The Samsung 3D Smart TV Series is getting another family member with the announcement of the 32” D6350. While the screen is much smaller than the 40” brethren, the D6350 offers a great entry level model for those that are hesitant to shell out the bucks for a larger television. Further, it gives those with limited space a 3D Smart TV that they can consider. Not a bad move on Samsung’s part when you consider that because they’re the lead dog, they don’t want to exclude anyone who may become a loyal customer.
The features are the same on the D6350 as you’ll find on the larger flagship models, so there won’t be any sacrifice with compatibility or picture quality. A Crystal Black Panel, 3D Hyper-Real Engine, Full HD picture, and the Smart-real motion to significantly reduce cross-talk proves that the size of the box doesn’t mean anything. Flicker, the technology designed to reduce dizziness from watching 3D, is utilized as well.
There’s a 2D/3D conversion onboard to offer up content until you’re over 3D (yeah, right), so you’ll be able to watch just about anything you want with 3D visuals. Internet connectivity will allow you to stream content, network your technology, or just show off to your friends. Priced at $1,202, the D6350 is being released in Korea, and we’re hoping that we’ll get an American release date soon.
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Mitsubishi is looking to capture some of the 3D Blu-ray market with an impressive player line. Slated for a May 31st release, the DVR-BZ250, 350, and 450 all offer VOD, BDXL and AVCREC support, though that may not be the most intriguing part: enter the dual-face remote. We’ve seen this concept before with Samsung, but it seems that Mitsubishi liked the idea enough to make it an important cog in their new player design.
The double-sided remote control gives users the ability to control the player with one side and the television with the other. Is it necessary? Mmm…we’re still arguing that one, as you’d figure with so much technology it could be a little less of a “brick”. But, all in all, let’s not judge a book by its cover, here.
When it comes to digital storage space, there’s no doubt that these guys have it where it counts. Depending on the model, expect anywhere from 500 GB to 2 TB, and with that kind of space, you can keep an entire collection rolling. Again, slated for a May 31st release, look for the new Mitsubishi models if you’re considering an upgrade in the player department. When we get our hands on one, we’ll give you an in depth look, so keep your eyes peeled.
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Sweeting the pot for movie-lovers seems to be the goal of Samsung, and while they’re at it, it seems that they may be ensuring that active 3D technology remains the industry standard. Those interested in what all the hype is about can get a great package. You’ll get two sets of battery-powered Samsung 3D specs, all of the Shrek movies re-mastered in 3D, and vouchers to get your mitts on Shrek Forever After and Megamind, both on Blu-ray 3D.
With all of the battles raging on regarding active and passive 3D technology, Samsung seems to be recruiting new fans by offering them a great package at a reasonable price. Samsung has long been known for quality 3D experiences, so there’s no better way to prove your clout than by bringing new consumers into the fold.
Few movies are better in 3D than digitally animated flicks, so you’ll likely get hours of entertainment from this package. Priced at $349.99, it seems a bit steep at first, but the inclusion of the battery-powered 3D glasses and popular titles puts it in a very reasonable realm. Interested in 3D? Give the Megamind 3D package from Samsung a look. You may never go back to 2D movies…
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There’s little doubt that Samsung’s new UND6400 will become a hot item when it comes to LCD 3D units, but there are a few drawbacks when considering the new design. Let’s consider what’s incredible about it, first. We absolutely love the unit’s design as the sleek appearance and nearly unnoticeable bezel makes the UND6400 one of the best looking units available. Those that don’t dig on the 3D movement can save a few bucks by looking into the UND6300. But, that’s neither here nor there for our purposes…
We aren’t thrilled about the price, however, as despite being a great option, it seems a bit overpriced in terms of similar units. As many will notice when the full line comes out, it seems that Samsung is banking on the fact that consumers are looking for sleek designs to fuel their purchases. Performance-wise, the UND6400 holds up, so there’s little issue there, but the non-existent framing border and stand should lure quite a few over despite the price tag.
Picture qualities aren’t bad at all when using 2D and 3D content, so there’s little concern there, and when it comes to edge-lit LED LCD units, you probably won’t find better on the market. If you’re looking to upgrade, this could be a good unit, though if you’re wanting to get the flagship unit, get ready to forgo that bathroom remodel or that return trip to grad school. It’s going to set you back for a bit, that’s for sure…
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CES garnered some sneak peeks at many Samsung products, but their product showcase in New York City gave everyone a bit more of an in-depth look at the QWERTY flip remote. For use with Samsung’s Smart TVs, the remote comes with the D7000 and D8000 HDTVs, and can be picked up as an addition that’ll work with any Samsung model from the D6300 line and above.
The remote itself isn’t aesthetically appealing, but there are some high points. The D-pad’s center can become a touch sensitive control, which is nice. And though we’ve seen devices like this before, knowing it’s bundled into certain television models, it’ll be a nice freebie for consumers.
In addition to the remote, Samsung is really going all-in with their new, lighter 3D glasses design, and are bundling a “3D Starter Kit” that’ll include Megamind and the Shrek Series in Blu-ray 3D. In addition to the media you’ll receive, 2 pairs of 3D glasses (the new design) and prescription-ready models if necessary. The bundling of a 3D starter package should help to introduce many that have yet to experience the home 3D technology. Samsung is obviously trying to woo people from the LG passive design, and this idea may help them do so.
HBO GO, one of 2 new applications, is debuting as well, so there’s quite a bit going for Samsung this week in New York City. Stay tuned, as we’ll get you more details as they are released.
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When Samsung showed off their new, smaller 3D TV units, they neglected to tell us a price. That’s usually a good idea when the initial prices come flying out at $750-800 bucks a pop. Well, that’s the currency converted price tag, at least, as they’ve only announced what the units will sell for in Korea.
Seeming designed for gamers and desktop arrangements, the 27TA950 and the 27TA750 offer a great 3D experience despite being much smaller than standard televisions. The specs are impressive as they both showcase a 1000:1 contrast ratio, 1080p resolution, and a 2ms response time. With all of the inputs on the units, there’s no doubt that these are designed to operate as a multimedia interface.
Though prices are expected to change when the units go onto the international market, the initial Korean prices seem to be pretty high. There’s a good chance that if this doesn’t change, an economy model will be in order if they plan on pushing any noticeable number of units. Would I love one? Of course. Am I paying for one? Not at this rate…
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The highly publicized battle between LG and Samsung regarding passive and active 3D technology isn’t slowing the technology giant down. Samsung has submitted the design specifications of their latest glasses release to the FCC. The SSG-3700CR 3D glasses are said to be the lightest on the market coming in at less than one ounce. This should facilitate comfort, provided that the quality doesn’t suffer.
An intriguing feature of these specs is that they utilize Bluetooth connections to receive and process the information from your entertainment components. This should limit any outside interference, and provide Samsun with an interesting playing chip in the ongoing 3D technology wars.
The recommended sticker price hasn’t been released, though that information should be forthcoming. The launch date is scheduled for the end of April, so consumers won’t need to long for these 3D glasses for long. The question still remains: what impact will this have on the active/passive battles that continue to rage?
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LG’s new passive 3D technology piques the curiosity of Sony. Rumors circulate that Sony is looking to purchase and implement the format for their own units
LG is coming into the new 3D generation with guns blazing. LG Display has created passive 3D technology and rumors are circulating that Sony is interested in utilizing the technology. This is great news for LG, Sony, and consumers as the likely product will be incredible, state of the art 3D televisions that will stir the market into frenzy. The concept, known as FPR 3D was debuted at 2011’s CES conference, and current market leader, Samsung is definitely noticing.
Samsung has been dominating the 3D television market, and fired some shots of their own when questioned about LG’s new passive technology. Citing that it is early 20th century concepts, the corporation brushed aside LG’s attempt at 3D advancement in a statement from the president: “FPR would give some advantages in cost but that’s all. [It] can’t realize Full HD images as it has technological drawbacks, limiting its use to small-sized mobile gadgets.”
These are very strong words, and it seems that this technology battle is just heating up. There have yet to be any confirmations that Sony will actually implement the technology, but if they do, it’s a safe bet that Samsung will have a response. The 3D television market is highly competitive, but as with all things, consumers will ultimately benefit. I say “Duke it out guys!” Give us the technology we want at a reasonable price, and sort out all of your differences behind closed doors. Or, heck, it’s actually pretty entertaining…I retract the last statement. Duke it out in public! It’s so much more fun that way!
At CES -2011 in Las Vegas, Samsung has announced 3 new blu ray drives that will be out in the market by the end of June. All their new models will support 3D technology; will have 1080p playback and Wi-Fi inbuilt. Their entry level model BD-D6500 may not have any fancy features like full HD1080p, up scaling or conversion of 2D to 3D which will be present in the other two models BD-D6700 and BD-D7000. All these Samsung models will have Smart Hub and will have Smart blu ray support. Their models BD-D6500 and BD-D6700 will allow you to use iPhone or your Android phone as a remote control with an app. The drive will arrive in the market by the mid 2011.
Samsung has done it again. These Korean consumer Electronic Giants who is into almost every electronic product has published few teaser images of their new 9 Series LED backlit 3DTV. It has new panel features, new bright asymmetric design and metallic construction accented with the touch of colors. The stand of the new model will be at the extreme right and not at the centre like the other models.
They have not yet declared anything about the model but there will always be some mysteries like this in the market and they cannot hide it from us for a long time especially in this season.