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Screaming at your TV works now with the Samsung ES8000 LED TVBrian Tong gets his virtual hands on Samsung's new LED "Smart Interaction" tv.
Hey, guys Brian Tong here at CES 2012 and we're inside the special Samsung booth to showcase Samsung's ES8000 series LED TV. Now, the first thing that's unique about this TV set is up here on the top, you'll notice you'll see a camera. It's the first time that Samsung has included this and this is a camera with a microphone. Sure, you can use it for Skype, but you can also use it for their smart interaction and that includes turning on the TV using a hand motion gestures and face recognition. So what I wanna try and do here... this is a prototype right now, but we wanna showcase this off. I'm gonna talk to the TV to turn on and we'll talk about some specs in a second, right? Let's give this a shot. Hi, TV. And there you have it, right? The TV turns on with my voice. Now, let's talk about a little bit about the design, a really thin bezel, one of Samsung's signature. It's just really their design. This specific TV series will come ranging as in a size from 40 inches as high as 75 inches, that's gonna depend on your (region?). It's a 1080p TV with 240 Hz refresh rate. Also, this will use Samsung's 3D active glasses, so this supports 3D content as well. Now, we're also gonna keep on interacting with the smart interaction 'cause this is really what makes the TV unique, so I'm gonna take a step back here and let's just talk to it for a second, all right? Here we go. Hi, TV. All right, as you can see kind of that list of options on the bottom that I use my voice. Some of the cool things you can do is, obviously you can go channel up, channel down, there's an IR Blaster that's included with the television set. This access the bridge between the microphone and your controller, so you can control this TV with your voice to do volume up and volume down. Now, another really cool thing about this television set, in addition to the voice recognition, is using hand gestures, so I can wave at the television and use my hand to navigate it. This is either for web browsing navigating through the menus. Also, you can do something like closing your hand to turn the channel... to move the channels up... move the channels down and then hold with a closed fist to move the channels up really rapidly because it's... you don't wanna be squeezing your hand the entire time over and over. Another cool feature about this television set, is it also supports facial recognition. Now, what does is, that if you have people in your family, mom, dad and kids, you might have difference settings or different applications you want them to access, so it will detect your face, you can then create an account and then log in with those specific settings. Now, the Samsung ES8000 series, this will be released sometime in the first quarter of 2012. There is no pricing yet and we know there's a large range of sizes, but this is the entry into the home consumer market, really taking voice control and facial recognition and hand gestures to the next level, but there you have it, a first look at the Samsung ES8000 series.