Samsung's 2009 range: the full line-up revealed
We've just got back from CES in Las Vegas, and can now bring you a few more details about Samsung's line-up of products for 2009.
Not surprisingly, Blu-ray makes a big splash this year. The style-oriented BD-P3600 Blu-ray player will come with a Samsung USB dongle for wi-fi connectivity and 1GB of built-in flash memory. The BD-P4600 comes with 1GB of memory and it's wi-fi-ready too, but Samsung's USB dongle is extra. Both players should cost around £250.
The entry-level BD-P1600 Blu-ray player will have 250MB of flash memory, and will also need the dongle. Pricing should be around the £199 mark when it hits the UK.
AV receivers to match BD players
Samsung has also informed us that it intends to launch two home cinema receivers to compliment the standalone Blu-ray players.
They'll be compatible with all high-definition audio formats and will go by the model numbers HT-AS730 and HT-AS930. We'll bring you a full run down of specifications and pricing as soon as they become available.
Two, DVD-based home cinema systems are also on the way: the HT-Z320 and the HT-Z222. The 'Z320 is a 1000W, 5.1 system, available with either satellite or tall-boy speakers. The 'Z222 is a 850W system available in either a 2.1 satellite, 2.1 tall-boy or 5.1 tall-boy configuration.
Blu-ray home cinema in a box
Given Samsung's commitment to Blu-ray, it's no surprise that there'll be a new Blu-ray home cinema system, the HT-BD7200, available as either a 2.1 satellite, 5.1 satellite or 5.1 tall-boy set-up. Each one will come with its own i-Pod dock.
Samsung will also be launching a soundbar without DVD, the SB1, and a second model with a wireless subwoofer known as the WS1.
Perhaps more intriguingly, we've also been given some more information on Samsung's HT-BD8200 Blu-ray-playing soundbar. It'll hit the shops in July and should cost £699.
We've also been told to expect two new HDD/DVD recorder models with 160GB and 320GB hard drives.
That new TV line-up in full
Samsung has also released a few more details on its new ranges of TVs:
6000 Series – entry level, no Internet@TV content service, and will be available in 32, 37, 40 and 46inch
7000 Series – come with the Internet@TV content service and will be available in 32, 40, 46 and 55inch
8000 Series – high-end model with aluminium stand, Internet@TV 200Hz picture processing and will be available in 40 and 46inch
Series 7 screens feature Internet@TV, 200Hx picture processing, 4 HDMI inputs and will be available in 40, 46 and 52inch
Series 6 and Series 5 models won't have the Internet@TV content service and will be 100Hz models
Series 4 sets range from 19 to 32 inches and are all HD Ready
Series 8 These super-slim screens (3cm) will be available in 50 and 58inch screen sizes. They'll feature Samsung's Internet@TV widget, 4 HDMI inputs and 100Hz picture processing.
Series 6 screens are all Full HD models, available in 42 and 50inch sizes and feature Internet@TV too.
Series 5 sets are available in 42 and 50inch, as are Series 4 models. The former are Full HD, resolution, while the latter just HD ready. Neither has Internet@TV functionality.
Pricing hasn't been confirmed for any of Samsung's new TVs, but they'll be on sale towards the end of March/beginning of April.