Samsung’s home-cinema system sings the Blus


11 Jun 2009

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Immersive Blu-ray entertainment comes to the living room with the HT-D1220 from Samsung, the world’s first Blu-ray home-cinema system.

The HT-D1220 promises top-notch audio with 500 watts of output, and 2.1-Channel sound and decoding of high-definition formats including Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.

An unusual touch – the speaker cones are not manufactured from chemically treated paper, as is the industry standard, but in fact made from sea kelp, which is meant to give more natural, clearer sound reproduction.

With an optional dongle, the home-cinema system is Wi-Fi ready for content streaming from your PC or laptop and BD Live – a new Blu-ray feature that allows you to access additional bonus content from your movies, such as behind-the-scenes footage and IM (Instant Messaging) chat capability over the net while watching certain scenes.

The HT-BD1220 even has an iPod cradle, so all your home entertainment can be brought together in one hub.

Samsung’s HT-BD1220 is on sale now at Power City, DID Electrical, Harvey Norman, Soundstore, Expert and Euronics, from €499.

By Marie Boran