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Samsung, one of Apple's chief rivals, is hyping the announcement of a brand new HDTV set with an "unprecedented new shape" at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show.



The South Korean electronics maker recently a video on its YouTube Page teasing the upcoming product announcement. The advertisement shows a number of anthropomorphized television sets, most of them in a widescreen 16:9 format that currently dominates the marketplace, racing across town to see Samsung's latest TV.

At the end of the video, a device taller than it is wide is shown covered by a white sheet. As the camera zooms in, the upper portion of the set lights up, revealing a traditional 16:9 widescreen display up top, hidden behind the sheet.

In addition, Samsung also posted a press release last week boasting that "true innovation of TV design is coming up with an unprecedented new TV shape and timeless gallery design." An accompanying image shows a rectangle that looks like a widescreen HDTV turned on its side, into "portrait" mode rather than "landscape."

With Samsung's announcement and the news that Intel is expected to launch a new cable service and accompanying set-top box, this year's CES is shaping up once again to focus on the future of television. Last year, HDTVs were also the big attraction, though whispers that Apple could release its own full-fledged television set were characterized as the "elephant in the room" at the 2011 CES.

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Last year, Samsung introduced new HDTV sets with Siri-like voice control and motion detection for controller-free input. The company also unveiled its "Smart Evolution" concept that will allow select models to be upgraded each year by installing hardware kits to add new features, rather than buying an entirely new television set.

Apple doesn't appear at the annual CES tradeshow, but earlier this month the company's CEO, Tim Cook, did fan the flames on rumors that his company is working on a television set or a expanded set-top box functionality. In an interview with NBC's Rock Center, Cook said current televisions make him feel like he's "gone backwards in time by 20 to 30 years," and he admitted that the television market is an area of "intense interest" for Apple.
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The idiotic nature of SamScum is bad. But it is fighting hard. If it is on its own, Samsung is the best. It has to invest in Bada OS. It has to kick the bloody Android OS.
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mmmm... portrait mode. I guess it's for all those people that make videos on their iPhones vertically.
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This is all just misdirection.

 

IT'S A CIRCLE. APPLE IS DOOMED. CIRCULAR TELEVISIONS WILL RULE THE WORLD.

 

Either that or they're just idiots pushing 2.39:1 again. Certainly doesn't look like a different shape to me.

 

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No comment whatsoever on the "Hi-ya!" or "Boi-oi-oing"…

 

But, no, but let's examine the premise here. Televisions of all shapes and sizes want to see the new TV from Samsung. Okay. So… when someone buys a new TV, what happens to the old ones? They get destroyed. And since we're apparently assigning intelligence to these televisions roughly equivalent to that of a higher ape (or perhaps even that of a human), should it not be assumed that they would only head toward the new TV for the purpose of its destruction to prolong their lives? Otherwise they should be running away as fast as they can. 


Certainly they shouldn't be excited about it.


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I like it. When it's not tuned to some trashy widescreen entertainment, you could hae a slide show of the world's portrait-format paintings by old dead Masters with no copyrights.

I'm guessing that's what they mean by "gallery."
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But seriously, the cinematic AR is my best guess as well. So all the idiots with analog cable can stretch the picture even more than they do now on 16:9 HDTVs.

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Despite the hype, it's actually not a new shape. It's still rectangular. But, there is something innovative about it: It's an 80" TV. But it's also a tablet. And a phone. It's the new Samsung Galaxy S OMG phablevision. The next really freakin' big thing is almost here.
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This is all just misdirection.

 

IT'S A CIRCLE. APPLE IS DOOMED. CIRCULAR TELEVISIONS WILL RULE THE WORLD.

 

 

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Won't matter what shape it is. All the content is still designed to fit either the "square" or 16:9 format. Even 3-D.

Try how they will, Samsung still can't change content – particularly legacy content without affecting quality or presentation or both.
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Your next TV will be pure software.

iOS based software.

 

 

No more TVs to see, just content.

Nice transparent TVs?  The Emperor's New TV.

 

Loewe Invisio Transparent TV

 

 


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Any idea on what is new? Thinner? Smaller bezel (although that doesn't really refer to shape)? I'm stumped.

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It has to invest in Bada OS. It has to kick the bloody Android OS.

It could always fork Android. Imagine Samsung with their own vetted app store that also allows Google Play titles as the user sees fit. i thin that could be a powerful combination that could hurt every other vendor using Android.

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mmmm... portrait mode. I guess it's for all those people that make videos on their iPhones vertically.

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Either that or they're just idiots pushing 2.39:1 again.

If the display is large enough I think it makes perfect sense to move to an even wider display for the home. Blu-ray movies are certainly in the widescreen and for TV viewing you could have the Smart TV UI pop in from the side without affecting the size of the 16:9 display (if designed properly). I think 70 to 80" would be my minimum for that aspect ratio to be feasible.

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FINALLY - Someone is coming out with a TV suitable for viewing the increasing number of portrait-videos taken on mobile devices. At last, we can see these videos the way they were intended to be seen...

VERTICALLY!

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Any idea on what is new? Thinner? Smaller bezel (although that doesn't really refer to shape)? I'm stumped.
It could always fork Android. Imagine Samsung with their own vetted app store that also allows Google Play titles as the user sees fit. i thin that could be a powerful combination that could hurt every other vendor using Android.
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Interactive Holographic?

 

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chandra69 said: "The idiotic nature of SamScum is bad. But it is fighting hard. If it is on its own, Samsung is the best. It has to invest in Bada OS. It has to kick the bloody Android OS."

Wow, could we get an English translation of that by any chance? It doesn't appear as any coherent thought process:

Samsung (scum) is bad. They're fighting. Samsung is the best. They need to invest in their Android alternative (which has exactly what to do with their TVs?).

Kinda sad, really.
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Don't understand why Apple is delaying the release of it's Television? Maybe supply issues for parts. Any ways I feel that Apple needs to release it before all the features it holds are already incorporated into existing TV's.
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chandra69 said: "The idiotic nature of SamScum is bad. But it is fighting hard. If it is on its own, Samsung is the best. It has to invest in Bada OS. It has to kick the bloody Android OS."
Wow, could we get an English translation of that by any chance?

 

Let's see…

 

"Samsung is full of idiots, and that's bad. It is fighting hard (no context that I can see). If absolutely no other companies existed in any of the industries in which it takes part, Samsung is the best company in any of these respective industries. It has to invest in Bada OS. It has to stop using Android (in favor of Bada)."


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Don't understand why Apple is delaying the release of it's Television?
 

Maybe because they're not making one? *shrug*


…I feel that Apple needs to release it before all the features it holds are already incorporated into existing TV's.

 

They don't really need to rush; that won't happen.

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Hello this is Samsung customer technical support.

Uh yeah, I just bought this new TV and the picture is sideways. 

Did you install the TV correctly sir? 

I think so - I've had TVs before and never had this issue. 

Okay - you need to install the TV sideways. 

Wait a sec - in order for the the picture to be correct I need to install the TV sideways. 

That is correct. 

Okay I'll try that.

 

 

Hello this is Samsung customer technical support.

Hi again, so I reinstalled my TV "sideways" and now I have a really narrow picture and half the screen is blank. 
That is correct sir, that is letterbox mode, try pressing the picture mode button. 
Okay, now the bar is gone but all the people look like they are 20 feet all and 10 inches wide. 
That is correct sir, that is Avatar mode, try pressing the picture mode button again. 
Okay, now the screen is full and nothing looks stretched but the picture is sideways.
That is correct sire, you can now rotate the TV 90 degree and you'll be all set. 
Wait, what? why didn't you just have me do that picture mode thing before. 
Well sir, the new shape of our TV sets has nothing to do with the set but rather getting our customers all bent out of shape. thank you and have a nice day.
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Don't understand why Apple is delaying the release of it's Television? Maybe supply issues for parts. Any ways I feel that Apple needs to release it before all the features it holds are already incorporated into existing TV's.

 

My bet is on the panel development where Apple is working on hi-res [relative to current HDTV standards] ultra-thin displays for their entry into the field, not to mention getting the contracts signed for content.

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Don't understand why Apple is delaying the release of it's Television? Maybe supply issues for parts. Any ways I feel that Apple needs to release it before all the features it holds are already incorporated into existing TV's.


It is their hobby project only :s  So... cant really release.

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chandra69 said: "The idiotic nature of SamScum is bad. But it is fighting hard. If it is on its own, Samsung is the best. It has to invest in Bada OS. It has to kick the bloody Android OS."
Wow, could we get an English translation of that by any chance? It doesn't appear as any coherent thought process:
Samsung (scum) is bad. They're fighting. Samsung is the best. They need to invest in their Android alternative (which has exactly what to do with their TVs?).
Kinda sad, really.


The english translation of "The idiotic nature of SamScum is bad. But it is fighting hard. If it is on its own, Samsung is the best. It has to invest in Bada OS. It has to kick the bloody Android OS." is "The idiotic nature of SamScum is bad. But it is fighting hard. If it is on its own, Samsung is the best. It has to invest in Bada OS. It has to kick the bloody Android OS."

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I think its an HDTV that incorporates a sound bar like array of speakers into the body below the screen providing decent built-in surround sound capabilities, or a few HDTV panels piled on top of each, maybe one or two of them translucent, combined into a single structure providing an expanded visual experience of some kind (might explain the portrait format image)...we'll see..?
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I bet their NEW SHAPE is a rectangle with rounded corners...!!!

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I bet their NEW SHAPE is a rectangle with rounded corners...!!!

 

Rectangle with sharpened corners. 

 

CEO makes a public statement about it, saying that "We don't want to step on Apple's toes," laughing afterward.

 

Samsung's PR department has to then deal with the nightmarish aftermath in which their company is seen as pathetic, infantile, and petty, never mind their idiotic ignoring of truths.

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Here ya' go:

 

 

 

...Samsung brings you a new way to experience TV!

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Here ya' go:

 

 

 

...Samsung brings you a new way to experience TV!

 

Via a fiberoptic licorice whip?

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OLED tv?

IMO I've come to the conclusion that apple should reinvent the cable box/apple tv/A/V switcher etc.. Don't see away to beat them for content control(but what do I know). So... Offer an integrate cable box(including a/v functions) to them.. Sony is missing the boat because they have all the A/V components... Except for the cable box.
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Via a fiberoptic licorice whip?

 

Kinky?

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This is all just misdirection.

 

IT'S A CIRCLE. APPLE IS DOOMED. CIRCULAR TELEVISIONS WILL RULE THE WORLD.

 

Either that or they're just idiots pushing 2.39:1 again. Certainly doesn't look like a different shape to me.

 

1000

 

No comment whatsoever on the "Hi-ya!" or "Boi-oi-oing"…

 

But, no, but let's examine the premise here. Televisions of all shapes and sizes want to see the new TV from Samsung. Okay. So… when someone buys a new TV, what happens to the old ones? They get destroyed. And since we're apparently assigning intelligence to these televisions roughly equivalent to that of a higher ape (or perhaps even that of a human), should it not be assumed that they would only head toward the new TV for the purpose of its destruction to prolong their lives? Otherwise they should be running away as fast as they can. 


Certainly they shouldn't be excited about it.

 

If they were ever privy to Apple's "television plans" (if there were any at the time) they may try to get the jump on Apple by introducing a 4K TV, for example. Frankly, from the looks of the glowing image under the sheet in their CES teaser ad, it looks like it could just be a much thinner set that appears to be attached to two metal rails on both sides. THIS is a major improvement?

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Kinky?

 

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Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post
THIS is a major improvement?

 

No, no. "Unprecedented new shape". We need binoculars to see the bar they've set with that phrase.

 

Of course it's going to wind up that they've decided to do the long jump while competing in the pole vault.


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"Crack that licorice whip!" —Devo

 

Oh gosh, no, that's a medical fiber optic camera. Designed for insertions… 

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Apple doesn't appear at the annual CES tradeshow, but earlier this month the company's CEO, Tim Cook, did fan the flames on rumors that his company is working on a television set or a expanded set-top box functionality. In an interview with NBC's Rock Center, Cook said current televisions make him feel like he's "gone backwards in time by 20 to 30 years," and he admitted that the television market is an area of "intense interest" for Apple.

Tim needs to let slip little comments such as,

"underwater communications will soon take off"

or

"I miss the days of drive-in movies. Wouldn't it be great if you could sit in your driveway and watch a movie through car headlights shining on the garage door? Have a party or invite the neighbors on a warm, summer night... Ooops, disregard that. I KNOW NOTHING!!!!"

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Either that or they're just idiots pushing 2.39:1 again.

If the display is large enough I think it makes perfect sense to move to an even wider display for the home. Blu-ray movies are certainly in the widescreen and for TV viewing you could have the Smart TV UI pop in from the side without affecting the size of the 16:9 display (if designed properly). I think 70 to 80" would be my minimum for that aspect ratio to be feasible.

 

Never eat watch anything bigger than your head!

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Whatever is different, it was probably stolen.
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Here ya' go:

 

 

 

...Samsung brings you a new way to experience TV!

 

Via a fiberoptic licorice whip?

 

That goes where no TV has ever gone before...

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