Samsung Debuts 2 “Touch of Color” LCDs
Two Series 8 models share a 1080p picture, a 50,000:1 contrast ratio, RSS feeds and plenty more to keep you entertained.
Samsung Series 8
Two sizes and two color accents will be available for Samsung’s Series 8.
July 23, 2008 by Rachel Cericola

Samsung just announced two very pretty additions to its ToC (Touch of Color) line. 

The Series 8 850 has rose accents, while the Series 8 860 is deep blue. However, both boast a 1080p picture, a 50,000:1 contrast ratio, Auto Motion Plus 120Hz technology, and 20 watts worth of down-firing speakers with an integrated subwoofer. It also has an InfoLink RSS reader, which means you can get news, weather and stock info on-screen, via USA Today. If you want that info to be wireless, you’ll have to get the Samsung Wireless LinkStick for an extra $35.

“While picture quality is always a priority, we have also focused on connecting consumers with their own digital content, pre-loaded digital content from the Content Library, or online RSS feeds of the latest news, sports and weather from USA Today via our InfoLink service,” said Jonas Tanenbaum, VP of Samsung’s LCD Television Marketing.

Of course, each unit also has the Touch of Color moniker, which means that the bezel has just a bit of color. That tint, combined with a depth of 1.9 inches at its widest spot, should complement any wall nicely.

The 850 will come in 46- ($2,700) and 52-inch ($3,400) models. The 860, which includes an extra USB 2.0 connection and a variation on the bezel, also has 46- ($2,800) and 52-inch ($3,500) models. All will be available come September.

For a look at the complete line-up see “Samsung Intros Fall Plasma, LCD HDTVs

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.

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