July 18, 2006 in TV + Video News

New SAMSUNG Home Theater-In-a-Box Systems Power HDTVS To Sound As Good As They Look

Ridgefield Park, N.J. - Samsung, an award winning leader in home theater innovation, introduces five new ways for consumers to make their HDTV content sound as good as it looks - The HT-Q40, HT-Q45, HT-Q70, HT-Q80, and HT-TQ85 Home Theater-in-a-Box (HTiB) systems. Each of these new models features a gorgeous aesthetic, designed specifically to match Samsung's 2006 HDTV line, as well as advanced features and combinations such as USB Plug & Play support, XM Satellite ready and wireless rear speaker ready configurations.

Samsung's HTiB systems incorporate an integrated DVD player/receiver and powerful subwoofer-based surround sound system that transforms living rooms and bedrooms into captivating high performance digital home theaters.

"Consumers are beginning to realize that for a few hundred dollars they can make their exquisite HDTV picture come to life with Home Theater in a Box systems that are affordable and stylishly designed," said Bill Hadam, Director, Digital Audio, Samsung Electronics America. "With the 2006 HTiB lineup, Samsung offers multiple ways to take one's home theater experience to the next level by enjoying multiple content formats seamlessly and with terrific sound."

HT-Q40 and HT-Q45

Despite the small size of the HT-Q40 speakers, this system still delivers requisite sonic impact with its 800-watt digital amplifier. This 5.1 channel system features a 5-Disc DVD Changer. Music and photo lovers can rejoice in the improved USB Host Play that handles MPEG video playback, MP3, WMA, and JPEG support. The wide center channel allows even greater dialogue performance at lesser volumes. Consumers are able to play their files with the Multimedia Disc Playback function; it plays DIVX, mp3, WMA, and photo files. Universal speaker connectors make set up a snap.

Consumers itching for the ultimate home theater experience are going to find the XM Satellite Radio-Ready HT-Q45 a treat for the ears and imagination. With an XM Ready home theater, consumers have the option of receiving over 160 channels of talk, news, sports and commercial-free music all you need is the optional antenna and an XM subscription. It is also Wireless Rear Channel Ready, which gives consumers the option of running wires to the rear of the room, or purchasing a wireless package that works with any of Samsung's wireless ready models. Less wires, less mess. The unit can rock the house with a 800W Digital Amp. Like the Q40, it also comes with 5-Disc Changer USB Host Play, Multimedia playback and adds 2-way Speakers.

HT-Q70, HT-Q80 and HT-TQ85

This year Samsung offers three new Home Theater in a Box DVD player/receiver systems that not only exponentially improve the sound of consumers' HDTVs, but with High Definition Upscaling, these systems also improve the picture of existing DVD collections. The HT-Q70 features an HDMI out with upscaling, by way of Faroujda DCDI technology, all the way up to 1080i. This 1000W 5-disc changer system with 2-way speakers is also Wireless Rear Channel Ready and XM Satellite Radio-Ready. It features even more ways to watch with Samsung's improved USB Host Play (MPEG playback, MP3, WMA, and JPEG) and the useful Multimedia Disc Playback feature allowing consumers to watch not just standard DVDs but DIVX, mp3, WMA, & photo files.
The HT-Q80 adds HDMI switching to the mix, allowing consumers to switch from the internal DVD player to cable box or HDMI game system even if their TV set only has one HDMI input. It features both HDMI out (with video up-scaling up to 1080i) and HDMI in - permitting the signal to pass through your cable/sat box or game system to the HTiB for an immersive sound to match the HD picture. This 1000W versatile connoisseurs' system comes with all the trimmings such as a 5-Disc Changer, improved USB Host Play, Multimedia Disc Playback, and two-way speakers. The HT-TQ85 has all the outstanding features of the Q80 along with four tower speakers with their own stands.

The HT-Q40, HT-Q45, HT-Q70, HT-Q80, and HT-TQ85 are available now for prices of $249.99, $299.99, $379.99, $429.99, and $529.99 respectively.

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., markets a broad range of award-winning, advanced digital consumer electronics, information systems and home appliance products. The SEA organization oversees the North American operations of Samsung including Samsung Telecommunications America, LP, Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Mexico, Inc. Please visit www.samsung.com for more information.

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 113,600 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 global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones, and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com

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