I have a Samsung HL-S5086W. This morning I turned the set on and watched for about 15 minutes and then it was as though someone turned on a circular saw inside my DLP. It went on for about 10 minutes and then stopped. About 20 minutes later it started up again. It was so loud my wife came into the room and asked what was going on.
So I went to Circuit City and the guy was unboxing a Sony 50E2000. I had the unique experience of seeing it side by side with the 50A10 and the set I currently have. Both my wife and I commented the 50E2000 had a less harsh picture, and had noticably less SDE than the 50A10 in our opinion. They are bringing the 50E2000 to us this afternoon and taking the Samsung DLP. No more worries about color wheels. I just hope I don't get dead pixels.
Received the 50E2000 about an hour and a half ago, I have had a little time to play around with the settings and watch some cable, HD and DVD content. HD and DVD are excellent. Really nice. I'm not sure what all the hoopla was about the blacks, they look wonderful to me. I was just watching a little Lara Croft on TNT HD and it was a very black-heavy scene. No problems here, looked great. DVDs look great too. And perhaps best of all, SD content looks considerably better than the Samsung 5086W DLP I just replaced. No dead or stuck pixels either.
We're really pleased with this set. Of course we were pleased with the Samsung as well, save for the SD. My cable company tells me my signal is weak and that is part of my SD problem, but the Sony is doing a better job of cleaning it up.
I was the first person to buy the 50E2000 from my particular Circuit City too. Cool.
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