Samsung - 61" 1080p 120Hz Slim-Depth LED Engine DLP HDTV
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- Height42.6 inches
- Width60 inches
- Depth20.2 inches
- TV TypeProjection
- Screen Size Class61"
- Screen Refresh Rate120Hz
- USB PortYes
- Speaker LocationHidden
- ENERGY STAR QualifiedYes
- Front A/V InputsNo
- Video Outputs1
- AM/FM TunerNo
- Box Dimensions59-3/4"H x 42-3/8"W x 20-1/8"D
Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 67 reviews(67 Reviews)
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
AWESOME TV! ! ! GREAT DEALPosted .
If you are shopping for an HDTV, this is the one! I used to be a store manager for a local electronics retailer (Rosa's Home Store) and I was always partial to Mitsubishi HDTV products because of their reputation and picture quality. I went to Best Buy to purchase a Mitsubishi 73" DLP, but after 2 hours of looking at the pictures and options decided not to. At my house my television is on for 12 hours a day. When looking at DLP TV's, there is a light bulb that requires replacement, and this would make a normal DLP a costly decision. Even with the extended warranty the bulb is only covered one time. At a cost of $200-$600 per bulb this would be a costly venture for me! I have two different friend that are on their 2nd and 3rd bulbs in only 2 years! I explained this to my salesperson and he showed me some plasma model TV's with 20,000 to 40,000 hour life-spans. I don't like the picture on most plasma's because when the picture starts moving fast, the picture quailty is fair at best even with an HDTV signal (unless you spend about $10,000 plus!). While walking around the displays I noticed the Samsung LED DLP and the picture was FABULOUS!!!!! The salesman and I spent some time researching the life-span of the LED lights in the set and found an average life of 20,000 hours! This was perfect for my situation... With our average 12 hour a day use, I figured it would last about 4.5 years!!!!! More important thatn the life of the LED is the PICTURE!!!! The colors on this TV are rich&Deep and the white and black are near perfect! One thing I can guarantee is that you CANNOT be disappointed with how nice the picture is... Even SDTV looks good.... When my kids fired up the Nintendo WII it looked AWESOME! Although this TV may be a couple hundred dollars more than the competitors it is worth every penny~!~ Just the picture quality alone maks the extra money worth it... and not replacing the light bulb is a HUGE SAVINGS! If you take into consideration just buying one light bulb for a normal DLP you make out with the Samsung LED DLP!!!!! With no fan noise, no color wheel replacement, and no bulb replacement THIS IS THE BEST TECHNOLOGY/DEAL ON THE MARKET TODAY! ! !I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Best TV I've set my eyes on but with minor problemPosted .
Bought my Samsung HL-T6187S on 9/23/2007. I came from a 15 year old 32" CRT TV so this was my treat. What can I say, I hold on to my stuff until they are sooooo obsolete or broken. Turned on the TV and my eyes were as giddy as a school boy. The picture was great. Over the Hedge and Star Wars 1080p looked sooooo wonderful. Even the built in TV speakers with SRS turned on is pretty good, for built in TV speakers. Wonderful array of inputs and outputs. It was surprisingly light. The cabinets do feel a slightly flimsy. But, hey, I guess this is what I get for getting technology not fully matured. I too got the halo prism and this ))))))))(((((((( effect. Also one dead pixel. Let me expand. I have one dead black pixel. I understand that is inherent in the manufacturing process. Much like LCD monitors. It even says so in the Warranty disclaimer. No biggie because I have to be watching a bright white scene and be at less than a foot from the screen and really look for it. At 8 feet or more you cannot see it. Ho humm. I still say the disclaimer that a consumer must accept a few dead pixels due to manufacturing limitations and cannot return the product is unacceptable. The consumer must accept a less than perfect product but good enough is unacceptable. I guess I along with the masses have accepted this. Luckily, I still love Samsung and I got their SyncMaster™ 226BW 22" widescreen display with no flaws. Lovely product. That's why I'm sticking with Samsung. Great prices for a great product. So on the ))))))))(((((((( effect. Like the dead pixel I have to be actually less than 6", viewing a bright white background, and at an extreme side angle to see it. At the suggested greater than 8 feet viewing distance this is not noticeable. No problem with that. The biggest complaint I have is the halo prism defect. This is easily producible like the other posters indicated. The senate scene in 300. Where you have the white sky and pillar background and Queen Gorgo is standing and providing a dark foreground. It can also be easily produced via a PC. Put a dark screen in the bottom half with the rest of the screen white. I did it by having an MS-DOS screen in the bottom center half with Windows Explorer in the background. I'm calling Samsung to get this fixed.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Great TV...Except Purple HazePosted .
Purchased this product with a 4 year warranty on 1/12/08. Got it home and put in Rush Hour 3. My jaw dropped at how great the picture was compared to my 5 year old Samsung 61" 1080i set. I was very worried about my wide viewing angles and overall TV brightness when I looked at the TV on the showroom floor. At home the TV looked soo much better in my basement, colors really pop out especially in movie mode. I did alot of research on this set and others before I made this purchase and I went with this set because of the lifespan of the LED bulb and the lack of a color wheel. My old set was making this god awful buzzing sound and I am pretty sure the color wheel was to blame. I am very happy with this TV except for one problem. I have the purple/blue haze effect at the bottom center of the screen that several owners seem to be having. Apparantly there is a silver gasket ring somewhere in the light engine that is shiny and reflecting light improperly. All that needs to be done is replace this ring with a flat black one and problem goes away. This is according to a review from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/review/product/B000N53TDM?filterBy=addTwoStar If the link doesn't work, just google search: " rob's TV service Riverhead, NY " It will be the first entry with an amazon address. I really hope that the Certified Samsung repair company that BB sends my way knows about this issue and has the parts to fix it. I will give them 25ish days to try and fix it. Otherwise I will have to return the set because the effect is very distracting. I hope not, other than that one flaw I absolutely love this TV.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Awesome DLP HDTVPosted .I would recommend this to a friend
I had bought this to be used with my new entertainment system comprising of Samsung HLT6187S 61" Slim LED Engine 1080p DLP HDTV, Sony STR-DG910 7.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver, Bose® Acoustimass® 10 Series IV home entertainment speaker system, Pioneer DV-400V HDMI Multi Region DVD Player, Rocketfish Universal Wireless Rear Speaker Kit and a custom HTPC. Before buying a HDTV, ALWAYS do research. Buying an HDTV these days is really depended on preference, budget and use. Are you looking for a nice BIG TV? Are you looking for a smaller one? Is this going to a bedroom? Or a family room entertainment system. Samsung's LED powered DLP HDTV was my pick. I originally had the newest Sony Bravia XBR 52" LCD HDTV in mind, but that idea fell through when i saw the INSANE prices for 52" LCD HDTV. 52" was not worth $4k. This is the ultimate bang for your buck deal. Samsung's LED powered DLP TV makes it the best among DLP TVs. The cost is of this HDTV was excellent compared to LCD/Plasma HDTVs. 61" for $2k was a great deal. I have the highest cable package, with High Definition Channels and movies. Things look incredible sharp. Even normal 480i broadcast channels look good. Of course you need to be about 7-9 feet away from the TV. Any closer and you WILL see artifacting, but this applies to ANY HDTV over 40". The LED powered light is probably the best thing. Anyone who has in depth knowledge about LED powered lights will know that this is the future of lighting. Extremely low power consumption (compared to predecessors) and incredible brightness. The ONLY down fall to DLP TV's is their viewable angle. To get the best picture quality, you have to be looking at your TV from the front. If you are looking at it from the far side, the picture will be dark. But when you are in front this TV delivers the best picture quality. Black is BLACK, unlike LCD HDTVs, and there are no problems with motion artifacting and refresh rates. You can force 16:9 AR, or 4:3 AR. I hooked up this DLP HDTV to my HTPC and Windows looks incredible sharp. I can watch movies and anime on my computer on the 61" HDTV and they look absolutely incredible. The HDTV is FULL 1080p resolution. So my computer is displaying 1920x1080 resolution. Nothing smaller. Playing games is awesome as well. Recently installed Portal on my HTPC and had a blast playing it on my HDTV. This Samsung HLT6187S 61" Slim LED Engine 1080p DLP HDTV has a cool white light right underneath the TV power button, and it lights up when the TV is on. Customizable as well to be [on] while the TV is off, or [on] all the time or [off] all the time. It makes a really cool shut down and power down sound. Absolutely love it. HDTV is extremely lightweight. Very easy to carry with two people. This thing is just too massive for one person to get a good grip. I was skeptical on buying such an expensive HDTV from Best buy online store, I was thinking about going to Amazon and picking it up, but I bit my lip and bought it. Boy was I impressed. The shipping was not only on time, but the shipping service gave me TWO courtesy calls to confirm shipping time and date. The people came exactly as scheduled and were VERY friendly. They helped me open the box, unpack it and power it up. I had to test everything about the TV before they could even leave. They made sure I was happy with the TV. This TV has plenty of HDMI and Component inputs, it has optical audio input. Boot up time for the TV is very nice. Takes about 3-4 seconds for the picture to appear. And 2 seconds for it to shut down. Anyways, I got a 62" TV stand for this TV, I suggest that if you plan on buying this TV, to do the same. Bigger stand will really make the TV stand out.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
LED?Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
Perhaps I'm crazy, but I purchased this set "sight unseen." Why? For the LED light engine and Samsung's DLP track record. My previous set was a 61" JVC D-ILA using 3 LCOS chips and a standard lamp. At four years I was on my 3rd lamp. At about $200 a "pop," this will add up after the 4yr extended warranty ends (this kind of product is one of the few items for which I always recommend the extended warranty). The set didn't survive a service visit (oh, well), and it was time to shop. I avoided the DLP based sets in the past because I didn't like the idea of the color wheel - noise, rainbow, etc. My D-ILA experience then soured me to the lamp. The DLP chip itself appealed to me since it is one of the few technologies that inherently have no burn-in problems. The LED set solves these issues by combining the DLP chip with the 3-color LED light engine. This eliminates the lamp/color wheel combination and allows the DLP technology to really shine. The LED will likely never need to be replaced, unless you run your set for 833 days non-stop. Power use and heat generation are reduced vs. a standard lamp, translating to additional noise reduction as the fans don't need to run as fast or as often. Another LED perk is that the set will turn on and off much faster than most other lamp based RPTVs. After initial testing in my home, I found this Samsung set didn't disappoint. There is little remorse from my risky sight-unseen purchase. If I had to do it again, I would step up to the HL-T6189S to gain the HDMI 1.3 support. Even running HDMI 1.2, I find Blu-Ray movies and games on my PS3 and HD content from my Motorola DCT look fantastic. There are likely other sets out there that perform a little better, or that have more exacting color accuracy/consistency. But few, if any of them have the potential to last as long and cost as little to own. If you aren't running HD content, the Samsung does an acceptable job with high-quality SD programs. If your reception is spotty, or if your cable company pushes poor or over-compressed signal, the Samsung (or any HD set for that matter) may not be the right choice for you. Of course, you could just abandon SD - you likely will want to after you're exposed to HD. A minor quibble is that the remote does not provide direct access buttons for each video input. The two-button cycling can be confusing for some (one "input" button and one "HDMI" button). With one of the latest HDMI AV receivers you can avoid this issue by just using one HDMI input for everything. The remote also has a backlight that doesn't illuminate the most used buttons. It's a very small issue, but a glaringly poor design. I highly recommend this unit and it's step-up HDMI 1.3 companion. Enjoy!
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Best DLP on the market!Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
I helped my Dad purchase this TV to replace an old tube TV that finally died. He was very uncertain about new technology, but I did my research and this TV just stood out from all the rest. I'm so glad we got it too. This TV is too good to believe, the picture is the best of any TV I've seen. Beats plasma and LCD grainy pictures hands down. Color is rich and very good. But it does take some time to setup the picture correctly. Out of the box, these TVs are set to factory standards which may or may not match your room's ambient light structure. Spend some time in the menus and get familiar with the settings. Try a lot of them and you'll find that you can make the picture closer to perfect than any other TV you've ever owned. I also connected up a new upscaling DVD player, and was amazed at how good those old DVD movies looked. I won't buy Blu-Ray as that format will die along with HD DVD very soon. Better HD delivery is coming soon. I last hooked up an Xbox360 and was suprized at the response this TV gave the game console. I've played consoles on DLP sets before and hated the lag they give the games. This TV doesn't do that. Lastly, I'm amazed at all the "bulb replacement" arguements on this TV in the reviews here. This TV uses LED bulbs to make light, not the old bulbs. It has a 10,000 hour life expected out of the LED bulbs. That's over 10 years for the average viewer. That and the electricity this set uses is so much lower than other DLP sets. I wouldn't recommend any other HD set than this one or one of the smaller Samsung LED based DLP sets.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Incredible Display!Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
Purchased in June, I was leary of the life of the LED sources, and that still remains to be seen. This display, in every possible mode, is color correct, deep blacks, strong contrasts (even using 'cool 1' dynamic settings). Had to reduce contrast to 50, and have a very bright (large picture-window) viewing room. Upscaling to 1080 only on composite inputs. HDMI interfaces are flawless with some delay in synch/switching. Similar delay in startup of the set, which was originally irritating. Had to return first set in 10 days after spike from passing T-storm put 'tracks' etched across the DLP chip. Bought Panamax and connected set via delay-switched outlets instead of always on. Time will tell regarding the light sources, and costs in replacement, when needed. But for sheer HD (and non-HD) picture enjoyment, this Samsung is incredible!
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great Center-Piece For Home TheaterPosted .I would recommend this to a friend
I purchased this item in September, 2007 as the center-piece of my basement media room. The room is in a new home and was specifically configured for home theater, with added sound isolation insulation and built-in wiring for up to 7.1 surround sound. I looked at a variety of different home theater options including, high-def front projection, DLP rear projection and LCD/Plasma. Ultimately, I concluded that the DLP rear projection provided the best combination of price, screen size, resolution, picture quality and room flexibility (although a basement room, my media room is windowed and I prefer to watch sports with the shutters open and the room at least partially lighted). After much research, this Samsung became my choice primarily due to comparative picture quality and the solid state reliability of the LED light engine. After 4 months of living with this set, I have no regrets at all. In combination with this set, I purchased a Pioneer Elite surround sound receiver, JVC speakers, Toshiba HD-DVD, Sony Blu-Ray and XBox 360 Elite as components. I use a Comcast HD, 2-tuner, DVR box as my TV input. The Samsung delivers great pictures from all sources. I used the Magnolia Home Theater guys to spec out my system and to install and set-up my system, including a programmable Logitech universal remote. I highly recommend their service - it was less than 10% of the total purchase price and saved much frustration in trying to set everything up myself. I have had no problems with the functioning of the set. The accessible video adjustment functions through the menu system are somewhat limited. I did not have a professional calibration done, but for obsessive videophiles, it might be worth it. The built-in sound is reputed to be disappointing, but since I always use my receiver, it is a non-issue for me. Frankly, I would have preferred a pure monitor version with no tuner and no native speakers to further reduce cost and weight.