Apps, slim bezels and smart features galore as Samsung revamps its extensive glow-box range
Thinner bezels, bigger screens and more apps than you can shake a stick at were the order of the day for Samsung at CES 2013.
On its super-sized stand Samsung showed off its new F8000 LED TV. The 75in set has a quarter-inch thick bezel and a quad-core processor to help it run Samsung's increasing range of smart TV apps.
Samsung has also added to its already impressive smart TV offering. S-Recommendation with Voice Interaction analyses viewing history and other details to suggest new and personalised lists of content to watch.
Voice control has also been improved, with Samsung boasting that its latest TVs will be able to understand full sentences spoken in natural language, rather than stilted, awkward commands. Quite how well it works remains to be seen; CES is far too noisy to test voice control.
Samsung has also given its Smart Hub a lick of paint to make it easier to navigate and find specific content.
More connectivity with other Samsung products was also announced. Those dedicated enough to own lots of Samsung devices will be able to control, mirror and stream content between phones, tablets and TVs.
There was also good news for those who already own Samsung Smart TVs. The newly announced 2013 Evolution Kit can be installed on existing Samsung smart TVs to add new features such as S-Recommendation with Voice Interaction and the new-look Smart Hub.
Elsewhere, Samsung showed off a staggering array of extra large TVs, including 85in and 110in models and a 55in set with a curved screen. Samsung said the curved OLED screen would offer the very best viewing angles.
OLED, a new type of TV display technology with improved colour, contrast and picture quality, has so far proved rather expensive. LG recently announced that its own 55in OLED TV will go on sale later this year for a wallet-punishing £6300.
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