Samsung M87
With CeBIT just around the corner, Samsung isn't wasting any time and has already announced their new lineup for Europe; the M87, R87 and Q97 series of TVs. The M-series -- available in 37, 40, 46, and 52-inch sizes -- are all 1080p and include 3 HDMI ports, even one on the side for your cameras and camcorders; for those of you without HDMI outputs, there is a 9-1 card reader. As expected the contrast ratios get better year to year and this year's 32-inch and 37-inch models feature an 8,000:1 contrast ratio, while the 40-inch, 46-inch and 52-inch models are at 15,000:1. The new sets will be available in the UK in April with a MSRP of £1,200 ($2322), £1,300 ($2516), £2,000 ($3870) and £2,500 ($4838.00). Samsung hasn't given up on plasma, and new this year is the Q-series, available in 46-inch and 50-inch models with a contrast ratio of 15,000:1 -- really shows you how far LCD technology has come when Samsung's LCDs and plasmas share the same spec. The R-series is the 720p lineup and ranges in size from 19-inch at £400 ($774) all the way to 40-inch, and even a one in white for those who don't like piano black.

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