet the more stringent Energy Star® v3.0 guidelines by cutting power consumption to significantly new lows. LEDs are also mercury-free, which adds another degree of environmental friendliness and safety compared with other currently available backlight technologies. Energy consumption is reduced by 40%+ versus traditional LCD HDTVs of similar size. The LED HDTVs also include an optimized energy savings mode that adjusts the backlight and picture quality while continuing to produce smoother, more natural images.