Samsung has just unveiled their latest HDTV line-up, the LED 7000 and LED 8000 series. Wait, before you stop and say that these are just another one-of-them Samsung HDTVs, well think again because they are actually not just your ordinary HDTVs. Â These HDTVs are quite unique because of the fact that they come embedded with Skype software.
Yes, folks this simply means that you can now have the comfort of making video and voice calls through these Samsung HDTVs. Do you have any idea how crisp and clear the person you are Skype-ing with would be? Well, the idea is pretty cool for me and I would love to get one of these new Samsung HDTVs. Although we may all have to wait for quite some time since Samsung is launching the new TVs worldwide sometime before the second hald of 2010.
Going back to the two Samsung LED 7000 and 8000 series TVs. These two products will come with Samsung’s free InternetTV service as well which will let you access selected online content. Â And you also need to buy the FreeTalk Â TV Camera to enable the high quality video calls. Â Voice calls on the other hand will be handled by Skype’s SILK audio codec which is capable of producing super-wideband audio quality.
If you don’t have a Skype account yet, you can create one using the TV’s remote control via the TV’s simple Skype interface. Of course, the bottomline is that voice calls and video calls will be free provide that you are communicating with another Skype user.
Cool? Yes, of course!. So, I’ll watch out for those Samsung LED HDTVs if I were you.
Originally posted on February 25, 2010 @ 5:52 pm