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CES 2004 : Samsung

10 janvier 2004


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Direction de Hall Central et plus précisément Samsung, qui comme toujours a l’un stand des plus beaux stands de ce CES. Cette société au parcours complètement hallucinant proposait un grand nombre de produits de haute technologie à destination de nos chers salons.

Tout d’abord un mot sur le plus grand plasma du monde et ses 80 pouces de diagonale qui propose une luminosité de 1000cd/m2, un rapport de contraste 2000:1.... Pour ce qui concerne les autres dalles on notera que Samsung présentait un écran plasma de 50 pouces intégrant la technologie Wireless : le HPP5091.


plasma 80 pouces


HPP5091

Concrètement aucun fil ne relie l’écran au module externe où viennent se connecter toutes les différentes sources (YUV, DVI, HDMI). Côté performances il dispose d’une luminosité de 1,000 cd/m2 d’un rapport de contratse de 3000:1 Prix de la bête 12999 $.

Dans la branche DVD deux lecteurs haut de gamme et haute définition sont présentés les DVD-HD841 et DVD-HD941. A la carte gestion des formats 1080i, 768p, et 720p, connecteurs DVI et HDMI, processeur Faroudja DCDi, gestion des formats SACD et DVD-Audio. Ils seront commercialisés respectivement au prix de 249.99$ et 349.99$.


DVD-HD841


DVD-HD941

Toujours sur les DVD mais cette fois-ci du côté de l’enregistrement, et oui enfin un constructeur qui en fait (non c’est pas vrai presque tous en font sauf que cette année ce n’est pas l’objet technologiquement en vogue au CES vu qu'il se banalise). Trois platines sont dévoilées (DVD-R100, DVD-VR300 et DVD-HD800) elles supportent les formats DVD-RAM et DVD-R/-RW. On notera par ailleurs, que la différence entre ces machines réside surtout dans le fait que le DVD-HD800 intègre un disque dur de 120 GB.

Plus spécifiquement adapté pour le marché de la HDTV le HLP5685W. Ce rétroprojecteur DLP de 56 pouces qui dispose d’un rapport de contraste de 3000:1, est équipé d’une matrice DMD HD2 (couplé au procédé de traitement vidéo Cinema Smooth), de sorties DVI, HDMI et YUV. Le HLP5685W est vendu 4,999$.


HLP5685W

Pour parfaire sa gamme d’écrans LCD Samsung lancera en même temps qu’un gros 40 pouces, trois gammes de produits allant du 15 au 36 pouces. Ils disposent tous d’un tuner TV, d’une résolution de 1280 x 768, d’un rapport de contraste de 600 :1, d’une luminosité de 500cd/m2.Toutefois seul le LTP179DW qui est un combi DVD/LCD de 17 pouces à des performances différentes : 600 cd/m2 et 450:1


LTP 1741

Communiqués de presse

Lecteur de DVD LAS VEGAS, NV - January 8, 2004 - Samsung Electronics America, Inc., an award-winning pioneer in the DVD category, announces the advent of audio/videophile quality DVD entertainment with the introduction of its next-generation of up-conversion-DVD players, the DVD-HD841 and the DVD-HD941. Delivering stunning, cinema-quality DVD playback, the players use a fully digital process to provide high-definition resolution such as 1080i, 768p, and 720p signals, making it ideal for consumers who want to get the most out of their HD displays and existing DVD titles. The DVD-HD841 and the DVD-HD941 are the successors to the hugely successful 2003 CES Innovations Award-winning DVD-HD931. Both new models will be on display at the Samsung booth #11027 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center at CES from January 8th - 11th, 2004.

These products have a host of advanced features such as DVI and HDMI outputs for uncompressed digital video, and Faroudja's DCDi™ video de-interlacing technology for even better video performance. Both new models offer increased audio capabilities as well, including Super Audio CD (SACD) and DVD-Audio - making it not only the best-performing player, but also the most complete.
"The DVD-HD841 and DVD-HD941 are the perfect solution for anyone who has already invested in a HD Display or is considering making the investment and wants to get the most out of what DVD has to offer," commented Claude Frank, Director of Marketing, Digital Audio/Video Products, Samsung Electronics America. "Samsung has taken a strong position in the DVD category and we plan to maintain that level of commitment with the introduction of innovative new products that meet a broad array of consumer needs. These up-converting DVD Players offer unprecedented DVD video and audio enjoyment." Currently, consumers who have upgraded their home theaters with HDTVs do not have an abundance of high-definition programming available. The DVD-HD841 and the DVD-HD941 offer an alternate solution by up-converting a DVD's native resolution (480p) to output high-definition formats (720p/1080i). The most impressive attribute of this up-converting process is that it takes place completely in the digital domain, which eliminates data loss and other artifacts associated with analog convergence. As a result, the process opens up a vast library of DVD material for consumers who want to watch digitally enhanced movies on their HDTV displays and enjoy the highest quality video and audio available on the DVD market.

The DVD-HD941 additionally features no-compromise video performance enhancements like Faroudja's Directional Correlational De-interlacing (DCDi™) technology, HDMI output, black level adjustment, increased resolution settings and discrete IR codes. Faroudja's DCDi™ eliminates the jagged edges that appear when standard interlaced video is viewed on progressive-scan displays for a smooth and natural picture.

The DVD-HD841 will be available in Q3 '04 at an MSRP of $249.99 and the DVD-HD941 will be available in Q3 '04 for an MSRP of $349.99.

Ecran Plasma sans fils
LAS VEGAS, NV - January 8, 2004 - Samsung Electronics, a global leader in flat panel displays, unveils its innovative addition to its Plasma TV line for 2004 at CES. Manufactured on Samsung's state-of-the-art 4th Generation plasma line, the HPP5091, a 50-inch Wide Screen HD Integrated-Wireless Plasma TV, won a CES 2004 Design and Engineering Innovations honors for its large size, great picture quality and innovative marriage with wireless technology. The HPP5091 will be on display at the Samsung booth, #11027 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center at CES in Las Vegas from January 8th - 11th.

"Aware of the ever-intensifying competition in the flat-panel market, Samsung aims to distinguish itself from the field with more innovative features and improved performance," said Jonas Tanenbaum, Senior Marketing Manager for Samsung Electronic America's Flat Panel Digital Display Products. "Our 4th Generation plasma TVs prove our commitment to incorporate new technologies into our plasma TV line and maintain our pioneering edge in flat panel TV performance with units such as the HPP5091 HD Integrated-Wireless Plasma TV."

Samsung is renowned for matching high quality with ease-of-use and the HPP5091 is no exception; a wireless (802.11.a) media box, with built-in NTSC and ATSC tuners, plus A/V, Component, DVI and HDMI connections, is a new, unique way to create a leading-edge home theater with added convenience. The wireless media box is flexible and easy to set up and has a range of 30 feet, enabling it to sit in any corner of the room.
Boasting a 50-inch screen (diagonal) with a one-piece brushed aluminum frame for an elegant look, the HPP5091 can pass for art and does not compromise picture quality. Its superior brightness (1,000 cd/m2) and contrast ratio (3000:1) ensure a robust and sharp image. The inclusion of Samsung's latest version of a proprietary digital processor, DNIe™ (Digital Natural Image engine), enhances contrast, detail, white tone and noise reduction. A premium speaker unit will bring the user an enhanced sound experience. SRS TruSurround XT™ technology is employed to process any multichannel audio source, which transforms the material into breathtaking virtual surround sound from just two speakers.
The full 4th Generation plasma TV line includes the 42-inch SPP4231, an ED monitor with 852 x 480 pixel resolution, a brightness of 1,000 cd/m2 and a 3000:1 contrast ratio. An additional 42-inch model, the SPP4251, includes SRS TruSurround XT™ technology and comes housed in a stunning new cabinet design with built-in speakers, while the HPN4239 provides a 42-inch, High Definition, 1,024 x 768 HD monitor. Rounding out the line-up is the 50-inch HPP5061, a non-wireless HD monitor.

The SPP4231 has an MSRP of $4,299.99 and will be available in April 2004 and the SPP4251 has an MSRP of $4,499.99 and will be available in April 2004. The HPN4239 is currently available and has an MSRP of $6499.99. The HPP5061 has an MSRP of $8,999.99 and will also be available in April 2004 while the HPP5091 has an MSRP of $12,999.99 and will be available at consumer electronics establishments nationwide by Summer 2004.

DLP TV
Samsung Electronics America, Inc., an innovative pioneer of DTV technologies, today announced the introduction of the HLP5685W 56" Wide Screen HDTV Monitor with DLP Technology. Crowned CES' Best of Innovations 2004 for the video category, the HLP5685W will be on display at the Samsung booth #11027 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center from January 8th - 11th.
"The success of the Samsung DLP™ TV line speaks for itself and says a lot about what the consumer is looking for today in their choices for Higher Definition TV," said Steve Panosian, Senior Marketing Manager for Samsung's Visual Display Group. "Market share for this series has gone from single digits in early 2003 to over 50% in its category as of now. The reason is simple: Samsung has been first to market with a product offering superior quality, compact design and HD2 DLP technology. Samsung's DLP TV™ line offers a compelling value proposition for any consumer looking to spend over $2,500 on a high performance HDTV display."

Samsung's new generation DLP TV™ floor standing designer series offer the consumer the best balance of form factor design and functionality, picture quality performance, and at a price that offers compelling value for consumers The product will catch the eye of the consumer when it's on or off

The system is designed with the new HD2 Plus Texas Instrument DMD Chipset, the Samsung Proprietary Cinema Smooth™ Gen 4 Optic System with outstanding black levels that weigh in at 3000:1 contrast ratio, a dramatic performance improvement. Functional enhancements include discreet IR code operation DVI, HDMI and PC inputs, plus 3 HD component inputs.
The HLP5685W has an MSRP of $4,999, and will be available at consumer electronics stories nationwide in June of 2004.

Gamme LCD
Samsung Electronics America Inc., winner of a BusinessWeek's Industrial Design Excellence Award (IDEA) for its LCD TV designs and the global leader in LCD panel manufacturing, will introduce, in addition to its larger models ranging up to 40-inches, three lines of LCD TVs, ranging in screen size from 15 to 20 inches, designed to meet multiple home entertainment applications. Samsung's LCD TVs will be on display at the Samsung booth #11027 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center at CES in Las Vegas from January 8th - 11th.
"Our strong position in LCD TV has raised the level of the Samsung brand overall," said Jonas Tanenbaum, Senior Marketing Manager for Samsung Electronic America's Flat Panel Digital Display Products. "We will continue to gain market share in the flat panel market by offering these LCD TVs to appeal to a broad range of consumer demands. Our unique value proposition with HDTV and PC compatibility, great performance, innovation and award-winning designs ensures our position as the consumer choice for LCD TV."

LCD TV For Everyone!
The 35 Series promises to bring LCD TV technology to the masses. The 15-inch LTN1535, 17-inch LTN1735 and 20-inch LTP2035 provide stunning picture quality in a simple and elegant cabinet design that's suitable for any setting. With a built-in analog TV tuner and a variety of video inputs, you can watch TV or a video source just about anywhere you wish. With the 35 Series, picture quality is still premium even if the price is not.

Multi-Purpose LCD TV
The LCD line extends with the 45 Series, offering consumers a multi-purpose monitor, able to serve as both a TV and PC monitor in an ultra-slim design. The 15-inch LTP1545, 17-inch LTP1745 and 20-inch LTP2045 include component video inputs, better contrast ratios and enhanced audio. These sets also feature the PC/Picture-In-Picture (PC/PIP) function, which allows users to multitask by watching TV or a video source while working on the PC and a unique dual purpose pedestal stand doubles as a wall mount.
The Starting Point of a True Home Theater Samsung serves the top of the market with its 26-inch LTP266W (NTSC tuner built-in) and 32-inch LTP326W (dual NTSC tuners built-in) models. These are LCD TVs capable of functioning as a stunning centerpiece to a state-of-the-art Home Theatre with gorgeous styling, a thin bezel cabinet and removable pedestal. Both units feature 1280 x 768 screen resolution, 600:1 contrast ratio, 500cd/m2 brightness ratings with an impressive response time of 16ms. To satisfy top end sound, both units employ premium audio systems. The LTP266W features 5WX2 Audio, and SRS TruSurround XT™, which solves the problem of playing 5.1 multi-channel content - as nearly all current DVDs have - by transforming the material into magnificent virtual surround sound from just two speakers and creating a stunning 3D sound stage. The established standard for virtual surround sounds, TruSurround XT™ also features SRS Dialog Clarity™ and TruBass™. The LTP326W features 10WX2 Audio and adds WOW™ to the SRS TruSurround XT™ equation, a stereo enhancement that improves stereo through any two-speaker system by extending the sound image in both the horizontal and vertical planes beyond the speakers themselves.

Samsung's First LCD TV/DVD Combo
In addition to these LCD TVs, Samsung is introducing its first LCD TV/DVD Combo, the 17-inch LTP179DW. This progressive scan LCD TV/DVD combo also utilizes the PC/PIP function and boasts impressive brightness and contrast ratios (600 cd/m2 and 450:1). The LTP179DW is perfect for the consumer who wants a quality LCD/DVD set-up but does not have space to spare.
The LTN1535 (MSRP $649.99) and the LTN1735 (MSRP $849.99) are currently available. The LTP2035 will have an MSRP of 1,199.99 and will be available in March 2004. The LTP1545 (MSRP $699.99), the LTP1745 (MSRP 899.99) and the LTP2045 (MSRP 1,299.99) will all be available in May 2004, while the LTP266W (MSRP $2,999) and LTP326W (MSRP $4,499) will be available in June 2004. The LTP179DW has an MSRP of 1,399.99 and will also be available in June 2004.


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