Smart TV of the future and key features

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Current Evolution

In the past, we saw the television as a player of cable and DVB-T contents but in the future will be "one of the list"! Smile

Next evolution step added a small games like snake, tetris, etc. as TV became like a big computer monitor instead of the old CRT-like player.

The milestone was  to “plug the net” into the player, which allowed to access Social Network, home streaming movies via DLNA, online streaming services.

They added also some extra feature to add custom Java apps in TV firmware.

Now, Samsung announced some more features:

  • Integrated webcam for Video call using Skype
  • Gesture and Voice control like Microsoft Kinect
  • Netflix & Co. integration for movies streaming

Consider also Toshiba announced a new 3D TV without glasses

 

What they need

3D Smart TVs will be “the standard” for future but they will need:

  • Good contents from web (Netflix & Co.)
  • Standard developer platform to add cutom apps

 

Future scenarios

  • Sony will integrate “Kinect-like” into TV to use the lock in with Playstation
  • Samsung will use its market share leadership to push out Microsoft Kinect as controller
  • Microsoft will do a join venture to integrate XBox dashboard & Kinect technology into TV (hopefully with Samsung!)
  • TV firmware should support HTML 5 applications as common platform (no more Java or Flash)

Ultra future…

  • No more 1meter monitor but a small 10 cm box with DLP technology and holografic images Smile

Samsung LED TV – AllShare supported video format

Samsung Supported Video Format

Here is the official list of supported video format took by the TV manual by all Samsung TVs with AllShare functionality.
This could be streamed using local HDD, USB memory drive or DLNA server.

Here is the subtitle supported format:

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and Audio & Video Decoder capabilities

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HDMI v1.4 – Audio Return Channel

HDMI v1.3 and previous versions require an optical cable to stream audio to the 5.1 surround system.

New HDMI v1.4 doesn’t need the additional audio cable.

Specification of the TVs:

LED TV – Sharp LC-26LE320E

Display

  • Brightness (cd/m²) = 400
  • Life time (h) = 30’000
  • Reaction time (ms) = 6.5
  • Viewing angle horizontal / vertikal = 178 / 178

Reception System

  • SDTV / HDTV (MPEG4, H.264) = Yes
  • DVB-C / DVB-T / Analog = Yes
  • Colour system NTSC (AV In) / PAL / SECAM = Yes

Audio System

  • Amplifier digital = Yes
  • Automatic Volume Control AVC = Yes
  • Virtual / Dolby Surround = Yes
  • Number of Speakers = 2
  • Speakers: output power (W) = 5 + 5
  • Soundsystem B/G, D/K, I, L/L’
  • HD Soundsystem MPEG4 AVC & AAC = Yes

Multimedia

  • USB media player for Video / Photo / Music = Yes
  • Player for Divx HD / DivX

Connectors

  • HDMI v1.3 = 2 ports
  • SCART = 1
  • AV in = Yes
  • Component in = Yes
  • Headphone / analogue audio = Yes
  • Digital audio electrical (coax) = Yes
  • Common interface CI+ = Yes
  • VGA = Yes
  • RS-232C = Yes
  • USB = Yes

Eco & Energy

  • Power consumption on-mode (W) = 40.3
  • Power consumption standby (W) = 0.18
  • Power consumption off mode (W) = 0.17
  • Peak luminance ratio, forced menu (%) = 73

Size & Color

  • Cabinet colour = Piano black frame, piano white back, piano black foot
  • Size with stand (B x H x T in mm) = 647.4 x 450.2 x 216
  • Size without stand (B x H x T in mm) = 647.4 x 415.3 x 39.6
  • Weight with stand (kg) = 6.8
  • VESA wall mount (mm) = 75 x 75
  • EAN number = 4974019664118

Samsung UE26C4000 – 26" LED TV

Model: UE26C4000

Series: 4
Ultra Clear Panel: No
Video Screen Size: 26″
Resolution: 1366 x 768 – HD Ready
Picture Engine: DNIe+
Wide Color Enhancer Plus: Yes
100/200Hz Motion Plus: No (50Hz)
Dolby: Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Pulse
SRS: No
Dts 2.0 + Digital Out: Yes
Sound Output (RMS): 3W x 2
Speaker Type: Down firing
Woofer No
Samsung 3D: No
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC): Yes
Auto Channel Search: Yes
Auto Power Off: Yes
Auto Volume Leveler: Yes
BD Wise: No
Caption (Subtitle): Yes
Clock & On/Off timer: Yes
Allshare (Powerd by DLNA): No
EPG: Yes
Game mode: Yes
Internet@TV: No
Skype on Samsung TV: No
OSD language: 25 Languages
Picture-in-Picture: 1 Tuner PIP
Sleep Timer: Yes
USB: Movie
WiFi Adaptor Support: No
Personal Video Recorder Ready: No
Time Shift: No
Still Picture: No
Channel List USB-Clone: Yes
Digital Noise Filter: Yes
Teletext (TTXT): Yes
Wireless Remote Control: No
DTV Reception (DVB-T/T2/C/S2): DVB-T HD
DTV Tuner Built-in: Yes
MHP/ MHEG (version): MHEG (1.0.6)
Audio Out L-R (Mini Jack): No
Component In (Y/Pb/Pr): 1
Composite In (AV): 1 (Common use for Component Audio In)
Digital Audio Out (Optical): 1
DVI Audio In (Mini Jack): 1 (Common Use for PC Audio in)
Ethernet (LAN): 0
Headphone: 1
HDMI: 4
PC Audio In (Mini Jack): 1
PC In (D-sub): 1
RF In: 1
RS232C (AV CONTROL): No
USB: 1
CI Slot: 1
Scart: 1
Design – Slim Type: Slim
Front Color: Rose Black
Light Effect (Deco): No
Stand Type: Round
Swivel (left/right): No
Eco Mark: Planet First
Eco Sensor: Yes
Power Supply: AC220 – 240 V 50 / 60 Hz
Power Consumption (Stand-by): 0.06W

Size with stand (L x H x W): 65,3 x 48 x 22,2 cm
Size without stand (L x H x W): 65,3 x 42,3 x 3 cm