The last thing we really need is another foot long list of HDTV specs so I’ll keep this brief. Most of Samsung’s latest HDTV range is heading to the UK. The main theme this year is 1080p – 2008 is being geared up to be the year of Full HD and Samsung is aiming to get reduce the price difference between 1080p and 720p sets down to just a £100 leap.
Samsung, like most other TV manufacturers, has a ton of new TVs on show at CES. Normally though, these are primarily destined for the US leaving us to just wait and see whether we’ll ever actually get our hands on them. I’ve been round the Samsung booth and had a look through all the models that are definitely heading to the UK, and been given a few release dates.
Pioneer has taken the wrappers off its new KURO plasma TV range, with a promise that the tellies will display 80% deeper black levels than their rivals (and so provide richer colours and sharper details). The first two KURO TVs are 50 and 60 inches respectively, and will both be HD-ready 1080p models. What's that? You want a suitably artsy quote? How about this: "In the art world, a plain white canvas represents a blank slate waiting for an artist to create," says Pioneer's Heidi Johnson-Cash. "In the world of television, a black screen is a similarly blank canvas ready for content to be displayed."