It shows how far we have come in the area of HD wide screen televisions when we think of a 50 inch screen as being one of the “smaller” models. The S5065W has a 50 inch screen set in Samsung’s “floating screen” cabinet design. This design is really just their way of saying the screen more or less stands alone with a minimal frame. This model does not support the top resolution, but does support 720p progressive scan. The contrast ratio is 2,500:1 also. It is important to consider, when shopping for a Samsung DLP, is that this is not the best they can do. Samsung’s marketing concept is to provide a variety of choices at different prices. The drop from the highest resolution and the significant drop in contrast ratio are the two areas where price cutting has taken place. The only real way to measure how an individual is going to react to this is to view the picture. If you can do this side by side, it would be best. When you have seen the difference in picture quality, then check the cost.
Much of what makes Samsung a leader in DLP technology is still packed into this model. Samsung has an exclusive Cinema Smooth light engine and uses Next Generation DLP chips from Texas Instruments. Their color wheel, which is the heart of the DLP color system, is larger and faster than most. The audio is provided by two 10 watt surround sound speakers hidden in the unit. The input/output array features two HDMI inputs and PC inputs to let your DLP double as a HD computer monitor. One nice and fairly unique feature of Samsung DLPs that is included here is “My Color Control” which is actually three individual color and tint adjustments. This allows you to adjust the three primary colors separately. The DLP rear projection type of setup keeps the units from having the flat profile of an LCD television, but this is hardly noticeable to someone used the massive CRT backed televisions of the past. This unit has a depth of only 14 inches which should not create a big problem in finding the right place in your home.
February 23rd, 2007 by Plasma Man
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