Samsung previews new 55″ Series 8 LED TV
A new 55″ Samsung Series 8 LED TV is coming out and they’ll still be as thin as 1.2 inches. We’ve had the Series 7 before and this new one adds new features that could well replace a separate media player.
Well, that’s if you consider the fact that you can now hook up an external HDD via USB to the LED TV and play movies from there or use the internal storage that’s been bumped up to 2GB.
Despite Samsung’s claim that their LED TVs are internet-ready, I still think it’s a little crippled. There’s ethernet connection and WiFi but internet services are currently available via widgets. These â€œTV Widgetsâ€ include a â€œYouTube widgetsâ€, â€œAccuweather widgetâ€ and â€œUSA Today widgetâ€.
The Series 8 has all that the 7 has, and more. One big improvement from the Series 7 is that the frame rate of the Series 8 has been doubled from 120MHz to 240MHz (can be significantly noticed when playing fast-action console games on the TV).
Since the introduction of the Series 8 LED TV, the older models had to be re-priced accordingly. Check the pricing table below:
Samsung UA-55B8000 (55″ Series 8 ) – Php215,000 (Php239,900 at 0% 12m)
Samsung UA-55B7000 (55″ Series 7) – Php190,900 (Php211,900 at 0% 12m)
Samsung UA-46B7000 (46″ Series 7) – Php133,900 (Php148,900 at 0% 12m)
Samsung UA-46B6000 (46″ Series 6) – Php125,900 (Php139,900 at 0% 12m)
Samsung UA-40B7000 (40″ Series 7) – Php116,900 (Php129,900 at 0% 12m)
Samsung UA-40B6000 (40″ Series 6) – Php105,900 (Php119,900 at 0% 12m)
More on this when (and if) I’d get a review unit.