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Samsung reveals full Ultra HD, OLED and Smart TV lineup at CES 2013

Samsung reveals full Ultra HD, OLED and Smart TV lineup at CES 2013

Samsung is going big with TVs at CES 2013: big in screen size, and big in resolution, with the record-setting 85-inch Ultra HD UN85S9000 at the top of a new HDTV line-up that also includes OLED models. The largest UHD set we've seen so-far, the Samsung UN85S9000 delivers four times the resolution of an 1080p Full HD TV, as well as 3.2-channels of 120W sound and all of the Smart TV functionality you'd hope for. Meanwhile, Samsung has refined its 55-inch OLED monster, with a special new 3D feature catering for two people wanting to watch different things.

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Samsung reveals TV and audio accessories galore at CES 2013

Samsung reveals TV and audio accessories galore at CES 2013

Samsung knows there's more to a home entertainment room than a big screen TV alone, and the company has a bevy of new A/V kit for CES 2013 including home theater systems, Blu-ray, and the wireless speakers. Those looking for the complete surround sound experience have the Samsung HT-F9750W Home Theater System to consider, offering 1,330W of 7.1-channel surround sound (and virtual 10.1-channel support thanks to the DTS-Neo Fusion codec "upscaling" from 5.1- or 7.1-channel source material). It uses a vacuum tube and digital amp combo for sound as well as a 4K scaler processor and de-blocking algorithm for video - running on a 900MHz dualcore - together with the same AllShare streaming support as Samsung's Smart TV line-up over the integrated WiFi connection.

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Samsung Evolution Kit for Smart TVs to get big reveal at CES 2013

Samsung Evolution Kit for Smart TVs to get big reveal at CES 2013

Samsung will fully detail its Evolution Kit for Smart TVs at CES 2013, the company has confirmed, blessing 2012 sets with features set to debut next week as part of the 2013 range. The box - which slots into a nook on the back of models like the ES9000 we reviewed recently - contains a new processor, memory, and GPU, for faster internet browsing, better multitasking performance, and more responsive apps. The upgrade will also tweak the voice and motion control.

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Samsung’s 2012

Samsung’s 2012

The strength of Samsung's 2012 depends on whether you're in the South Korean company's product team or its legal team. Seldom does a single firm see such a mixture of fate in the same product segment: huge success - both in sales and user reaction - to the Galaxy S III and the Galaxy Note II, versus a billion-dollar judgement against Samsung at the hands of arch-rival (and key components customer) Apple. All in a year's work for a company described as both an "arch copyist" and a capable innovator.

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LG details 2013 Smart TV: NFC SmartShare plus On Now recommendations

LG details 2013 Smart TV: NFC SmartShare plus On Now recommendations

Like a big-screen scab it just can't stop picking at, LG continues to trickle out details about its upcoming CES 2013 smart TV range, including updated sharing, on-demand, 3D, and eco features. Having already told us about its Google TV line-up for next year, as well as some details on the high-end panels screen-centric subsidiary LG Display is particularly proud of, LG is now focused on streamlining the smart TV UI, with the new Smart Control interface paired with SmartShare with an NFC twist.

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Report claims most smart TVs are not used to full capacity

Report claims most smart TVs are not used to full capacity

When smart TVs were first entering the market many TV manufacturers believe that the technology would push a massive number of users to upgrade. That massive upgrade to adopt smart TV technology didn't take place the way TV manufacturers had hoped. A new report published by NPD Group claims that most people who own smart TV aren't using their smart TV to its full capacity.

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LG announces new games for Cinema 3D Smart TVs

LG announces new games for Cinema 3D Smart TVs

Several games that were (and still are) a huge hit on mobile platforms are making their way to LG Cinema 3D Smart TVs. LG announced today the arrival of several new games, including Where’s My Water, The Sims FreePlay, Air Penguin, Mini Motor Racing, and many more. LG says these games are incredible immersive an interactive, thanks to compatibility with the company's motion-sensing Magic Remote.

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Samsung Smart TV set for UI refresh at CES 2013

Samsung Smart TV set for UI refresh at CES 2013

We're ramping up rather quickly towards one of the biggest tech events of the year here in the USA with CES 2013, and with it Samsung intends on riding in with a full Smart TV user interface refresh. This update has been tipped by Samsung itself on its own Flickr account where it's shared an image of one of its Series 8 model televisions from last year - this indicates that the user interface update will not be for new models only, but for legacy models as well. Good news for you Samsung Smart TV lovers of old!

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