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Samsung has the world's first Blu-ray home theater sound bar

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First up is the HT-BD8200 Blu-ray home theater sound bar with an integrated Blu-ray player and wireless sub. It plays back full 1080p Blu-ray content and puts out virtual 5.1-channel surround sound. It’s wall mountable and is only 2.6 inches deep. You can also stream content to the sound bar over USB or Bluetooth. The BD8200 is BD-Live compatible and can tap into Netflix and Pandora for movies and music.

While these aren’t world’s firsts, the BD7200 and BD1250 were also announced.

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HT-BD7200 Blu-ray Home Theater System
The Samsung HT-BD7200 2.1-channel Blu-ray home theater is ideal for consumers seeking sophisticated décor, superior performance, and comfort in their home theater solutions. Its compact design can fit into even the smallest rooms, making it more practical for deploying a full-sized multi-speaker home theater system.

The HT-BD7200 is a self-contained device that only appears diminutive. The system pumps out an impressive 400W output and simulated 5.1-channel surround sound using just two speakers. To enhance audio fidelity, it features an improved amplifier engine designed to minimize amplifier and power supply noise. The speaker unit itself is constructed from kelp, a natural material providing more audio clarity compared with conventional paper cone units. The system is also equipped with wireless networking via an optional 802.11 b/g/n USB dongle for additional convenience, and a speedy boot up time that is 2x faster than the industry standard.

The HT-BD7200 is dressed in Samsung’s latest ToCTM treatment, providing a luxurious charcoal grey coating to the black bezel of the system.

HT-BD1250 Blu-ray Home Theater System
Samsung’s HT-BD1250 Blu-ray Home Theater System offers consumers an affordable opportunity to discover the crisp picture and powerful audio performance brought by Blu-ray without compromising space. Boasting 1,000 watts of output and 5.1-Channel sound, the HT-BD1250 produces rich, lifelike audio and is capable of decoding high-definition formats including, Dolby Digital Plus™, Dolby TrueHD™ and DTS-HD Master Audio®. Similar to the HT-BD7200, the speaker cones are constructed using sea kelp rather than the traditional, chemically-treated paper pulp, for natural and improved sound reproduction. This model is also WiFi ready and also features the new amplifier technology as mentioned in the HT-BD7200.

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