Samsung Electronics America showcased several new innovations as part of Samsung SpaceFest, a five-day celebration of the arrival of the Space Shuttle Enterprise at the famous Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Samsung revealed a brand new Angry Birds App for Samsung’s Smart Interaction-enabled TVs that opens up gesture controls like that featured in Kinect for Xbox 360.
Consumers will have two choices when it comes to playing Rovio Entertainment's Angry Birds entirely with gesture controls – no controller needed. Angry Birds will be available via free download later this month on Samsung 2012 LED 7500 and up models and Plasma 8000 models. In addition, a dedicated app for Angry Birds animated content will be available later this year. The game is also shipping this fall from Activision as Angry Birds Trilogy for Kinect for Xbox 360 with the same type of controller-less expereince.
The new 75-inch ES9000 LED Smart 3D TV will deliver a larger-than-life, extra-premium experience along with a timeless new design concept incorporating a beautiful rose-gold-colored finish and super-slim 0.31 inches curved bezel with no visible seams.
“We couldn’t imagine a better way to unveil our new flagship TV and a literally game-changing new app, then here at the Intrepid alongside the Space Shuttle Enterprise,” said Joseph Stinziano, Senior Vice President of Home Entertainment, Samsung Electronics America. “The Intrepid and Space Shuttle are each iconic symbols of innovation and discovery and Samsung also is driven to push boundaries and deliver a sense of wonder and delight.”
The launch of the ES9000 meets the rising market demand for extra-large screen TVs. The TV’s built-in camera, usable for video calling applications such as Skype, is hidden within the top of the bezel, rendering it invisible and disabled when not in use; when in use, the built-in camera pops up. The ES9000 also comes with four pairs of 3D glasses, ensuring the whole family can enjoy an immersive experience.
The ES9000 includes the complete suite of Samsung Smart TV features—Smart Interaction, Smart Content and Smart Evolution—that were introduced earlier this year. Smart Interaction enables users to control and interact with their TVs in a more intuitive way through voice, gesture and face recognition controls. Smart Content makes available a broad range of premium and signature content that can be shared across multiple devices. Smart Evolution, available on select Samsung Smart TVs, allows users to upgrade TV performance, content and features with a Smart Evolution Kit – sold separately beginning in 2013.
The ES9000 also includes Sound Share, the newest innovative Smart TV feature, which automatically and wirelessly connects TV audio to Samsung’s Series 6 and Series 7 Wireless Audio with Dock Systems via Bluetooth. The ES9000 also offers a fast and seamless Smart TV experience with a dual-core processor that allows consumers to download and use multiple apps or browse the Web more quickly.
The ES9000’s picture quality provides an enhanced Smart TV experience, utilizing Samsung’s Micro Dimming Ultimate and Precision Black Local Dimming technology to deliver richer, more optimized color and detail; the highest contrast ratio on a Samsung Smart TV to date; and the best picture quality available on a Samsung LED TV. The Samsung ES9000 will be available for purchase in August at specialty retailers for an MSRP of $9,999.
Consumers have the opportunity to experience all these new innovations at the Samsung Smart TV Space Station at Samsung SpaceFest, a five day event that coincides with the opening of Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's Space Shuttle Pavilion and its newly acquired Space Shuttle Enterprise.
The Samsung Smart TV Space Station is an immersive, interactive experience that brings forth the wonder of Samsung Smart TV technology. Consumers will have an opportunity to experience the connected viewing, connected content and connected gaming experiences Samsung’s flagship 2012 TVs have to offer.