Two weeks ago we decided that we should look for a new television, besides looking for new houses. I did some research and found out that the Samsung UE32B7000 32″ LED LCD television seems to be what we needed. We didn’t want a 37 or 40 inch screen, because it’d be too much an eye-catcher in the living room. This television is only 3 cm. thin, not too power-hungry (I measured ~75 watts – see also this comparison of HD-TV’s) because it is illuminated by LED-lights instead of CCFL‘s (TL-like tubes) and last but not least it has quite some nice technological features. You can use widgets – and even develop them, somehow Yahoo is involved in this technology. Some default installed widgets are from Flickr (photos from internet) and a weather-channel. There is even a Twitter-widget which you can use and there also seems to be a Youtube-widget, which I haven’t found yet.
The television has many, many inputs. One useful input is the network connection which we now have connected to our router, which itself is connected to our network attached storage (NAS) device. This is just a little box with harddisks in it and some mini-operating system running. The television supports DLNA, which means that it can stream video/audio/photos from that little NAS, which works flawlessly.
So we now have an up to date multimedia living room.