Samsung TVs get WiFi support

Posted on Monday, Jul 23 2007 @ 07:23 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Samsung has introduced a 50" and 58" plasma TV that features 802.11n draft-n WiFi support.
The first Samsung TVs to offer this feature is the 94 series of plasma TVs, which are based on the also new 84 series. According to the manufacturer, the integration of Wi-Fi can reduce the cable clutter that is usually involved when setting up a complex home entertainment system.

Provided other components include Wi-Fi capability as well, the TV can receive audio and video content streams from devices such as Blu-ray or HD DVD players, Samsung said. However, when using wireless data transmission, the TV’s 1080p capability isn’t exploited as the wireless content quality tops out at 1080i.
The 50" model will sell for $3,600 and will be available this month, the 58" version will sell for $5,300 in the fourth quarter of this year. Both displays feature a contrast ratio of 15000:1, three HDMI ports and a USB interface.

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