Xbox AND HDTV: This is Gonna Rock!

    April 28, 2005

Everyone knows Microsoft will kick out its new X-Box in May 13, which is just a few days away. It’s going to be a hip offering and MTV will broadcast the event. New games will be available with a better graphics, sound, etc. But now Samsung will help them out just a little with its new HDTV offerings.

The New York Times reported this morning that Samsung in conjunction with Microsoft will produce a new line of wide screen HDTVs to support the X-Box 2 game console.

The 23-inch LCD television will have some nice upgrades specifically with the game console in mind. One of the biggest changes will be the pixel switching speed going from 16 milliseconds to 12 milliseconds. This will help clear up some of the blur that occasionally happens on LCD screens for fast moving games.

The television will also incorporate SRS TruSurround, which simulates the traditional multispeaker surround sound. A 170-degree viewing area for multiple players/viewers will make a great addition.

“The gaming segment is one we paid no attention to in years past,” said Jonas Tannenbaum, Samsung’s director of marketing. “But it’s a fast-growing segment. These people are intimate with their TV’s.”

This big dog will run for $1100, $500 less than its current 22-inch HDTV. This is most assuredly gonna ROCK!

Information for this story comes from the a New York Times article by Eric Taub(04/28/05)

John Stith is a staff writer for WebProNews covering technology and business.