Samsung Electronics and Samsung Digital Imaging are to merge today in a move to combine both companies specialisation; Samsung Electronics’ digital media and digital convergence technologies, and Samsung Digital Imaging’s digital cameras and imaging technology and to improve market leadership. The merger was approved by shareholders in February of this year.
Last week in Seoul Korea Samsung launched the world’s first 3D home theatre system (HT-C6930W) offering the best in 3D sound and 3D stereoscopic images. With the introduction of the new HT-C6930W Samsung now offers the complete 3D home entertainment solution (3D glasses, 3D TVs, 3D content and 3D Blu-ray players).
If it was up to the photo alone I would buy ten of these televisions. The Samsung LED 7000 is one of the latest internet connected TV currently on the market. Apart from its sleek and elegant design Samsung UE40C7000 has all the features you would need in a digital home, access to on-demand content such as LOVEFiLM, YouTube, BBC iPlayer and Twitter by simply connecting the Television to your broadband router via an Ethernet port.
Both companies are to collaborate on using DTS’s popular Digital Surround in Samsung’s Digital TV products. DTS Coherent Acoustics provides a range of audio codecs supporting television, radio and internet broadcasting. The DTS Surround is already used in Samsung’s BD-P1400 Blu-ray disk player. DTS Coherent Acoustics offers technology solutions for terrestrial (DVB-T), satellite (DVB-S), cable (DVB-C), Video on Demand, and IP deployment.
This is the year for 3D entertainment and at the front are two of the world’s leading consumer electronics manufacturers, Samsung and Sony. At the beginning of this year both companies made some major announcements concerning their 3D HDTV and other home entertainment systems. Sony has grown their BRAVIA range to include the X900 Series and Samsung is offering their most sophisticated 9000 series along with their 3D Blu-ray players.
Broadcom, Cisco, DIRECTV and Samsung are forming an alliance to develop a specification for a full-featured "pixel accurate” Remote User Interface (RUI) that will form the core of the new RVU technology. The RVU Alliance complements and benefits existing industry interoperability initiatives and underscores its founders’ commitment to the sharing of digital content in the connected home.