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Samsung HL-T5087S Rear Projection DLP Review

by January 05, 2008
Samsung HL-T5087S

Samsung HL-T5087S

  • Product Name: HL-T5087S
  • Manufacturer: Samsung
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStar
  • Value Rating: StarStar
  • Review Date: January 05, 2008 00:00
  • MSRP: $ 2399
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VIDEO
Screen Size: 50"
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Resolution: 1,920 x 1,080
Contrast Ratio: 10,000:1
DNIe™: Yes
Digital Noise Reduction: Yes

AUDIO
Sound Effect System: TruSurround XT
Sound Output (RMS): 10W x 2
Input & Output (Side): HDMI-3, composite (AV)-2, S-Video-2
Headphone: No
Input & Output (Back): PC input (D-sub)

Tuners: NTSC / ATSC / Clear QAM

Dimensions: Set size(WXHXD) - 45.2" x 31.8" x 13.4" (inch), Package size(WXHXD) - 49.6" x 36.8" x 17.4" (inch)

Weight: (Set) 61.3 Lbs. (Package) 77.4 Lbs.

Pros

  • Super bright
  • Great color
  • Deep blacks
  • Super small frame

Cons

  • Poor viewing angles
  • Component video issues
  • Poor remote response
  • Lack of serious calibration options
  • Banding

Introduction

There are a lot of things to like about the Samsung HL-T5087S - LED backlighting means longer bulb life, shorter warm-up cycles, and the elimination of the color wheel and its accompanying rainbow effect. But the HL-T5087S isn't without its shortcomings including prevalent banding, severe lack of calibration options, and a whole host of glitches that confounded even us.
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Recent Forum Posts:

brunnock posts on January 10, 2008 09:58
misspelling

Evaluaiton -> Evaluation
Clint DeBoer posts on January 04, 2008 14:08
It posts “officially” tomorrow where you can access the full review off the home page. With CES coming I added the forum link early since I'm going to be rather tied up.
annunaki posts on January 04, 2008 12:43
Me too. What's the deal there?
GlocksRock posts on January 04, 2008 12:12
Is the review missing from that link? I'm only getting the introduction.
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