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.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.
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.
Samsung CES 2007 - new DLP TVs, second gen Blu-ray player
Posted on Thursday, Jan 04 2007 @ 22:53 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck