Samsung AV update brings ultra high-definition support, NFC, and valve amplifiers
Samsung has announced its new wireless-focused audio line-up ahead of CES 2013, kicking-off in Las Vegas this evening.
The new products include the HW-F750 valve amplified soundbar, DA-F60 portable wireless Bluetooth speaker, HT-F9750W 7.1-channel home theatre system and BD-F7500 Blu-ray player.
Samsung says the soundbar is the first to feature a built-in valve amplifier to provide better sound quality. Additionally, it is the first soundbar that can connect wirelessly to a TV via Bluetooth, which will be perfect for linking conveniently to Samsung's Smart TV line using the SoundShare function.
Cleverly, the soundbar contains a gyroscope sensor so can adjust the sound depending on how you mount the speaker in your room.
With a mobile focus weighing only 1.3kg, Samsung's new DA-F60 Bluetooth speaker can pair with a handset via NFC by tapping the devices together, while Bluetooth is also an option to stream audio wirelessly. It supports the apt-X codec, enhancing Bluetooth fidelity to ensure good-quality wireless music.
The DA-F60 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker looks to be Samsung's way of taking a stab at the touch pairing we've seen from the likes of Nokia.
Aimed at the home theatre market is the Samsung HT-F9750W 7.1 Channel Home Theatre System to provide a 1,330-watt sound experience. The company says it was designed "to be the perfect counterpart for a Samsung 2013 TV", which we expect to be announced at the company's CES press event this week.
Like Samsung's other audio products, the 7.1 system will also be able to connect to TVs via Bluetooth. It utilises a proprietary valve and digital amplifier to provide the best sound available, according to the company.
The Blu-ray component of the HTS supports Ultra-High Definition, with Samsung incorporating a 4K Processor, upscaling high-definition to UHD quality. The Blu-ray player is smart, with support for Samsung AllShare and Smart Hub features.
Finally, the BD-F7500 Blu-ray player features a dual-core processor and Samsung’s Smart TV technologies, combined with support for SD and HD content - again with upscaling for UHD. The video processor is said to improve low bit-rate images thanks to a proprietary video algorithm.
The BD-F7500 brings with it the Smart Hub features and AllShare again, and should offer faster browsing speeds thanks to that dual-core processor.
Samsung has not yet detailed pricing or availability for the new AV products, but we expect to learn more at CES 2013. Pocket-lint will be hitting the show floor hard throughout the entire week to bring you all the news.