Samsung is going to show off new 50- to 60-inch DLP TVs at CES 2007 that won't be much thicker than flat-panel TVs. The advantage of these TVs is that their price is about 30 percent lower.
The new sets, aimed at those who want a bigger set but cannot afford a plasma TV, will come in 50- to 60-inch sizes. At 10 inches deep, a DLP TV can be hung on a wall.
While consumers are embracing LCD flat-panel TVs in ever-larger sizes, Samsung has also recommitted itself to plasma TV and will double its current plasma production capacity later this year, said G.S. Choi, the company's president for digital media, in an interview from South Korea.
Plasma will continue to dominate in larger sizes, and the company will add an 80-inch model to its lineup this year, Choi said. To help consumers fit these larger sizes in their homes, Samsung said it was redesigning the TV frames to make them up to 30 percent thinner.
Another new thing from Samsung is their second-generation Blu-ray player which will have more features and a 20 percent lower price tag. Samsung also says it's currently not planning to release a HD DDV/Blu-ray combo player like LG announced earlier this week.