Samsung DLP in a Bright Room?

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Mike Girardi, Jun 16, 2003.

  1. Mike Girardi

    Mike Girardi Auditioning

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    I have recently moved to Colorado and am looking to finally buy a new set.

    Talking with some surprisingly unbiased sales people I learned that Plasma sets are a mistake here because of the higher elevation. Apparantly it does something to the gas which causes noise through the speakers. I wasn't thrilled about the screen burn-in potential anyway.

    As for LCD's, they just don't look good displaying fast motion images.

    That leaves me with direct-view tube and rear projection.

    Tubes seem too heavy and you don't get as much screen size for the price - and rear projection is almost unviewable in a room with even moderate daylight (which is where my set will be).

    In looking at the Samsung DLP sets, however, they looked fairly bright. So I was wondering if these do any better in a daylit room.

    Just FYI, 50-55 inch sets are probably my limit (due to physical space restrictions) and the room will have very large windows which I can only cover with horizontal blinds (I can't hang blackout curtains or anything similar) and which will face towards the set (on an angle).

    Also, is there or isn't there a difference between the HLN5065W and HLN507W other than case color? I've read many conflicting reports over whether or not the 65W really has a cheaper chip inside. How can the 7W be ~$500 more MSRP if the guts are the same?

    Any advice or info would be appreciated.
     
  2. Clint Key

    Clint Key Auditioning

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    Mike,

    I am a big supporter of the new Samsung DLPs (I have the 61"). I am able to watch it in my theater room (with 3 large south facing windows with only green shear curtains) with not much trouble during the day. I imagine if my wife and I decided to get shades, or even opaque curtains it would make a world of difference. And let me tell you, you'll have a hard time finding (at this point) a rear projection monitor that looks as good as this does during night viewing. It is such a bright picture.

    Unfortunately, I don't know anything about your second question other than I've heard the same thing.

    Clint
     
  3. Jeff Adams

    Jeff Adams Screenwriter

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    Clint,
    Can you tell me more about your 61 inch Samsung? I am in the market right now for a new hdtv and have narrowed it down to a few different models. Is your model the HLM617? How are the black levels on that model? This is one of my main concerns. I have heard that DLP'S have a hard time producing deep blacks. Where did you get yours and how much did you pay? Thanks for the info Clint.
     
  4. Shane Morales

    Shane Morales Second Unit

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    No worries, the Samsung DLPs do well in daylight. They even have a display setting for it. Mine was delivered this morning and when the setup guys fired it up the sunlight was streaming into the room, directly on the screen. I was really surprised how bright and clear the picture was.
     
  5. Mike I.

    Mike I. Auditioning

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    The Samsung DLP has a GREAT anti-reflective coating on it. You wont have problems during daylight viewing.
     

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