Samsung will sell two new LED TVs as part of its Series 4000 and Series 5000 range of televisions in India.
While the smaller TV is 22 inches in size, the second is 26 inches large. Both these televisions support full high definition video. The prices of the Series 4000 and Series 5000 LED TVs have not been revealed so far. Related: Samsung LED TVs in India
The Samsung Series 4000 and Series 5000 TVs have LEDs (light emitting diodes) that display the image, rather than CCFLs, or cold cathode fluorescent lamps. This, according to Samsung, means that the Series 4000 and Series 5000 televisions are capable of displaying better resolutions. Samsung’s Mega Dynamic Contrast Ratio technology displays finer colour contrast ratios; and the televisions can display the depth in an image of something very shallow.
Further, the television’ display is such that the intensity of colour on the screen changes depending upon the viewing angle, so that the image can be viewed by many people sitting near, far or at a sharp angle to the television. This makes the display of the Series 4000 and 5000 different from a typical laptop on which many people cannot view images at the same time.
Moreover, LED TVs are free of lead and mercury, which are both poisonous. This means that these televisions are safer in the home, and are also environmentally friendly.
Samsung claims that the Series 4000 and Series 5000 televisions use less energy compared to televisions based on CCFLs, and use 40 per cent less energy relative to high definition LCD TVs.
The new Samsung LED TVs have what is called an Ultra Clear Panel that displays detail even in brightly-lit viewing conditions.
These televisions and other high definition TVs from Samsung have a technology that can accurately interpolate frames (or still images) in a jerky video so that the video looks smooth and there is little blur in the motion on screen. This technology by Samsung is called Clear Motion Rate and is especially effective on video games and other animation.
The Samsung Series 4000 and Series 5000 TVs have four HDMI ports with CEC support called Anynet+. Other devices that are HDMI compatible can be controlled with the television remote while they are connected to the TV. Samsung’s new TVs can also be wirelessly connected to compatible devices such as mobile phones and video cameras. This wireless connectivity feature, called AllShare, enables the user to view videos or photographs that are on his phone, directly on the television screen.
Samsung uses what it calls the Crystal design in its Series 4000 and Series 5000 televisions which give their exterior a translucent, richly coloured look. Further, the TVs are ultra slim and though they are large in height and width, they don’t seem to occupy much space in the room.
Apart from these two series, Samsung sells 13 different LED televisions in India and these are priced between Rs 25,000 and Rs 200,000. The largest of them is about 55 inches.
Samsung, a South Korean company, also launched its Series 6200 and Series 6900 LED televisions in India earlier this year. It aims to garner 40% of the flat TV market in India, and expects the newly launched Series 4000 and Series 5000 TVs to constitute over 15% of its total television sales this year.