updated 01:20 am EDT, Fri August 31, 2007
and MP3 players
Samsung unleashed a bevy of new home entertainment products at the IFA 2007 conference, currently underway in Berlin, Germany, including new HD LCD TVs, a player supporting both HD DVD and Blu-Ray disc playback, and a new line of portable audio players. The new Blu-ray/HD DVD players, the BD-UP5000, shares most functionality with its Blu-ray-only siblings, the BD-P1400 and BD-P2400. The players offer full compatibility with 24 movie frames per second playback and 60Fs for enhanced compatibility with many of today's HDTVs. The BD-P2400 works with Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby TrueHD while BD-P1400 works with Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD, The duo HD BD-UP5000 will be available in the fourth quarter of 2007, the BD-P2400 in October, and the BD-P1400 in September.
The new F9 series TVs (52", 70") use LED Smart lighting technology, known as 'local dimming,' which senses the TV signal and adjusts the brightness level by turning on and off the right combination of the backlight units to produce a stunning dynamic contrast ratio of 500,000 to 1. The F9 line also comes with Wiselin USB 2.0 for connections to digital cameras and MP3 players, and 3 HDMI connections
Samsung also debuted three new MP3 players the YP-P2, YP-S5 and YP-T10. The YP-P2 offers music, video, FM radio and voice recording, and file storage. The high-resolution screen displays 30 frames per second in DVD movie format and 16:9 screen ratio. It also features up to 35 hours of music playback, 5 hours of movie playback and is available with 2 GB, 4 GB and 8 GB NAND flash memory. The P2 is available in black, white and purple colors. The YP-S5 offers 1.5 W stereo speakers, MPEG4 video playback, text viewer, photo viewer, flash games, FM radio and alarm clock with 24 hours of playtime using earphones, and 5.5 hours with its slide-and-tilt speaker. It is available in black or white with 2 GB, 4 GB and 8 GB memory. The YP-T10 has a 2" screen, Bluetooth 1.2 support, and is available in 2 GB, 4 GB and 8 GB memory versions. Only the YP-S5 offers AAC playback.