Samsung is really outdoing themselves this year at CES 2011, as they’ve announced the launch of 16 new plasma TV models. This range of TVs will be much slimmer than the previous ones. They will also incorporate Samsung’s Plasma+1 design, which features a new narrow bezel design that adds an extra inch of viewable screen size over last year’s products for a greater viewing area without increasing the outside dimensions of the set. Two TV ranges have been announced; the Plasma D8000 Series, and the Plasma D6500 Series.
These TVs also offer better connected entertainment options, as they will include more apps and connected devices. Select models will offer Samsung’s new Smart Hub, which includes:
- Search All, which makes it easier to search for desired content on your TV and other DLNA-certified connected media storage devices, networked PC and mobile devices, and Internet and video-on-demand services.
- Your Video, which delivers recommendations based on a user’s viewing history.
- Web Browser, which offers full web browsing right from your TV.
- Samsung Apps, the world’s first HDTV-based application store, which offers a range of paid and free apps that help people connect to their various passions – whether in sports, entertainment, information, games or social networking.
“Samsung continues to deliver against its promise to create products that evolve with the needs and desires of our customers. We expect 3D and smart TV features to become mainstream as people realize the benefits,” said Sangchul Lee, Senior Vice President, Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “Such immersive and smart entertainment is best experienced on larger screens and our Plasma+1 feature, a result of breakthrough engineering and design, means more people can enjoy this at home without an increase in cost.”