Posted Thu Feb 25, 2010 at 10:30 AM PST by Mike Attebery
Several online retailers now have Samsung’s first entry into the 3D television market available for purchase.
Samsung’s new 7000 series has been pretty hotly anticipated, and why shouldn’t it be? The sets look great, they’re packed with features, and the release marks the start of what could be a new era of television.
The 240Hz LED backlit LCD sets that make up the 7000 series feature a pair of “Ultra” features, being Samsung’s Ultra Clear Panel and an Ultra Slim Design. They sport the Mystic Earth touch of color and, thanks to extremely efficient LED lighting, they’re 57% more efficient than Energy Star 4.0 standards require.
Each of the sets is capable of grabbing media from a thumb drive; audio, video and image files can all be played right from the USB port. If you plug it in to your home network via an Ethernet cord or the Samsung Link Stick you’ll be able to stream right from your PC as well.
The streaming doesn’t stop there though. Internet apps are a focus for Samsung, including access to Netflix, Amazon, and Blockbuster’s video services. You’ll also be able to connect with YouTube, Twitter, Flickr and even eBay.
And lest we forget: the Samsung 7000 series can do 3D too. You’ll need to pick up a set of 3D Active Glasses to get the full experience of course.
The 55” inch UN55C7000 is already in short supply and is selling for $3,299. The 46” UN46C7000 can be had for $2,599.
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