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I just did a Google search for Samsung DLP. When I went to 1-877-Camcorder, I saw that there are a LOT of new DLP models Coming Soon,

from Panasonic, LG, RCA, Zenith.


Anyone know if any of these are going to be as good as the Samsungs? Do you think RCA will still not make it's native resolution available other than through the tuner?
 

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See the link to DLP CES 2004 in my signature.
 

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Here's RCA's lastest press release:

PROFILES - NEW ULTRA-THIN RCA SCENIUM HDTV OFFERS STUNNING WIDESCREEN ENTERTAINMENT IN SLEEK WALL-HANGING DESIGN


Digital Cable Ready HDTV That Delivers Built-In Functionality With Cable and Terrestrial HDTV Sources


Responding to Consumer Demand for Thinner, Brighter HDTV


LAS VEGAS, January 7, 2004 - At the 2004 International Consumer Electronics Show, Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453) (NYSE: TMS) today turned the spotlight on Profiles - the new RCA Scenium ultra-thin Digital Cable Ready integrated rear-projection DLPâ„¢ HDTV Sets featuring slim cabinets less than seven inches deep and so light in weight they can be easily mounted on a wall. The sleek new designs were unveiled for the first time today, including 50-inch and 61-inch models that will be available at retail stores later in 2004 and a stunning mural sized 70-inch widescreen DLP HDTV slated for early 2005 introduction that will transform the family room into a virtual wall of entertainment.


The new ultra-thin RCA Scenium HDTV Sets feature integrated ATSC tuner/decoder and Digital Cable Ready circuitry designed to capture the stunning realism of HDTV broadcasts aired by terrestrial broadcasters and carried by cable operators to consumers.


"Thomson continues to raise the bar for excellence in home entertainment featuring cutting-edge performance for fully integrated DLP HDTV Sets that can be mounted on a wall, rivaling the quality and convenience of plasma and LCD models," said Michael D. O'Hara, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Marketing & Sales for Thomson's Consumer Products businesses. "Profiles HDTV presents consumers with a more mature technology choice for flat panel projection displays that serve as the centerpiece of an advanced home theatre system."


Motivated by strong endorsement of its first RCA Scenium and RCA HDTV models featuring the DLP (Digital Light Processing) technology from Texas Instruments, Thomson is forging new standards of achievement with the ultra-thin models in three dramatically designed cabinet styles that adapt easily to any room decor.


In developing a design aesthetic for Profiles HDTV Sets, Thomson's design team established a thin surface material that highlights the dramatic ultra-thin profile of the television. The screen area was then recessed to create a visual backdrop for the picture and sound, further enhancing the overall theatre effect. A black crystalline screen frame containing the picture is cradled against a silver backdrop, much like a painting on an easel. The result is a dramatic "floating picture" that visually suspends the image as a separate element of the cabinet.


A key enabler of Profiles is the InFocus light engine, featuring a revolutionary patent-pending engine, lens and screen solution that enables the ultra-thin profile. Both Profiles models are comparable in weight to a plasma display at less than 130 pounds and will be available in the fall. The 50-inch set will have a suggested retail price of $8,999, while the 61-inch version will have a suggested retail price of $9,999.


Along with Profiles HDTV, Thomson is introducing an all-new line of space saving widescreen DLP HDTVs -- all Digital Cable Ready -- in cabinets as thin as 16 inches deep and weighing under 100 pounds. Overall, the 2004 DLP line comprises eight RCA Scenium HDTV Sets in 61-, 50- and 44-inch screen sizes. In total, Thomson will offer more than a dozen models of Digital Cable Ready, fully integrated HDTV Sets for 2004.


These RCA Scenium DLP models are light enough to be used as table models and have cabinet depths comparable to that of a 13- or 19-inch direct-view TV.


Among the many convenience and performance features of the RCA Scenium DLP series are:


DLP technology from Texas Instruments.

Built-in digital tuner/decoder for both terrestrial (ATSC) and cable (QAM) reception plus full Digital Cable Ready capability with CableCARDâ„¢ security slot for access to scrambled cable programming.

Thomson's Second generation of Hi-Pixâ„¢ Picture System for 2004 DLP models combines display technology video optimization with updated Tru-Scan Digital Reality signal processing. Thomson's proprietary DLP bit sequences optimize the HDTV video for DLP displays. New Tru-Scan Digital Reality digital signal processing algorithms include advanced edge replacement, recursive noise reduction, and digital contrast expansion for a sharper, more realistic picture. Tru-Scan Digital Reality also includes horizontal and vertical peaking, auto-flesh, and 3-D Y/C frame comb technologies.

Extensive package of secure digital interfaces. New for 2004 is HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) with HDCP copy protection, which adds digital audio to the digital video to provide an uncompressed digital audio/video input on a convenient single cable. This convenient connection replaces the DVI-HDTV video and separate audio connections and is backward compatible with DVI connections on set-top devices (via an adapter cable). Thomson HDTV Sets also include two DTVLink 1394 interfaces with DTCP copy protection for two-way connections with digital video recorders (DVRs) and other sources of compressed digital audio/video signals (in select models). HDTV Sets also include optical digital audio output that drives a home theatre audio surround sound system with audio from the built-in digital tuner/decoder.

Assortment of analog connections including: composite video and left/right audio outputs for archiving programs on an analog VCR and two SyncroScanâ„¢ Component Video inputs for compatibility with DVD players and other digital set-top devices.

Backlit Touch Sensor Control Panel for convenient one-touch access to TV control functions plus backlit Universal Remote Control.

NetConnect Ethernet connection for broadband access to home networks and the Internet. Built-in Internet Explorer 6.0 browser delivers Web content as well as photo images from a home computer onto the TV screen. (select models)

2004 edition of the TV Guide On Screenâ„¢ Interactive Program Guide for details on current and upcoming terrestrial and cable shows. One-touch recording sends HDTV signals to hard-disc HDTV video recorders and analog signals to VCRs.

Simulated surround sound processing drives six-line level analog audio outputs when external digital surround sound system is unavailable.

The entire RCA Scenium DLP HDTV line embraces 16x9 widescreen display panorama and boasts the industry's most advanced performance technologies integrated in a user-friendly design. Even in well-lighted room conditions, the RCA Scenium DLP models provide clear, crisp color images, a distinct advantage over other microdisplay technologies that require darkened rooms for optimum color performance.


"At Thomson, our focus is on delivering to consumers the optimum digital home theatre experience with the latest display technologies, robust audio, and compatibility with multiple entertainment components," said O'Hara. "With the RCA Scenium ultra-thin and space saving Profiles HDTV DLP models, we have developed what we believe are the industry's finest home entertainment products."
 

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Look, this "news" was posted here two weeks ago. The press release, etc... Look for them; better than duplicating thread after thread.
 
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