Samsung's D8000 is a smart TV featuring web browsing, 3D playback and a remote with a 3-inch screen, which can be used as a second monitor.
Samsung has announced two new premium models in its 2011 range due mid-year: the D7000 and the D8000. These TVs form part of the company's smart TV line-up with web access and search, video-on-demand and DLNA streaming available as standard.
Being the ultimate TV in Samsung's range, the D8000 also features 3D, but it's the active kind and not passive like LG's LW6500. Unlike last year's C8000, the glasses are much less like welding goggles and actually quite slim. They can also be supplemented with a wireless charging stand.
The Series 8 LED TV features Samsung's Touch Control TV remote that can also stream TV programs to its built-in 3-inch LCD screen.
These models also sport an eye for elegance. The D8000 boasts what Samsung calls a 0.2 inch bezel, which also comes with a clear plastic "frame". Samsung's aim was to create a TV that blends with its surroundings.
The D8000 will be available in the coming months. While Samsung says this is the flagship model, pricing won't compete with a 10 grand price tag of last year's premium TV.
Samsung D8000. Credit: Samsung / CNET Australia