I have television envy. I thought we were doing well with a nice new 50″ Toshiba LCD in the family room(that relegated our early adopter 45″ Sharp Aquos LCD to the bedroom), but after seeing the new 82 inch offering from Samsung I feel so small and worthless.
I know size isn’t everything but this beauty (I’m talking about the TV not the girl) packs a lot more than just 82″ of screen: it is “Ultra Definition” which means 3840×2160 pixels (or 4x the pixels of a 1080p screen), has 120Hz technology, plus LED backlighting.
“Dear Santa, I’ve been a very good boy, for Christmas this year I would like…….”
Press Release below.
Samsung 82 inch LCD at I4U (via Mr. Gadget)
SEOUL, KOREA – May 19, 2008 – Demonstrating its world leadership in display technologies, Samsung Electronics Co. will exhibit innovative new products ranging from large-screen LCD panels for televisions and digital information displays, to the most advanced mobile products, at the Society for Information Display (SID) International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition on May 18-23.
At SID 2008, Samsung will unveil the industry’s first 82-inch LCD TV panel with ultra-definition (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) resolution at a 120Hz refresh rate. It displays ultra-definition (UD) resolution at 120 frames per second, minimizing the blurring that is experienced at 60Hz. A red/green/blue LED backlight has been added to raise true color saturation to 150 percent, based on the NISC standard of 100 percent.
“This 82-inch LCD is large enough to cover all viewing angles with ultra-definition resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate that will allow viewers to watch motion pictures as if they are really in them,” said Sang Soo Kim, executive vice president of the LCD Technology Center at Samsung Electronics. “It is the optimal display for future TVs.”
Samsung will also introduce an 82-inch “e-board” with a multi-touch screen, which is a product that is destined to replace whiteboards and beam projectors. It was created using a 60Hz UD LCD panel and is the largest panel of its kind with a multi-touch screen. At the same time, UD resolution is built-in to deliver the very best digital information display.
Additionally, Samsung will exhibit a multi-view digital information display (DID) that delivers 3D images without requiring special glasses. The company is confident that this display can establish a new niche market apart from other DIDs previously introduced.
A 40-inch full-HD LCD TV panel will also be showcased that operates with only two source driver ICs, instead of the normal combination of six source drivers and three gate drivers. This breakthrough lowers production costs and will make LCD TVs affordable to many more consumers.
Finally, Samsung will introduce a 15-inch LCD with “blue phase mode,” and 2.3-inch e-paper that uses electrodes made from carbon nanotubes for enhanced “fold-ability.” Visitors will be able to view these and other products, such as a multi-tasking monitor with 16:9 aspect ratio and environment-friendly panels for TVs at the Samsung SID booth.
For more information, please visit Samsung Electronics at booth 508 at the 2008 SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2007 consolidated sales of US$103.4 billion. Employing approximately 150,000 people in 134 offices in 62 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business, Telecommunication Business and Digital Appliance Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.”