I think that these TV's are beginning to get into people's living rooms, and need to have their own thread so that we can leave the CES and LED threads to their proper business. PLEASE, keep postings on topic, and non-speculative. Reports of data, settings, and results are encouraged.
Credit to jonny_H for a lot of the format and general information of this first post.General Info:
This thread is all about the 2007 Samsung HLTxx76S Lamp DLPs. Each series comes in 50", 56", and 61" versions. All of these sets are 1080P and appear to have the same cabinet.Links:
htwait's CES info thread: first
postsSamsung's WebsiteSamsung DLP Page
Quick Guide - Web based basic manualHLTxx76S
Spec SheetsHLT5076SHLT5676SHLT6176SFrequently Asked Questions:
(Answers posted as they come in)Is the color banding still there in the new HLT's like it was in the 2006 model or is that fixed now?
I didn't see any banding in any of the video modes (dynamic, normal, movie).Will the AUDIO OUT send through signals from HDMI as well as the normal analog sources? (Will it pass 5.1?)
From Gene S (regarding LED sets, but should still apply): IIRC, using the sets internal tuners will pass 5.1 sound on the optical out. Using external devices, (STB's, PS3, TivoS3...) the set will only pass 2 channel sound.Is Samsung finally doing 3:2 pulldown correction for 1080i sources to get back the 1080p/24 signal (used to only work for 480i). Does the 120 Hz refresh rate compensate for this?
Not yet known.Is the pincushioning better/worse than last years models?
My 61" set shows no pincushioning that I can seeWhat are the foot dimensions?
approx 35"x12"Samsung quotes a 16 microsecond response time. Isn't that slower than most LCDs?
No, it is almost a thousand times faster, but the TV is limited by color wheel speed and image processing speed (which is short-cutted in Game Mode).Rainbows? Can you see them on this set?
I cannot, but I think I am fairly insensitive to rainbows anyway.Info from the Spec Sheets:TV/Video
DLP® HDTV by Samsung
Ultra slim bezel (0.8"), piano black cabinet
Slim depth - fits where others won't
14,400 rpm color wheel
Samsung Cinema Smooth 1080p light engine:
--- Full HD 1920 x 1080p digital format converter for all inputs
--- Up to 10,000:1 contrast ratio with outstanding colors and deep black levels
--- Single-panel designcrystal-clear picture without any possibility of convergence errors
--- Smooth, film-like image and ultra-quiet operation
Analog and full digital NTSC/ATSC Tuners with Clear QAM (digital cable)*
Energy Star® Compliant (0.8 Watt standby)
Hidden speaker system (DACS)
Game Mode enhances game console performance
3D HD readyFuture-proof your HD experience
RS232 port for system controlAudio
10w x 2
SRS TruSurround XT
3 HDMI inputs (High Definition MultimediaInterface)with 480i/480p/720p/1080p/1080i input support
2-component video inputs (480i/ 480p/ 720p/ 1080i/ 1080p)
2 S-video inputs
2 A/V composite inputs
PC (RGB) input with 1080p Input SupportOptions
Floor stand: TR500X3B