Originally Posted by Irwinroad
By Greg Tarr -- TWICE, 7/19/2012
New York - Samsung used its new sponsorship of SpaceFest at the Intrepid Air & Space Museum here Thursday to unveil the newest flagship model in its LED-edge-lit LCD TV series - the 75-inch ES9000.
Samsung"Samsung's Joseph Stinziano unveils the 75-inch ES9000 LED edge-lit LCD TV with a host of interactive smart features, including a gesture-controlled version of the Angry Birds video game."
The 3D-capable FullHD 1080p TV features an ultra-thin (0.31-inches curved bezel) cosmetic design with a rose-gold-colored finish, voice and gesture control menu operation along with other Smart Interaction features, including a new app for Rovio's popular Angry Birds video game property, developed for the first time to work with Samsung's gesture-controlled TVs instead of traditional controllers.
Angry Birds will be available via free download later this month on Samsung 2012 LED 7500 series and up models and 8000 series plasma models. In addition, a dedicated app for Angry Birds animated content will be available later this year, the company said.
The Samsung ES9000 will be available in August at specialty retailers and will carry a $10,000 suggested retail price.
Other features in the ES9000 include the complete suite of Samsung Smart TV features-Smart Interaction, Smart Content and Smart Evolution-as well as a hidden camera that pops up from the top of the TV's bezel to make video calls on applications such as Skype.
The set also introduces a new Sound Share feature that provides wireless connectivity via Bluetooth to Samsung's Series 6 and Series 7 Wireless Audio with Dock Systems.
Samsung provided a tour of the Space Shuttle Enterprise during its media event at the Intrepid Thursday."Samsung provided a tour of the Space Shuttle Enterprise during its media event at the Intrepid Thursday."
Joseph Stinziano, Samsung Home Entertainment senior VP, said the introduction of the 75-inch ES9000 meets the rising market demand for extra-large screen TVs.
"This year in the U.S., 32-inch is still the most popular screen size and accounts for nearly a third of total unit volume," Stinziano said. "In 2013, industry research firm NPD expects the average screen size to exceed 40 inches."
He added that consumers have told Samsung that "they want more content and they want to find it more easily. They want smart interfaces and more intuitive controls."
The ES9000 is powered by a dual-core processor to run a arrange of advanced next-generation Smart TV apps and browse the Web more quickly.
The ES9000's picture quality is enhanced using Samsung's Micro Dimming Ultimate and Precision Black Local Dimming technology to deliver "the highest contrast ratio on a Samsung Smart TV to date; and the best picture quality available on a Samsung LED TV," the company said.
Samsung also used the press conference to announce its corporate sponsorship of SpaceFest, a five-day celebration (July 19-22) of the arrival of the Space Shuttle Enterprise at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located in the de-commissioned aircraft carrier.
The Samsung Smart TV Space Station is an immersive, interactive experience that also provides demonstrations of Samsung Smart TV technology. Consumers will have an opportunity to experience the connected viewing, connected content and connected gaming experiences of the company's flagship 2012 TV models.
"We couldn't imagine a better way to unveil our new flagship TV and a literally game-changing new app, then here at the Intrepid alongside the Space Shuttle Enterprise," said Stinziano. "The Intrepid and Space Shuttle are each iconic symbols of innovation and discovery and Samsung also is driven to push boundaries and deliver a sense of wonder and delight."