It's pretty much official at this point: 3D
is here to stay, at least for a while. With Sony being one of the major backers of the technology we wondered how long (if ever) the others guys would wait before hopping on the bandwagon. Today, Samsung let out a slew of news surrounding 3D, and we can't imagine that the company would get this serious about the technology without an intent to hang around in the space for some time to come.
One of the more impressive reveals today was the world’s first portable Blu-ray player with 3D capability. The Samsung
BD-C8000 delivers true 1080p HD video, enables 3D playback when connected to a 3D-capable TV and used with 3D glasses, and features a brilliant 10.1" screen. In other words, the 10.1" panel that is built-in won't display 3D content, but the player can display 3D content when used with an external screen. It also features internal Wi-Fi, HDMI 1.4a support and the ability to access content and applications from the Samsung App Store.
For those in need of a more permanent solution, Samsung also introduced three new home Blu-ray players. The BD-C7900 ships with two HDMI outputs for connecting multiple sources, integrated Wi-Fi, Samsung's AllShare sync technology and DLNA compatibility. Samsung’s BD-C6800 Blu-ray player includes built-in Wi-Fi, enabling it to wirelessly receive web-based content via Samsung Apps and playback media files from DLNA certified devices via AllShare, while the entry-level BD-C5900 offers 3D Blu-ray support without the frills.
Samsung Unveils World’s First Portable Blu-Ray Player with 3D Capability; Further Expands 3D Product Line-Up
New Blu-Ray Players and Home Theater Systems Offer Immersive 3D Experience At Home
RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, today announced the U.S. availability of the world’s first portable Blu-ray player with 3D capability. The Samsung BD-C8000 delivers true 1080p HD video, enables 3D playback when connected to a 3D-capable TV and used with 3D glasses, and features a brilliant 10.1-inch screen. It includes built-in Wi-Fi for easy access to advanced connectivity features, including an expanding library of content and applications via Samsung Apps and HDMI 1.4a support. With three hours of battery life, the Samsung BD-C8000 is the perfect travel companion for anyone who wants an outstanding entertainment experience while on the go.
Samsung also introduced three additional standalone Blu-ray players and three new Blu-ray Home Theater Systems that deliver crystal-clear picture and sound quality with new features that will excite both the first-time owner and the audiophile.
“Blu-ray has raised the bar for video and audio quality that consumers expect to see at home. We led the way in 3D TVs and are excited to do the same for 3D Blu-ray players and Home Theater Systems. With the industry’s broadest line-up of 3D capable home entertainment products, there is a product to suit every home and wallet,” said John Revie, senior vice president of Home Entertainment at Samsung Electronics America Inc.
Expanded Range of 3D-Capable Blu-ray Players Helps Future-Proof Entertainment Options
Samsung’s latest Blu-ray players bring the wonder of 3D entertainment into the home. The Samsung BD-C7900 Blu-ray player is designed for the HD guru. With two HDMI outputs, the BD-C7900 makes it easy to connect multiple HD sources to experience a full 1080p picture and digital surround sound. The two HDMI outputs also allow for support of legacy receivers so there is no need to upgrade to a new HDMI 1.4 receiver; the user can simply connect their receiver to the HDMI 1.3 output for rich, life-like surround sound audio. This sleek and stylish device offers built-in Wi-Fi for seamless connectivity to Samsung Apps. It also features Samsung’s proprietary AllShare™, which allows 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 to their Samsung TV screen.
For those looking for a versatile home entertainment experience, Samsung’s BD-C6800 Blu-ray player includes built-in Wi-Fi, enabling it to wirelessly receive web-based content via Samsung Apps and playback media files from DLNA certified devices via Samsung’s AllShare™. The entry-level BD-C5900 is designed for those looking for a high-performing yet affordable 3D Blu-ray player.
All Samsung Blu-ray players support a wide range of media formats and access to an expanding library of applications through Samsung Apps, the first HDTV-based applications store. These new 3D Blu-ray players deliver a premium experience with both 2D and 3D content and allow consumers to future-proof their living rooms for when they are ready to purchase a 3D HDTV.
Series/Model Estimated Selling Price Estimated Availability
BD-C8000 $499.99 July 2010
BD-C7900 $399.99 July 2010
BD-C6800 $279.99 July 2010
BD-C5900 $229.99 July 2010
Powerful New Blu-ray Home Theater Systems Deliver Immersive 3D Experience
The Samsung HT-C9950W is the ultimate combination of beauty, design and performance. It features a modern metallic finish and is the perfect complement to Samsung’s award-winning 9000 series LED TV. It delivers jaw-dropping home theater picture quality, and engaging, life-like and immersive entertainment experience that will please anyone looking for the best in home cinema. The HT-C9950W is as feature-rich as it is stylish – with slot-in disc loading, organic touch control buttons and a premium volume wheel. The 7.1 channel 3D surround sound system consists of four floor-standing speakers, two satellite speakers, one center channel unit, an anti-vibration subwoofer, iPod/iPhone dock, two HDMI inputs, and it comes with a dongle for wireless Internet connectivity so that you can easily access new content everyday via Samsung Apps, or use Samsung’s AllShare™ to watch content from your DLNA certified devices on the TV.
With the introduction of the HT-C6900W and HT-C6600, Samsung brings together the unsurpassed picture quality of 3D Blu-ray players with vibrant surround-sound audio, all in the perfect home theater package for small spaces.
The Samsung HT-C6600 offers an impressive slate of features – a Blu-ray player with built-in 3D, support for HDMI 1.4, access to Samsung Apps and Wi-Fi dongle for wireless connectivity. In addition, the HT-C6600’s patented, high-performance Crystal Amp Pro technology dramatically enhances sound quality through its multi-variable feedback technology to deliver a complete immersive audio experience. The Samsung HT-C6900W offers all the features of the HT-C6600, plus wireless rear speakers, built-in Wi-Fi, and a two-way center channel speaker for enhanced sound quality.
Series/Model Estimated Selling Price Estimated Availability
HT-C9950W $1,799.99 October 2010
HT-C6900W $699.99 June 2010
HT-C6600 $599.99 June 2010
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