Saturday, January 07, 2006
TI announced their support for LED light engine a day ago merely to make way for Samsung to announce the first product based on it. It is a rear projection HL-S5679W 56" DLP TV. The big thing about this TV is lack of a color wheel due to usage of 3 distinct color laser LEDs - Red, Green and Blue - and no more rainbows. Instead of color wheel spinning, laser leds fire a beam in sequence to "emulate" the color wheel. On the 3-chip models there would be no LED "blinking" thus creating even more brightness. The lifetime of the light engine is said to be 20,000 hours and it will not suffer any brightness degradation. Power up time of lamp is 7 seconds.
HL-S5679W features a 1080p (1920x1080) DMD chip, an HDMI input capable of accepting 1080p signal, and ATSC and NTSC tuners all for $4,199 in black glossy finish.
Read the press release...