The move is aimed at getting households to start seeing their tablets as their second TV as well as the push towards interactive TV, with apps that enable the viewer to lean back into the comfort of their sofas, and engage in a myriad of activities ranging from social networking, to watching the NRL and AFL games with specific replays chosen at random, and renting movies on the fly.
The latter is achieved through its partnership with Telstra BigPond, with the existing BigPond TV service providing seven streamed channels including 24/7 news, sports and music videos as well as the NRL Game Analyser.
The AFL Game Analyser service is planned for later this year, with the key draw for BigPond broadband customers being that all content is unmetered.
And with the move to include BigPond movies, viewers also gain the ability to browse through a range of titles and have access to automotic rental periods, which means a growing number of Australian homes get access to a virtual DVD store and need never experience late fees again.
In addition to the new TVs, Samsung has also brought out a host of accessories including lightweight, prescription ready 3D active glasses, a new wireless router that offers easy set up and optimised connectivity for the TVs, a new Skype certified HD TV camera, and a Qwerty TV remote control, which allows users to enter website addresses comfortably.
The range of accessories and TVs include:
QWERTY Remote Control - RRP $149
Skype HD TV Camera - RRP $199
Wireless Router - RRP $249
Entry 3D Glasses - RRP $129
Samsung Step-Up 3D Glasses - RRP $149
Samsung Premium 3D Glasses - RRP $189
LED TVs range from an RRP of $2099 to $4699 and Plasma TVs range from $2099 to $4299.