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Samsung's upcoming Series 7 LCD HDTV
Samsung LCD TVs to run simple programs such as Sudoku

Samsung introduced at CES 2008 its new line of Series 6 and Series 7 LCD high-definition televisions. Besides the usual features of a 1080p resolution, 120Hz refresh rates and 4ms response times, Samsung was proud to point out that its full line (LN40A650T, LN46A650T, LN52A650T, LN40A750T, LN46A750T, and LN52A750T) will feature a “Touch of Color” design that adds a hint of amber color naturally blended into Samsung's piano black bezel frame.

With all the excitement of a colored bezel, Samsung may have forgotten to mention in its press release that its upcoming high-end LCD HDTVs will come packed with video games. Several models will come with content preloaded into the set’s built-in flash memory, some of which will be games.

Tim Baxter, executive vice president of Samsung, told the AP that simple games such as Sudoku will be bundled with televisions. Other programs potentially preloaded on the TV include artwork (for use as a digital picture frame), screensavers, fitness programs and recipes.

"If you think about the TV experience, it has historically been a lean-back experience," Baxter said, contrasting it to the "lean forward" experience of the PC. "We think there are opportunities to bring very relevant parts of that experience into the living room."

Users will also be able to add new programs and artwork by transferring them from the PC to a flash drive, which can interface with the set’s USB slot.

Furthermore, the TV’s Ethernet port can also pave the way for more content options, including news, weather, sports and stocks information supplied by USA Today in a picture-in-picture window.

Samsung’s Series 6 LCD HDTVs will be available starting this March, with the Series 7 hitting in May.

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NO Way
By rupaniii on 1/8/2008 12:15:00 PM , Rating: -1
Hahahha, no. I'll buy a Sony or even Toshiba.
I don't need a TV with Card games and Board games built in, my wife and many other guy's wifes will be wanting to play it while i want to play my games.

No thanks. Also, i don't need a giant mirror,which is what all of their TV's look like lately.

RE: NO Way
By slacker57 on 1/8/2008 2:50:05 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah, she probably needs to get back in the kitchen and make you some bacon and iron your shirts, right? Lucky girl.

RE: NO Way
By lumbergeek on 1/8/2008 4:17:46 PM , Rating: 2
Agreed. The thing that makes LCDs good for me is the matte finish on the screen. These new Sammy mirrors do NOT work for me. They should have 2 models - gloss and matte finish.

And SEROUSLY! CCFL Backlights? What happened to the local dimming LED backlights???

RE: NO Way
By fenderkb76 on 1/9/2008 12:00:05 AM , Rating: 2
All the current ones come in gloss or matte finish. My 4671F is gloss. It's matte counterpart is the 4669F. The gloss helps the set achieve a higher contrast ratio. I just wish they would announce a new miracle firmware that takes care of all stutter and TBE with AMP on instead of worrying about "adding value".

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