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IFA: Samsung shows off world's largest OLED TV, the ES9500

55in OLED display has what Samsung calls 'the most realistic picture ever'
Thu Aug 30 2012, 13:14
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BERLIN: KOREAN HARDWARE OUTFIT Samsung showed off the world's largest OLED TV at the IFA electronics conference in Berlin today.

Speaking at a press conference, Samsung's European sales director Michael Zoller demoed the ES9500 for the first time in Europe, calling it the "most realistic picture ever on a TV screen".

Zoller said the 55in TV has a "brighter, more rich and colourful" display due to its self-emitting subpixels that are able to produce lifelike colour in each individual subpixel, while also saving energy.

The TV set has been designed with a minimal approach to fit into anybody's living quarters, having a super slim bezel and thin screen with the surround getting thinner towards the edges. Zoller said that there also are no visible cables because they are all tucked away in the device's stand.

A new "Multi View" feature is built into the TV so that two people can watch the same screen at the same time from different locations using Samsung's Multi View 3D glasses with integrated headphones.

In what Samsung call "television with intelligence", the TV also ships with motion and gesture control via the front facing camera that is hidden in the TV's bezel. The lens pops out when in use so that users can use hand gestures to control volume and change channels.

Zoller said contactless interaction is something Samsung is looking at putting in all smart TVs in the future. No UK release date or pricing have been announced for the ES9500. µ


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