Samsung is pulling out all the stops with the new television that they're launching in Korea. The new D9500 is the biggest set of its kind, measuring in at 75 inches. It offers LED backlighting, a 240Hz refresh rate and, of course, a 1080p resolution. It's 3D capable and uses active shutter glasses to produce the effect - four of which are said to be included with each purchase.
Projector fans already know how nice it is to have a perfect aspect ratio when watching movies, but those preferring televisions don't typically have that luxury. The new trend of 21:9 televisions offers a bit of hope though.
Typically when we think about those buying the fanciest new TVs we think about customers the USA, Japan and highly developed countries in Western Europe. That's a big piece of the market to be sure, but the next big connected TV push could come from an unexpected place.
If you've been waiting to get a good look at Sony's new TVs before buying a new set, you'll be glad to know that the wait is over. Sony's new Bravias are shipping now.At the top of the line is the XBR-HX929, which is available at 46 inches ($2,999), 55 inches ($3,799) and in a 65 inch screen size with a price yet to be announced.
The 70LE732U is a big step for Sharp. It's their first consumer TV in the 70 inch class size, and it marks a new direction for the company in the future.Sharp's new LCD offers internet connectivity, LED backlighting and a 120Hz refresh rate. It's also packed with the quad-pixel technology that Sharp has been pushing heavily over the last few years. The most notable feature of the 70LE732U though, is that it measures in at 70 inches.