At CES 2014, Samsung will debut a 7.1-channel Blu-ray Home Entertainment System, model HT-H7730WM, which offers virtual 9.1 channels thanks to its exclusive integration of the DTS Neo: Fusion II codec. Carbon Nano Tube speakers combine with Vacuum Tube Digital Amplification to provide sound that’s warm and natural, yet amazingly powerful and clean. Partnering with leading digital audio developer DTS, Samsung is the only consumer electronics brand to offer the new DTS Neo: Fusion II codec for 2014. This truly state-of-the-art technology creates virtual 9.1 channel output by interpolating source material and turning it into an auditory experience with such depth and direction that the listener can’t help but be swept into the action. Imagine the sound of helicopters approaching, flying overhead and then departing in the distance behind the listener as if standing directly below. Such directionality is made possible by Samsung’s expansion of the sound ceiling from just the front to the rear as well.
Powering the HT-H7730WM is an amplifier that gives listeners the best of two worlds – the warmth of analog vacuum tubes and the power and efficiency of digital amplification. Discerning listeners will appreciate the natural, full-range sound with virtually zero distortion and no active-induced clipping.
The impressive tallboy speakers house not only midrange drivers and tweeters, but also front height speakers that can be angled upward to create height channels that enhance the immersive surround sound experience. As a result, true 7.1-channel surround sound is achieved with only 6 speakers (2 tallboys, 2 wireless rear satellites, 1 center and 1 sub-woofer.)
The system’s Blu-ray player features Samsung’s proprietary UHD Upscale Processor, which generates true-to-life pictures with vivid colors. The HT-H7730WM offers twice the resolution than that of conventional 1080p video, and is capable of upscaling standard-definition and high-definition content to Ultra-High Definition (UHD) – four times the resolution of 1080p – making it compatible with UHD TVs. This UHD upscaling capability also means that HT-H7730WM owners will be ready for the next generation of television viewing.
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