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Thursday July 23, 2009 11:14 am

Samsung’s latest Blu-Ray HTIB, the HT-BD3252

Posted by Mark Rollins Categories: Home Entertainment, Music

Samsung Blu-ray ht-bd3252

Clearly, I must be into reporting Samsung products this morning, as they have not only released that S9110 watch phone, but a new Home Theater In a Box. 

The HT-BD3252 not only features a bundle of speakers, but it has an integrated Blu-ray 2.0 profile player that supports BD-Live.  It supports audio codecs like Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD-MA, and includes streaming Internet services such as Pandora, , and Blockbuster with the included Wi-Fi dongle.  All this plus an iPod dock for just $799.

Full press release after the jump.

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. – July 21, 2009 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a market leader
and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, today announced the introduction of its
new HT-BD3252 home theater system to deliver an enhanced Blu-ray integrated home theater
experience for consumers. The new HT-BD3252 combines a high quality viewing experience,
with powerful audio and an array of advanced networking options in a boldly designed player
that can help convert almost any living space into a premium HD showroom.

Samsung HT-BD3252 Home Theater System Product Pricing and Availability
- Price: $799
- Availability: August 2009

“Samsung has been offering Blu-ray video and HD audio as an integrated and powerful home
entertainment package for the last two years, and our continuing drive to bring premium and
extraordinarily designed products into consumers’ homes is underscored by the HT-BD3252,”
said Reid Sullivan, senior vice president of audio/video and digital imaging marketing, Samsung
Electronics America. “The HT-BD3252 builds on the success of the HT-BD1250 and adds several
performance and ease of use enhancements including rear wireless speakers and built-in
wireless access to the latest streaming and PC-based multimedia content.”

The Samsung HT-BD3252 provides a theater-like sound at home, with an expanded center
channel ensuring clear dialogue reproduction and the inclusion of front tallboy and wireless
rear speakers delivering notable audio presence and décor-friendly sophisticated style. The
system’s 1,000W of total power paired together with Samsung’s crystal amplifier and unique,
bio kelp speaker cones allows consumers to enjoy improved audio detail and dynamics.
Samsung’s Auto Sound Calibration (ASC) automatically adjusts the speakers to optimum levels
and output depending upon their seating position at the touch of a button. Additionally, the system supports decoding of the latest HD audio formats, including Dolby TrueHD™ and DTS-HD
Master Audio®.

The Samsung HT-BD3252 touts exceptional video playback with its integrated Blu-ray player,
which supports BD-Live™ interactive content (available on select Blu-ray discs) using either the
wired Ethernet port, or wirelessly with the included Wi-Fi USB dongle. Consumers can instantly
stream the latest SD and HD content from Netflix and access Pandora’s library of online music
right on their TV (subscriptions required). Starting in the Fall of 2009, BLOCKBUSTER OnDemand
service will become available via a future firmware upgrade. For added entertainment options,
the HT-BD3252 plays a variety of audio and photo files from a networked PC, a connected USB
device, such as a digital camera, or even a portable drive for big-screen sharing with family and
friends. Two HDMI-CEC inputs allow for simple, high quality connections to other home
entertainment components, while an included iPod®/iPhone® cradle and onscreen display
support make it easy to navigate favorite video and audio using the HT-BD3252’s remote

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