Samsung LED TVs Surprise Early to Arrive in 2012 with Late February Release Dateby Phil Conner
Many models of Samsung UN series LED TVs have already begun to arrive in the US and Canadian markets this week. Though most of the models arriving are in the lower tier of Samsung's offerings for 2012, it is a surprise to many that they are already here, and selling in advance of the Samsung Release Party in New York early March.
Of the new models releasing this month, only smaller sizes are being sold with the larger models starting to arrive next month. There is one 55” model already here – the Samsung UN55EH6000 which is retailing for around $1399. In all, about 6 models are already for sale and many more have pre-orders being taken by major retailers such as Amazon, JR.com, and Vanns. None of the LED TVs that are currently being sold are 3D Compatible but they do have the new Samsung Smart TV feature. Some of the models seem a little pricey for their size but they do offer substantial features. Click on the models to see our full writeup.
Some of the other models which have already shipped and are currently for sale are the:Samsung UN46EH6000 - $950 Samsung UN40EH6000 - $750
Also the smaller series EH5000 which still contains Samsung's Smart TV Smart HubSamsung UN46EH5000 - $879 Samsung UN40EH5000 - $659 Samsung UN32EH5000 - $499
Another series slated to arrive early by Samsung is the EH5300 series for which there are 3 sizes. These are basic 60Hz LED backed LCD TVs and are very similar to the EH5000 series in features:Samsung UN32EH5300 - $539 Samsung UN40EH5300 - $719 Samsung UN46EH5300 - $899
We expect prices on many of these models to drop in 2012 to be more competitive with other models in the market place in these sizes.