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Old Jan 1, 2013, 02:15 PM   #1
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Samsung Teases New TV with 'Unprecedented' Shape and Design for CES 2013




CES 2013 promises to be very television-centric this year, with Samsung teasing a mystery TV product after reports that Intel will be be launching a set top box and cable TV service at the trade show.

The strong TV-focus of CES 2013 comes amidst persistent rumors that Apple is testing the waters with its own full-sized television.

Samsung recently released a new pre-CES teaser video and image of an HDTV.

On the company's blog, there is a picture of a portrait-shaped TV that is taller than it is wide.*The television is depicted against an uninterrupted snowy background, possibly suggesting that the display is translucent.*"A true innovation of TV design is coming up with an unprecedented new TV shape and timeless gallery design,"*reads the caption.

The image is accompanied by a video that was recently added to Samsung's YouTube page. In the video, an array of standard 16:9 televisions are depicted, both flatscreen and CRT, before Samsung's new television is displayed, hidden behind a white sheet.*A description accompanying the video again boasts of an innovative design.
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"As Samsung prepares to unveil a new TV at CES that is unlike anything the world has ever seen, all the other TVs are rushing to see the new TV."
Samsung often reveals prototype products at CES, last year debuting its "Smart Window" technology, which featured a touch-controlled interface atop transparent glass. Samsung could be unveiling a similar product this year.

Multiple reports have suggested that Apple is exploring this market as well, though it is not clear when Apple will introduce its own television product. Apple does not attend CES and will not be making any official announcements at the trade show.

CES will begin on January 8 and last until January 11, 2013.

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Old Jan 1, 2013, 02:18 PM   #2
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Looks like something new is on the horizon.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 02:19 PM   #3
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Samsung is very good at television/display tech, but they're not so good at disrupting markets with new innovations. We'll see.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 02:20 PM   #4
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an unprecedented new TV shape
Is dodecahedron already taken in the pool?
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 02:21 PM   #5
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They make really good TVs so can't wait to see what they'll show.

But ain't upgrading my tv anytime soon...
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 02:21 PM   #6
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There's more Sydney than Vegas in the vid.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 03:16 AM   #7
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There's more Sydney than Vegas in the vid.
If by more you mean greater than zero, then yes.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 02:22 PM   #8
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Can't wait to get my fingerprints all over my SAMOLED Android 4.2 beta with 3D 52" Super Galaxy Inferno TV with SmartACTIV technology and WiFi with LTE from Verizon with Unprecedented(tm) portrait mode!!
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 02:23 PM   #9
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 02:23 PM   #10
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It sounds a lot like Apple marketing.
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LMAO! I think iPhone is the only one that suffers that.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 04:31 PM   #12
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Lol I was just thinking that. Maybe they are right and we are wrong and we'll have to start to intentionally record videos in portrait.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 02:23 PM   #13
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That ad is very Samsung. You have no idea what is happening.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 03:01 PM   #14
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That ad is very Samsung. You have no idea what is happening.
That was the whole point of the ad, you were supposed to wonder what happening until the end.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 04:18 PM   #15
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That ad is very Samsung. You have no idea what is happening.
It's not an ad, it's a teaser. It's great as a teaser, too.

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We've got a new Samsung TV, and the color SUCKS.
I've never seen worse color calibration.
All new TVs are sent in a "dynamic" color mode, to look good in a store. You need to set it to "Normal" or something similar.

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And when you place it in your living room... do you really want to see the tangle of wires behind your tv while you're watching
Wires would of course be connected at the base of the TV to avoid that, i don't think the TV manufacturers would be that stupid.
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A portrait shape sounds counterintuitive given the alignment of our eyes and basic optics. We usually want landscape mode and that is that. But it could be a hint that this TV has a swivel, so for the rare times you do want a portrait orientation (especially rare given that you don't really read books on a TV), you have the option.

It could even be that the TV has a motor to rotate itself at the press of a button, or automatically upon viewing a portrait photo, without a user having to physically do it.

The part about semi-transparency sounds like fluff just to gain attention though. I can't imagine anyone wanting to see parts of what's behind the TV while watching a movie. Hoping to see the wallpaper behind the TV while watching Lord of the Rings and Frodo travelling in Middle-Earth. Nope.
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omg! need one to go with my surface table! Total Recall 3 just got that much cooler! Atually a clear screen technology could make current displays look like a collection of crts
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Knowing Samsung I wouldn't be surprised if this "new TV" is indeed a 52" smartphone.
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Knowing Samsung I wouldn't be surprised if this "new TV" is indeed a 52" smartphone.
The voice activated TV that you call out station numbers and it displays them in squares so you can see whats on and it takes video phone calls?

LOL, they had that in the movie Back To the Future 2 which was in the late 80's? Thought that was cool then, looks like someone was ahead of their time.

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I don't care how great the tv is, it's all about the content and the software used to access that content. Samsung might have a nice interface coming but I'm certain when apple shows us what they have been working on (for a very long time) it will be better than anything anyone else has been able to come up with.
Now that's fanboy at its finest right there. Im sure Apple will have a nice TV set eventually but c-mon. Assuming they will blow away those that have been doing it for years?
One thing will be for sure, Apples TV will cost more than anyone elses.
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Can't wait to get my fingerprints all over my SAMOLED Android 4.2 beta with 3D 52" Super Galaxy Inferno TV with SmartACTIV technology and WiFi with LTE from Verizon with Unprecedented(tm) portrait mode!!
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Samsung is very good at television/display tech, but they're not so good at disrupting markets with new innovations. We'll see.
We've got a new Samsung TV, and the color SUCKS.
I've never seen worse color calibration.
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We've got a new Samsung TV, and the color SUCKS.
I've never seen worse color calibration.
But I'm sure it uses the latest technology to reproduce that atrocious picture. Newer technology and no common sense is always better right?
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Omg a new tv from Samsung? That's so rare
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 02:18 PM   #25
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I hope that's just a teaser and the new TV's won't actually be portrait mode... I've just gotten used to all these new widescreens!
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