CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW: CNET editors cover the Next Big Thing
Samsung next-gen, high-res
DLP TV is world's largest
January 6, 2005; 2:15 p.m.
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.
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 1,920x1,080 resolution will display every pixel of the highest-resolution HD broadcasts and is more than twice as sharp as that of past DLP sets.
By John P. Falcone, senior associate editor, CNET Reviews
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