Saturday, April 14, 2012

The New Samsung SMART TV - ES8000

It was an honour to be invited to a private session to the soon to launch Samsung LED Smart TV bearing the model ES8000. The session was held in MiCasa Kuala Lumpur.
It was located quietly nearby the heart of KL minus the jam and heavy traffic along the road, perfect for a peaceful gateway with tons of facilities intact, and best part, it is just 15 minute walking distance to and from KLCC.
I was brought into a room where it was all equipped with all range of Samsung product, from TV to audio set, from phone to tablet. It was truly heavenly experience especially for people who like playing around with everything but am afraid to do so in the show room.
The very first item that I was attracted to was none other than the slim TV mounted to the cabinet barely visible from the side of the cabinet.
It was designed to be simple and neat on the outside, but powerful on the inside. Style is never a doubt when it come to Samsung product simply because Samsung wants its user to not just have a powerful tool, but to have it beautifully.
Another instant noticeable feature is located at the top center of the TV where at first glance it looks like a camera. We shall find out what it actually is in a while.
I have to admit, ever since I started using broadband, my life totally evolved around the Internet. I get to meet awesome people through it, I get news faster than the newspaper, and I did many wonders with it. I got so cling to the PC and have no time for the TV, thus I kinda miss the good old time where I sit in the hall watching a good show with the family members.
The ES8000 come with slim design with approx 3-4mm thickness and weight only about 16.6KG without stand for a 46 inch dimension.
The Samsung Smart TV may look like any typical flat screen TV you have a home, but this set I promise you, is set to bring a whole new experience to you and your family member. It is also not a TV that filled with junk, and it is way more than just unhealthy TV programme. It create quality family time for everyone from young to old.

Smart Interaction
The ES8000 is build with several command mode namely remote control, voice command, motion control, and face recognition.
Who wouldn't love to enjoy a warm caramel pop corn while enjoying great movie on such huge screen right? The bad thing that would happen is that you'll get your hand dirty (or oily) while eating, thus if you need to adjust the volume or switch channel during commercial break, you can just yell "Hi, TV" and you've activated the voice command. You can now interact with your TV, navigating through without needing a helping hand.
Amazing thing about it, you can change the voice command preferred language to Chinese if you think you speak better with it. But honestly, the accuracy of giving command in English is pretty accurate as I've tried to interactive with it with my not too well English pronunciation. Nevertheless, Chinese language is there shall you needed it. Not sure if the selectable language is region targeted, but it would be cool to see more relevance language added in near future.
The other method to interact with ES8000 is via motion / gesture control. To activate it, simply wave at the sensor (located at the top of the TV) for 2 second and you will see a cursor appear on the screen. I personally got so attracted to it and uses this as my main control medium.
The best part about motion control is that others can't take control of the TV while you're navigating it, not as least until you release your hand. Most (if not all) of the loophole you could think of trying to prank and fool the TV should have been very well covered by Samsung. According to Nicholas, the awesome guy who went through the list from A to Z with me, claim that the motion control can detect movement up to 4 meter in range.
Just like your smartphone, you can create a profile, your very own and unique profile, and you can lock it with password as well as face recognition. ES8000 allow more than a profile to be created and if you login to your unique account, you will only see the content / app you wanted.


SMART CONTENT
The Samsung Smart TV is preloaded with 4 main category namely Family Story, Fitness, Kids, and Smart Hub.
Family Story is a cloud based feature that allow users to share content such as photo, video, music, messages, note, and etc within invited 'guest'. Thus it allow you to stay connected no matter where you are.
Then there is fitness, a feature to aid users to maintain a healthy lifestyle through exercise. So says who that TV is unhealthy black box? The best part about fitness in Samsung Smart TV is the split screen where you can see a mirror of yourself while watching the instruction / step from the fitness instructor.
*Sorry for not paying attention* Let's see how many girls will use this built in camera as a mirror and/or for cam whore purpose :D
The Kids feature is a wealthy new feature that contain edutainment  in rich format that would keep the young one occupied. It offers a wide range of extendible content where you can always download from the application pool.
From pure funny animation to read along, to play / interact along, anything you name it, you got it. After all we tend to learn faster and more through interactivity don't we?
The installation screen is simple and straight to the point, thus this will keep the children occupied for as long as you want. Of course it is not advisable as children shouldn't be left unattended for their safety. 
Samsung’s SMART Hub user interface for ES8000 has also been redesigned for faster performance and convenience with a cleaner, more intuitive interface in Full HD. With a tabbed web browser, users can open multiple pages at a time, while the new Content Bar remembers recent activities for easy access to content.


A quick recap


SMART Interaction
Featuring an intuitive platform that uses Motion Control, Voice Control, and Face Recognition commands for the TV. SMART Interaction complements the remote and seeks to offer users greater choice and convenience in how they control their home entertainment experience.


SMART Content
The new Samsung SMART TV embraces the promise of a multi-screen world by allowing users to do more with their TV through Samsung’s new suite of exclusive services. From sharing photos and memories with loved ones, staying healthy and fit, providing kids with edutainment content, to accessing a vast variety of content, media and applications, SMART Content provides users with an enriching user experience. 

SMART Evolution
Thanks to its proprietary system-on-chip technology, the Samsung SMART TV delivers an evolving TV, allowing you to easily enjoy the benefits of the latest TV technology year after year without purchasing a brand new set. With a simple slot-in to the back of the TV, Samsung’s Evolution Kit will bring the latest and greatest TV technology to life.


Internet addict would especially love the Social TV because it is integrated with Facebook, Twitter, and Gtalk if I'm not mistaken. The coolest feature an addict would ever dream off is to be able to update status, tweet, and/or chat with friend while watching favourite TV programme. There are few mode available, user can either split screen, floating on top of full screen or even minimize/hide the social feature.
Geek addict would love the flexibility to technically change and/or tweak any gadget into something else. You can turn your Galaxy Tab and smartphone into your TV remote control and it response promptly to every command you gave.
Graphic / Details concerned person will fall in love with the graphical details  ES8000 can project and it is not joking matter when it come to displaying quality screen with Samsung.
Like I said earlier, the TV is as good as the mirror, or maybe better still because it is equipped with updates from your friend :) Thus girls would especially love the front facing camera for multi purpose.
Researches would enjoy going through a list of study paper while watching discovery channel (maybe) on certain concerned topic.

All in all, there is at least one (or more) type of attraction for everyone in different background. The ES8000 is not just TV, it is an evolution, a TV that understand what users need, and a TV that change the way we watch and interact.
Some other interesting feature would be the Schedule where user can set what time their favourite TV programme will be air and once the time ticked sharp, the TV will automatically switch to your preset channel. So never miss anything from the TV again.
Samsung Smart TV is also very well known for its awesome 2D to 3D conversion. In this series, there will be 2 type of cool 3D glasses available. One is battery operated as illustrated above while one is rechargeable (below) via mini USB port.

One of the great feature ever about the ES8000 is the customisable 3D effect that will definite suits your liking. You can adjust the 'pop out' level and etc to name a few.



The projected quality & clarity indeed jaw dropping even while you're viewing it on a 3D mode.
The 3D glass could actually automatically go 'dim' when you've switched to 3D mode and I must say, the experience totally differ from cinema in term of the brightness of the video and not forgetting the comfort you could have with voice / motion control at the pace of your home.
The AllShare Play is an upgrade of the previous "AllShare" feature where it still serves the same objective, allowing user to share interesting content with others. However what's new here is that the content can now be uploaded to the Internet (or some called it Cloud), so that others can pull and view it anytime.

Don't take my word plainly, go test out and have fun with Samsung ES8000 and prepare to get amazed by it. There will be an official launch in coming week and I'll try to do a cover for that.

[PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS]

PrModel code
UA55ES8000RXXM
Attribute
Short value
Product
Slim LED
Series
8
Video
Screen Size
55
Resolution
1,920 x 1,080
Ultra Clear Panel
Yes
Clear Motion Rate
800
Micro Dimming
Micro Dimming Ultimate
Digital Noise Filter
Yes
Wide Color Enhancer
Wide Color Enhancer Plus
Audio
3D Sound
Yes
Sound Output (RMS)
10W x 2
Dolby
Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Pulse
SRS
DNSe
dts 2.0+Digital Out
Yes
Speaker Type
Down Firing + Full Range
Auto Volume Leveler
Yes
Smart Content
Samsung SMART TV
Yes
Dual Core
Yes
Family Story
Yes
Fitness
Yes
Kids
Yes
Smart Hub
Yes
Search All
Yes
Your Video
Yes
Social TV
Yes
Samsung Apps
Yes
Skype™ on Samsung TV
Yes
Web Browser
Yes
Recent History
Yes
Smart Convenience
Personal Video Recorder Ready
Yes
Time Shift Ready
Yes
ConnectShare™ (USB2.0)
Movie (HDD)
RUI
No
RVU
No
Smart Phone Remote supported
Yes
Wirelss LAN Adapter Ready
No
BD Wise
Yes
Game Mode
Yes
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)
Yes
Picture-In-Picture
Yes
Triple Protector
N/A
OSD Language
29 Languages
Smart Convergence
Allshare (Powered by DLNA)
Yes
AllShare Play
Yes
Samsung SMART View
Yes
WiFi Direct
Yes
Smart Interaction
Camera Built-in
Yes
Face recognition
Yes
Motion control
Yes
Voice Control (Embedded)
Yes
Voice Control (Server)
Yes
Camera App
Yes
Samsung TV Apps supported
Yes
Smart Evolution
Smart Evolution Ready
Yes
3D
3D
Yes
3D Converter
Yes
3D Sound
Yes
Tuner/Broadcasting
DTV Tuner
Ready
Analog Tuner
Yes
MHP / MHEG (version)/ ACAP
N/A
EPG
No
Channel List USB-Clone
N/A
CI+
N/A
Auto Channel Search
Yes
Teletext (TTX) (1,000 pages)
Yes
HbbTV
Yes (DE, AT, CH, ES, NL, BE, LU, FR)
Connectivity
HDMI
3
USB
3
Headphone
1
Wireless LAN Built-in
Yes
Component In (Y/Pb/Pr)
1
Composite In (AV)
1 (Common Use for Component Y))
Digital Audio Out (Optical)
1
PC In (D-sub)
No
Scart
Yes
RF In (Terrestrial / Cable input)
1
RF In (Satellite Input)
1
PC Audio In (Mini Jack)
No
DVI Audio In (Mini Jack)
1
Audio Out (Mini Jack)
No
Ethernet (LAN)
1
MHL
Yes
Design
Design
Metal
Bezel Type
D1
Light Effect (Deco)
Yes
Swivel (Left/Right)
No
Stand Type
Arch flow Stand
Power
Eco Sensor
Yes
Auto Power Off
Yes
Clock & On/Off Timer
Yes
Sleep Timer
Yes
Power Supply
AC220-240V 60Hz
Power Consumption (Stand-by)
Under 0.1W
Dimension
Set without Stand (WxHxD) (mm)
1230.3 * 722.3 * 30.8
Set with Stand (WxHxD) (mm)
1230.3 * 761.6 * 210
Package (WxHxD) (mm)
1349 * 873 * 259
Weight
Set without Stand (kg)
16.6
Set with Stand (kg)
19.3
Package (kg)
25.4
Accessory
3D Active Glasses (Included)
4
Samsung Smart Touch Control (Included)
Yes
Samsung IR Blaster (Included)
Yes
Wireless LAN Adaptor (Included)
No
MoIP Camera
No
Wireless Keyboard
No
Remote Controller Model
TM1290, TM1250B
Batteries (for Remote Control)
Yes
Ultra Slim Wall Mount Supported
Yes
Mini Wall Mount Supported
Yes
Vesa Wall Mount Supported
Yes
Slim Gender Cable
1 Scart
Power Cable
Yes
ANT-Cable
No
User Manual
Yes
E-Manual
Yes

*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

3 comments:

Damon said...

It’s amazing how Samsung is able to fit so much technology into a slim TV like this. I have been hesitant to get a new TV since they are obsolete as soon as they are taken off the shelve.I want a TV that will make my house the place to be to watch ESPN. I signed up for HD Free For Life from Dish a few months ago, but only had a standard definition TV to go with it. I have been asking my Dish co-workers which TVs to look at and Samsung is one of the most suggested brands. I like that this TV can be updated in the future, so I will look into t his TV more.

Carla Stewart said...

Wow! what a wonderful post on your blog.I enjoyed watching and reading the concept that you have published here.Thanks for sharing this.

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Kevin said...

I am planning on buying a Samsung smart TV. I totally like this technology on TV.

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