Samsung HLR5078 DLP TV <--- Any thoughts???

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Hi.
    I'm in the process of looking for my first HDTV.  I decided on DLP for
a variety of reasons (please don't tell me to go for Plasma or LCD :-) ).
    Any thoughts about the Samsung HLR 5078W?  It's got a 1080p screen that
looks pretty nice in the showroom.  Anythings I should worry about?

Thanks.


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I have the 46" model 63 DLP and love it.

I would consider getting an extended warranty just to be sure. Normally

I avoid them but this is a new model.

Go for it. I'm sure you'll be pleased.





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I've trusted Samsung for years and I like DLP. Just make sure you have
an HD source like digital cable or satellite to get the most out of
your investment. DVD is NOT an HD source.


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Actually, I'm primarily going to be using standard cable (not HD) at
least for the first year, supplemented by DVDs.  How do these models
fare with analogue video sources?


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I used to sell the samsung. On over-the-air analogue, it will look fair
from a fair distance(10'-12'). The remotes were the biggest issue with
me, but that's really nit-picking considering the potential of that
DLP. Do me two favors: Get something other than digital cable(unless it
were HD) to watch in the meantime. By a backlight to pop on the back of
the set. It makes the picture really snap.



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There are some upconvertors out there that can enhance the picture of

analog broadcast and cable rather well. I think Consumer Reports

magazine did a recent review of some. And some TV's themselves have

that capability built-in.





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ebackhus wrote:
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I guess I'll ask the salesperson over at the store if it's a necessary
item.  Any idea if I would need it with this Samsung model, or if it's
done by the TV itself?


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The only problem is managing expectations: it only looks good until you

see something on HD and then it's almost unwatchable....Once you've

tasted Guiness it's hard to drink Coors....

Well not really but HD is a MAJOR jump in resolution. But, after a few

minutes on a SD feed, my eye adjusts and it becomes a good (but not

great) picture. (BTW: I have a 46" Samsung DLP HDTV not a plasma. I

think the same principle would apply.)





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nselson wrote:
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I'm pretty sure my cable system provider is sending over an analogue
signal.  I never see any digital artifacts, and it's rendering quite
nice on my 10+ year old TV.

What is a backlight?


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A backlight is just that. It is a low wattage incandescent fixture that
sits on the floor, on a stand, or attaches with adhesive to the back of
the set. They are relatively small and they rim the picture with
backlight. This gives the picture a higher perceived contrast; and
helps prevent headaches from eyestrain. You can get an idea of what
they do by illuminating only the wall behind the TV with an up-light,
or track lighting while you watch. These were made for DLP sets like
the Samsung.



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nselson wrote:
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Thanks for all your help (you, too, yustr & ebackhus).  I just purchased
the Samsung HL-R5078, and it will arrive on Tuesday. :-)  I also picked
up the Denon AVR-2106 amplifier/receiver.  Time will only tell if I made
a mistake. ;-)

You guys (and just about everyone else on this newsgroup) restored my
faith in usenet.


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Did you get your TV how do you like it?  Is standard def TV OK with it?



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