Originally Posted by murray32
Can somebody answer? What's the difference between the xHD5 and xHD4 chips? I'm thinking of purchasing the 2005 46" Samsung DLP. Does the new xHD5 chip + the additional HDMI input make it worth the wait to get the 2006 model? Thanks
Yikes ... thanks for pointing out a typo(s) on my earlier posting. Here is the corrected version:
As I understand it right now, these are athe models that I am starting to accumulate spec's on:
79 series - LED based - xHD4, xHD5 or HDNW (my designation for non-wobulated 2006 model): 56"
78 series - higher-end 1080p - xHD5 or HDNW (non-wobulated): 71"
87 series - standard 1080p - wobulated xHD5 based: 50", 56", 61"
86 series - 720p - HD5 based: 50", 56", 61"
66 series - 720p - HD5 based: 42", 46" (2005 floating bezel cabinet design)
If you are considering the 2005 46" set, it is a 720p set and uses the HD4 chip. The 46" 2006 set will use (we think) the new 2006 HD5 chip and a five color colorwheel. The HD5 is a smaller DLP chip and it is described in the TI press release at the top of this thread. We haven't sorted through all of the spec's on the 2006 models (it is a careful process and will take awhile). Since both the 2005 and 2006 models will be using the same cabinet, any changes from the colorwheel and smaller DLP will probably be small. I don't think the 2006 720p sets will have an additional HDMI input.