SAMSUNG Announces Availability and Pricing of Blu-ray Home Theater Systems
RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samsung Electronics America Inc., a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, today announced the U.S. availability and pricing of the company's next-generation Blu-ray Home Theater Systems. As announced at CES, the lineup includes the HT-C6930W, HT-C6730W, which received a CES "Best of Innovations 2010" award, the HT-C7530W and entry-level HT-C6500 and HT-C5500. All five models introduce a new, no-grill speaker design. They also offer Samsung's newly-introduced immersive Crystal Amplifier Pro technology, which ensures accurate sound reproduction. The HT-C6930W is a Blu-ray integrated home theater system that also includes 3D capability.
Series/Model Estimated Selling Price Availability HT-C7530W $ 999.99 May 2010 HT-C6930W $ 899.99 April 2010 HT-C6730W $ 799.99 March 2010 HT-C6500 $ 649.99 March 2010 HT-C5500 $ 499.99 March 2010
"Samsung strives to deliver the best-in-class home theater experience at an affordable value," said John Revie, senior vice president of Home Entertainment for Samsung Electronics America. "With this year's lineup of Blu-ray Home Theater Systems, we're kicking it up a notch by delivering a fully immersive home theater experience for every consumer – including 3D capability and lifelike, pristine audio quality – all with an elegant design in one easy to use system."
The 1330W HT-C6930W and HT-C6730W are designed for the ultimate home theater aficionado and are the most powerful audio systems that Samsung offers with 7.1-channel 3D surround sound, bringing the viewer a fully immersive entertainment experience. Both offer Musical Room Calibration, which uses music to calibrate speakers instead of white noise. The HT-C6930W is distinguished by its 3D capability, delivering on Samsung's commitment to providing an immersive 3D solution for home entertainment. Both systems introduce a built-in digital signal processor (DSP) that allows for realistic vertical 3D surround sound experience. Boasting 1080p video playback for both Blu-ray discs and standard DVDs, the units support the Dolby Digital Plus™, Dolby TrueHD™ and DTS-HD Master Audio high-definition audio formats. The systems include eight speakers; a wide center channel speaker, two HDMI inputs, a large subwoofer, two tower speakers and four surround speakers, including wireless rear satellite speakers.
Samsung's 800W HT-C7530W takes home theater systems to new heights. Featuring Samsung's nature-inspired Touch of Color™ (ToC™) design, the HT-C7530W matches modern interior design aesthetics while also complementing Samsung's stylish HDTVs. The receiver's cabinet has a wood-grain texture and is encased in a luxurious translucent material. The 5.1-channel system consists of two half-tall speakers, two wireless rear speakers, a center unit, a subwoofer, a Wi-Fi dongle, 1 GB embedded memory and 2HDMI inputs.
The 1000W HT-C5500 and HT-C6500 deliver the perfect home theater experience for small spaces. The systems feature 5.1 channel surround sound, advanced auto sound calibration , and a iPod/iPhone dock in a compact package that doesn't sacrifice audio or picture quality. The HT-C6500 also includes 1GB of built-in storage, 2 HDMI inputs, and upgraded speakers.
Samsung's Blu-ray Home Theater systems now include advanced connectivity features through Samsung Apps, the world's first HDTV applications store. Samsung Apps provides an expanded, easy-to-navigate selection of content and applications from leading content providers and services like The Associated Press, Netflix, Pandora, Twitter, USA TODAY, and VUDU. Applications can be downloaded and viewed all while watching TV. More than 20 applications should launch by the end of March free of charge, with more to come.
In addition, the HT-C6930W, HT-C6730W and HT-C6500 have built-in WiFi connectivity while the HT-C7530W supports Wi-Fi through the included wireless dongle*. All new models include Allshare™ compatibility to allow content sharing among other DLNA® certified electronic devices within the network.
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*Wireless/Broadband access separately required. DLNA is a registered trademark of the Digital Living Network Alliance Corporation.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., markets a broad range of award-winning, digital consumer electronics and home appliance products, including HDTVs, home theater systems, MP3 players, digital imaging products, refrigerators and washing machines. A recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design and technology, Samsung is the HDTV market leader in the U.S. Please visit www.samsung.com for more information.
Posted by Shane Sturgeon, March 9, 2010 4:40 PM
About Shane SturgeonShane Sturgeon is the Co-Publisher and Chief Technologist of HDTV Magazine, an industry publication with HDTV roots going back to 1984, when Dale Cripps founded The HDTV Newsletter. Today, HDTV Magazine is a leading online resource for HDTV news and information and captures the eyes and imaginations of over 3 million visitors annually. Mr. Sturgeon has a background in information technology and has served in various consulting capacities for Fortune 500 companies such as J.P. Morgan Chase, Verizon Communications, Proctor & Gamble and Nationwide Insurance. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Wright State University.