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Samsung HL72A650 72-Inch 1080p Slim DLP HDTV (2008 Model)

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3 out of 5 stars 31 customer reviews
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  • 1080p HD Resolution
  • 1 Tuner PIP
  • 3 HDMI Inputs, HDMI-CEC
  • 3D Gaming Ready
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  • Brand Name: Samsung
  • Model Number: HL72A650
  • Display Technology: DLP
  • Display Size: 72 inches
  • Item Display Weight: 108.00 pounds
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Product Description

Imagine a 72” widescreen HDTV that can fit just about anywhere. The SAMSUNG HL72A650 is super slim and lightweight, making it the ideal TV for almost any room in your home. Plus, 1080p resolution and Cinema Smooth™ Light Engine deliver amazing picture quality with 3D ready technology and a wider range of colors that are simply breathtaking to watch.

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Technical Details

Brand Name Samsung
Item Weight 108.1 pounds
Product Dimensions 19.3 x 65.8 x 46.8 inches
Item model number HL72A650
Color Name Black

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ASIN B001418WEK
Customer Reviews
3 out of 5 stars 31 customer reviews

3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #385,238 in Home Theater (See top 100)
#4,560 in Electronics > Televisions & Video > Televisions
Shipping Weight 141.8 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
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Date First Available February 14, 2008

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I purchased the HL72A650 after spending 3 weeks with a 73735 Mitsubishi DLP. I purchased the Mits from Best Buy and like all Mits DLPs the color was way off out of the box. I paid Best Buy to do an ISF calibration on the 73735. I quizzed them and they assured me before hand it would be a full calibration. The Best Buy calibration was $250 and so I agreed. The calibration Best Buy did helped immensely, but in fact, despite the claims, Best Buy does not really do a full true calibration. Of course I did not know that at the time. They set brightness, contrast, and sharpness levels, then the set the grayscale but they did not calibrate the primary and secondary colors to spec. The Mits needs the Full Monty calibration it is a mess with out doing that. From what I understand they can look spectacular afterward it a real pro does the full deal and does it right. Mine calibrated by Best Buy not so much. That left me in the position where I would have had to pay an independent to calibrate the set all over again to do the job right it so I returned the 73735 to Best Buy.

I then bought the Samsung through Amazon and that experience was excellent with the white glove delivery process. The Sammy has very good color out of the box and it is also quite sharp out of the box. It is strong in the areas where the Mitsubishi is weak. Unfortunately the Samsung uses the Texas Instrument Dark Chip 3. The Mits uses the Dark Chip 4 which has better blacks and significantly better shadow detail resulting in much better overall contrast.

The use of the Dark Chip 3 is not really the whole problem by itself. The problem is that at some point Samsung decided to remove the iris from their lamp DLPs light engines. An irus is used on DLPs to deepen blacks on the fly as the screen changes.
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Bought the Samsung HL72A650 and the matching stand. When the TV came out of the box, my wife and I just had to laugh - seeing it sitting in a warehouse like Costco is one thing, but sitting in our family room was something else entirely. Even though we have a big room, it still took us by surprise.

We quickly got used to the size, and absolutely love this set. The picture is fantastic, and HD and Blu-Ray are simply stunning. I also bought an upconverting Onkyo AV receiver, and even SD looks great. If you have the room and aren't worried about wall mounting, DLP is an incredible value.

One word of caution - Amazon sells this set through several 3rd party vendors, and shipping method is not always the same. For example, buying from Amazon.com comes with "white glove" shipping, but buying through 6ave (which I did) does not, something that was not very clear on the website. 6ave came with "bring through first threshold" shipping, which for me meant "bring in the front door and leave it." Not sure about you, but a 72-inch TV in the foyer of my house was a pretty big obstacle. I'd recommend calling the vendor before you buy to see what their method of shipping includes.

Update 12/14/09 - Had the set a little over a year, and the lamp died. I knew that the lamps have a limited life span, but I expected it to last longer that that.
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I just purchased the Samsung HL-72A650. What an amazing picture for the size of this TV. With the cost of a LCD or Plazma at 65 inches, it was a pleasent surprise that I can get a quality TV for under $2500 with an additional 7 inches. If you are not mounting a TV on the wall and need a large TV do to the size of the room, I would definetly go with the Samsung HL-72A650. Samsung HL72A650 72-Inch 1080p Slim DLP HDTV
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It's BIG, it's Crystal Clear, it's a GREAT VALUE at the AMAZON prices! I couldn't be happier. And, it was "WHITE GLOVE" Delivery at a FABULOUS cost for shipping, beating all other deals I saw by as much as $400.00 for shipping and the "white glove" option to have it delivered into your home and unboxed an placed into your room and hooked up for trial of the item to determine if any damage was incurred during the shipping process. I highly recommend AMAZON and the Vendor, 6Ave Electronics!!
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I just upgraded from a 1 year old 65 lamp projection HD set from Hitachi (which was great for a lamp projection) and was blown away! HD DVDs and Blu-Ray takes on a whole new world with this set - and was a STEAL for the price! Takes up much less space and along with the stand (I purchased this also) fits perfect with tons of space for the players and more.

***[UPDATE] Not even a full 4 years of ownership I had to put 3 different lamps in this tv set, deal with the dreaded turning on/off and the white dots just to end with the DLP chip going bad...at over $650+ to repair (and that is just the beginning) and no warranty I now have an oversized paperweight sitting in my living room. No more Samsung products will ever enter this house.
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You might be very happy with the Samsung DLP for the first two years, but it is about at that time that white dots begin to appear and they multiply until the entire picture is blank. I googled this problem and found many other irate Samsung DLP owners with the same issue. And, it seems that Samsung is in denial of a recurring issue. They should be recalling these TV's. What seemed like such a great Cyber Monday deal two years ago has turned into the most costly, worst-made product I have ever purchased. Buyer beware!
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