Now that the HDTV era is finally here, it makes more sense than ever to get the highest-impact picture that will fit in your room. Samsung can help you achieve that goal with its latest line of DLP (Digital Light Processing) big-screen TVs. The "floating screen" styling shifts the speakers below the screen in the silver base, giving the 56" HL-R5667W a surprisingly compact footprint. This TV is merely 15" deep, and light enough to move by one or two people.
Inside this set is one of Texas Instruments' latest DLP image chips. This chip replaces the picture tubes used in old-style big-screen TVs. With the new and improved single chip, you'll get a precise image focus; it will never drift out of alignment and require adjusting. The other parts of Samsung's "light engine" include the optics, projection lamp, and a high-speed color wheel. Together, they create bright, crisp, film-like images with rich, vibrant colors.
This "Digital Cable Ready" HDTV can receive over-the-air and cable HDTV programming without a separate tuner box. If you decide to use the TVs internal HD tuner and not a separate tiner box, you'll need to get a CableCard from your local Cable provider. The built-in TV Guide On Screen program guide means you don't have to hunt for the TV listings. The TV automatically downloads 8 days' worth of channel listings for your local broadcast and cable stations, and displays them in an easy-to-navigate color-coded on-screen grid. There's no monthly fee, and no phone connection is needed.
The HL-R5667W has an extremely flexible and future-ready jack terminal. For high-res sources, you're covered both for now and in the future, with two HD-compatible component video inputs, an HDMI input, plus two digital IEEE 1394 ports for high-def playback and recording. The standard PC input lets this set double as an oversized computer monitor. This Samsung is perfect for that job because DLP TVs are totally immune to screen burn-in.
Screen Type: DLP
Screen Size: 56"
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Contrast Ratio: 2500:1
Comb Filter Type 10-bit: 3D Digital
Picture In Picture: 2 Tuner
Color Temperature Control: Yes
Display Device: Cinema Smooth Gen-5 HD
Pixel Count: 1280 horizontal x 720 vertical
7 Segment Color Wheel: 10,800 RPM
Audio: Stereo Broadcast Reception MTS
Audio Power: 15W x 2
Connections (Video Terminals):
AV in (RCA): x 3 (1 side, 2 rear)
S-Video In: x 3 (1 side, 2 rear)
RF In: x 2
PC In: (D-Sub 15-pin) 2 in
PC Audio In: x 1 Rear
Monitor and Sound Out (RCA): 1 rear
D-Net (IEEE): x 2 Rear
G-Link (Mini Jack): x 1 Rear
Component Video Input (Smart Input): x 2 rear(480i,480p,720p,1080i)
DVI Audio In: x 1 rear
HDMI: x 1 rear
POD Slot (CableCARD): x 1 rear
AnyNet (Mini Jack): x 1 rear
Dimensions: 52.4"(W) x 37.9"(H) x 15.3"(D)
Weight: 80.9 Lbs.
Optional Stand: TR46X3
Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year parts and labor