Updated 2/15/2012- Price Changes and New Series Added
The MAP (minimum advertised prices) of Samsung’s 2012 LED LCD and Full HD plasma lines are here. The first LED and plasma releases will ship next month (March). As written in our previous article, Samsung plans to use a one price for all dealer strategy of its mid to high end HDTVs.
The 2012 MAP pricing is considerably higher than what you would pay if you compare a given model to a closeout deal on remaining 2011s, especially with the 8000 and 7500 and 7100 LEDs as well as the 8000 and 7000 plasmas (called 8000 and 7000 series in the 2011 model line). Check out the best closeout deals here .
Samsung’s biggest product changes for 2012 are in the form of its new interactive speech recognition/gesture remotes and TVs with built-in video cameras. To date, Samsung has not been touting 2012 performance improvements.
Please note, as is common within the TV industry, some MAPs may change prior to product shipping as Samsung makes final adjustments based on its competitors price announcements. We’ve updated our list prior to today’s publication with the latest price information obtained from industry sources, although some may still be subject to change, right up until time they arrive on dealers’ shelves.
8000 Series: edge lit, ultimate micro dimming, 240 Hz, 3D, Smart TV, Interactive Remote, .2″ bezel
Samsung UNES7500 Series: edge lit, micro dimming pro, 240 Hz, 3D smart tv interactive remote, .2″ bezel
UNES7100 Series: edge lit, micro dimming plus, 3D, smart tv, .2″ bezel
Samsung UNES6580 Series: edge lit 120 Hz, 3D , smart TV
Samsung UNES6500 Series: edge lit, 3D, smart tv, .5″ bezel
Samsung UNES6100 Series: Edge lit, smart TV, 120 Hz, .5″ bezel
Samsung UNEH6000 Series: edge lit, 120 Hz
Samsung UNEH5300 Series: edge lit 60Hz, smart tv
Samsung UNEH5000 Series: edge lit, 60Hz
PNE8000: real black pro panel, 3D, smart tv, interactive remote
PNE7000 series: real black pro panel, 3D smart TV,
PNE6500 series: real black pro panel, 3D, smart TV
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