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Samsung Launches the World's First line of DLP HDTV Powered by a New and Advanced Cinema Smooth LED Light Engine

Samsung's -87 Series DLP TVLAS VEGAS - January 8, 2007 - Samsung Electronics' continued leadership and investment in rear projection DLP HDTV technology and innovation has paid dividends. Samsung is proud to announce the introduction of the world's first Slim DLP HDTV line that combines slim depth design with highly advanced solid-state LED light-engine technology. Available in three large screen sizes: 50-, 56-, and 61-inch - the HL-T5087S, HL-T5687S and HL-T6187S models, Samsung's new flagship series are the industry's first slim depth DLP TVs that are LED-Light Source based.

Samsung -76 Series DLP TV In addition to a cabinet that is thin enough to mount these sets on a wall, a revolutionary thin bezel design allows the frame of a Samsung Slim DLP HDTV to fit in spaces that an equivalent screen size Flat Screen TV might not because they require a thicker bezel. Also, consumers no longer have to replace a lamp every two to three years, because the traditional lamp-based engine has been replaced by LED light engine that provides longer life, and improved color reproduction. Samsung also introduces three new affordable lamp-based UltraSlim DLP HDTVs, the HL-T6176S, HL-T5676S, and HL-T5076S models, also in 50-, 56- and 61-inch screen sizes respectively, but slightly slimmer in depth than their lamp-less counterparts. All six of these 2007 models feature Full HD 1080p resolution to take advantage of the influx of both HD video content and next generation HD gaming consoles.

With LED powered DLP HDTV line, Samsung removes the traditional rear projection TV UHP lamp and color wheel and replaces them with powerful LED technology whereby, red, green and blue LEDs sequentially fire to produce smooth, stable color, offering consumers the opportunity to enjoy a captivating cinematic experience with improved color reproduction. The exclusive Cinema Smooth LED light engine provides a dramatic improvement in reliability and longevity approximately four times longer than that of lamps. Furthermore, the LED technology can save users hundreds of dollars a year in electricity and lamp replacements. With Samsung's DLP HDTVs consumers get the benefit of the latest features, outstanding performance, and exquisite design in large screen sizes that use less energy than same screen size Flat panel HDTVs.

These new LED based DLP HDTVs for 2007 are equipped with a wide-angle lens system that allows them to take on a super sleek cabinet, reducing the height by 2.5-inches, depth by 2.0-inches and width by 2.0-inches compared to the previous Samsung LED based DLP TV.

"With our new Slim LED based and lamp-based DLP HDTVs, Samsung combines the benefits of rear projection technology with flat wall-mount display options so consumers can enjoy the best of both worlds - affordability in large sizes and a clean design to complement the sleekest decor," said Sangheung Shin, Senior Vice President of the Visual Display Division for Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. In 2006, Samsung introduced the first Slim DLP and the first LED DLP, each in only one screen size. Both proved so popular that we've combined their respective virtues into our groundbreaking Slim DLP HDTV line based on our new generation Cinema Smooth Light Engine.

With a depth of only 13.4 to 15.4-inches for the 87-series Slim LED DLP HDTVs, and a mere 11.5 to 12.3-inches for the 76-series Ultra-Slim DLP HDTVs, along with a "hidden" speaker design in both, these TVs offer performance excellence in an aesthetically pleasing sleek and slim appearance. These 1080p DLP TVs provide the ultimate in picture quality with an ultra high contrast ratio of 10,000:1 and superb brightness. The Cinema Smooth Gen 8 Exclusive Light Engine creates a picture with no visible pixel structure for a captivating, seamless, theater-quality experience. Samsung's Digital Natural Image Engine (DNIe) optimizes the picture from any input signal. The built-in NTSC/ATSC/QAM tuners permit using the TV's remote control to surf the world of free over-the-air HDTV signals and unscrambled digital channels provided by cable suppliers.

All of Samsung's Slim DLP models feature the latest digital connectivity enhancements. A special Game Mode optimizes the gaming experience with faster response time, enhanced graphics, and improved sound quality, creating an immersive experience. Every 2007 DLP model is 3D ready for the next generation Full HD gaming experience. Triple HDMI inputs connect with other digital devices such as Cable, Satellite, DVD players and game consoles, allowing simultaneous transmission of HD audio and video signals over the same wire, for an optimal sound and picture experience. A USB connection with photo viewer makes it easy to connect mass storage devices to display photos on screen. And, a PC-input provides an easy connection to a laptop or desktop computer.

Samsung's 2007 DLP HDTV line will be on display during CES 2007 at the Samsung Booth, #11033, in the Las Vegas Convention Center from January 8 - 11.

Samsung at ICES 2007

To see Samsung Electronics' complete ICES 2007 product lineup, please visit the company's booth (#11033) located in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. For more information on specific products, please visit Samsung Electronics¡¯ ICES press site at www.samsung.com/icespress.

About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2005 parent company sales of US$56.7 billion and net income of US$7.5 billion. Employing approximately 128,000 people in over 120 offices in 57 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones, and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

About Texas Instruments DLP Products

DLP display technology from Texas Instruments offers clarity down to the most minute detail, delivering pictures rich with color, contrast and brightness to large-screen HDTVs and projectors for business, home, professional venue and digital cinema (DLP Cinemar). 75 of the world's top projection and display manufacturers design, manufacture and market products based on DLP technology. At the heart of every DLP chip is an array of up to 2.2 million microscopic mirrors which switch incredibly fast to create a high resolution, highly reliable, full color image. DLP technology's chip architecture and inherent speed advantage provides razor-sharp images and excellent reproduction of fast motion video. Since early 1996, more than 10 million DLP subsystems have been shipped. For more information, please visit www.dlp.com

Source: Samsung Press Release

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