Samsung Announces 2013 AV Line-Up
Samsung Electronics announced its new line-up of Audio Video (AV) products that tout wireless connectivity enhancements, including the industry's first soundbar which can connect to a TV via Bluetooth.
The new devices in the AV line-up, Samsung claims can "easily turn any home entertainment setup into an optimal sound environment."
"With the advances in picture displays, consumers also need to be able to complement their viewing experience with high quality home theater products," said Sunny Lee, Executive Vice President, Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. "Today's product introductions prove that consumers can enjoy premium sound and cutting-edge design without sacrificing convenience, simplicity or ease of use."
The new line-up comprising home cinema gadgets will be on display at Samsung's booth at the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).
Here's a look at the 2013 AV line-up.
Vacuum Tube Soundbar
The Vacuum Tube Soundbar (HW-F750) is the "first soundbar to feature a built-in vacuum tube to maximize quality." What's more, it can even connect to a TV set via Bluetoooth, making it the first soundbar to have such capabilities.
Additionally, the AirtrackON feature enables users to control the Vacuum Tube Soundbar using the TV remote.
Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (DA-F60)
The Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker packs in NFC support and "brings advanced sound quality with an apt-X codec." The NFC support will enable it to connect seamlessly with other NFC-capable mobile devices like a smartphone or a tablet.
Additionally, similar to the Vacuum Tube Soundbar, this product from Samsung can also be used as a wireless TV speaker.
7.1 Channel Home Theater System (HT-F9750W)
Samsung proclaims that the Channel Home Theater System was designed "to be the perfect counterpart for Samsung's 2013 TVs." The product packs in a Gallium Nitride (GaN) amplifier that can produce "pure" sounds of up to 1300 watts.
The Channel Home Theater System uses the company's proprietary vacuum tube and amplifier, as well as the DTS® Neo fusion codec. Samsung proclaims that the inclusion of a Ceramic Polypropylene Injection Diaphragm (CPID) enables the speaker to expand sound resolution, making every note sharper and distinct.
Premium Blu-ray Player (BD-F7500)
This product from the Samsung stable touts "advanced upscaling capabilities, allowing users to experience ordinary SD and HD content in superior resolution." The Premium Blu-ray Player packs in a 900MHz x 2 high-performance dual-core chipset. The player also features Samsung's Smart TV technology, including AllShare and Smart Hub.