Imagine a TV that looks as good off as it does on. Samsung Electronics Australia continues to set the pace in the LCD TV industry, with a new line-up of high-definition models from the M8 Series and R8 Series. The latest addition to both series combine optimum picture quality, elegant designs and the latest in user conveniences.

The premium Full High Definition M8 Series, comes in 101 cm (40?), 116 cm (46?), and 132 cm (52?) screen sizes and sets new standards in picture clarity by offering Full HD 1080p resolution, nearly twice the accepted standard for high definition TVs. Samsung?s proprietary Super Clear Panel technology, provides superior resolution giving the M8 Series unsurpassed clarity that brightens details in even the darkest scenes, complementing a dynamic contrast ratio of 15,000:1.

To further complement the image clarity, Samsung?s Movie Plus technology uses proprietary interpolation advances to create additional frames required by LCD televisions, displaying movies shot in 24, 25 or 30 frames per second. Movie Plus calculates the motion of the incoming signal and anticipates the action to create new frames, creating a smooth picture free from reverberation.

Models in the M8 Series also take advantage of Samsung?s new Wide Colour Enhancer that expands colour expression even in bright areas, where blues and greens are typically left washed out. Coupled with the Super Clear Panel and contrast ratio, the Wide Colour Enhancer produces the clearest colours and blacks on any LCD TV.

Sizes

In addition to the M8 Series, is Samsung?s R8 Series that will be available in 81 cm (32?) and 101 cm (40?) varieties, and will share many of the high-definition, movie motion and colour-enhancing features of the M8 Series. The R8?s elegant design features subtle lines and a sophisticated glossy black finish as well as hidden speakers for a seamless appearance.

Design

The sleek crystal bezel of the R8 Series frames the TV with its transparent curve, further refining the design concept of the previous market leading R7 Series models. A soft ice-blue Liquid Electronic Display (LED) light, which can be disabled, disperses from the center of the bezel, complementing the smooth design. The new series also has touch sensor buttons that lend a refined dignity that makes the R8 Series a more than comfortable fit in any stylish living room.

As an additional convenience feature, Samsung has introduced an optional Auto Wall Mount for the larger R8 (101 cm) and all of the M8s that allow consumers to adjust the position of the screen with a remote control. A TV with this add on feature can be adjusted by as much as 15 degrees horizontally in both directions and 20 degrees down.

Connectivity

To complete the consumer TV viewing experience, Samsung also provides digital connectivity by delivering Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) technology and three conveniently positioned HDMI connectors throughout the M8 and R8 Series. Anynet+ enables the user to operate multiple components such as a Blu-ray disc player, a home theatre system, and other HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronic Control) compatible AV products with the touch of a single remote control. The three HDMI inputs allow users to connect digital cameras, high definition gaming consoles and other home entertainment devices to enjoy brilliant pictures and sound.

Prices

  • Samsung M8 (40?) – $4,399 (Incl. GST)
  • Samsung M8 (46?) – $5,499 (Incl. GST)
  • Samsung M8 (52?) – $8,799 (Incl. GST)
  • Samsung R8 (32?) – $2,199 (Incl. GST)
  • Samsung R8 (40?) – $3,299 (Incl. GST)

Source: Samsung Electronics Australia