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Thomas J. Norton  |  Jan 07, 2011  |  0 comments
No model number, price, or availability date was given for this Samsung 27-inch PC monitor/3DTV combination. But it can handle all 3D formats (the image on screen shows the side-by-side format in its native form before it's processed into a single, unsqueezed 3D image. The display includes an antenna input (it has a built-in tuner) and an HDMI port. You will need active glasses to watch 3D on it (it is not autostereoscopic).
Thomas J. Norton  |  Jan 08, 2014  |  2 comments
Samsung’s new Auto Depth Enhancer, on its 9000 and S9 Ultra HD sets, analyzes different areas of the screen and adjusts their contrast separately to provide a greater illusion of depth with 2D sources. In a side-by-side comparison with one of Samsung’s 2013 sets, it definitely worked. There was a bit of the cardboard cutout 3D look, but since the depth enhancement, while appealing, was subtle, this wasn’t bothersome.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Jan 08, 2015  |  0 comments
3D was hardly a presence at this year’s show, and aside from a small 3D video wall at the LG booth most of the action was on glasses-free 3D designs...
Thomas J. Norton  |  Jan 06, 2016  |  0 comments
Samsung announces its first Ultra HD (UHD) Blu-ray player and a new line of "Ultra HD Premium" TVs.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Jul 16, 2006  |  0 comments

The battle is starting to heat up. HD DVD has been out for just two months. Two weeks ago Samsung launched its first Blu-ray player, the BD-P1000 ($1,000), the subject of this report.

Thomas J. Norton  |  Jul 20, 2006  |  0 comments

Samsung has announced that the first production run of its BD-P1000 Blu-ray Disc player, which includes all players now in use and in stores, has an error in the programming of a Genesis chip used in the design. A noise reduction feature in that chip which cannot be user defeated has apparently been set to a level high enough to noticeably soften the image—an error that could account for the mixed reports on the player and the Blu-ray Disc format that have been published to date, here and elsewhere.

Thomas J. Norton  |  Jul 22, 2007  |  0 comments

Samsung was first to market with a Blu-ray player in mid 2006: the <A HREF="http://ultimateavmag.com/hddiscplayers/706dsamsungbd/">BD-P1000</A>. While it's no secret that that player drew serious criticisms from us, and others, it's also true that the first batch of Blu-ray titles did it no favors.

Thomas J. Norton  |  Jan 28, 2008  |  0 comments
A cease fire or a bridge too far?

Months ago, when Samsung announced its BD-UP5000 dual format player, there appeared to be no end in sight to an ugly format war that threatened the future of high definition on a disc.

Thomas J. Norton  |  Jan 07, 2015  |  1 comments
Samsung was featuring its flagship 9500 series, dubbed S UHDTVs. There will be two sizes (65- and 88-inches) with initial availability said to be coming in February...
Thomas J. Norton  |  Jan 07, 2016  |  0 comments
String together three of Samsung's 27-inch curved widescreen computer monitors and what do you get? An immersive gaming experience if the game itself is designed for it.

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