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DLP chipset used in Samsung SP46L6HX?

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by Nidge, Jul 28, 2005.

  1. Nidge

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    Does anyone know whether this set uses a HD2+ or HD4 chipset? I can't find any info on this aspect of the set from Samsung?
     
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    And you probably won't. TI, who make the DMD chips, have told all the DLP TV manufactures to NOT quote chipset names anymore. The equivalent US TV is reported to contain the HD4 chip, giving a softer, more film-like image than the sharper image you get from an HD2+ DMD.

    Zeiss are about the only company still quoting chip names. Also see this thread.
     
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    Also noteworthty is the fact that apparently the Canadian version of the SP46L6HX is using the HD3 DMD (just like the one used in my SP46L3HX). And I've seen some web adverts of the 6HX claiming a contrast ratio of 1500:1 which is what the HD3 does :confused: whilst others claim 2000:1 which would be the HD4 (actually this was going to be referred to as HD3+ but that's another story.....).
     
  4. Nidge

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    Thanks for the info. I've gone and ordered one today in any case. First time I've risked buying a tv without actually seeing it in the flesh first, but they appear to be incredibly hard to find anywhere.....
     
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    Is the HD4 the one that uses the 'wobbolation' !?!? to give a 1080P'ish resolution ?
     
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    No, it uses wobbulation to make a 640x720 chip produce a 1280x720 display.
     
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    Ewwwww, sounds nasty :(
     
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    As I understand it the mirrors vibrate at about 1,000 times per second, therefore the wobbulation that enables each little mirror to represent two pixels should be more than capable of beating your eyesight.
     
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    The small print in the Sun beats my eyesight :rotfl: but this wobulation ******** is a cheap and nasty way of jumping on the HD ready bandwagon imho.
     
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    Indeed but if at the end of the day the end result is a superb picture, then who are we to complain? You could also argue that all displays are cheats at displaying moving images as all they do is draw a series of still images that are updated faster than we can see :D
     
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    Or alternatively a cost-effective and inovative way of doubling the screen resolution.
     

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