The PNXE8000 51" Class PDP HDTV from Samsung has a host of new features that are sure to knock your socks off. First, let's start off with voice navigation and gesture control. Voice navigation works by responding to the sound of your voice. It allows you to turn on the TV, change the channels and access your applications without having to use a remote. It gives you the freedom to speak at the TV. Now gesture control on the other hand works and reacts to the movement made by your hands. Think of it as a hands-free remote control or as if you are a Jedi knight and you have the force.
Take 3D entertainment to new heights with active full HD 3D, which is paired with cinema smooth technology for the clearest, most lifelike picture quality on the 51" screen. See how 3D HD movies and sports come alive with a true sense of depth and action that leaps from the screen. Connect to a Blu-ray 3D player to play 3D titles or intensify your viewing experience by upconverting regular 2D content to immersive 3D.
Furthermore, ConnectShare Movie technology allows users to connect a thumb drive or digital camera quickly and easily. With the user friendly interface, you will have access to videos, a music playlist and pictures via the remote. Samsung audio and video devices connect via one of the three HDMI interfaces.
Finally, the PN51E8000 incorporates 20W of audio bundled with Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Pulse for an unbelievable sound.
Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) Resolution
With twice the resolution of standard HD TVs, Samsung TVs deliver images that are guaranteed to amaze and bring pleasure to your home entertainment experience. The realistic texture of Full HD images invites you to enjoy a viewing experience that redefines reality
Never miss a moment with Samsung Smart TV. Watch your favorite movies while you browse the web or explore the Smart Hub. Find more content you love by searching for shows, movies, and videos across vudu,™ Hulu Plus,™ YouTube™ and other digital content providers. Movies are handpicked for you through recommendations based on your viewing history and ratings. Access all your apps and download new ones, such as Netflix, Facebook®, YouTube,™ Hulu Plus,™ and Twitter™! Browse the web while you watch movies and TV shows and enjoy TV while you chat with friends and family online, all on one screen. With Samsung Social TV, you can use Twitter,™ Facebook® and Google Talk™ to make comments, crack jokes and share all the fun
The latest technology advancement in television is the TV that “gets you.” With Gesture Control and Voice Navigation capabilities, your TV can now be controlled remote-free. Log onto your Samsung Apps account through Face Recognition, control volume and scroll through channels with your hands, as well as navigate through the world of Samsung Smart TV with a wave of your hand
Responds to the sound of your voice so you can perform tasks such as turning on the TV, changing channels and accessing apps without having to press a button. You can speak your commands directly to the TV or into the remote's built-in microphone
This amazing new functionreacts to movements made by your hands to perform tasks such as changing channels, selecting an app or navigating through web pages
Enjoy the convenience oflogging onto your Samsung Apps automatically. With the built-in TV camera, this unique feature is able to automatically recognize your face so you don’t have to type in your ID and password on the remote control
Smart Content with Signature Services
With the introduction of the new Smart TV features, you can now enjoy a more fun and entertaining experience at home. The Smart TV offers an entire suite of easy-to-use and innovative features that entertain your family while instilling a healthy lifestyle. The features are designed to make learning fun again or to enjoy precious family moments by sharing photos and videos
Share your most precious family moments with Family Story on your new Samsung Smart TV. Family Story provides a quick way to upload photos to a gallery, even from your mobile device. You can also chat in real time, post messages and share important family events so everyone is kept up to date
Now you can maintain a healthy lifestyle with Samsung Smart TV’s Fitness. Exercise at home through the video on- demand service and manage your workout history. You can also track your progress by downloading the Exercise App onto your mobile device
Combine home entertainment and education with Samsung’s new Smart TV. Through this TV, we can recommend a variety of children friendly programming so you can watch your child enjoy the pleasure of learning. The fun and exciting games will entertain your child and family for hours
Apps built for TV
Download a wide range of apps for your Smart TV through the world’s first TV app store. Samsung Apps has thousands of world-renowned apps, such as YouTube™ and Facebook,® and popular local ones available for downloading. Now you can enjoy your favorite apps from the comfort of your couch
Easily stream your favorite movies and TV shows, download apps, shop online, browse the web, update your status on Facebook® and Twitter,™ and enjoy all of the benefits of full web browsing right on the big screen
Quickly search for web content related to the program you’re watching or access other features like VOD, Apps and Social Networking Services. You can even search USB drives or other external hard drives connected to your TV with ConnectShare
Samsung Smart TV has retooled its Smart Hub feature to further expand its access to a world of online entertainment. Powered by Samsung’s superior Dual Core processor, Smart Hub enables multitasking and delivers an optimized viewing experience with single point access to the content that’s the most important to you. Smart Hub also allows you to search through hundreds of apps and use the fully optimized web browser for a seamless user experience
With a wireless LAN built right into the TV, it is easier than ever to browse the web right on the big screen
Enable your TV to wirelessly access and then stream content from any compatible device, like a PC. That means you can share movies, photos and music all through a single device—your TV. Now with the benefits of cloud technology, you can access and even share content when you’re away from home
Dual Core Processor
Your Samsung Smart TVand web browsing experience will run better than ever. With faster processing and multitasking capabilities, now you can pause a show, stream a movie or open apps, and return to your movie without missing a beat!
Full HD 2D or 3D
Enjoy stunning 1080p full HD in both 2D and 3D modes
Built-in camera for Skype™
With a camera built right in the top of the TV, enjoy Skyping with friends and family all over the world on the big screen
Have movies and pictureson a USB drive Now easily view that content right on the TV. Just plug the drive into the USB port and you are ready for a big screen experience
Your Video (Movie Recommendations)
Through a customized recommendation service for video and other content, Your Video allows you to watch and preview movie trailers and TV programs. You can even read a brief synopsis and user ratings before purchasing a movie
Ultra Slim Design
Slim cabinet for an ultra-sleek, contemporary look
Samsung Plasma TV’s Eco Sensor measures the intensity of the light in the room and automatically adjusts the brightness of the image on the TV. By controlling the amount of light used to create images, the TV adjusts its use of energy
Real Black Panel
An advancement in software technology, which provides deeper and darker black levels to deliver bolder hues, higher contrast, and smoother, clearer picture quality
600Hz Subfield Motion
Using the latest in Subfield Motion technology, Samsung Plasma TV flashes a single image up to 600 times a second. The result is smoother images with unprecedented picture quality no matter how fast the images are moving
A refined playback process of 24p movies from Blu-ray and satellite TV sources optimized for a seamlessly smooth viewing experience
Wide Color Enhancer Plus
Allows you to see picture color the way the director originally intended, brought to life on your screen to bring you exceptionally vibrant, yet natural looking images
Clear Image Panel
The Samsung Plasma TVuses a new filter and panel structure to eliminate layered images and produce clear images from almost every angle. This also eliminates the production of dual images and blurring typically found with glass filters
Types of Televisions:
In Plasma technology, the display itself consists of cells. Within each cell two glass panels are separated by a narrow gap in which neon-xenon gas is injected and sealed in plasma form. The gas is electrically charged at specific intervals when the Plasma set is in use. The charged gas then strikes red, green, and blue phosphors, thus creating a television image. Each group of red, green, and blue phosphors is called a pixel.
Some Advantages of Plasma Televisions are:
Larger Screen Sizes Available
Better Contrast Ratio, so Blacks are deeper
Better Color Saturation
Little to no lag in Fast Moving Images
Some Disadvantages of Plasma Televisions are:
Susceptible to Burn-Ins(Image is “burnt” onto the screen when left on the screen too long)
Generates a lot of heat
Does not perform well at high altitudes
LCD stands for liquid crystal display. These types of displays are made of two layers of transparent material, which are polarized, and are "glued" together. One of the layers is coated with a special polymer that holds the individual liquid crystals. Current is then passed through individual crystals, which allow the crystals to pass or block light to create images. LCD crystals do not produce their own light, so an external light source, such as florescent bulb is needed for the image created by the LCD to become visible to the viewer.
Some Advantages of LCD Televisions are:
Low energy consumption
No "burn-in" effect
Cool running temperatures
No high altitude issues
Lighter in weight
Some Disadvantages of LCD Televisions are:
Low contrast ratio
Fast Moving Images sometimes lag
Individual Pixels can burn out and cannot be replaced
Smaller Viewing Angle (although not significant difference)
DLP (Digital Light Processing) technology utilizes a small Digital Micromirror Device (DMD) to tilt more than 1.3 million micromirrors-each of them less than the width of a human hair-toward (ON) or away from (OFF) the light source inside the DLP. This process creates light or dark pixels on the face of the projection screen. The light then filters to a color wheel, which rotates 120 times per second, producing the correct hue. Each mirror can turn on or off several thousands of times per second resulting in a technology that can reproduce up to 1024 shades of gray.
Some Advantages of DLP Televisions are:
Little to no affection by ambient light
Better Contrast Ratio, so Blacks are deeper
High refresh rate
No lagging images or burn-ins
Not affected by altitudes
Tuner built-in in most models
The only thing that can burn out is the bulb, which can be replaced, so you could use this TV virtually forever
Many connections available - Can also be used as a monitor
Some Disadvantages of DLP Televisions are:
Must be viewed at eye level for the best picture
While a bulb will only cost around $200, a professional will need to install it, incurring an additional cost.
They are heavy and cannot easily be moved.
Direct-view TVs, also known as the traditional tube television, consist of a single cathode ray tube (CRT) and electron beam that excites and illuminates phosphors on the inside surface of the TV screen.
Some Advantages of CRT Televisions are:
Low in cost
Best black level, contrast, shadow detail and color performance of any video technology out there
Not affected by ambient light
Can be viewed from any angle
Very Long Life Expectancy
Some Disadvantages of CRT Televisions are:
Size and Weight of Television make it very heavy
Limited screen size - 38 inches is about the max for CRT TVs
Uses old technology
Choosing the Best TV Size
Where you are putting your television and what you are using it for will determine the perfect TV size for your room.
Living (or Family) Room
For living rooms and other spaces with high TV use, 37 inch and larger are the most popular choices. In large rooms, the largest size possible is usually best.
For bedrooms, offices and other medium-sized spaces, a tv that is from 26 to 37 inches is your best bet.
Kitchens & Smaller Rooms
For kitchens and smaller rooms where you will be close to the TV, a 15 to 19 inch screen is best suited.
Refer to the below chart for the mimimum distance you should be from the television.
High Definition vs. Standard Definition
|TV Viewing Distance Chart
||Minimum Viewing Distance
||Maximum Viewing Distance
Standard definition is analog signals with resolution of 480i (480 lines drawn onscreen in an interlaced pattern, odd lines separately from even), the format in which TV content is delivered over regular analog broadcasts and basic (non-digital) cable. On the best TVs, the picture quality can be very good or even excellent, but it doesn't compare to the best that HD can offer.
Enhanced definition falls between standard and high definition. ED signals are digital, with resolution of 480p (480 lines scanned progressively). This is equivalent to DVD quality, which is a little better than standard definition but not as good as high definition. Some ED sets can accept HD signals, but they convert them to a lower resolution that they can display, so the picture quality won't match that of true HD. On the best EDTVs, it can be quite good.
High definition offers the best TV viewing possible. HD is a digital-TV format that contains more and finer detail than other formats, so images can have almost lifelike clarity. The picture quality can be stunning, especially on a large, wide-screen set. In technical terms, HD images have higher definition, meaning more picture elements (lines or pixels) make up each image. Most HD broadcasts today are either 1080i (1,080 lines drawn on-screen separately in an odd/even pattern, then interlaced to form one image) or 720p (720 lines scanned in one sweep, or progressively). Another HD format, 1080p, has 1,080 lines drawn in a progressive pattern, which potentially yields the finest detail. This format isn't yet being used for TV broadcasts, but some HD DVDs that support 1080p are expected to arrive this year. TVs with 1080p native resolution have already started to appear on the market.
The below chart explains further the difference between Standard and High Definition Signals.
|Resolution and Picture Quality Table
|Standard Definition TV
||Standard Definition DVD
||Enhanced Definition TV
||720p High Definition TV
||1080i High Definition TV
||1080p High Definition TV/Blu-Ray
||Full Screen 4:3
||Full Screen 4:3/Widescreen 16:9
||640 x 480
||720 x 480
||854 x 480
||1280 x 720
||1920 x 720
||1920 x 720
|Which Audio/Video Connection is the best?
||HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is an uncompressed, all-digital signal that combines both audio and video. This connection gives you the optimal 1080p signal and up to 7.1 channel sound.
||DVI (Digital Video Interface) is a video connection that will deliver 1080p video signal, but it does not carry audio signals.
||Component Video, or RGB, is an analog signal connection that splits the video into 3 separate signals, 2 for color and 1 for brightness. The maximum resolution on this connection type is 720p or 1080i.
||S-Video (S for Separate) is a type of component video signal because the color and brightness signals are transmitted on separate wires. S-Video is not used for high definition resolutions.
||Composite, or RCA, connections can be found on almost all video components. Color and brightness pass over the same cable. Although it is the most common connection found, it is also the least quality.