Samsung Unveils Amazing New 75-Inch Flagship TV and Gesture Controlled Angry Birds Smart TV App; Celebrates Innovation alongside Space Shuttle Enterprise at Samsung SpaceFest
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samsung Electronics America, a leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today showcases several new groundbreaking innovations as part of Samsung SpaceFest, a five-day celebration of the arrival of the Space Shuttle Enterprise at the famous Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
The new 75-inch ES9000 LED Smart 3D TV will deliver a larger-than-life, extra-premium experience along with a timeless new design concept incorporating a beautiful rose-gold-colored finish and super-slim 0.31 inches curved bezel with no visible seams.
In addition, Samsung today reveals a brand new Angry Birds App for Samsung's Smart Interaction-enabled TVs. For the first time ever, consumers will be able to enjoy Angry Birds entirely with gesture controls – no controller needed. Angry Birds will be available via free download later this month on Samsung 2012 LED 7500 and up models and Plasma 8000 models. In addition, a dedicated app for Angry Birds animated content will be available later this year.
"We couldn't imagine a better way to unveil our new flagship TV and a literally game-changing new app, then here at the Intrepid alongside the Space Shuttle Enterprise," said Joseph Stinziano, Senior Vice President of Home Entertainment, Samsung Electronics America. "The Intrepid and Space Shuttle are each iconic symbols of innovation and discovery and Samsung also is driven to push boundaries and deliver a sense of wonder and delight."
Today's launch of the best-in-class ES9000 meets the rising market demand for extra-large screen TVs. The TV's built-in camera, usable for video calling applications such as Skype, is hidden within the top of the bezel, rendering it invisible and disabled when not in use; when in use, the built-in camera pops up. The ES9000 also comes with four pairs of 3D glasses, ensuring the whole family can enjoy an immersive experience.
The ES9000 includes the complete suite of Samsung Smart TV features—Smart Interaction, Smart Content and Smart Evolution—that were introduced earlier this year. Smart Interaction enables users to control and interact with their TVs in a more intuitive way through voice, gesture and face recognition controls. Smart Content makes available a broad range of premium and signature content that can be shared across multiple devices. Smart Evolution, available on select Samsung Smart TVs, allows users to upgrade TV performance, content and features with a Smart Evolution Kit – sold separately beginning in 2013.
The ES9000 also includes Sound Share, the newest innovative Smart TV feature, which automatically and wirelessly connects TV audio to Samsung's Series 6 and Series 7 Wireless Audio with Dock Systems via Bluetooth. The ES9000 also offers a fast and seamless Smart TV experience with a dual-core processor that allows consumers to download and use multiple apps or browse the Web more quickly.
The ES9000's picture quality provides an enhanced Smart TV experience, utilizing Samsung's Micro Dimming Ultimate and Precision Black Local Dimming technology to deliver richer, more optimized color and detail; the highest contrast ratio on a Samsung Smart TV to date; and the best picture quality available on a Samsung LED TV.
The Samsung ES9000 will be available for purchase in August at specialty retailers for an MSRP of $9,999.
Consumers have the opportunity to experience all these new innovations at the Samsung Smart TV Space Station at Samsung SpaceFest, a five day event that coincides with the opening of Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's Space Shuttle Pavilion and its newly acquired Space Shuttle Enterprise.
The Samsung Smart TV Space Station is an immersive, interactive experience that brings forth the wonder of Samsung Smart TV technology. Consumers will have an opportunity to experience the connected viewing, connected content and connected gaming experiences Samsung's flagship 2012 TVs have to offer.
The Samsung Smart TV Space Station is open to the public July 19-22. For more information on Samsung SpaceFest and a full schedule of activities, please visit www.intrepid.org/spacefest.
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, digital consumer electronics, IT and home appliance products, including HDTVs, home theater systems, digital imaging products, notebook PCs, tablets, refrigerators and washing machines. A recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design and technology, Samsung is the market leader for HDTVs in the U.S. Please visit www.samsung.com for more information.
Posted by Shane Sturgeon, July 19, 2012 1:17 PM
About Shane SturgeonShane Sturgeon is the Co-Publisher and Chief Technologist of HDTV Magazine, an industry publication with HDTV roots going back to 1984, when Dale Cripps founded The HDTV Newsletter. Today, HDTV Magazine is a leading online resource for HDTV news and information and captures the eyes and imaginations of over 3 million visitors annually. Mr. Sturgeon has a background in information technology and has served in various consulting capacities for Fortune 500 companies such as J.P. Morgan Chase, Verizon Communications, Proctor & Gamble and Nationwide Insurance. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Wright State University.