Mighty consumer electronics devices are all well and good, but the bulk of IT companies' revenues still comes from sales of mid-range products, which is why Samsung, like everyone else attending CES 2013, made sure to have a bunch of mainstream displays on site.People looking for top-quality TVs large enough to cover entire walls and featuring super high resolutions will want to check out the OLED and 4K UHDTVs.
Everyone else may as well take a look at the LED 8000, LED 7000, the 60-inch UN60F8000 smart TV and the 64-inch PN64F8500 plasma TV (Plasma 8500 Series).
Indeed, the 64-inch PN64F8500 is the only plasma screen (worth speaking of) in the same exhibition as the other named video output devices.
Being a 1080p Smart TV, it has a 1.35GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 processor, voice control, web streaming support, and streaming from mobile devices (tablets, smartphones, iPods).
The PN64F8500 also features the Deep Black Algorithm II and Real Black Pro, allowing a connected PC to control brightness, especially for black and white colors.
The LED 8000 Series or LED 7000 are 3D Full HD smart TVs of 55 inches. They have Full HD resolutions (1920 x 1080).
Finally, the 60-inch UN60F8000 LED-backlit TV has everything its brethren have, plus Micro Dimming Ultimate technology (precise control of the LED backlighting), De-Jagging Pro (cleaner edges) and reduced 3D crosstalk (30% improvement, for better visibility).
Web content can look better too, thanks to optimized text and image processing through the TV browser.
The LED 8000 Series will ship in the first half of 2013, along with the LED 7000 Series, and the Plasma 8500 Series. No prices have been revealed though. Retailers will probably be the ones to elucidate this final mystery, whenever they get around to listing the TVs as available for order or pre-order.