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January 06, 2011

Samsung Makes a Splash CES with New Product Announcements

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) taking place this week in Las Vegas is the perfect platform for electronics makers everywhere to demonstrate their latest technology offerings and make their claims that their innovations are the next best thing to hit the market.

One company making a splash at the show is Samsung (News - Alert). According to this PC Mag report, the company has leveraged the opportunity of CES (News - Alert) to launch a full range of TVs, home theater components and accessories, as well as significant technology to hold all of these things together.

Samsung recently announced that it had sold one million 3DTVs in the U.S. In addition, the company has launched two new flagship 3DTVs, the D8000 and D6500. Both TVs offer a key feature of a smaller-bezel surrounding the screen. Samsung paired this feature down to just 0.2 inches. Both TVs are 3D-ready and with a smaller bezel, they can fit an inch more picture onto a same-size television.

The company also announced the arrival of the SSG-3700CR active 3D glasses. This pair of Bluetooth-connected glasses are said to look pretty good for 3D glasses and are extremely light and thin. Reviewers warn that the glasses are also likely to be expensive.

To continue on this concept, Samsung also introduced the world’s slimmest Blu-ray player. The BD-7500 is 1.1 inches deep, has Wi-Fi, DLNA and Samsung Apps built in, and also plays 3D content.

New Samsung software can also be found across these devices, part of the company’s The Smart Life slogan for CES 2011. The Search All solution is a universal search box that searches across a user’s TV and other DLNA-connected devices, mobile devices and the Web to find all relevant content and present it in one place.

Your Video will display video recommendations based on a user’s watching history, and the Web Browser brings what would be expected: a Web browser to all applicable devices. The Samsung Apps, now offering more than 300 applications for TV watchers, is also now available. All solutions are part of Samsung's Smart Hub and are designed to make it easier to connect to content and devices.

In typical Samsung form, the company did not share pricing or availability on any of its new products, but did promise they will be available in the first half of 2011.

Susan J. Campbell is a contributing editor for TMCnet and has also written for eastbiz.com. To read more of Susan’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jaclyn Allard

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