SEX! SEX! SEX! That’s got your attention. Which is probably what Samsung thought when it wondered why the world isn’t a-buzz over motion control on its new TVs.
Unaware, it seems that consumers might just be wary of PR guff after the underwhelming 3D non-phenomenon, Samsung has paired a charming young lady with one of its new motion control TVs for a tongue-in-cheek Facebook campaign.
They’ve called it Samsung’s Seductive Motion; we going to call it Carry On Changing Channels:
Samsung and many other TV manufacturers have decided we’re all too lazy to pick up a remote control and would rather wave at the TV to change channels or volume.
It’s featured on Samsung’s ES7000 and ES8000 Smart TVs, and lets you do exactly that and no more: change channel and volume.
Combined with voice control, you might have hoped to control a cursor to navigate to and operate Smart TV apps, or the built-in web browser on these £2,000 TVs.
Rather more usefully, you can turn your smartphone or tablet into a full remote control, and the ES8000 can be upgraded with a more powerful processor, to keep up with smart TV technology without having to replace the entire screen.