Samsung Electronics America announced that its 2013 TVs will begin shipping this month in the United States, beginning with the LED 8000-series and the Plasma 8500-series.
"The TV industry is undergoing a sea change in both content and technology. Although consumers can now access a plethora of content from myriad sources, finding and choosing their favorite content has become even harder. Our 2013 Smart TVs make it easy for you to spend less time searching for shows and movies, and more time discovering and watching the content you love," said Joe Stinziano, EVP Samsung Electronics America. "Samsung has also created an evolutionary TV, so the TV that consumers buy today will transform into the TV of tomorrow. Thanks to the world's first Smart Evolution Kit, consumers will have the latest features and they won't be left behind."
Highlights of select products include:
A redesigned Samsung Smart Hub that offers five dynamic menu panels to help consumers manage and navigate different types of content.
With S-Recommendation, consumers can easily find the content they want – whether on TV or via premium VOD services – thanks to personalized recommendations based on their viewing habits over time.
Outstanding picture quality across the 2013 lines. Samsung's UHD TV and LED TVs offer brighter, more vibrant color, and its flagship Plasma TV delivers deeper blacks and brighter whites than previously seen on plasma models.
Smart Evolution Kit gives owners of flagship 2012 Samsung TVs the opportunity to update their models with some of the latest features from 2013 without having to buy a new set.
A quad-core CPU enables quick app launching, web browsing and multi-tasking.
Smart View lets consumers move content seamlessly from the TV to connected devices and back in real-time, so consumers never miss a moment of their favorite shows using AllShare.
Advanced Smart Interaction allows consumers to use everyday language and casual gestures to control the TV.