August 16, 2005 in Social Responsibility News

SAMSUNG awarded Best in Europe for LCD TV, Home Cinema System and Portable Media Player

Seoul , Korea - August 16, 2005 : Samsung has again distinguished itself as one of the best consumer electronics brand in Europe by receiving the EISA award (European Imaging & Sound Association), one of Europe 's most highly recognised awards for video and audio devices. EISA, with a membership of 50 Audio, Mobile Electronics, Video and Photo magazines drawn from 20 European countries, is the most influential multimedia association in Europe . Samsung has the distinction of having retained awards in three categories for the second year running. This achievement marks Samsung's commitment to provide advanced technology, innovative design, and functional products in the digital era.

Samsung's 40” LCD TV (LE40M61B) was honored with an EISA award for its premium display technology in terms of contrast ratio (5000:1), color expression (6.44 billion colors, 92% color gamut for NTSC) , viewing angle (178 °) and response time (8 ms). Also the model's simple body design focuses the viewer's attention on the screen. On the front of the minimalist design, the speakers are hidden from view in the bottom bezel and nothing distracts from the superb image quality.
Home Cinema System (HT-P1200)

Samsung is the winner for the second year in a row in the home cinema system category. Its new Home Cinema System (HT-P1200) has the World's First “USB Host Play Supporting Moving Picture” in an all-in-one Home Cinema System. Simply connect any kind of USB storage to the HT-P1200 and it will play DivX movie files, MP3 songs and JPEG image files at your command. The HT-P1200 also satisfies the most important condition of ideal home cinema system delivering exquisite surround sound that wholly envelopes the listener in 360 degrees.
MP3 (YH-J70)

The YH-J70, voted best in the portable media player category by EISA, is an all-in-one personal entertainment device which not only plays high quality music but comes with a gaming function and MPEG4 playback capability. This powerful multimedia jukebox with a 1.8” TFT LCD is compact enough to bring Hollywood to your palm. It also has a high capacity 20/30GB hard disk drive which can hold up to 5,000/7,000 songs.
About EISA Awards

The EISA (European Imaging and Sound Association) award is the most prestigious award in the European video and audio industry. Experts from 50 influential magazines in 20 European countries form the examination board that selects the best product in each of five categories: audio, video, home theater, photography and mobile. There is intense competition among world-renowned companies every year to attain an EISA award.

About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2004 parent company sales of US$55.2 billion and net income of US$10.3 billion. Employing approximately 1 1 3,000 people in over 90 offices in 48 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing brands, Samsung Electronics is the world's largest producer of color monitors, color TVs, memory chips and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit

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