Posts Tagged ‘Smart TV’

Samsung launches three UHD TVs for expanded 2013 Smart TV range

Friday, August 16th, 2013

The three Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) TVs are: 85-inch S9 UHD TV (S$49,999), as well as the 55-inch (S$7,499) and 65-inch (S$10,499) Series 9 F9000 LED TV. Available now in major electronics retailers.

85-inch Samsung S9 UHD TV (S$49,999) to the left, and 65-inch (S$10,499) Series 9 F9000 LED TV to the right.

85-inch Samsung S9 UHD TV (S$49,999) to the left, and 65-inch (S$10,499) Series 9 F9000 LED TV to the right.

All three new 4K models are able to up-scale to UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution from lower resolution content.

“The S9 and F9000 are evolutionary TVs that cement our commitment to innovation as we create a world of possibilities to complement the smart lifestyle of our consumers.,” said Irene Ng, Vice President, Marketing, Samsung Asia.

The S9 UHD TV uses Samsung’s proprietary up-scaling engine to up-convert HD or Full-HD to UHD-level picture quality by restoring information details to create greater precision and real-life picture quality.

The two Series 9 F9000 LED TVs utilise Samsung’s proprietary Quadmatic Picture Engine, a four-step process including signal analysis, noise minimisation, UHD up-scaling and detail enhancement to seamlessly up-convert SD, HD or Full HD content to UHD-level picture quality.

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Samsung’s new accessories to enhance Smart TV experience

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Samsung Evolution Kit SEK-1000/XS (S$399) and Samsung TV Camera VG-STC3000 (S$129) will be available this month at all major electronic stores in Singapore.

From left: Samsung TV Camera (S$129) and Samsung Evolution Kit (S$399) will be available in Singapore this month. Pictures not shown to scale.

From left: Samsung TV Camera (S$129) and Samsung Evolution Kit (S$399) will be available in Singapore this month. Pictures not shown to scale.

To provide users with a more seamless, integrated and immersive entertainment experience with its Smart TVs, Samsung Singapore has announced its latest offering – the Samsung Evolution Kit and the Samsung TV Camera.

The Evolution Kit offers both software and hardware updates that include access to the 2013 Smart Hub and other Smart features

It also upgrades the TV’s dual-core processor to quad-core, resulting in faster internal processing speeds.

On top of that, Smart Interaction will now include new commands such as two-hands motion and new gesture poses so consumers can swipe, zoom, grab and like what they see on their TV screens.

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LG Cloud service now available in Singapore for LG Smart TVs

Monday, May 13th, 2013

LG Cloud enables users to stream content directly to LG CINEMA 3D Smart TVs, and provides a convenient location to store entertainment content that automatically synchronizes between PCs, smartphones and TVs.

LG Cloud service is now available in Singapore.

LG Cloud service is now available in Singapore.

LG’s Cloud service allows members to easily store content in their own personal LG Cloud account.

Signing in to an account on an LG CINEMA 3D Smart TV is quick and easy thanks to the automatic Single Sign On (SSO) protocol, which is able to recognize both the user’s LG Smart TV ID and LG Cloud ID.

Automated Updating Made Simple

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LG launches latest child-friendly Smart TV app – Avatarbook

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Easy-to-use Avatarbook puts kids right in the middle of their favourite stories and songs. The app is free.

Avatarbook lets the child watch herself play a role in her/his favourite animated story.

Avatarbook lets the child watch herself/himself play a role in her/his favourite animated story.

Children can enjoy seeing themselves onscreen as the main characters in animated versions of classics such as Aladdin, Pinocchio and Alice in Wonderland.

Aside from creating smiles and laughter, Avatarbook is a great way for young learners to engage more directly with age-appropriate literature and music.

Becoming part of an exciting tale or happy tune on Avatarbook is an easy process that most children will be able to perform by themselves.

First, they choose from a selection of ten fun songs or five classic children’s stories.

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Samsung launches new Smart TV & AV lineup for home entertainment

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Samsung unveiled its 2013 Smart TV and digital AV lineup (with prices) in Singapore today, at its roadshow in Vivocity.

A peek into the future. Samsung also showed off the massive 85-inch S9 UHD TV during the launch. The Ultra High Definition Smart TV is pivoted in a floor-mounted frame that also houses the audio speakers and camera that enables Xbox Kinetic-like remote gesture control of the TV.

A peek into the future. Samsung also showed off the massive 85-inch S9 UHD TV during the launch. The Ultra High Definition Smart TV is pivoted in a floor-mounted frame that also houses the audio speakers and camera that enables Xbox Kinetic-like remote gesture control of the TV.

Samsung’s 2013 Smart TVs feature a revamped Smart Hub that comprises three panels: Apps; Photos, Videos & Music; Social.

Samsung 2013 Smart TVs

Samsung 2013 Smart TVs

For the more high-end F7500, F8000 and F8500, Advanced Smart Interaction allows viewers to use everyday language and casual gestures to find content or command and control the TV.

SmartView allows users to move their content seamlessly between devices in real-time while AllShare connects the TV to compatible mobile devices wirelessly and creates a smart centre for media and whole-home automation.

The display on compatible Samsung GALAXY tablets and phones can also be mirrored onto the TVs for lean-back viewing comfort.

“By partnering various content producers including MediaCorp, SingTel and StarHub, we offer additional content choices for consumers in Singapore,” said Irene Ng, Vice President of Marketing, Samsung Asia.

Existing owners of Samsung’s 2012 flagship Premium TVs (from ES7500 upwards) are not left out.

Slotting in an Evolution Kit offers both software and hardware updates that include access to the 2013 Smart Hub and other Smart features, and upgrades the TV’s dual-core processor to quad-core, resulting in faster internal processing speeds.

The pricing and availability of Samsung 2013 Smart TVs can be found here.

Big is IN

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Pricing & availability: Samsung Smart TVs 2013 lineup

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Here are the prices and availability of Samsung’s 2013 lineup of Smart TVs in Singapore.

Samsung Series 8 F8500 LED TV

Samsung Series 8 F8500 LED TV

All prices are in Singapore dollars and already include 7% GST (Goods & Services Tax).

Series Inch   Size RRP Availability
F4000 28 SS$419 Now
32 SS$549 Now
F4500 32 S$599 Now
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COMEX 2012 promotions: SingTel

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

SingTel will be at COMEX 2012 at Suntec Singapore at Level 3 Rooms 301-306, 11am to 9pm.

Click to view or download SingTel promotions during COMEX 2012.

Click to view or download SingTel promotions during COMEX 2012.

SingTel will also start their COMEX 2012 days earlier at 11am instead of noon. Check out their smartphone, tablets and broadband deals here, as well as their bundled packages.

Below are some highlights to check out.

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Samsung launches Angry Birds and SingTel mio TV PLAY apps for Smart TV

Friday, July 27th, 2012

The two new apps joins more than 400 other apps available for the Samsung Smart TV, with more to come in the next few months.

Angry Birds is developed by Rovio Entertainment. Throughout game play, all actions - including level of difficulty selection and screen zoom in/out - are performed using motion control. Players can activate the unique skills of each bird and even control the game’s trademark slingshot action using arm movement enabled by the built-in camera.

Angry Birds is developed by Rovio Entertainment. Throughout game play, all actions – including level of difficulty selection and screen zoom in/out – are performed using motion control. Players can activate the unique skills of each bird and even control the game’s trademark slingshot action using arm movement enabled by the built-in camera.

The two new apps are part of a slew of high quality content that Samsung has lined up for consumers in the next few months.

New Smart TV apps in the pipeline

  • Entertainment: Angry Birds, SingTel mio TV PLAY, StarHub Video Store, WOWtv and Viki Premiere
  • Edutainment: Yummy Science, Calculus, Ferog in the Well, My First World and E-Assessment
  • Information: Maybank

The new Angry Birds app for Samsung Smart TV utilises Samsung’s Motion Control technology, which works with just the wave of a hand in front of the screen.

The SingTel mio TV PLAY is an over-the-top (OTT) video streaming application providing access to web video content in SD, HD and 3D format through an online catalogue and an online video store with Hollywood and Asian movies.

The SingTel mio TV PLAY is an over-the-top (OTT) video streaming application providing access to web video content in SD, HD and 3D format through an online catalogue and an online video store with Hollywood and Asian movies.

Four interactive edutainment apps developed by the local developer community will be launched in September 2012.

These apps are a result of a joint call-for-proposal for the development of educational TV apps for the Samsung Smart TV platform and ecosystem announced in September 2011 with the Media Development Authority of Singapore’s (MDA) Interactive Digital Media Programme Office (IDMPO).

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Lifestyle concept demo by Sony

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Sony hosted a concept demonstration of how their slew of electronic products can connect easily and seamlessly together to cater to the digital lifestyle needs of the modern consumer.

New Bravia TVs and Xperia smartphones were also launched at the event.

Sony connectivity demo at ONE°15 Marina Club in Sentosa.

Sony connectivity demo at ONE°15 Marina Club in Sentosa.

At ONE°15 Marina Club in Sentosa, tablets, VAIO notebooks, Xperia smartphones and Bravia TVs were interconnected with each other to The Xperia smartphones under Sony Mobile Communications (former Sony Ericsson) return to the Sony stable.demonstrate how media and content can be seamlessly networked and shared between the various devices.

The event is also an apt welcome of Sony Mobile Communications back to the fold of Sony Electronics.

Sony had recently acquired the other 50% of Sony Ericsson and the connectivity event serves to remind consumers of the connectivity and ecosystem that Xperia customers can expect to enjoy with other Sony devices.

The showcased Xperia smartphones are the first range of devices under Sony Mobile Communications.

Sony's pre-release Google TV set-top box with remote control.

Sony's pre-release Google TV set-top box with remote control.

The new range of Bravia TVs that were first unveiled during CES 2012 in January, as well as a whole range of Xperia smartphones were also showcased.

The three new series of Bravia TVs include the flagship HX, high-end NX and the entry-to-mid-level EX.

Xperia smartphones that were exhibited included the Xperia S, P, U, and sola.

Sony media box

The 2-sided remote control reminds one of in-flight entertainment controllers.

The 2-sided remote control reminds one of in-flight entertainment controllers.

There was a sneak preview of an upcoming set-top box for the second generation Sony Google TV, that was also unveiled during CES 2012.

Sony did not dwell on this set-top box though, which was connected to the Google Play store.

The remote control for the media box comprised a keyboard on one side, with additional controls (D-pad, Menu, Home, Back buttons and a trackpad) on the other side.

IT Show 2012 promotions: Samsung

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Samsung will be at the IT Show 2012 in Suntec Singapore at Levels 3 & 4. Check out the promotional discounts and freebies for Samsung’s notebooks, tablets and mobile phones, cameras, printers, monitors and smart TVs.

Check out Samsung's Ultrabooks and its 3,  7, 9 series of notebooks at IT Show 2012..

Check out Samsung's Ultrabooks and its 3, 7, 9 series of notebooks at IT Show 2012..

Check out the new colour for the Multiview MV800 compact camera that features a 3” flip-out Touch display. The stunning pink gives the 16.1 megapixel shooter a fresh look. The camera also comes with 5x optical zoom at 26mm at its widest angle.

You can view or download Samsung’s other IT Show 2012 flyers below.

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