Originally Posted by TetsujinWave
1. What information is available about Samsung's LED sets.The line has been expanded to three new models.
2. What screen sizes will be offered with LED lighting.50", 56", and 61"
3. Will any Samsung model accept 1080p@24fps and also display at a multiple of 24fps?NO.
4. What version of HDMI will be in Samsung's 2007 models?1.3 in some for certain. Will verify for all DLP models tomorrow.
5. Will any Samsung models give control of extra overscan (enabling 1:1 pixel mapping) back to the user as in the 2004 HLP models?The rep wasn't sure. I'll follow up tomorrow.
6. Is Samsung claiming any improvement in there screens as far as SSE is concerned?No. The sets looked comparable to the current sets where SSE is concerned to my eyes.
7. Is Samsung claiming to have reduced rainbow effect on their "color wheel" sets?No. For those who see rainbows they are pushing the expanded LED line. I can make myself see rainbows on the lamp-based sets, but they are comparable to the HLS models. The changes Samsung are touting are the reduced chassis size.
8. What information is available from JVC about their slim D-ILA sets?I haven't found out anything yet about them. More to come.
9. Will the new Samsung sets accept a 1080p PC signal via HDMI, and still have the option of hooking up via VGA (for XBOX 360 VGA output)?I was told they will.
10. What bit depth will Samsung have in their new 1080p models.I couldn't find any concrete info on bit depth. I'll follow up tomorrow.
11. Is Samsung doing anything to improve the current models LE issues pertaining to the collapsing light tunnels? Samsung's representatives are there to answer questions about the lines being shown at CES. They had no relative information concerning this question.
12. How do the 2007 MSRPs compare with the 2006 MSRPs?I was told the MSRPs will remain close to the HLS models. The only change is that there will less of a premium between the lamp-based sets and their LED counterparts. I was also told the 61"LED should retail for $2999 (price may change, not set in stone, blah blah blah).
13. Does Samsung plan on using LED technology for front projection in the near future?I thought this was a better question for Texas Instruments. Right now, they see LED as a rear-projection system, but are keeping their options open--a fancy way of saying "maybe."
14a. I would like to know if video processing is improved. Specifically, the current Samsung displays sometimes have trouble detecting and locking on to the 3/2 cadence for film sources broadcast as 1080i60, and I would know to know if that is fixed on the 2007 models.The reps said that video processing had been improved, but were short on specifics. I'll try to find out more.
14b. If so, will Samsung offer an inverse telecine mode -- accessible with a remote button -- to create a 108048, 1080p72, or 1080p120 image when a film-based source (24p) source is broadcast at 108060i?NO.
1. The only sets that accepted a 1080p24 signal as is (that I saw) were the Pioneer 1080p Plasma line, the new Fujitsu plasmas and...
2. The Sony 55" Laser SXRD prototype. Slim enough to hang on a wall, excellent PQ, and no speckle issue! According to the rep, two years away at the earliest. It took 1080p120, making everyone happy. I was told this feature will not be on the upcoming SXRDs, only the prototype.
3. Panasonic has apparently replaced their DLP line with 3LCD 1080p rear-projectors which I didn't think looked as good. I'm going to the 3LCD booth tomorrow to compare, because last years' 3LCD 1080ps looked better than the model at the Panasonic booth.
4. Toshiba's 1080p DLP line will accept a 1080p signal this year, and had great PQ. However, sometimes eager reps will give a quick "yes" when they shouldn't--as when I asked if they would accept a 1080p24 signal. A Toshiba engineer from Japan heard my question and corrected her (they will not). To be clear, they will accept 1080p60, but will not accept 1080p24; this is true of the vast majority of 1080p sets.
5. The Sharp 108" Aquos looked spectacular, but the Panasonic 103" plasma looked just a little better to my eyes.
6. LG has a fantastic 1080p broadcast demo at their booth. Their plasma PQ has come a long way.
7. LG also displayed a dual format HD DVD/Blu Ray player for $1200--quite reasonable, if you ask me. They also had an internal dual format drive for PCs.
8. Samsung had several DLPs hooked up to Xbox 360s available for playtesting...Lots of fun.
9. The NuVision 52" LED DLP held its own, but I thought the Samsung LED models looked a little better.
10. LG and Samsung should bring their ultra-cool bleeding edge phones from South Korea to the US. While we're just getting phones like the Q and the Blackjack, apparently the mobile revolution has already happened in Korea.
Edited to change Samsung to Panasonic on comment 3.