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    Samsung aims for 30% of Smart TV market in 2011


    Siu Han, Taipei; Yvonne Yu,

    Friday 25 March 2011

    Samsung Electronics is actively promoting Smart TV to compete with Sony's Google TV and aims to ship 12 million units in 2011, accounting for 30% of the global Smart TV shipments.


    The global LCD TV market is expected to reach 215 million, up 13% on year. LED-backlit models are expected to account for 40-50% of the global LCD TV market and 30-40% for Smart TVs.


    Samsung Taiwan indicated that driven by high-end models such as LED-backlighting, revenues and shipments both increased more than double in 2010, and the company plans to introduce 15 new models covering 32- to 60-inch, and Smart TV will account for 90% of the total sales in 2011.


    Market sources estimated that Smart TV will account for 30-40% of the global market, and have the same market share in Taiwan.


    LED-backlit LCD TV is the mainstream product in 2011 and Samsung Taiwan estimated that LED-backlit TVs will account for over 40% of Taiwan LCD TV market in 2011 and an over 60% share in terms of revenues.


    Samsung Taiwan added that the company will also focus on 3D TVs in 2011 and will add 12 new models covering 32- to 60-inch and it expects 3D TVs to account for 30-40%.

     
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    Smart TV killed the 'idiot box': Samsung

    Ty Pendlebury on April 6, 2011


    Samsung announced the "death of the idiot box" today with the Australian launch of its 2011 Smart TV range, which offers web browsing, internet TV and downloadable apps.

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    The Samsung D8000 plasma features Smart TV functionality

    The company has announced a total of 41 televisions with over half offering "smart" functionality as well as 3D capabilities.

    "Today we change Australian living rooms forever with the launch of Samsung's Smart TV", said Samsung's Lambro Skropidis.

    The launch concentrated on the company's flagship televisions, the D7000 and D8000 "LED" models and the D8000 plasma, which Samsung is releasing in April 2011.

    The web-connected TVs offer an "All Search" function which searches home network devices, Facebook, Google and video-on-demand services. This is designed to complement the new Social TV app which lets you view Twitter, Facebook and Google Talk in a sidebar - while watching TV.

    The TVs also offer downloadable apps in what the company claims is the "world's first HDTV-based application store" and lists choices in categories like sports, entertainment, information, games and social networking.

    "Smart TV is the death of the so-called 'idiot box'", said Brad Wright, Samsung's group product manager of consumer electronics.

    BigPond Movies and BigPond TV are new additions to the 2011 line which enables movies-on-demand as well as "live" channels streamed via the internet.

    Telstra's Ben Kinealy demonstrated the BigPond features at the launch, and announced the new "AFL Game Analyser" application.

    The AFL app enables fans to watch played games in their entirety and skip to highlights on a timeline. The app follows in the footsteps of last years's NRL Game Analyser and is also compatible with 2010 Smart TV models.

    Kinealy said that in the coming months various Telstra features would be aggregated into a central place on the Smart TV - into what he called a "T-Box lite".

    TVs with access to the web will feature an integrated web browser controllable via the remote - no mouse is currently planned. In comparison, LG's Smart TVs will offer the Magic Motion remote which functions like a Nintendo Wii-mote.

    The Samsung D8000 LED will be available in 55-inch (RRP $4,699) and 60-inch (AU$TBA) models, while the D7000 LED is available in 46-inch (AU$3,199), 55-inch (RRP $4,099), and 60-inch (AU$TBA) formats.


    Keep in mind this is not Google TV and this is for the Australian launch, but Smart TVs are now going global.
     

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