VideoLogic and Samsung Team-up on DVD Digital Home Theatre System

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VideoLogic Systems - a division of Imagination Technologies - announces that it is working with Samsung Electronics UK to bring DVD with quality surround sound audio to the home user. Samsung's new DVD-811 is now available with VideoLogic's DigiTheatre LC surround sound speaker system to provide amazing Dolby Digital 5.1 audio. This DVD Digital Home Theatre System is available now from Samsung for £429 (RRP inc. VAT).

Says Kevin Dale, president, VideoLogic Systems: "Digital audio is just as important a part of the DVD experience as great picture quality but many DVD buyers are normally barred from enjoying 5.1 surround sound by the high cost of the amplifier and speaker systems. Working with Samsung we are bringing the pleasure of our award-winning Dolby Digital speaker system to an even wider audience."

Says Chris Janes, Group Product Manager, Samsung: "Now users can have the complete DVD experience at a price that won't break the bank. Samsung and VideoLogic have pioneered mass market DVD products in the UK and we are delighted to be working together to bring UK DVD customers this fantastic deal."DVD-811

Samsung became DVD market leaders in the UK with the hugely successful DVD-709 and DVD-909 designs, the former achieving classic status as the first truly affordable good-quality DVD player. Samsung is building on this success with the DVD-811, which offers 24-bit, 96kHz audio DAC, 10-bit video DAC, S-Video outputs, twin Scart sockets and playback features such as variable-speed replay and joystick-controlled zoom. The DVD-811 represents the most affordable route to acquire the latest high-end home cinema features. It features a built-in Dolby Digital (AC-3) decoder and its rear panel sports six analogue outputs for direct connection to the DigiTheatre LC speakers (or an AV amplifier).

DigiTheatre LC

Based on VideoLogic's multi-award winning DigiTheatre speakers, DigiTheatre LC is a high quality speaker system designed to complement any DVD player with in-built Dolby Digital or DTS 5.1 decoders. The DigiTheatre LC speaker system contains six integrated amplifiers, removing the need for the costly and bulky external amplifiers typical of most home cinema audio set-ups. DigiTheatre LC provides powerful satellite speakers for all channels, including dedicated centre and sub speakers.

The front speakers have a separate tweeter and mid-range cone and the centre and surround speakers have full frequency drive units. The subwoofer contains all the necessary power supplies and six channel amplifier. DigiTheatre LC's compact satellites have been designed with ease of mounting in mind.

DigiTheatre LC uses the same speakers and integrated amplifiers as VideoLogic's original DigiTheatre speaker system, which has won numerous awards including, DVD Review Best For Value, What Video & TV Best Buy, Computer Buyer Recommended and DVD Buyer Best For Value. By removing the decoder box from the original DigiTheatre and making the amplifier and speaker components available separately, DigiTheatre LC provides the lowest cost entry to full 5.1 home cinema sound.

About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., with 1999 sales revenue of US$24billion, is a world leader in the electronics industry. The Korean-based firm has operations in 48 countries with 45,000 employees worldwide. Samsung's success in the UK reflects its impressive global standing. The company today is one of the UK's market leaders in the field of computer monitors, fax machines and home entertainment. For more information, please visit the website at www.samsungelectronics.co.uk.
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