Being a current owner of a 2004 model Samsung DLP television, I am a huge fan. Samsung has now increased the screen size, resolution and number of inputs. Boasting 1920×1080 resolution and pretty much every video input you could ever need, it is 67″ of pure visual joy. With Amazon listing the television at $4,199, you can add huge impact to your video viewing without taking out a second mortgage.
The good: Excellent color accuracy after calibration; superb black-level performance; generous connectivity, including 1080p-capable computer input; exhaustive feature package.
The bad: Black level changes on the fly due to permanent implementation of the DNIe circuit; severe edge enhancement in most picture modes; cannot accept 1080p signals via non-PC inputs.
The bottom line: The Samsung HL-R6768W is a strong contender for the best 1080p HDTV we’ve reviewed yet, but nondefeatable DNIe processing spoils its chances.
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The product: Over the past couple of years, Samsung has built an impressive stable of HDTV products based on DLP microdisplay technology, which offers large screen size in a thin and light cabinet design (compared to CRT rear-projection systems). The company’s HLR6768W is both its largest and most advanced model yet, offering a 67-inch screen and 1,080-pixel resolution.
- 67-inch DLP HDTV monitor
- 1,920×1,080 resolution
- Slim console design
The prospects: The screen is 6 inches larger than Samsung’s previous king of the DLP hill, but it’s the higher resolution (thanks to a new Texas Instruments chip) that piques our interest: the 1,920×1,080 resolution will display every pixel of the highest-resolution HD broadcasts and is more than twice as sharp as that of past DLP sets.
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