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Samsung Expands Blu-Ray 3D Content and Introduces World's Largest 3D LED TV for the Home

New 3D TVs across a range of price points allow everyone to experience immersive 3D at home

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, today announced new 3D content exclusive to Samsung. This fall, Samsung will make available 3D Blu-ray versions of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: DWA) global 3D blockbuster How to Train Your Dragon, IMAX's original productions Into the Deep and Galapagos, and Giant Screen Films' Mummies: Secrets of the Pharoahs. Samsung also announced four new 3D LED and Plasma TVs, further adding to the world's broadest lineup of 3D home entertainment products. The expanded 3D TV portfolio features Samsung's proprietary technologies and innovative design and larger screen sizes to deliver more immersive 3D experiences.

Samsung's latest line-up of 3D-capable HDTVs and new Blu-ray 3D films underscore its ongoing commitment to give consumers compelling content and superior products that together deliver an outstanding 3D home entertainment experience in the home.

"With 3D, people can explore the wonder of an immersive entertainment experience in the comfort of their homes," said John Revie, senior vice president of Home Entertainment, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. "As the HDTV market leader for four straight years, we are proud to lead the way into the next dimension of premium entertainment and will continue to collaborate with industry leaders like DreamWorks Animation, IMAX and Giant Screen Films to deliver richer content to the home."

Rich Cinematic Content Now Available for the Home

The availability of unique, high-quality 3D content is key to providing consumers a total 3D entertainment experience for the home. To that end, Samsung's ongoing strategic alliance with DreamWorks Animation represents the best in 3D technology and animation, and gives Samsung TV owners exclusive opportunities to access 3D Blu-ray versions of this rich cinematic content. How to Train Your Dragon is among the top ten movies of 2010 and joins Monsters vs. Aliens as the second DreamWorks Animation title available exclusively to Samsung TV owners in 3D Blu-ray.

The IMAX documentaries take audiences on a spectacular three-dimensional exploration of two unique environments and bring the beauty of these locations right into the living room. Into the Deep 3D captures unique marine life and magnificent undersea worlds. The audience will become sea dwellers, discovering a living breathing kaleidoscope through the magical prism of IMAX 3D technology. Galapagos is part adventure, part scientific expedition and part fantastic voyage. Viewers are taken on an immersive cinematic experience as they "accompany" the scientists as they delve into the largely unknown waters surrounding the volcanic archipelago to explore the natural wonders of a realm that is truly a living natural science laboratory.

Finally, with Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs, a film made by Giant Screen Films, viewers will travel back in time and experience the grandeur of Egypt in the time of the Pharaohs and explore the mysteries and science enshrouding the ancient royal mummies and their subsequent modern day discoveries. The film is narrated by Christopher Lee of Lord of the Rings fame.

Expanded Range of Full HD 3D LED TVs Delivers Premium 3D Experience

With its sleek 65-inch screen, the new Samsung UN65C8000 is the largest Full HD 3D LED TV available for the home today. Featuring Samsung's built-in 3D processor, Real 240Hz refresh rate technology, dynamic 8,000,000:1 contrast ratio and proprietary Precision Dimming technology, the award-winning LED 8000 series delivers unsurpassed picture quality and an immersive 3D experience in an ultra-slim design. The LED 8000 is WiFi-ready and supports Skype via Samsung Apps. This means that the TV becomes a huge video screen and brings an almost life-like quality to video calls. Keeping in touch with friends and family around the world is now an activity the whole family can participate in, right from the living room. Viewers can also access a full range of apps – such as Hulu Plus and ESPN Next Level – via Samsung Apps at their convenience.

Series/Model Estimated Selling Price Size (inches) Availability
UN65C8000 $5,999.99 65 August 2010

New 3D Plasma HDTVs Make It Easy to Bring the Wonder of 3D Home

Samsung has expanded its 2010 Plasma HDTV line-up with the introduction of three new 3D-enabled plasma TVs that deliver outstanding immersive 3D experience and premium picture quality at an affordable price.

The Plasma 680 Series offers an immersive 3D experience, and underscores Samsung's commitment to performance, design and value. The Samsung Plasma 680 Series features Full HD 1080p resolution and 600Hz Subfield Motion to deliver crisp, lifelike images, and clear motion, while the Mega Dynamic Contrast Ratio creates deep blacks and brilliant colors. Available in 50- or 58-inch screen sizes, the Plasma 680 Series also allows users to share media files stored on PCs or other DLNA-compliant devices on the big-screen via AllShare. The attractive Touch of Color design adds a subtle black-to-dark blue accent to the set's bezel and exceeds the more stringent ENERGY STAR 4.0 standards.

Offering great value and features, the 3D-capable Plasma 490 Series is smartly wrapped in an attractive piano key black cabinet with a dark blue Touch of Color design. Delivering premium picture quality with its Clear Image Panel technology and 600Hz Subfield Motion technologies, the Plasma C490 showcases a high-performance picture quality at a great value.

Series/Model Estimated Selling Price Size (inches) Availability
PN58C680 $2,299.99 58 August 2010
PN50C680 $1,599.99 50 August 2010
PN50C490 $1,099.99 50 August 2010

For more information about Samsung, including press releases, video content and product images, please visit: http://www.samsung.com/newsroom.

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

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, August 11, 2010 4:02 PM

About Shane Sturgeon

Shane 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.