Samsung Gets Big at SID 2008

Looking for that perfect addition to your 550 square-foot New York City Bachelor pad? Sure you might have to shift a couple of feet to the right to keep up as the action moves down field, but might we suggest an 82 inch LCD TV from Samsung? The feisty electronics manufacturer literally brought out the big guns this year at the Society for Information Display (SID) International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, unveiling three king-sized flat panels for our viewing pleasure. The first, pictured above, packs “ultra definition” 3,840 x 2,160 pixels into its massive 82 inch LCD display. This giant TV also sports a 120 Hz refresh rate and a 120 fps picture. Samsung is also touting an 82 inch “e-board”; a multitouch display panel intended to replace whiteboards and projectors. We’re not sure an 82 inch touch panel will address the same market as a whiteboard, but what do we know. Wrapping up the trifecta, Samsung brought along a multi-view Digital Information Display (DID) that displays 3D images without the need for those stylish red and blue 3D glasses. We miss them already.


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