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Samsung 50" 1080p rear projection

Discussion in 'Displays' started by SteveL, Mar 31, 2006.

  1. SteveL

    SteveL Agent

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    Just an observation. Got my new Samsung home and hooked it up. WHAT A PICTURE!!!! My brothers jaw dropped.

    Anyone looking should look at this TV.

    Steve L
     
  2. Bryan Toth

    Bryan Toth Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm in the market for a 50" 1080p myself.... what's the model # and price range???

    Bryan
     
  3. ChrisWiggles

    ChrisWiggles Producer

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    Are you a salesman for Samsung? This is not a very useful report since there is no information about the display model, nor whether it was calibrated, nor your experience with displays.

    Sorry to be harsh, but...
     
  4. Jack Heckler

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    Chris..."Sorry to be harsh, but...why say anything at all?" How many 50" 1080p RPTV's does Samsung make? Figuring out the model is not that difficult and sometimes we novice videophiles just like to say...WOW, what a picture, take a look at this one!! No hint of salesmanship in my view.
     
  5. ChrisWiggles

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    Because it's terribly unproductive to post these kinds of things, and it's degraded the speaker/sub forum in the past. The "OMG this thing is so cool!!!! IT's the best EVAR, wait till I plug it in!"

    Great.

    For all I know the poster has no idea or knowledge or experience with displays, and regardless, there's no details about the performance, so it's really a pointless thread.
     
  6. SteveL

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    For those who are wondering, the Model is HLR5078W, coming in around $2900.

    Steve L
     
  7. PeterTHX

    PeterTHX Cinematographer

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    For the best rear-projection performance I'd recommend the Sony KD-SR50XBR1. Unbeatable performance.

    The Samsung is a nice set, don't get me wrong, but for pretty much the same cash you can get the Sony. No color wheel artifacts, better black level, etc. (I calibrate sets so this is important).
     
  8. Gregg Loewen

    Gregg Loewen Video Standards Instructor, THX Ltd.
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    peter...I dont agree (how about that for a useful post :) )
     
  9. Gregg Loewen

    Gregg Loewen Video Standards Instructor, THX Ltd.
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    Let me continue...(the previous post was to bother my friend Chris) :)

    I dont think the Sony gives better blacks. The Samsung definitely has vastly superior colorimetry. The Sony also has a severe color uniform issue that the Samsung does not have. Many people have referred to the Sony problem as the "green blob". Sony may have slightly better processing. I do wish both would actually accept a 1080P signal via HDMI.
     
  10. ChrisWiggles

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    Gregg is right. My display is the best. [​IMG]
     

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