If you have a 3D TV and you’ve been waiting for Samsung’s fabled 3D streaming service to reach your area, the wait may be coming to an end very soon. The electronics giant has announced that their home country of Korea will now have access to 3D VOD, the 3D content service formed from a partnership with DreamWorks animation.
Details are hazy regarding exactly what content will be provided to viewers, but it appears that they will be showing off movie trailers, music vids, and child programming to kick things off. To sweeten the pot, loads of on-demand media will contain full feature films in due time. The UK and US markets will have to wait a little longer, but this is likely to give them a chance to work all the kinks out.
To access the streaming 3D channel, check out the 3D app on the Smart TV platform from Samsung. This is likely just the beginning as we already have been 2D on-demand services go through the roof. Adding the 3D streaming content just makes sense, and of course, Samsung would be the ones to bring it to us.
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Despite the fact that the products mentioned here are already on their way to electronics stores all over the world, Samsung has decided to finally clue us in to how much their new 2011 lines will be running. They are rolling out plasma and LCD HDTV’s that are featuring a new, slimmer look and a bezel stand. In addition to the physical appearance, the models will also use “Real Black” paneling for the plasma screens and a new LED lighting design. The price range is quite large, but with so many options, consumers will love the variance.
Samsung’s new line of Blu-ray players seem to continue to get smaller and more powerful, as the sleek design is definitely worth noting. With a load time of 3 seconds, there’s no doubt that they’ve upped the ante on all of their new Blu-ray machines. When looking at the new player line, there’s no doubt that Samsung paid quite a bit of attention to the aesthetic appeal. In addition to being powerful, they’ll look great in your entertainment center.
Consumers will love the fact that Samsung’s Smart TV and 3D capability will be standard on most of the new models being released. For detailed information regarding pricing and availability, see listings below.
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Gamers everywhere are salivating at the opportunity to get their hands on one of the new 3D HD monitors from Samsung. The Series 7 TA750 and Series 9 TA950 are both LED driven, and will make the perfect addition to any extreme desktop. The tech specs on these babies are pretty impressive. Showcasing the 3D HyperReal Engine, an incredible refresh rate, and an HD resolution of 1920 x 1080, you’ll be watching 3D vids like never before.
Because of Samsung’s Smart Hub, you won’t need a PC if you want to check out content. The connectivity is astounding as well, as both models have 2 HDMI ports and a HDTV tuner built right in. The design is elegant and futuristic with a symmetrical and asymmetrical design. Personally, I find the asymmetrical design to be the more appealing of the two, but it’s all personal preference in this regard.
Both models will be available in May, but if you want to grace yourself with one of these units, it’s going to cost you. Starting at $599.99, there’s no doubt that it’ll be worth the investment. The only question is do you have the funds to get it going? If you do, take a long look at these, as they’re likely going to be another 3D feather in the Samsung cap.
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Samsung’s 2011 LED LCD lines are combining the 3D visuals that so many are becoming accustomed to, and a bevy of compatibilities. Considering the UND6400 isn’t a bad route to take if you’re looking to upgrade your entertainment unit. The Smart TV suite brings the internet into your living room, and the nearly invisible bezel will give your TV the appearance of floating above your entertainment area. Sure, there are better bezel designs when you consider the UND7000, but we’re merely considering aesthetics here, so unless you have some cash that you’re willing to burn, there’s nothing wrong with sticking with the UND6400.
A solid picture pushes this model ahead of other edge-lit designs, and it’s obvious that Samsung made some advancement from similar models from 2010. Sure, it’s a bit pricey, but when you consider the cost of similar products, it’s all relative. Flagship models will often require you to drain the savings account, so keep this in mind before you pass out when checking out the design at your local electronics outlet.
Should you be in the market for a sleek, performance based LED LCD, the Samsung UND6400 should be near the top of your list. If 3D doesn’t appeal to you, save yourself a few bucks and take a look at the 6300. It’ll offer similar features and design without the 3D technology.
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When it comes to televisions, there’s definitely plenty of hot competition hitting the electronics market. Samsung has released their latest unit, the UND6400, and we’re going to let you know what to expect if you’re thinking about snagging this model for your home entertainment needs.
What we Liked
The style of the television itself is very appealing. When it comes to edge-lit LED LCDs, we often expect to lose something in terms of black levels, however, the deep blacks here aren’t bad at all. In fact, the color delivered and the strong video processing make this unit a fairly strong performer. The 3D quality shows marked improvement, and the Smart Hub host service delivers arguably the widest array of content that we’ve seen thus far. As if all of this wasn’t enough, they toss in a couple pairs of 3D glasses just to make sure you’re up and running.
What we Didn’t Like
When breaking down our dislikes, it all really boils down to a single issue: the price. Sure, we had problems with blue hues in the darker screen shots and the glossy screen reflecting the room back at us, but when it comes to the price, it’s a little bit high for our taste. Sure, you’ll pay for the improved technology, but this model seems a bit overpriced.
If you’re looking for a way to get into the 3D craze, there shouldn’t be much to deter you from the UND6400. The picture holds its own whether you’re watching 2D or 3D content, and when it comes to edge-lit LED LCDs, we can’t say that we’ve seen many that performed better.
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Samsung has been busy coming up with great displays one after the other.The first monitor it displayed was the Amoled Tab and along with a 10 inch galaxy tab. Now this korean company has come up with a AMOLED display in 3D.This is truly a great treat if this company is going to churn out these displays at such a great price!
Nothing makes fierce competitors hold hands and sing campfire songs like giving them a common enemy, and in this case, that enemy is passive 3D technology. We’ve long known that Sony, Samsung, and Panasonic are avid active 3D pushers, but now they’ve announced that they have a new standard when it comes to 3D specs. Through a deal with Xpand, three of the largest tech companies in the world are setting up the industry for complete active 3D adoption. Will it work? This should be interesting…
LG is actually the biggest competitor that Samsung has, so it’s not surprising to see them as part of this initiative. They’ve long been pushing the passive 3D technology as being “just as good” as the active renditions and cite that the active 3D glasses are much more expensive. What does this “Active 3D Coalition” mean to you? Basically, it means that the prices will likely stay the same but compatibility will become much more efficient. Essentially, you can drop by a friend’s house and use another’s platforms glasses, as the technology will start getting consistent.
We won’t start seeing a change in the market of 3D glasses until next year, but I’ll be stunned if there isn’t an answer from the passive 3D community. LG won’t let this shot go unreciprocated, so look for a retaliation and some more mud-slinging from our 3D giants. Honestly, this entire things has been a blast to watch, and while I do see some differences between active and passive 3D technology, the price tags definitely come into play!
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If you simply read the title of Samsung’s recent study regarding 3D visuals and eye-strain, you’d think that they’d suddenly ditch the concept altogether. However, if you read a little deeper, you learn that they are discussing things that everyone already knew, and are instead researching ways to avoid it. In fact, it doesn’t matter if it’s 2D or 3D video…in the end, if the video format is horrible, your eyes are going to hurt…wow, that’s a shocker.
For a while now, we’ve seen 3D creators assume a specific percentage in terms of producing 3D video and how to best get the effect without discomfort. Apparently, they’ve been underestimating this ratio, but now that we know, expect better, more comfortable visuals. So, if you noticed the headline, there’s no need to panic. Instead, just get ready for some massive improvements.
When considering the speed of news and how we get it these days, it’s no wonder that many were a bit confused when they saw that Samsung was “undermining” 3D technology. Well, that’s the kicker about getting your internet news…you actually have to get past the article title. If you did in this case, then you’re in the know…if you didn’t…well, you’re probably racing around the street in a panic wondering what you’re going to do with that new 3D television. Hey, I’ll take it…
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You have to be careful when getting statistics from a company website, but if what LG is claiming to be true actually is…then there’s a chance that Sony and Samsung will need to step things up to stay on par. Apparently, in a recent consumer study, the LG Cinema 3D won over 4 out of 5 consumers when placed side by side with the active renditions from the other two 3D TV giants.
Make no bones about it, the Cinema 3D units are incredible. With a bright picture and good 3D visuals, I’m not surprised that LG won when it was put to the test. However, if I said that I was sure that they’d win in such a landslide, I’d be lying. After all, Sony and Samsung make great products. But, again, LG has been stepping up to the plate lately with the Cinema 3D line, so this has been a long time coming.
Interested in seeing what all the fuss is about? The LG Cinema 3D TVs are bringing some of the best 3D technology available into your living room. Those that like the Samsung name or design won’t be disappointed with their choice, I’m sure. But, if this report is completely unbiased, we may be witnessing a changing of the guard. LG’s coming boys, and unless you step up, they might catch you…
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Every once in a while a unit hits the market with “buy me” written all over it. For your taste, it may be something different, but for me, it’s the Samsung UE40D7000. Why do I love thee? Well, it’s simple: the design is so sleek it looks like a floating 3D HD TV screen in your living room. I’m pro- floating cars, hence I’m pro- floating 3D TV screens.
The 3D delivery is strong, and the 2D picture is absolutely breathtaking. Further, we love that Samsung was sure to include the Bluetooth active 3D technology. I don’t mind the passive 3D, but there’s no denying that active 3D delivers a better visual. You’ll get a set of specs with your unit…but only one. That was the only bummer.
The conversion from 2D to 3D content was stellar, and while I can tend to be a tough critic, I was ready to quit my job and take the unit as severance. Lucky for me, my boss took a half day, leaving me with time to reconsider. In regards to conversion, I have yet to see a unit deliver 2D/3D conversion like this one. The D7000 has plenty of connectivity too, which being a tech guy, I absolutely loved. Streaming content from my laptop was a breeze, and the navigation onboard was easy to use.
Samsung’s online suite remains one of the better you’ll find on the market, so if you get a chance to demo one of these, be sure to take a look around. That was the final straw for me. All in all, this is a quality unit with a sleek design. The visuals were incredible regardless of whether it was 2D or 3D content. Conversions were great, connectivity is great. I’m great. Hopefully you’re great.
I’m feeling the love, so I’m going to wrap this thing up before I start calling kids I picked on in elementary school...
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