Samsung launches world's slimmest LCD HDTV



    New Series 8 850 only 1.9 inches in depth at its widest point

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 21 /CNW/ - Samsung Electronics Canada continues to
build on its reputation of merging innovative LCD technology and stylish
design with the release of its new LCD HDTV model, the Series 8 850 - the
slimmest LCD HDTV on the market.
    The Samsung 850 sports the latest in Samsung's ToC(TM) (Touch of
Colour(TM)) design and features a narrow rose-coloured bezel and built-in
tuner. At half the width of a conventional flat-panel television - only 1.9
inches in depth at its widest point - users can appreciate the beauty of the
TV when turned off and its superior picture quality when it's turned on.
    "The release of the Series 8 850 is a proof point to our dedication in
offering our consumers new products and applications that enhance their
television viewing experience," says Robert Gumiela, Senior Marketing Manager,
Consumer Electronics, Samsung Electronics Canada. "While providing exceptional
picture quality is always our top priority, Samsung is also focused on
creating technology that fits with the design of the home."

    Superior Picture Quality

    Taking picture clarity and crispness to the next level, the Series 8 850
delivers a sharp HD 1080p picture with a 70,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. The
850 also features Samsung's Ultra Clear Panel, designed to improve contrast
ratios and produce deep black levels regardless of the room's lighting
conditions.
    Through the Auto Motion Plus 120Hz(TM), users can enjoy a smoother
viewing experience without the motion blur caused by fast-paced content -
making this series ideal for die-hard sports fans and avid gamers.

    Digital Content and Management

    The Series 8 also offers a host of connection options for users to enjoy
a growing library of digital content. Simply plug a memory drive or digital
camera in the side-mounted USB 2.0 port and Samsung's WiseLink(TM) Pro turns
the television into a jukebox or photo album; allowing for MP3, JPEG, XviD and
MPEG4 files to be read.

    Sleek Design

    Through the ToC design, Samsung uses dual-injection molding technology to
embed colour into the television bezel. Since colour is infused and not
painted on, no volatile organic compounds (VOC) are emitted during the
production process; reducing CO(2) emissions.

    Availability

    The Series 8 LCD HDTVs will be available in September and offered in 46
and 52-inch sizes. The televisions will be offered at an MSRP of $3,199.99 and
$3,799.99.

    
    About Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.
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    Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. (SECA), a wholly owned subsidiary of
Samsung Electronics Co., markets a broad range of award-winning digital
consumer electronics, information systems, telecommunications and home
appliance products.
    SECA upholds Samsung's mission to provide consumers with innovative
digital convergence products that possess exceptional technology, quality,
features, performance and value. The company oversees the Canadian operations
of Samsung's Consumer Electronics division, IT division, Home Appliance
division and Wireless Terminals division.
    Samsung has been a global TOP sponsor of the Olympic Games since 1997 and
has been a presenting sponsor of the Olympic Torch Relay since 2004. Also
through Samsung's Four Seasons of Hope charity, Samsung helps athletes and
celebrities raise funds for their respective charities, including the Wayne
Gretzky Foundation in Canada. Samsung is also the official HDTV sponsor of the
NFL.
    For customer service inquiries, please call 1-800-SAMSUNG
(1-800-726-7864), and for more information, please visit www.samsung.com.




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