NEW YORK –
Samsung recently used a sponsorship of SpaceFest at the Intrepid Air & Space Museum celebrating the newly-arrived Space Shuttle Enterprise, to unveil the flagship of its high-end LEDedge- lit LCD TV series – the 75-inch ES9000.
The 3D-capable FullHD 1080p TV features an ultrathin (0.31-inch curved bezel) cosmetic design with a rose-gold-colored finish, voice- and gesture-control menu operation, and Smart Interaction features, including a new app for Rovio’s popular Angry Birds video game property, developed to work for the first time with Samsung’s gesture-controlled TVs without the need for traditional controllers.
Angry Birds is also available now on all Samsung 2012 LED 7500-series and up TV 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.
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.
Joseph Stinziano, Samsung Home Entertainment senior VP, said the introduction of the 75-inch ES9000 meets the rising market demand for extralarge- 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 adds a built-in camera, hidden within the top bezel above the screen, which can be used to place video calls with applications such as Skype.
The ES9000 also comes with four pairs of activeshutter 3D glasses.
The ES9000 series is powered by a dual-core processor and picture quality is enhanced using Samsung’s Micro Dimming Ultimate and Precision Black Local Dimming technology.