Archive for January, 2008

Samsung PAVV Bordeaux 550 HDTV

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

Samsung Electronics announced the launch of its full HD LCD TV ‘PAVV Bordeaux 550(model: LN40/46A550P1F)’ that consists of 40- and 46-inch models.

Supporting 30,000:1 contrast ratio, the PAVV Bordeaux 550 adopts Samsung’s latest technologies including an advanced black panel, ‘Speed Backlight’, ‘DNIe+’, an upgraded Digital Natural Image engine, and ‘Wide Color ControlPro’.

Other features included 2.2 channel sound with two woofers and three entertainment modes; sports, movie and game.

It is expected to be available for around 2,400,000(KRW) and 4,000,000(KRW) respectively. According to the company, the PAVV Bordeaux 550 will be released in global market in 1Q 2008, and Samsung is also going to launch the 32-inch model in the end of February.

CARAT Hifi products at the ISE show

Monday, January 28th, 2008

CARAT announced that it is going to present its all-in-one Hifi product ‘I57’ at the upcoming ISE show in Amsterdam.

Every single detail of the i57s’ finish makes it even more appealing: the glossy black cover and the silver buttons. On a technical point of view, the I57 is truly amazing and combines technologies and components that are rarely seen on all-in-one products of this kind.

The I57 will be in demonstration on Inovadis booth at the Integrated Systems Europe show.

Samsung HT-BD2 Blu-ray home theater

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

Samsung Electronics announced the release its Blu-ray home theater ‘HT-BD2’ in Korea market. It offers 7.1-channel HD receiver speaker system with high-quality audio format ‘Dolby True HD’ and master DTS-HD support.

Featuring piano-black design and blue LED accents, the HT-BD2 supports 24 fps movies and 1100W of total output power with a subwoofer, four towers, a center channel, and two satellite rear speakers.

It also adopts Anynet+ technology which uses a single HDMI cable to connect to a high definition TV, allowing a single remote to control both devices.

It is available for 1,690,000 (KRW).

Samsung’s i80, i100, and S1060 Digital Camera

Friday, January 25th, 2008

samsung camera

The pre-PMA 2008 madness ushers in this trio of new Samsung shooters. The 8.1 megapixel i80 (pictured left) brings a standard 3x optical zoom and biggie 3-inch LCD with face recognition and integrated MP3 player. The i100 (pictured center) increases the load with a 10.2 megapixel sensor, optical image stabilization (instead of digital alone), ISO 3200 sensitivity, and a built-in “World Tour Guide” function for instant access to travel information in 30 countries. The entry-level S1060 ratchets the zoom up to 5x while dropping the LCD back to 2.7-inches. No prices announced but all the cams are expected to launch this spring.

Fujifilm’s FinePix S100FS

Thursday, January 24th, 2008


Fujifilm’s “most advanced consumer model” FinePix S100FS features Dual Image Stabilization (optical image and picture stabilization), up to ISO 6400 sensitivity at 6 megapixels (ISO 10,000 at 3 megapixels), 2.5-inch tilting LCD, 3 megapixel burst mode for a maximum of 50 shots at 7fps, and unique film-simulation modes optimized for portraiture, low-contrast (soft), vibrant colors (Velvia), or general use (Provia).