Samsung offers a good selection of DLP, digital light processing, televisions. It is not just in screen size either. The idea seems to be that the price is going to be a limiting factor for many buyers, and so they offer a lower price model. The 65 in the stock number of the HL-S6165W indicates that this is that lower priced 61 inch screen model. The cabinet is very basic. Samsung calls it a “floating screen” design, but it really means there is no cabinet to speak of. The big difference from a technical standpoint is that the 6165W does not support 1080p resolution. The resolution is 720p which is a progressive scan format, and although it is not as well suited for the new wave of HD video, it is still capable of handling the majority of HD signals. Samsung’s Cinema Smooth light engine and its new and improved color wheel system is included. The contrast ration drops also to 2,500:1 and the two ten watt hidden speakers are also not the top of the line surround sound found on the upscale model.
It is a little unfair to view this model from a point of view of what it does not have, and it does have the full array of input/outputs that are one of the Samsung strong points. It includes two HDMI inputs and they are the best available for Home Theater hookups. It also includes a handy USB port, and is fully PC compatible. The weight is just under 100 pounds, and its depth with the floating screen design cabinet is on 18.4 inches. The bottom line is that this model costs considerably less than the other 61” screen models. When you view the picture, and when this large screen HD is in your home, you are not going to miss or notice the difference unless you are very tech orientated. It is going to be your call.
February 15th, 2007 by Plasma Man
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