January 05, 2011 in TV + Video News

SAMSUNG Previews Home Theater Systems With Style

LAS VEGAS, January 5, 2011 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today previewed new, stylish home theater systems that combine Blu-ray integration (select models) and wireless features with superior sound quality to complement the breadth of content that people watch in their home, whether it is 3D, 2D, HD or streaming content.

New products from the market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics include:

· A unique, modular, cubic Blu-ray home theater system (model HT-D7100);

· A 7.1 channel home theater system with new surround sound technologies, a wideband amp and super tweeter speakers for warmer, more natural sound (model HT-D6730W);

· The world’s first 7.1 channel AV receiver system with Blu-ray playback, 3D viewing and Internet services in one integrated component (model HW-D7000); and

· A next-generation sound bar that delivers high-quality 3D audio (model HW-D550)

These home theater systems will be on display at Samsung’s booth #12006 in the Central Hall at the International Consumer Electronics Show, which will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), January 6-9, 2011. Samsung won CES 2011 Innovations Design and Engineering Awards for the HT-D7100, HT-D6730W, HW-D7000 and the HW-D550, which will be on display in the Grand Lobby at the LVCC. The HT-C9950W, a 2010 Blu-ray home theater system offering premium sound quality and a sleek design, was also an award honoree and will be included in the display.

“3D has captured people’s imagination and our new home theater line offers superior sound to create the best movie theater-like, immersive entertainment experience at home,” said Sangchul Lee, Senior Vice President, Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung continues to design innovative products to suit a wide range of lifestyles, homes and wallets. We’re pleased that the industry has already recognized several of our new products as one of the most innovative at CES.”

Cubic Design Packs In a Home Theater Punch
Bringing the 3D movie experience in theaters home, the innovative Samsung HT-D7100 3D Blu-ray theater system has a unique, modular cubic design. It supports full HD 1080p video playback for both Blu-ray and standard DVDs, and can also up-convert older, non-HD content so that it can be played at full 1080p. The HT-D7100 also has a powerful video processor to convert 2D content to 3D.

Honored with a CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award, the HT-D7100 features satellite speakers with a distinctive metallic retro design. Each separate component is small enough to be placed on a bedroom table or bookshelf, making it the ideal system for people who have small living spaces but still want robust sound output (110 watts).

The main receiver has built-in Wi-Fi for wireless access to interactive and web-based content through Smart Blu-ray Home Theater features. It also features AllShare™, which allow people to wirelessly sync digital devices so that they can enjoy music, movies and photos directly from their DLNA-certified PC, camera and mobile devices on their larger TV screen.

The HT-D7100 packs in many premium audio formats, including Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. It has an advanced, built-in DPS effect generator, called 3D Sound, which creates an immersive audio experience when watching 3D content and generates sounds that move with the 3D picture. With Samsung’s improved Crystal Sound Plus technology, the HT-D7100 generates accurate sound reproduction that protects the listener and the equipment from potentially harmful volume peaks and signal distortion that can damage hearing and the speakers.

Warm and Natural Sounding 7.1 Channel Home Theater System
Another CES Innovation and Design Award winner, the Samsung HT-D6730W delivers high-fidelity, robust audio. It packs the full 1080p HD playback of Blu-ray discs and 3D playback features of the HT-D7100 into a powerful 1,300W 7.1 channel home theater system. The wideband amp extends the audible range to 50 kHz, far beyond that of standard home theater amps. When combined with the super tweeter speakers that are included in the set, the user experiences a warmer and more natural audio soundscape in both 2D and 3D.

The HT-D6730W supports HD formats including Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio, as well as Samsung’s Crystal Sound Plus and 3D Sound technology. The HT-D6730W is the first home theater system to offer Samsung’s Advanced Vertical Surround sound. The front height speakers have now been incorporated into the tall boy for a cleaner look and can be adjusted to deliver an immersive vertical surround sound experience.

The HT-D6730W has built-in Wi-Fi so that it can wirelessly sync devices with AllShare and receive Web-based content via Smart Blu-ray Home Theater as well as firmware updates. It has wireless rear speakers for flexible, cordless placement in the viewing room. Additionally, an Apple-certified iPod/iPhone dock provides seamless access to music, movies and other media stored in iTunes.

Designed to complement the full line of Samsung’s stylish HDTVs, the HT-D6730W sports a midnight black, high gloss finish for an elegance that blends with other components in the room. The system consists of six speakers: a wide center channel speaker for clear dialogue, a large but unobtrusive passive radiator subwoofer, two tower super tweeter speakers which include embedded height channel speakers and two surround speakers. The speakers operate without protection grilles, improving sound clarity and giving them a stylishly retro appearance.

World’s First Internet-Ready, Integrated Blu-ray 7.1 AV Receiver
For a true theater experience at home, the Samsung Blu-ray AV Receiver (model HW-D7000) is the world’s first 7.1 channel AV receiver with 3D Blu-ray playback and Internet-based services in one integrated component. The HW-D7000 can also access content via Smart Blu-ray Home Theater features like Samsung Apps and stream movies and music from web-based services such as Netflix and Pandora. It has built-in Wi-Fi and is DLNA-certified to help consumers share content simply between certified devices.

The HW-D7000 has a brushed metallic finish and a high-gloss panel that hides an integrated Blu-ray load-in slot. When the Blu-ray door is opened, the display moves downward, unveiling the load-in slot. The sophisticated touch screen panel lets the user softly press icons on the display to navigate the system. It also comes with a single remote to control the receiver and Blu-ray.

Equipped with a 7.1 channel hi-fi quality amplifier, the HW-D7000 can be matched with any hi-fi loudspeakers on the market. The speaker terminals connect to large speaker cables through binding posts. The AV receiver supports Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio for high quality surround sound. It features the latest surround decoder, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, which creates an extra height channel for an enhanced spatial sound experience.

For 3D entertainment, the HW-D7000 features 3D Sound with 120 watts per channel, delivering powerful, theater-like sound to the room. It features the latest 3D technology so the user can enjoy 3D movies fully with any 3D TV.

The HW-D7000 is packed with four HDMI inputs to allow consumers to organize their devices easily with Anynet (HDMI-CEC). The unit also features HDMI 1.4 with 3D video pass and ARC (Audio Return Channel), which enables the user to use one HDMI cable to transfer audio from the TV back to the receiver.

Next Generation Sound Bar
Designed for consumers yearning to upgrade an aging home entertainment configuration with one simple solution, the new Samsung sound bar (model HW-D550) delivers high-quality 3D audio to match 3D HDTV quality. It also includes Samsung’s 3D Sound technology and syncs with 3D video to create 3D sound sensations that come at the listener without the need for additional satellite speakers. It also features Samsung’s Crystal Amp Plus technologies.

With a slim design and a high-gloss finish, easy configuration, flexible HDMI ports, advance audio enhancement technology and a wireless subwoofer, Samsung’s HW-D550 has a clean appearance with all connection jacks hidden in the back. At 46 inches in length, the HW-D550 complements a wide range of TVs, including larger screen sizes. It supports HDMI ARC, which means the user needs only one HDMI cable running from the sound bar to the HDTV.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of US$116.8 billion. Employing approximately 174,000 people in 193 offices across 66 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. Samsung is also the HDTV market leader in the U.S. Please visit www.samsung.com for more information

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