Samsung released the pricing and shipping dates for their new LED HDTV series 8000, 7000, and 6000.
Apparently Samsung dropped the Luxia sub-brand and just calls the new TVs LED HDTV Series 8000, 7000, and 6000.
We reported about the new Samsung LED HDTVs back in January when Samsung unveiled them at CES 2009.
The first Samsung LED HDTVs are supposed to be available now.
Specificially the 46-inch and larger Samsung 7000 (UN46B7000, UN46B7100, UN55B7000, UN55B7100) and the 40 inch and larger Samsung 6000 LED HDTVs (UN55B6000, UN46B6000, UN40B6000) are supposed to ship now. The complete 8000 Series will start shipping in May.
The Samsung UN46B7000 sells for $2,999.99 and the Samsung UN40B6000 $2,299.99.
All three of Samsung’s LED HDTV Series achieve dynamic contrast ratios that surpass those of traditional LCD HDTVs using a CCFL, for deep, inky blacks and crisp whites.
The use of LEDs and Samsung’s Wide Color Enhancer Pro feature work together to also produce a more vivid, yet natural range of colors with a variety of content. The Ultra Clear Panel allows more light to pass through the screen while reducing reflections from ambient light, resulting in a bright and detailed picture in most any room. Samsung’s “Natural” mode optimizes picture settings to ensure the brightness advantage of LCD displays and the cinema-like richness of plasma displays with any content.
To battle motion blur and image judder that can plague LCD displays when displaying fast movement onscreen, the LED HDTVs utilize Samsung’s acclaimed Auto Motion Plus frame interpolation technology and fast refresh rates. The 8000 Series features a quick 240Hz refresh rate – four times that of other TVs – to nearly eliminate the ill effects of displaying quick, action-packed motion. Both the 7000 and 6000 Series feature an also-swift 120Hz refresh rate for viewing clarity with sports, movies and video games. New for 2009 is the option for advanced users to customize Auto Motion Plus by adjusting for judder and motion blur independently.
The Samsung 7000 and 8000 Series feature the Yahoo! powered Internet TV services.
Via the Samsung LED HDTV page.
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