Samsung Plasma Series 7
Released August, 2008
The Pros:Digital media options remove need for external media streaming device. Good picture performance (same as other premium plasmas by Samsung). Great color reproduction and accuracy.
The Cons:Black levels aren't as good as Pioneer's 9G Kuros. Limited format support with media streaming.
The Series 7 Plasmas from Samsung is their flagship plasma display introduced in 2008. Naturally featuring a 1080p resolution the 7 Series expands upon Samsung's high end offerings with more digital media connectivity options, as the basic panel and core specifications remain essentially the same.
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While the Series 6 is limited to audio and image formats, the Series 7 can display digital video streamed through a connected USB mass storage device, or over your home network as the sets are DLNA certified. The 7 Series retains the Touch-of-Color bezel design that marks all of Samsung's premium televisions.
- 1080p native resolution
- 30,000:1 static contrast ratio | 1,000,000:1 dynamic ratio
- 18-bit color processing
- 100,000 hour panel life
- 1,300 cd/m2 brightness
- Two down-firing 20 watt speakers
- Wiselink Pro USB port
- Inputs: HDMI x 4, Component x 2, Composite x 2, S-Video x 1, VGA x 1, RSS x 1, RS323C x 1
Differences between 6 Series and 7 Series
Wiselink Pro - the 7 series can playback video content stored on a USB device while the 6 series are limited to images and audio.
DLNA Certified - the 7 Series can stream audio, video and pictures over your home network alongside the RSS Infolink service.
Differences between 5 Series and 6,7 Series
DNIe Pro - the 5 Series uses the less advanced DNIe+ technology used to process and improve the picture that is displayed.
Ultra Filter Bright - Plasmas can suffer from ambient reflections and glare in well-lit rooms, to deal with this problem plasma manufacturers use different filters to reduce these ambient distractions. Samsung's less expensive plasmas use the Filter Bright technology, while these 6 Series plasmas use the Ultra Filter Bright which Samsung claims will reduce glares and enhance the picture.
Infolink - an ethernet port that lets the television connect to the Internet and display RSS based news information delivered by USA Today.
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User Reviews (1)
Digital media options remove need for external media streaming device
Good picture performance (same as other premium plasmas by Samsung)
Great color reproduction and accuracy
Black levels aren't as good as Pioneer's 9G Kuros
Limited format support with media streaming
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