Originally Posted by klac
Wesley Hester worked pretty hard early on to get deeper blacks but eventually settled on bias lighting, AFAIK, to improve the perceived black levels.
The HL-S5679W was my first DLP and coming off of using a Rear-Projection CRT for 4-5 years, the black level caught me off guard. From what I read before purchase, DLPs can have darker black level the LCDs. I've found this to be conditionally true. I got "use to" DLP in about 2 months or so. Now, I don't think about it anymore.
Currently, I've got some new capacitors on order from Parts Express to cure my "clicking" problem. My set is out of warranty so this will save me a boatload of cash. I would like to give a special thanks to everyone who posted information on this subject: very helpful. Fortunately for me, my "clicking" doesn't happen when starting the HDTV in cable or air mode. I just have to let the set 'warm up' for 5 to 10 minutes before using ANY of the inputs. If I do say, use the HDMI or PC input before the warm up time, the clicking starts. I can currently stop it and allow the HDTV to come on by simply turning the power off of the device inputting to the set. In this way, I've lived with the issue longer. However, I've grown tired of not being about to use video components right away and look forward to fixing the problem.
Still like and enjoy the HL-S5679W. Still wish Samsung hadn't broke it off in me with the price and released much cheaper and better sets less than 6 months too!