The biggest crowd yet streamed into the Samsung press event, and we're here to fill you in on all the latest coolness. We're packed into here like sardines, and something's about to happen. The demo gods are frowning on Samsung today, because an attempt to connect video wirelessly from a camcorder to a TV left the company president hanging out to dry. But all was fixed and the event got back on track.
Talking IPTV—it's going to change the way we interact with our TVs. All Samsung's high-end TVs will have the ability to read RSS feeds. Trying to simplify the user experience, but what will happen when Grandma wants to subscribe to an RSS feed?
Showed new design idea, "TOC," stands for Touch of Color. It's a TV and speaker set that's piano black with dark red highlights. Looks really unusual, pretty and touched with embedded color that looks different from every angle.
Series 7 LCD TV: This line has that TOC look, which uses an advanced molding process. It has a built-in Ethernet port, with RSS feeds. There's also a side-mounted USB slot, letting you watch videos and view pics on TV. Matching that up with home theater-in-a-box system with that same TOC styling. There also a 5.8GHz wireless subwoofer.
2263DX Dual display monitor: Whoa. It's a 22" display with a little 7" USB monitor hanging off the side of it. Put your widgets on there, or email while you use the larger monitor for bigger projects.
No new phones.
A-VSB mobile TV: Laying groundwork for the commercial launch in 2009. You'll be able to watch a local station's local broadcast signal on mobile devices. and cellphones. Just like what LG announced earlier, this tech will need just a modest upgrade to broadcasters' transmitters to accommodate the mobile version of their content. Example uses would be on a UMPC, in the car (bad idea), or in a football stadium. These programming doesn't use the mobile broadband networks, and simply broadcasts the signals similar to the way digital TV broadcasting works.