Originally Posted by da Choge
First post on this thread. Ya, know . . . I'm prolly gonna be burned at the stake for giving it up to the "wobulation" thing, but I say why stop now? If they can get a "virtual" 1920X1080p from a wobulated 960X1080p chip, what could a wobulated DarkChip 3 promise? (I know that's not a new question, but I think it's a good question). I hope they keep it up! I think it's brilliant that HP came up with this technology (is anybody familiar with the story of how they got there? -- I don't know -- but my best guess is that they may have arrived there by accident; I believe that some of the best developments have been arrived at purely fortuitously; it took a person of vision to see the practical applications) . . . Anywho's . . . I think it's great that this technology is able to enhance our viewing experience at a significantly
Back on topic; I'm not yet an owner of the HL-S5679, but I'm very interested. It's either going to be this or one of Sammy's HL-S5687w/88w series. I was very interested in UMR's first 5679 calibration report. I don't know if I can see RBEs, but I have attempted numerous violent epileptic-like head-shaking episodes at the local showroom floors and haven't come up with anything productive (surprised there hasn't been a 911 call yet). However, I fear, getting a color wheel RPTV back at home, given time, I'd be finding all new kinds of pain. To my mind the only reasons, at this point, that a 5679 purchase might be justified are 1) RBE heebie-jeebies
, 2) greatly reduced background noise!!!, & 3) faster boot-up and way-longer lamp-life features (however these are three significant factors). The RBE thing, which I personally don't even know about as of yet, is my biggest concern.
I'm really thinking that a much cheaper 5687w with an ISF calibration (by UMR) may be the best way to go. I'd like to hear his (UMR's) personal opinion, but am hesitant to solicit such due my recent experience in reviewing a Sony LCOS thread . . . I was thinking that I dismissed the whole LCOS thing too prematurely and went back to review a Sony A2000 LCOS thread. I found that UMR had taken a very unjustifiable beating on that thread for only reporting his honest and experience-based views of the product. It only goes to show you how a few non-productive buttheads can spoil things for the rest of us !!!
Anywho's . . . I'd be very interested in positive reviews and encouragements from current 5679 owners. And I wouldn't dismiss reviews from 56/XX87w/88w owners (and would especially solicit comments from UMR 'bout the pros/cons of Samsung's RP lamp DMD units vs. their new LED DLP unit -- UMR, I'm sure I'll PM you in the near future, and, as I live in the DFW area, hopefully, we'll meet at some point.
I'm a noobie poster (obviously) so forgive the off-topic strays, but I've been a lurker on this forum for some time and have been into the audio half (at least) of this AV thing since the early 70's (this next one will actually be my 4th HDTV purchase). Now . . . if anyone wants to act as my sales rep for the last 10 to 25 years of warehoused AV equipment I've got stored over at my
"estranged" wife's home
(she threatens to give away all those purrty MacIntoshes to Salvation Army on a daily basis) let it be known ;-) !!!
-da Choge (john)