Amid much hype Samsung has now introduced its 2013 lineup of televisions for consumers headed by the F8000, replacing the similarly named es8000. There’re also two lower models and an evolution kit to bring your last-generation Samsung TV up to speed.
Samsung put a lot of emphasis on their revamped online environment led by a new interface and many small enhancements. For one it’s now possible to receive recommendations based on the content you watch, as a result F8000 can learn your viewing habits and help you along. You can also control the TV using a new trackpad-enabled remote or even use full sentences.
All these new features require a faster processor. Samsung wouldn’t state what CPU they’ve installed exactly but did say it’s a quad-core CPU that’s up to 3x faster than last generation. As a result the company has another first by introducing the only consumer television at CES with a quad-core processor.
Samsung’s top of the line LED television is called the F8000 and borrows its design from nature. The sledge stand now bends around the back of the television giving it a more natural look and feel. Also new is a feature Samsung calls Micro-dimming, with ‘thousands’ of dimmable zones the contrast and color reproduction are featured to be much higher than any of its predecessors delivered before. You can purchase an F8000 in the first half of this year in 46, 55, 65, or 75 inch.
One step down in design and functionality is the F7000. This year’s 7-series lacks the camera for Skype and gesture controls and has a more traditional design. Customers can find F7000s in 46, 55 and 60 inches in similar timeframe as its larger brother.
There’re also further step-downs in the 6,5 and 4-series but more information is yet to be revealed.