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Technology advances at such a fast pace. We’ve tried to slow things down by putting together this guide to explain what makes the latest state-of-the-art gadgets so special. From design LED TVs to the latest computing innovations, we’ve included the most exciting technology from the leading brands that are bringing entertainment into your life. If you’d like further information and services, we can help too. In our stores and online we offer superb customer service, nationwide delivery and fuss free home installation, as well as expert advice to help you get the most out of your devices for many years to come. We hope this guide helps make technology a little less bewildering, and brings it to life.

WIDE choice online

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We have over 25 Currys and PC World stores nationwide across Ireland, where we are able to offer a wide choice in electrical appliances and computing, plus many more.


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We’re always confident about our pricing, but in the unlikely event that you find a cheaper price for the same product and offer, we’ll not only match the price, we’ll beat it by 10% of the difference. Our price promise even applies up to 7 days after purchase. Prices in this guide are correct at time of going to press, but may change.

Delivery to suit you


• Media streaming - access the best of the internet and home movies on your TV. • Storage - access all of your content, wherever you are.

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Single unit purchases only. The competitor must be a retail store within 30 miles and have stock ready for delivery.

There is a wide range of delivery options available. We also offer next day delivery on all orders placed by 7pm. Free next day delivery is available on selected products for a limited period only. The KNOWHOW team are on hand to deliver and install your product 7 days a week, at a time that fits around your schedule.

The connected home

• 3D - get the ultimate home cinema experience. • Smart TV - do so much more. • Samsung ES8000 - the future of TVs. • Supersized TVs - why big is better.

We also hold exciting product demonstrations in store where you can learn more about things like 3D technology and home networking before you buy.

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You can also learn more about the latest technology and products we have available now, and those coming soon.


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Life on the move

• Wireless music - discover the new way to listen to your favourite music, wherever you are.

• Wi-Fi cameras - share, store and print your photos, instantly.

• Tablets - buying a tablet? Points to consider. • Ultrabooks™ - the latest in portable computing.

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Our experts knowhow to take it from there Our commitment to you doesn’t end when you leave the shop. We want you to enjoy your new product for many years to come. At Currys and PC World we have a team of KNOWHOW experts who are ready to help when you’ve found the perfect product. Whether you want your product delivered, set up, installed or need a repair, we’re there for you.


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Experience 3D Home entertainment that puts you in the heart of the action

Reasons to buy a 3D TV • 3D TVs make regular 2D TV look amazing thanks to the high quality screen and processor. • The amount of 3D content is growing all the time. Sky and Virgin have 3D channels plus many of this year’s big sporting events and movie releases will be in 3D. • 3D glasses are lighter and smaller than ever before, making your 3D experience a comfortable one.

The stunning LG LM760 Cinema 3D TV series offers amazing picture quality featuring the latest in LG’s Smart TV technology. Get access to the best the web has to offer, from catch-up on demand TV to chatting with your friends and family on Skype*.

3D cinema screen

Exclusive▼ LG Smart 3D Blu-ray home cinema system BH6620S Complete your experience with this 850W 5.1 channel full HD surround sound system. LG’s Smart TV technology gives you access to LG’s App store, the best of the web, thousands of movies and catch-up services.

LG 500GB 3D Blu-ray player HR925M Cramming in 2D and 3D Blu-ray playback and a Freeview+ HD Personal Video Recorder, the HR925M is the only set-top box you’ll ever need. With the ability to stream video content over your home network this is a one-stop entertainment shop. Then, to top it off, Wi-Fi built-in and LG’s Smart TV technology.

To connect a Blu-ray player or other HD equipment to your HD TV, you’ll need a HDMI cable. Find a wide range of cable types in store or online.

Edge-to-edge screen design delivers the perfect 3D experience and is ideal for any stylish home.

Now everything comes in 3D Not only does the 3D look great, this TV also gives you a stunning 2D picture too, plus LG’s 2D to 3D upscaling turns standard 2D programmes into 3D at the touch of a button.

Comfortable 3D LG 3D glasses are ultra light and comfortable. With 7 pairs in the box** you can share the 3D experience.

Sony TD20 3D camcorder Shoot full HD 3D movies with this camcorder and play them back on your 3D TV.

▼ Exclusive to DSG Retail Ltd. *Requires internet connection and Skype camera. **Includes 4 3D glasses, 1 clip on and 2 gaming glasses.

Need help setting up? Our KNOWHOW experts will deliver, install, and set up your new 3D TV for you. We’ll even give you a demonstration of your new TV’s main features, helping you make the most of your new entertainment system.


Available in 42", 47" and 55" Energy rating A Even more choice at and

Technlink Arena TV stand LG Magic Motion remote - Coming soon Real D 3D glasses


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Intelligent viewing Do so much more with a Smart TV Bring Smart content to life The WT50 is the latest jaw dropping TV from Panasonic which combines outstanding picture quality with a stunning design.

Get connected* Smart TVs do more than just show your favourite TV channels. Whether it’s watching the latest episode of your favourite programme via BBC iPlayer or chatting with your friends on Skype†, you can do it all and more thanks to its Smart Viera Connect service.

Movies on demand Smart TVs like the WT50 also bring blockbuster movies to life. Streaming movies from your home network direct to your living room.*

Stunning quality As you would expect from Panasonic, the WT50 produces stunning 2D and 3D picture quality. The screen is also eco friendly with an A+ energy rating.

Design Its carefully engineered design will bring an enviable elegance to your home. Make this TV the focal point of your living room.

Sony Full HD Smart LED backlit TV EX653 The very latest Smart TV technology combined with stunning picture, stunning design and Sony’s Entertainment Network.*

Panasonic soundbar SC-HTB20 With 240W of virtual surround sound, and a down-firing subwoofer, this soundbar offers the ultimate in flexibility, offering a sleek soundbar, or 2.1 speaker set-up. You don’t even need an extra remote control if you have a Panasonic Viera Link TV.■

Panasonic Smart 1TB 3D Blu-ray recorder DMR-BWT720 Record 2 channels simultaneously, or watch/record one and stream another live programme or recorded contents to an iPad, iPhone or android tablet. With the 1TB hard disc drive you can record up to 682 hours of HD or record on Blu-ray disc.

Optimum bench solid oak 1200 TV stand Panasonic Active 3D glasses

To complete your home entertainment solution, ask our colleagues about our Sandstrom AV cable range.

*Requires internet connection. †Requires a Skype camera. ■Remote control is included. © 2012 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.

Panasonic TV

Available in 42", 47" and 55"

Need help setting up? Our KNOWHOW experts will deliver, install and set up your new Smart TV for you. We’ll connect it to the internet and demonstrate its unique features, helping you make the most of your new entertainment system.


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The future of TV... now!

No need for a remote, this Samsung Smart TV puts you in control

Voice control Smart Interaction by Voice “Hi Samsung” Control responds to the sound of your voice so you can perform tasks such as turning on the TV, changing channels and accessing apps, without ever lifting a finger.

Interact with your TV in a completely different way The Samsung ES8000 Smart TV’s unique voice and motion control technologies will forever change the way you interact with your TV. Now instead of pushing a button, you can speak to the TV or wave your hands to operate it. The future of TV is the ES8000! • Smart Content* - All the features and content you want, right at your fingertips including a wide range of apps such as YouTube, BBC iPlayer and Facebook. • See it to believe it - Our store experts are ready to demonstrate the ES8000. Experience the future of TV today.

Motion control This amazing new feature reacts to your hand movements to perform tasks such as changing channels or even navigating through Web pages. Smart Interaction by Motion Control is the future.

Face recognition A TV that recognises your face using the built-in TV camera so your personalised Smart Hub is waiting for you. That’s Smart Interaction by Face Recognition.

Samsung Smart 3D Blu-ray player ES6000 Small design with a big punch, this sleek 3D Blu-ray player has everything you need. From built-in Wi-Fi to link to your home network, to smart applications and web browsing, this Blu-ray player is the ideal home entertainment solution.

* Certain features within Smart Interaction may require internet access. © 2012 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved. Available on

Samsung TV

Available in 40", 46", 55" and 60"


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Need help getting it home? Our KNOWHOW experts can deliver this TV to the room of your choice. We can deliver at a time to suit you and we’ll even recycle your old TV for free when we deliver.


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Sharp supersized LED TVs

This summer’s sporting events will look incredible on a supersized TV

The experts at Sharp have created a range of massive 70" and 80" LED backlit TVs that deliver the ultimate big match experience. Our experts love the 70LE836, lets find out why.

Size matters If the massive 70" screen (62% bigger than a 55" TV) is not enough to impress your friends, then the picture quality will be. Sharp’s AQUOS LED system virtually eliminates motion blur in fast moving pictures. WOW!

Sony 65" Full HD Smart 3D LED backlit TV HX923 The latest in home entertainment the HX923 features cutting edge 1080p intelligent peak LED which delivers stunning contrast & clarity.

OmniMount wallmount Securely hang your 42" - 80" TV screen just like a picture with a mounting profile of just 1.7cm.

Part of the action No matter what you’re watching the 70LE836 will bring it to life. This TV offers both 2D and 3D playback and can even convert regular 2D content into eye-popping 3D*. It can also serve up your favourite TV shows at anytime thanks to its Smart** capabilities.

A BIG TV deserves BIG sound Adaptable to use, the sleek Sharp HTSL75 soundbar, or 2.1 home cinema system is the perfect solution to complete your home cinema and gaming experience.

Sharp 70" TV

Sharp recommend you sit a minimum 2.5 metres from the TV to enjoy the perfect viewing experience. *3D glasses not included **Requires an internet connection, Wi-Fi dongle included. Copyright: DREAMWORKS STUDIOS. All rights reserved. Photography Credit: Greg Williams, Melissa Moseley.

Soundbar Coming soon

Need help getting it home? Our KNOWHOW experts can deliver this supersized 70" TV to the room of your choice. We can deliver and we’ll even recycle your old TV for free when we deliver.


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Every TV can be a Smart TV

Instant access wherever you are Network hard drives explained With a network hard drive you can save your music, pictures and movies more securely at home. Access these files remotely from your phone, tablet or computer when you’re out and about. Try the WD My Book‰ Live™ Personal Cloud Storage for a massive 1TB of storage.

Access the best of the internet and your home movies on your big screen TV

Netgear dual band modem router • Plug your network hard drive into a dual band router for the best performance. • Remember, if your router is more than two years old you are running at half the speed.

Apps to make access easy Download these apps for the My Book‰ Live™ Personal Cloud to make accessing your content easier than ever. WD Photo’s - Free View and upload photos stored on your My Book Live. WD 2go - Free View and stream files, music, photos and videos stored on your My Book Live wherever you go. WD 2go Pro In additon to the features of ‘WD 2go’, download files from your My Book Live so you can access and edit them offline.

You can also... save to a cloud Media streamers, such as the WD TV‰ Live™ Streaming Media Player, allow you to watch movies, catch up on TV programmes and transfer any music, movies and photos stored on your laptop directly to your TV. No more crowding around a small laptop screen, just unlimited content transferred to your TV.

• Simple to set up, just plug it into your existing TV and then connect it to your wireless broadband router. • You can control the media streamer with the remote included or by using an app on your smartphone or tablet.

Our online storage service, KNOWHOW Cloud Backup, allows you to back-up your important files, music, videos and pictures. Because Cloud is online, your data is stored securely and is easily accessible from any device, wherever you are, whenever you need it.


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The future of listening to music Wireless technology allows you to listen to the music you want, wherever you want. Harness the music on your MP3, smartphone, iPad, PC or laptop and enjoy crystal clear sound without having to worry about wires, docking or CDs. Over the next 4 pages we explain the different technologies, so you can find the system that's right for you.

Choosing the right wireless system Bluetooth‰ - best all-rounder The most common form of wireless music technology. Play your favourite music from any phone, tablet or laptop. There is a wide selection to choose from, including models featuring a dock for your phone or MP3 player. Some are small and portable, ideal when you're on the move.

Play all the music in the world, in every room of your home with Sonos

Sonos - best for home See opposite page to find out more.

Airplay - best for Apple See page 18 to find out more.

Sonos PLAY:5 (as featured) The original, bigger sound, all-in-one wireless music system for large rooms.

Sonos PLAY:3 The all-in-one Sonos player with big sound in a compact size.

Jawbone Jambox wireless speaker One of the best sounding, smallest Bluetooth® wireless speakers on the planet.

Sonos is a wireless Hi-Fi system that allows you to listen to music and radio around your home, directly from your tablet, PC, laptop or from the internet.

Great reasons to buy Bose‰ SoundLink‰ wireless mobile speaker A portable, high quality speaker that wirelessly streams music from any Bluetooth‰ enabled device. with Nylon case (as featured) or Leather case

Philips wireless docking speaker Perfect combination of Bluetooth® wireless streaming and docking for your Android devices.

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• Sonos is simple to set-up. All you need is a Sonos player such as the Play 5 and the Sonos Bridge, which you connect to your broadband router. • You can then listen to your music that you select from either a Sonos remote control (purchased separately) or the free app on your smartphone or tablet.

• As your Sonos system is connected to the internet, it gives you immediate access to over 100,000 internet radio stations from around the world, or online music services such as Spotify. With Spotify, you can get instant access to over 15 million songs, create custom playlists and share with your friends. • You can then enjoy crystal clear, room filling sound that rivals specialist music equipment.

you can also expand the number of speakers around the home by purchasing additional Sonos Players such as Play 3 or Play 5. This allows you to listen to the same or different music in each room, controlled from one Sonos remote control or your free app on your smartphone or tablet. You can also 'pair' speakers together to create a traditional stereo sound, if required.

• To enhance the listening experience that Sonos gives,


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AirPlay AirPlay is a new way to play music or watch videos around your house wirelessly. Send your videos and photos to your TV and home entertainment system through Apple TV or stream your music to AirPlay enabled speakers in another room.

The latest AirPlay wireless speakers from Philips Fill your room to capacity with wonderfully natural and immersive sound. This Philips Fidelio SoundRing DS3800W speaker has a distinctive 360-degree design and streams music wirelessly from your iPod touch, iPhone, iPad and computer’s iTunes. • The SoundRing technology is engineered to completely fill you room with crystal clear sound.

Wireless music, video and photos

Wireless music

Stream music, photos and videos to your TV using an Apple TV (screen not included). •E  verything you want to watch, films, TV, photos and more all streamed wirelessly to your Apple TV. •T  he powerful AMD processor enables you to even stream HD content.

Send music from anywhere in your house directly to your Philips Fidelio DS9800W speakers. • Unique design with two curved speakers. • Floating tweeters above each speaker work to deliver greater sound clarity. Your music has never sounded so good.

iPod touch 8GB

MacBook Pro

• Use your iOS 5 device* or Mac to stream your iTunes Library to your AirPlay enabled speakers. • Watching a video or viewing photos? Send it directly to your big screen through Apple TV. • On the iPhone 4S or iPad you can even mirror what’s on your device to your TV, whether it’s a game, spreadsheet or even a web page.

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This stylish Philips Fidelio SoundAvia AD7000W wireless speaker fills your home with great music without the need to dock your iPod touch, iPhone or iPad. The SoundAvia technology optimises sound balance for a fully satisfying listening experience. • Download the Philips DockStudio app, get access to internet radio stations and share what you’re listening to on Facebook.


Smart photography

Print, store and share instantly

Shoot, share and store with built-in Wi-Fi


Make sharing and storing your memories quick and easy with the Exclusive▼ Samsung WB150F wireless enabled camera. • 14 MegaPixels • 18x optical zoom To see how easy it is to use and for more reasons to buy a Wi-Fi camera see the next page.

Share life’s best moments as they happen


Cloud Storage

Network hard drive

Upload your photos from your camera straight to a Cloud Backup service like KNOWHOW Cloud (see page 13 for details).

Connect wirelessly to your home computer network to download your photos even when you’re on holiday. (see page 13 for details).

Save your images to your laptop using the auto back-up feature on your Wi-Fi camera. The Samsung 300V laptop is a perfect partner thanks to the large 750GB hard drive.

HP ePrint



Simply connect to the internet to print photos from anywhere in the world. It’s as easy as sending an email. See full range in store or online.

Use the TV Link feature wirelessly to display your photos on your internet ready TV. The Samsung ES6300 TV is perfect for instantly sharing your pics.

Upload your memories to Facebook and other social networks directly from your camera or camcorder.


The Exclusive▼ Canon R37 camcorder with built-in Wi-Fi allows you to upload your videos straight to YouTube or an internet enabled TV. When you’re out and about, provided you’re connected to the internet you can upload your videos wirelessly to your computer at home.

SanDisk Extreme HD video Get more from your high performance camera. Available in 8GB and 16GB

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Ultra-portable, ultra-powerful

Best all-rounder

Best for design

The HP Folio has a powerful Intel‰ Core™ i5 processor, 4GB memory, HD webcam for Skype video calling, and up to 9 hours battery life.

The thinnest and lightest Ultrabook™. The Samsung Series 9 with Intel‰ Core™ i5 processor boasts a high quality SuperBright, antireflective HD+ LED backlit screen that allows for the sharpest images and videos.

Best for entertainment

Best for business The sleek Toshiba Satellite Ultrabook™ with an Intel® Core™ i5 processor has 6GB RAM, ideal for multi-tasking. Plus, full size HDMI and VGA ports allowing you to connect to a HD TV, projector or monitor without the need for an adapter.

With a 500GB hard drive and high quality screen, the Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook™ is ideal for watching movies. Plus, an Intel‰ Core™ i5 processor means you’ll have great performance whatever applications you’re running.

Our favourite Apps for Ultrabooks™ Best for sound Why buy an Ultrabook™ ? • Designed to be smaller and lighter than regular laptops, while maintaining very strong performance features. • Less than an inch thick, with compact screens and extended battery life. • Includes a solid state hard drive along with smart Intel‰ Core™ processors to resume in under 2 seconds.

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The Asus Zenbook has a beautiful wedge-design and weighs only 1.3kg. Fitted with Intel‰’s most powerful Core™ i7 processor, a 128GB solid state hard drive and incredible audio by Bang & Olufsen ICEpower©. Not only does it resume in under 2 seconds, it has up to 7 hours battery life.

Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training

Exercise your mind while having fun at the same time.

Angry Birds

The most addictive, bird-slinging, blocktoppling game of the decade.


Get the most out of Twitter using TweetDeck on your Ultrabook™.


Stay organised and remember everything, big and small.


Take the hassle out of booking a holiday with Travelocity.

KNOWHOW™ App Centre Software for Ultrabooks™ needs to be downloaded from the internet. We’ve made this easy with the KNOWHOW App Centre which has over 3,000 apps to choose from. Download it from Intel, the Intel Logo, Intel Inside, Intel Core, Core Inside, and Ultrabook are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries

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An Ultrabook with style and substance ™

As extraordinary on the inside as it looks on the outside.

The future of mobile computing is here, and it’s called ‘HP Spectre’ This spectacular Ultrabook™ was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas – the show where technology brands reveal their latest and greatest innovations. Its glass design is an industry first and a user’s dream. Reliable, durable and remarkably good looking, the HP Envy14 Spectre offers the ultimate combination of high performance and stunning design.

More great reasons to buy • The High Definition 14" edgeto-edge glass screen offers rich colour and vivid graphics. • A solid state hard drive, Intel‰ Core™ i5 processor and Intel‰ Rapid Start Technology ensures you’re booted up in seconds and can run multiple applications without a hitch.

Gorilla Glass design Made from lightweight, scratch-resistant glass, giving it a tough yet utterly beautiful exterior.

• The long lasting battery will keep you going for up to 9 hours. • Complete with some of HP’s best exclusive features like HP CoolSense to make sure it doesn’t get too hot, along with HP ProtectSmart to protect your hard drive, it’s like an airbag should you drop your Ultrabook™.

Beats™ Solo™ HD On-Ear Headphones with ControlTalk™ from Monster Experience HD sound while on the move with these ultra light and comfortable on-ear headphones. The ingenious tri-fold design makes for easy storage when not in use. Also featuring Monster ControlTalk™ for iPod®/iPhone™/music phone playback control, and mobile phone hands-free calling.

Proximity sensor Beats Audio™ Experience great sound thanks to Beats Audio™. With an external jogger dial, precise volume control is right at your fingertips.

The keyboard intelligently senses your presence and lights up when you’re near, dimming when you move away to conserve power.

Save to a cloud Never lose a file again! KNOWHOW Cloud Storage allows you to back up your music, videos and pictures from your computer where they will be safe and accessible from any internet enabled device.

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Built-in email lets you quickly manage your personal and work accounts with a unified inbox

1,000’s of apps available from the BlackBerry‰ App store

The built-in contacts app serves as a social hub offering information from Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

With their unmatched portability and simple touch interface, tablets are perfect for taking your media library with you wherever you go. With all tablets offering Wi-Fi connectivity you won’t find a better device for browsing the web, and the thousands of apps available will keep you entertained for hours.

The reason you need an iPad or tablet... • Get online in seconds and surf the web with ease using intuitive multi-touch screens.

• Instantly download books, magazines and newspapers straight to your tablet.

• Learn something new every day with thousands of education apps, from cooking to languages.

• From as small as 7", you can slip your whole digital world in your pocket or bag.

• Stay productive with access to emails, video chat, document editing and more.

• Never miss a photo or video moment and share them instantly with your friends.


Best for business

Best for gaming

Best for browsing

The BlackBerry‰ PlayBook™ offers full dual core computing power in a 7" tablet.

The distinctive wedge-shaped Sony Tablet S is packed with fun and intelligent features.

Enter a new world of social reading, with the Kobo Vox eReader and tablet.

• Incredibly fast, ready for business straight out of the box.

• Exclusive ability to play games from the PlayStation‰ store.

• Built-in email, contacts, calendar and video chat.

• Throw video content to your Smart TV or music to your Wi-Fi stereo.

• Enjoy your favourite books, magazines and newspapers on the 7" colour screen.

• Includes BlackBerry‰ Bridge for syncing to your BlackBerry‰ smartphone.

• Interact in web, email, music, video and over 15,000 free apps thanks to Android 2.3.

Our favourite Apps for tablets Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training

Exercise your mind while having fun at the same time.

Angry Birds

The most addictive, bird-slinging, blocktoppling game of the decade.


Get the most out of Twitter using TweetDeck on your Ultrabook™.


A social, immersive, interactive and amazing way to watch TV.


Take the hassle out of booking a holiday with Travelocity.

Walk out working If you’re keen to get your brand new tablet up and running straight away, ask for a one-to-one session with a KNOWHOW expert. We’ll help you make sense of your tablet’s features, set up your email account, personalise your tablet, and demonstrate how to download apps.

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The! Interact with your TV in a completely different way.

Evolution of sound Our guide to the latest in wireless music.

Smart photography Share and store life’s best moments as they happen.

Samsung ES8000 TV For full information see page 8.

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