Amazon.com Samsung's DLP-based HLN4365W projection television will thrill you with its amazingly slender 15-inch profile and broad, 43-inch display, whose widescreen format is specially configured to accommodate the native aspect ratios of favorite movies. Its small size and relatively light weight (under 70 pounds) free you to try it out in different parts of a home before settling on the spot that's right for you.
|What is DLP?|
| DLP, or Digital Light Processing, is a technology that bounces a colored light beam across an array of hundreds of thousands of hinge-mounted microscopic mirrors attached to a single chip, called a "micro mirror device" (below, pictured with the head of a pin). |
|Each of the mirrors can be pointed toward or away from the light source thousands of times per second, providing not only minute color detail but also sharper resolution than even LCD displays. |
This isn't a garden-variety projection set. DLP, or Digital Light Processing technology (developed by Texas Instruments) allows purely digital connections between video sources and the projection system in front of you. The HLN4365W uses a second-generation (HD-2) DMD Chip, which--combined with Samsung's light-processing optics--results in clear, bright, high-contrast images. Further, the DLP panel is insusceptible to the damaging effects of heat, humidity, vibration, or aging, so burn-in will never be an issue--all the more reason to make this TV double as a computer monitor. Hang it, mount it, or place it on a stand.
And, when you're ready to take on the world of high-definition television, just add a HD satellite/off-air receiver or an HDTV tuner to enjoy full-quality digital HDTV broadcast programming--the set features a DVI-HDTV interface so you can establish a direct, premium-quality digital connection with your DTV receiver.
Samsung's DNIe Video Enhancer (or Digital Natural Image engine) enhances all analog NTSC and wideband video inputs for an overall improvement in picture quality. DNIe improves contrast, white level, and picture detail, incorporating digital noise reduction to improve low-quality video sources. The set's Automatic Digital Format Conversion System is compatible with 1080i and 720p HDTV, 480P EDTV, and 480i SDTV formats. The system accepts any DTV, analog TV, or XGA computer RGB input. All video signals are converted to a progressive-scanned 16:9 widescreen pixel count (1,280 x 720 resolution).
Film Mode 3:2 pulldown detection renders DVD movies in their native 24-frame format. Digital video mastering introduces a common distortion when adjusting 24 frames-per-second movies to 30 fps video; 3:2 pulldown digitally corrects this distortion, removing the redundant information to display a film-frame-accurate picture. Samsung's HD Ultra-Fine Pitch screen further improves picture clarity, especially when viewing higher-definition video sources like DVD and HDTV. The .155 mm screen brings out subtle image details otherwise unnoticeable on standard .72 mm pitch screens.
A total of 13 video inputs handles more than just about any set we've seen and includes the DVI input mentioned above, a PC input (D-Sub 15 pin, XGA), three each composite-video and S-video inputs, two high-definition component-video inputs, a DVD-specific input that handles 480i/p outputs, and two standard RF inputs (for VCRs and cable boxes).
You can assign picture-format sizes to each video input; the remote's "aspect" button toggles through the set's five options: zoom 1, zoom 2, wide, panorama, and normal (the TV retains the last format setting for each input); and all onscreen information and menus appear in translucent overlays, letting you view video programs in the background while consulting the setup menus.
The 15-watt-per-channel stereo audio system benefits from BBE Sound with a five-band equalizer, which enhances the sound from both movies and music programs. The Sound Mode Preset feature provides dynamic sound settings for whatever you're watching--choose from standard, music, movie, speech, or custom.
What's in the Box
TV, remote control, two AAA batteries, and a user's manual.