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Widgets on Samsung TVs

by LookingForATV / January 30, 2009 2:52 AM PST

Hi,

I'm looking to buy a new HDTV and I want to know if the yahoo widgets will be available on current internet enabled Samsung TVs (like the LNxxA750) through firmware update or will it be available only on upcoming new models.

Thanks

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by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / January 30, 2009 10:15 AM PST
In reply to: Widgets on Samsung TVs

LookingForATV,

It will only be available on future internet enabled Samsung televisions. At this point, there are no plans to incorporate Yahoo Widgets into the current lineup.

--HDTech

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Widgets on Samsung TVs
by LookingForATV / January 31, 2009 5:07 AM PST
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Thanks for the answer.

The next question is, when these new widget compatible TVs will be released?

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Release dates....
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / February 1, 2009 4:07 PM PST
In reply to: Widgets on Samsung TVs

I don't have information on release dates for upcoming models.

However, if I'm able to find something out, I will most definitely post that information on the forums when I'm notified.

I'll go out on a limb here and show you some of the prototype screen shots. I took a few photos, although I couldn't go too deeply into it.

Here's the Yahoo Weather:
http://i397.photobucket.com/albums/pp60/samsung_hd_tech/CES%20Pics/SDC12124.jpg

Here's the new Yahoo News:
http://i397.photobucket.com/albums/pp60/samsung_hd_tech/CES%20Pics/SDC12123.jpg

And an overview of some of the other widgets:
http://i397.photobucket.com/albums/pp60/samsung_hd_tech/CES%20Pics/SDC12119.jpg

When viewing the widgets, you'll be able to either place them over the existing picture, or you can (possibly - nothing is for sure with prototypes) resize the image as shown in the following pic so that you get full video while using your widgets. It may very well resize the 16x9 picture as illustrated below:

http://i397.photobucket.com/albums/pp60/samsung_hd_tech/CES%20Pics/SDC12120.jpg

So that's a little inside peek into what's coming next.

Sorry I had to watermark the pics. But they're mine and I don't want to see them floating around the internet. (Since that'll happen anyway, I'm hoping people will visit CNET Forums!) Grin

--HDTech

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