hls56 Samsung Offers LED Based DLP TVs

Samsung has recently entered the HL-S5679W 56-inch DLP TV in its product line which features an LED-based rear-projection light engine as opposed to expensive light bulb based models of previous generations. Samsung announced the company’s first LED DLP during CES 2006 back in January of this year.

hls56 Samsung Offers LED Based DLP TVs

Samsung has recently entered the HL-S5679W 56-inch DLP TV in its product line which features an LED-based rear-projection light engine as opposed to expensive light bulb based models of previous generations. Samsung announced the company’s first LED DLP during CES 2006 back in January of this year.

LED backlights are supposed to last longer and give a more consistent backlight than other current lumination methods. The HL-S5679W and the other models expected to follow in the new line will feature LED technology to produce a clearer, brighter picture with more vibrant colors as well as a longer lifetime at about 20,000 hours of use. LED technology will also allow faster start-up times as current bulb technology takes a few seconds of warm-up time. As a further bonus, the LED backlight is also supposed to run cooler than traditional lamps used in DLP monitors.

Sources have pointed out that previous reports have listed 2 HDMI inputs while Samsung’s technical specifications only list a single HDMI input. Looking more closely on Samsung’s product listing page of the HL-S5679 the ‘Key Specs’ table at the bottom of the page does list 2 HDMI inputs. Hopefully Samsung can clear up this minor technical oversight in the near future.