Samsung - 61" 1080p Slim-Depth LED Engine DLP HDTV
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Built-in HDTV tuner
Add HD-capable antenna to receive over-the-air high-definition broadcasts, where available. Optional set-top box required for high-definition cable or satellite programming.
61" screen size
Measured diagonally from corner to corner provides optimal viewing of the big game.
Provides the highest quality progressive-scan picture possible from a high-definition source.
16:9 widescreen aspect ratio
Delivers a cinema-style entertainment experience.
Cinema Pure color processing engine
Delivers film-like image quality with vibrant color and ultrasharp contrast and ensures smooth frame transitions during fast-action scenes.
DNIe (Digital Natural Image Engine) image processing engine
With next-generation DLP chip for vivid color and detail reproduction, improved white balance and enhanced noise reduction.
LED solid-state backlighting
With built-in light sensor and beam current feedback replaces arc lamp and color wheel for improved brightness.
3D comb filter
Shows fine picture detail by reducing discoloration and providing purer color.
Sharp 10,000:1 contrast ratio
Offers more shades between white and black for accurate color representation.
Adjust picture settings for movies, gaming and TV programming for a custom viewing experience. 3D HD-ready lets you enjoy future 3D games, movies and other programming via 3D-compatible glasses and hardware (not included).
Built-in 20W hidden speaker system
With SRS TruSurround XT to deliver a virtual surround sound experience.
Slim design and 3/5" bezel
For a sleek appearance.
Maximizes the picture quality of progressive-scan DVD players, set-top boxes and digital video recorders.
3 HDMI inputs
Provide an uncompressed all-digital audio/video link for the highest quality connection and support copy-protected HD broadcast content.
USB 2.0 port
For quick connection of a digital camera, MP3 player or other USB device.
Include 3 HDMI, 2 composite A/V, 1 S-video, 2 component video and 1 PC.
V-Chip parental controls
Let you block programming above a set rating to keep children from being exposed to undesirable material.
ENERGY STAR qualified
Assures a high standard of energy efficiency.
- Samsung 61" 1080p Slim-Depth LED Engine DLP HDTV
- Remote with AAA batteries
- Power cord
- Cleaning cloth
- Owner's manual
- Height42.6 inches
- Width60 inches
- Depth20.2 inches
- TV TypeLED-LCD Flat-Panel
- Screen Size Class61"
- Screen Refresh Rate60Hz
- USB PortYes
- ENERGY STAR QualifiedYes
Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 84 reviews(84 Reviews)
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Better then a $5,000 PlasmaPosted .
This is the TV to buy it will blow any TV you get out of the water. The LED's are the selling point for this TV. It is 40% brighter just like they say. I have tested Directv,xbox 360, PS3 and the Wii and they all look great! Better then my sony HD and junk VIZIO. I have read that the LED's should last 20,000-30,000 Hrs. If this is true thats about 18-20 years. But we all know the new TV's are not like old tube TV's that did last that long. Any way DLP is here to stay, this TV runs vary cool and you can not hear one noise coming from this TV. No color wheel or bulb to burn out. AAA+++ a must buy!!!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
GO GET ONE RIGHT NOWPosted .
Date Purchased 6/10/08: Listen up people, i've done the research which includes countless hours reviewing specs, prices, different models and their designs. This projection screen by far in my opinion is the best overall. For the money spent, I'm not in the least bit disappointed at all with this tv. It should be considered a work of art. It is a beautiful set that has a very vibrant and clear picture whether in standard def or high def. The amount of connections it has, should basically cover whomever's needs. Also has great sound for just tv speakers, but I'm not really concerned about that since I have a surround system that I'll mate it with once everything is settled in. There are no costly arc lamps to replace since this set's light source is LED based. Almost instant turn on which is about on par with some regular crt tubes. And a tv life span ranging from 20,000 to 60,000 hours for projection, that is a huge leap for projection types. To whomever is looking to purchase this model made by Samsung, I'm willing to bet you'll be just as tickled pink as I was and still from the store to the house. I was able to unbox, plug it in and watch the NBA playoffs, well within twenty minutes, and all without any strains or any pulled muscles. So if you're getting one, just get THIS ONE already, because I want your jaw to drop to the floor too, and once you pick it up, just resume the three foot wide smile that will be on your face. SO JUST GO FOR IT ALREADY!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Very solid for the pricePosted .
Well I finally made the jump to a HDTV. I do not pretend to be an authority on TV’s, a high roller who can buy $20,000 sets, or a person who has owned 10 HDTV’s in the past and can compare and contrast my past sets. I did do quite a bit of research beforehand and the best balance of cost to size and function was this set, and I am more than pleased. This is a 61” Projection set, but the image engine is not a lamp and spinning color wheel like almost all DLP sets, but rather LED based. This is huge because the lamps burn out and are expensive to replace, and the color wheel makes noise. These are eliminated on the series 7 sets. I got this delivered this morning and have been playing with the TV all day. No fewer than 100 times did I switch between ESPN and ESPN-HD and say “look at that!” during the final four games. The clarity for a 61” screen viewed at 10 feet is amazing. I am certain there is better out there, but I can’t imagine how much better it can really get to justify another several thousand dollars. You will not be displeased with this image at all. Then I fired up some PS3 games, namely Madden 08 and Motostorm. Super impressive images. I am using the Psyclone HDMI cable for the video input and it delivers a whole dimension to the games I never saw before on my old CRT set. Even my friends who have an Aquos system say it looks better on this Samsung set. The color is sharp, the menus are very user friendly to make adjustments, and it functions great. Also, the TV requires virtually no warm-up time which I have read can happen with some high end sets. From “power on” to image is like a couple seconds. The remote is attractive and easy to use; the whole TV set doesn’t have much weight (easily picked up by two people with hardly any effort), is in a very sharp looking cabinet and has ample input slots on the back. It even has a PC input which is nice, and a USB slot that you can plug a thumb drive into and play MP3’s or project JPEG images. This set is full 1080p, not just a 1080p screen like some sets. It is also 3-D ready for the games out there who know about this. This set is very future proof by all standards that I have researched so you can buy in confidence that you won’t regret this in 3 months. Even my wife, who said I was crazy to spend a couple thousand on a TV, loves the image and in one day has agreed it was a good buy. Samsung is sinking a lot of money into their DLP even if Sony is bailing on the platform. You simply cannot get a full 1080p image this good, at this size from plasma or pure LCD set without paying a massive amount of money. I think any sports fan out there who likes to watch movies from time to time and play the occasional game on the Xbox or Wii like me will love this set.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Outstanding ValuePosted .
After several months of searching, had my choice down to 50" Pany Plasma & 52" Samsung LCD Series 7. When in Best Buy store 2863, and compared the Samsung LCD to the HL61A750 LED DLP. First off the pictures were very close in quality, second the Samsung was a 61" and third it was $900 less. The salesman, Guy S. was very helpful in explaining all the features of both sets. Three weeks later, there was a $200 price reduction and Best Buy made refund on price difference with no problems at all. Have had the TV for a month now and extremely pleased with it. Have it hooked up to BrightHouse cable HD. Regular and HD format comes across the TV great. Using an old DVD/VCR combo to play my older collection and again picture is very good in their presentation. Watching sports - football, soccer, etc there is no stutter-flutter on fast action, its great. Using the Wii system is great on the 61" screen. At time of purchase wasn't sure about purchasing the calibration, but decided to do so, After 100 hours of use had it calibrated, and really recommend you consider doing the calibration. What an education in watching the technician ,Cameron A. do his thing - very professional and really took the time to explain what he was doing. The set out of the box was very good, but excellent after the calibration. One thing that was corrected, the Gray Scale Color Temperature is supposed be be close to 6500K. This set from the factory was HOT, readings running from 15981 up to 27692K. After calibration readings were between 6412 and 6601K - set running much cooler and saving electricity. If you don't need it hung on a wall, this DLP is an outstanding purchase and looks teriffic in our living room on a 70" walnut console. You will not be unhappy with this purchase. Also, since it has the LED and not tube and color wheel, you won't have the potential bulb problem expense popping up.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Excellent TVPosted .
I just bought this Samsung Model HL61A750 in April 2008. This is the new 61' model LED DLP from Samsung. The picture quality is absolutely stunning. At this price point it's an outstanding value. Very quiet operation, rich colors, ultra clear images and a much brighter picture than other DLP projection TV's I've seen out there, including the older production LED DLP Model HL61A750 that it replaced. I sure wish they made this TV in a bigger version. The only issue I have is my surround sound receiver, a Harmon Kardon AVR 247 manufactured in Sept 2007 is not compatible with the TV. I discovered this while troubleshooting a picture quality issue. My Blu-Ray DVD is connected to the AVR with an HDMI cable. The AVR is connected to the TV with an HDMI cable. In this configuration the picture on the TV had little red dots of light all over it. I took the AVR out of the circuit ( I connected the DVD player straight to the TV) and the picture was perfect. I called HK to report the issue. They are aware of the red "sparkle" issue and have a hardware and software upgrade to resolve it. I am having the AVR upgraded by HK under warranty at no cost.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
The BEST !!! by far!Posted .
I bought this unit about a month and a half ago. I am running DirecTv (non-HD signal) and the picture quality is simply amazing, even with the standard 480 digital pipe. The color and clarity are simply unmatched. Primary colors are the truest and most brilliant I have ever seen on a video display unit and there is no false overlay imaging that can sometimes been seen with alternate technology. I did a lot of research and comparisons on the technology that drives LCD, Plasma and DLP and this was the clear winner. No burnt in images like you can get with plasmas and no dithering or blurs that I noticed with some LCD models. The menu allows choice for picture, audio (7 band EQ included) plug and play for any peripheral devices (PS2, DVD, etc... ) also supports USB2, Channel input (satellite, cable, air), PIP, applications, input devices (where you can name each DVD, game, HDMI, etc ... input), and more. There is never a need to physical touch this unit - turn on your DVD, the TV turns on with it... turn it off and the unit powers down. There are no cons to this unit - it's light, slim, has a great looking high gloss piano black finish. The internal speakers are acceptable (SRS TruSurround can be a bit annoying at times - during the news) ... but as with any unit this size you'll want to also want to consider a 5.1 or 7.1 system to accompany this for any feature on DVD, favorite sporting event, music, etc. If considering a unit this size, do yourself a favor and do not even consider anything other than LED driven DLP. The LED that drives the display will never need to be replaced which is a pure advantage - the svc plan that I bought with it is far less than the cost of replacing a bulb after 10,000 or 16,000 hours of viewing. EnjoyI would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Nice set but has issuesPosted .
We recently purchased a new townhome and I spent a large amount of time researching TVs for our living room's home theater set-up. After much deliberation, I purchased this Samsung 61" A750 DLP. After 3 months of daily usage, we have been very happy with the TV, but there are some issues to be aware of. Pros: - Overall picture quality for HD sources (cable or Blu-ray disc) is excellent. The set has life-like colors and a bright picture. Blacks are very dark, even though it only has a 10,000:1 Contrast Ratio. My bedroom set has 30,000:1 CR (a Panasonic PZ85U Plasma), and this Samsung looks almost as good as that for blacks. Keep in mind that black levels are very important as they also affect how vibrant other colors appear. - The set is very sleek. I really like how thin the bezel is around the set. This isn't your father's projection TV. The Comcast Cable installer actually thought it was a plasma set. - The large screen size makes for a fantastic home theater experience at our viewing distance of 12 feet. I haven't been to a movie theater in a while as this set brings the theater to you. The large size is especially great for watching sports and movies. After watching TV on this set, I complain about the 42" set in my bedroom because it looks small. And the price for this much screen makes for an excellent value. - Firmware can be easily updated through the USB slot. - Unlike past DLPs, there is no bulb to replace. - Unlike LCDs, no motion blur at all for sports (and I watch a lot of sports). - Unlike plasmas, the energy consumption is very low. This set does not run hot at all. Cons: - All rear projection TVs are subject to something called Silk Screen Effect (due to the screen material used). Think of it as someone holding up a silk screen or clear panty hose up against the screen, and trying to watch TV through it. While it can be downplayed by lowering the contrast ratio, it cannot be eliminated. This set has a fair amount of Silk Screen Effect, generally only noticeable when watching a bright scene. A lot of people only notice it when watching all white events, such as hockey or skiing. But I notice it sometimes in other colors as well, and it's annoying when I do. It detracts from the "3D" experience that you get when watching a high-end plasma. My wife has not noticed it at all though, so maybe I'm just being picky. - Check out the owners thread for this set on AVS Forums. This model has pretty big geometry problems. Again, pretty much every set has it, but the seriousness varies from set to set. Basically the casing used to house the TV is very thin and flimsy, and the outside borders are not always straight. For example, my set has a dip in the top middle of the screen, and a rise in the bottom middle of the screen. Pull up a linear grid from the service menu and you will be able to see just how bad the bowing is. Luckily for me, I never notice the bowing when I watch something. But it can be seen if you are looking directly at the bowing. I also have serious bowing on the side black bars when I watch 4:3 standard definition content (looks like an hourglass shape). I do not watch much SD content so it doesn't bother me that much. Again, check out AVS Forums and you will see a lot of people have returned or exchanged this set due to bowing problems. - Sound quality is pretty poor. I hooked up a 5.1 surround system and never expect to use the internal speakers again. Make sure you invest in a surround package if you buy this TV. - Standard definition content looks terrible. Trying to watch "Seinfeld" re-runs on TBS or an SD baseball game is not enjoyable at all. Overall, mainly due to Silk Screen Effect, I would say I prefer the picture of my Panasonic PZ85U plasma over this Samsung A750. But a 60"+ plasma is very expensive and that is why I am happy with my Samsung purchase. You get 90% of a high-end plasma's picture quality, at a much lower price. If you do decide to buy this TV, you may want to get it at a local store though instead of online. Due to the bowing issue, you may need to exchange it once or twice before getting a set you can be happy with.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
WOW. Awesome TV!Posted .
Overall, this TV is outstanding! The LED engine produces a magnificent projection with vibrant colors and deep blacks. I have not witnessed any color spill into dark regions on the screen that some older models by different companies used to occasionally produce. The options on this TV for picture control are also rather expansive. My only complaints for this set are in the audio department. One of my favorite features is the ability to fine tune several different entertainment modes (Cinema, Sport, Game, Off) and then switch between them easily with the press of a button on the remote. The factory Cinema setting is perfect for our viewing of movies in a dark room at night with a cooler picture and lower brightness. Additionally, the set remembers which display mode you used last for each input, so if I switch from watching cable to my Xbox, it automatically switches to Game Mode. Overall, with every aspect of the picture, I am thoroughly impressed and constantly dazzled when watching any HD content from any source, over either type of input (HDMI or component). The TV turns on quickly, but HDMI connections do take a few seconds (4-5) to sync. Then there is the audio lag. To eliminate switching my receiver input every time I switch sources, I have all audio routing into the TV and then out to my receiver via a single optical cable. The audio does not flow though the TV to the receiver for 2-3 seconds after the picture has synced. (Maybe an 8 second total process every time an HDMI source is selected.) The single optical cable out set-up is convenient for two-channel sources, but not when the source is in 5.1 or has any extra channels, since this TV will only output the L and R audio channels from every source except a DTV signal from over the air (then for some reason, 5.1 audio is output through the optical out). The manual simply suggests connecting audio directly from the Xbox/Cable receiver/DVD player directly to a receiver to enjoy the 5.1 channel sound. Why Samsung bottlenecked the audio features like this is beyond me, and is only aiding to the nest of cables behind my set. And frustration every time I have to change another setting somewhere. The built in speaker also has poor quality in produces very hollow sound. I have 2 free-standing MTX Monitor speakers, and was much more pleased with the total experience after hooking them up and turning off the built in speaker. Even with the audio bottleneck, this is has been an outstanding purchase for us and we have been extremely satisfied with this Samsung wonder. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a magnificent display to add to a stereo system of their own. I also recommend taking advantage of Best Buy’s price matching policy. I combined a price match with a competitor's website, used a $100 off coupon and a few Reward Zone certificates to purchase this TV and a stand, including tax, for less than the usual website price of the TV alone.I would recommend this to a friend