I'm considering getting a HL61A750 to replace an almost four year old RCA HD50LPW162
(DLP is HD2+ on this set, which was quite desirable at the time). Anyway, this TV has always had a loud fan and possibly color wheel that has always annoyed me. The bulb has burned out a few times, and while I have a warranty on it, It takes a while to come.
While waiting for it, I thought I'd check on the status of DLP in general, since I've heard from a few people that Ti may be abandoning DLP soon. I don't see how this can happen until LCD/Plasma sets can match DLP for bang for buck with size.
Anyway, this thread and the other related to '08 Samsung DLPs has been quite helpful. Here's a few things I'd add to the front page. I was googling to see if anyone put this on a Kill-A-Watt or any power device, and see that Crutchfield
has the specs on their site:Power
* On: 156 watts
* Standby: 0.6 watts
That site also lists manufacturers specs on the above. Of course these numbers could change slightly depending on brightness settings, but it's still a good reference. As a note to any other power conscious folks out there, I tested my RCA, it was about 165 watts when on, and 60 watts
while off. That's right, 60, which is almost double that of my HR20-700 DVR! This set is .6, so clearly a huge improvmenet there.
A few other things I'd like to see in the FAQ. These may be obvious to Samsung owners, but they're not to me.
* Does this set support discrete power on/off via IR?
* What about IR codes to go directly to their inputs?
* Does this tv work properly with the voice sync feature of HDMI 1.3a?