Australia gets to see Samsung’s range of LED TVs
Having showcased their new LED TVs at CES in January, Samsung has launched the Series 6, 7 and 8 range in Australia.
All televisions in the range utilise white LED edge-lighting behind an LCD panel, which is said to provide good picture quality and contrast levels.
According to Samsung, the LEDs generate pure white light out of the minuscule semi-conductors at the edges of the television, reflecting off of millions of tiny mirrors through the panel. The light is converted to billions of colours by the LCD panel, resulting to high contrast ratio levels and good picture quality.
Because the lights are placed at the edge as opposed to back lights, Samsung was also able to create a slimmer and lighter Full HD TV. The reduced weight (due to the absence of bulky components such as CCFL lighting) has led to Samsung creating a wall mounting system that allows consumers to hang the television on the wall like a picture frame.
LED lights are also more energy efficient than traditional back-lighting technology, allowing TVs to run at up to 40 percent less power consumption for a typical LCD TV of a similar size. Some members of the new Samsung LED TV range have tested at government standard energy ratings of 6 stars (a typical Plasma TV may run at 2 stars and LCD at 4 stars). That means lower electricity bills and less power consumption.
The new series also builds on new interactive TV functions that were first introduced in Samsung’s LCD range in late 2008. With Samsung’s Medi@2.0 interactive TV features, consumers will be able to access YouTube, NineMSN and other “widget” TV features from the Internet, stream content wirelessly from your PC via DLNA, enjoy stored contents on the TV itself or from any USB-enabled device, such as memory sticks, MP3 players or external hard drives.
Specifications include a contrast ratio of 3,000,000:1, 200Hz MotionPlus technology, slim design (only over 2.5cm thick), crystal design, Media@2.0 (for Series 8 and 7), Internet@TV (easy to access to YouTube and widgets), DLNA Wireless, built-in Flash content, and USB 2.0 ports.