Samsung brings Smart TVs to the UAE

By on April 7, 2011
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Samsung’s intelligent lineup of TVs now available across the region.

Press release:
Samsung Gulf Electronics, a market leader in consumer electronics, today held a widely anticipated consumer event, launching the 2011 Samsung SMART TV lineup that is set to redefine the home entertainment experience. The event which is taking place at the Fashion Avenue in Dubai Mall from April 6th to April 9th, gives consumers the chance to interact with the products and familiarize themselves with the immersive experience they offer.

Samsung Smart TVs line-up combines elegant design with a wide range of smart features that offers viewers the most out of their entertainment experience. Combining smart content and smart experience, Samsung SMART TVs offer an immersive viewing experience with its minimal aesthetics and 3D impact, as well as a new world of web-connected TV entertainment and allows users to easily search for movies, TV shows, browse the web, explore Samsung Apps, chat with friends and much more.

Smart Hub

Samsung’s “Smart Hub” is the interface to all Samsung’s Smart features, offering a simple menu system that is easy to connect, discover and enjoy a wide range of content. Users can also easily search for movies, shows and videos via online services and across connected devices, browse the Web from their TV and access a wide variety of applications from Samsung Apps, the world’s first HDTV-based apps store. The smart features that constitute the Smart Hub include:

Samsung Apps—the world’s first HDTV-based application store offering hundreds of apps globally that help people connect to their various passions—whether in sports, entertainment, information, games or social networking. Currently Samsung Apps boasts around 400 applications for Smart TV globally, of which approximately 300 are free, and is looking into increasing that number to 1000 by end of 2011.

AllShare— Samsung’s enhanced  DLNA feature called “All Share” offers a wireless network, which is convenient and easy to use, allowing users to share HD quality content such as pictures, videos and music among all Samsung and other DLNA compatible digital devices, including mobile phones, notebooks and digital cameras.

Search All— a smart feature unique to Samsung SMART TVs, makes it easy to access and search for desired content on the web and other DLNA connected devices, networked PC and mobile devices, and Internet and video-on-demand services.

Social TV—makes it easy to chat with friends and family in real-time while watching the same TV content, thanks to integration with social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Google Talk.

Web Browser—offers Samsung’s proprietary built in Web Browser that includes full flash video support, allowing you to surf the net right from your TV. For easy navigation, you can turn your Android or Apple OS device into a Cursor Control remote control or QWERTY keyboard by downloading the relevant mobile application.

Second TV— a Samsung proprietary feature that allows users to stream visual content between devices where viewers will be able to push Blu-ray, DVD and live TV from their screen to other Samsung devices such as tablets and Galaxy smart phones.

Immersive Experience

From a design perspective, Samsung’s new “ONE Design” 5 mm ultra-slim bezel on premium LED TV models impacts the viewing experience by liberating 3D pictures from the TV set.

In addition, Samsung has launched a Total 3D Solution, which takes consumers even deeper into the immersive 3D experience. Total 3D Solution includes a ground-breaking 3D Audio technology which simulates the height and depth of the audio track by distinguishing between foreground and background sounds to create an immersive experience. Complementing the stylish elements in any home, Samsung Total 3D also includes the world’s slimmest 3D Blu-ray player; the BD-D7500, that comprises smart features and epitomize Samsung’s 3S concept design philosophy—symmetric, slim and slot-in.

Adding to the experience, Total 3D Solution brings the company’s Silhouette -designed 3D active glasses which are now the world’s lightest 3D active glasses at merely 28 gm and greater comfort thanks to the new placement of printed circuits and batteries behind each ear. Samsung’s Total 3D Solution is further complemented by a stylish new wireless charger which charges up to four pairs of active 3D glasses through an elegant, glossy black cylinder.

Samsung’s new 3D glasses use Bluetooth instead of infrared signals to sync with the 3D TV, meaning the glasses do not need to have line-of-sight with the TV set.

“Samsung continues to blend technology and art to take TV design one step further and the Smart TVs range offer the most exciting home entertainment experiences we have ever created. We have developed smart new features and applications based on our “Smarter Life” concept and combined those with innovative design. Samsung’s Smart TVs offer the ultimate viewing experience and will redefine the way users experience home entertainment,” said Justin Shaw, General Manager of AV division, Samsung Gulf Electronics.

The Samsung Smart TV line-up includes a range of LED, LCD and PDP TVs in order to provide a minimalistic, more immersive viewing experience. The flagship D8000 LED Smart TV with 3D capabilities has a barely visible 5 mm brushed metal bezel, a fine line that slightly frames the rich content on the screen and enhances the TV’s light form factor. The D8000 Series continues the minimalist style of the award-winning C8000 Series and uses an improved Quad Stand to ensure ultimate harmony between the TV and its environment. The new series also has all the features of Samsung’s Social Hub that allow users to access all types of online content from one location thereby making it easier for viewers to engage their passions by accessing Web-delivered content on their TV screens.

Samsung’s SMART PDP TV range delivers the best viewing experience in 2D and 3D coupled with breath-taking picture quality, advanced connectivity options and superior audio-visual technologies. The range also offers Samsung’s breakthrough Plasma+1 design, which features a new narrow bezel that adds one inch of viewable screen size for a greater viewing area without increasing the outside dimensions of the set which is now available in 43”, 51”, 59” and 64”.

Samsung’s Smart TV line-up is now available in all major electronics stores across the UAE


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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