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Samsung HL-R4266W

42" high-definition rear-projection DLP TV

Item # 305HLR4266

Samsung was one of the first TV makers to master DLP™ (Digital Light Processing).

Samsung was one of the first TV makers to master DLP™ (Digital Light Processing).

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Item # 305HLR4266

About the Samsung HL-R4266W

Samsung was one of the first TV makers to master DLP™ (Digital Light Processing). Their 2005 line of DLP-based big-screen TVs kicks off with the compact 42" HL-R4266W.
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Samsung was one of the first TV makers to master DLP™ (Digital Light Processing). Their 2005 line of DLP-based big-screen TVs kicks off with the compact 42" HL-R4266W.

The "floating screen" styling is a new look for Samsung — note the narrow gap separating the screen and base. The black bezel that frames the screen makes the TV's razor-sharp images really pop.

Deep inside this set is one of Texas Instruments' latest DLP image chips. This chip replaces the three picture tubes used in old-style big-screen TVs. A single chip means that precise image focus is locked in; it will never drift out of alignment and require adjusting. The other parts of Samsung's "light engine" include the optics, projection lamp, and a high-speed color wheel. Together, they create bright, crisp, filmlike images with rich, robust colors.

This "Digital Cable Ready" HDTV can receive over-the-air and cable HDTV programming without a separate tuner box. To get the most from the TV's built-in cable tuner, you'll need a CableCARD from your local service provider. If you choose to use a CableCARD, you not only eliminate the cable box but also its remote. This gives you total TV control, including changing all channels, by using just the TV's remote. That's a bonus.

Tip: To find out if HDTV signals are available in your area, visit this helpful site and punch in your zip code.

Large Item Special Shipping: This item will be delivered and placed in any accessible room in your home. Available to physical addresses in 50 United States only. Limited delivery available to Alaska and Hawaii for $99 per item — call 1-888-955-6000 for more details. Sorry, we can't ship to P.O. Boxes or freight forwarders. Delivery takes 5-7 business days once your order has been processed. Extra charges may apply to items that must be carried up more than 5 flights of stairs. Allow extra time for delivery to remote addresses. Free return shipping not available with this model.

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Product highlights:

  • high-definition TV — receives and decodes digital standard-definition and HDTV signals from over-the-air broadcasts (antenna required) and cable TV service (CableCARD™ required)
  • widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Texas Instruments SmoothPicture™ DLP chip (1280 x 720 pixels)
  • Cinema Smooth™ Gen-5 720p Light Engine
  • contrast ratio: 2500:1
  • 140°(H) x 60°(V) viewing angle
  • Digital Format Converter (converts non-HD signals to 720p)
  • DNIe™ (Digital Natural Image engine) picture enhancer
  • 2-tuner Picture-in-Picture (inset or split-screen)
  • built-in stereo speakers (15 watts x 2)
  • multibrand remote control
  • picture settings memory for each video input
  • 6 A/V inputs, including:
    • 3 composite video (2 rear, 1 side)
    • 3 S-video (2 rear, 1 side)
    • 2 component video (accepts 1080i/720p/480p/480i signals)
    • 1 HDMI digital audio/video input
  • 2 RF inputs for antenna/cable signals
  • optical digital audio output for Dolby® Digital
  • 39-1/4"W x 29-5/8"H x 13-1/16"D
  • weight: 61.7 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year parts & labor — in-home service
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • Contact your local cable TV provider for details regarding the availability and costs of CableCARD-related services
  • MFR # HLR4266W

What's in the box:

  • 42" Widescreen DLP Television
  • BP59-00084A Wireless remote control
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • 9.75' Anynet cable (has a minijack stereo connector on each end)
  • 5.75' AC power cord
  • Owner's Instructions
  • Anynet AV Owner's Instructions
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • North American Limited Warranty Statement
  • Limited Warranty to Original Purchaser
  • "Cautions when using the projection TV" sheet
  • Product Registration Card

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Features & specs

Display
Screen Type DLP
Screen Size 42"
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Resolution (pixels) 1280 x 720
Picture In Picture 2 Tuner
Compatibility
1080i Compatible Yes
720p Compatible Yes
CableCard Compatible ---
General
Audio Output Power 15 watts x 2
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Type of Warranty Service In-home
Power Consumption
Power On (Manufacturer) Not Given
Standby (Manufacturer) Not Given
Dimensions
Width (inches) 39-1/4
Height (inches) 29-5/8
Depth (inches) 13-1/8
Footprint Width (inches) 25-5/8
Footprint Depth (inches) 9-5/8
Weight 61.7 lbs
Analog Inputs & Outputs
RF Inputs 2
Digital Inputs & Outputs

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Remote Control
Inputs and Outputs Notes

Features

CableCARD Slot: This TV has a back panel CableCARD slot that allows digital cable reception without a set-top box. CableCARDs will be available from your local cable provider.

HDTV (ATSC) Tuner: The TV has a built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) tuner, so you don't have to purchase a separate digital set-top box to receive and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV signals.

DLP Projection System: DLP (Digital Light Processing) technology by Texas Instruments is the only display solution that enables projection systems to create a purely digital connection between a digital video or graphic source and the screen in front of you. While all other technologies are analog and compromise some image quality in translation, DLP projection unleashes the full potential of high-quality video content.

Cinema Smooth 720p Light Engine: Samsung's Cinema Smooth 720p light engine creates an image with no visible pixel structure and accurate shading and better low-light detail.

Next Generation DLP Chip: The new-generation microdisplays have switching speeds twice as fast as previous generations and up to 1,000 times faster than competing microdisplay technologies. When combined with Samsung's new Cinema Smooth 720p light engine, the result is a crisp, bright picture with deep, rich colors that are closer to film.

Fast Color Wheel: Samsung's 2.6" color wheel spins at 10,800 rpm for smooth fast-motion video, and has seven color segments for more accurate colors. It achieves film-like transitions without pixel breakup found in slower color wheel designs and slower switching LCD microdisplays.

Digital Natural Image Engine (DNIe): Samsung's exclusive Digital Natural Image engine makes the sharpest and clearest images possible, regardless of the profile of input signals. Five image processors and a six-times density enhancer ensure the best picture from any source:

  • Six-times Density Enhancer: displays extremely high-resolution pictures that are six times as dense as the original sample rate for sharper images

  • Motion Optimizer: fast-moving images are optimized to produce more natural-looking motion, thus reducing video noise or blurring

  • Contrast Enhancer: brightness and contrast levels are enhanced for deeper, richer blacks with greater detail, and more natural whites

  • Detail Enhancer: DNIe analyzes video signal elements in order to produce sharper detail, clearer image separation and more natural edge transition

  • Color Optimizer: colors are reproduced with a more lifelike realism, whites are more accurate, and skin tones are given a more natural hue

  • My Color Control: you can get the pink tones, the green of the grass and the blue of the sky just the way you like, without affecting the other colors on the screen. The three major colors can be adjusted to perfectly fit your taste.

Cinema Mode: Samsung's Cinema Mode lets you see colors the way the director intended, by matching them more closely to production standards. This creates more accurate colors and natural skin tones when viewing Hollywood movies on your TV.

Cinema Smooth Film Mode 3:2 Pull Down: Powered by Samsung's Cinema Smooth technology, 3:2 Pull Down eliminates the artificial frames that are created when films are converted to DVDs. The result is a clearer image without the subtle motion artifacts caused by 24-to-30 frames per second video conversion.

Picture Modes: You can choose one of the following picture modes:

  • Standard: resets the standard factory settings
  • Dynamic: for viewing the TV during the day, or when there is bright light in the room
  • Movie: for viewing the TV in low light, or when playing video games
  • Custom: allows you to adjust and store the following settings: contrast, brightness, sharpness, color, tint, and color tone

Color Weakness Enhancement: The Color Weakness Enhancement feature adjusts the Red, Blue, or Green color to enhance the picture according to the user's particular color weakness.

Picture Sizes: You can choose one of the following picture sizes:

  • 16:9: sets the picture to 16:9 wide mode

  • Panorama: use this mode for the wide aspect ratio of a panoramic picture

  • Zoom 1: magnifies the size of the picture and allows you to move the enlarged picture using the arrows on the remote

  • Zoom 2: magnifies the size of the picture more than Zoom 1 and allows you to move the enlarged picture using the arrows on the remote

  • 4:3 Normal: sets the picture to 4:3 normal mode

2-tuner Picture-in-Picture: Two tuners eliminate the need for a second video source for picture-in-picture. You can select standard PIP operation (with a PIP frame size of Large or Small), or one of two split-screen modes. During standard PIP operation, the PIP frame can be moved to any corner on the screen. In both modes, you can alternate sound between the main program and the secondary program.

Note: The HDMI/DVI input cannot be used for picture-in-picture.

Digital Signal Strength Meter: The digital signal strength meter can be used to help you find the antenna position that delivers the highest HDTV digital signal strength.

Analog Channel Fine Tuning: The fine tuning feature allows you to manually adjust analog channels for optimal reception. A separate fine tuning setting may be put into the TV's memory for each analog channel.

Low Noise Amplifier (LNA): When the TV's antenna setting is on "Air", instead of "Cable", sometimes reception can be improved by boosting the incoming signal using the LNA function. A separate LNA setting may be put into the TV's memory for each channel.

Auto Volume: Auto volume automatically adjusts the volume of the desired channel by lowering the sound output when the modulation signal is high or by raising the sound output when the modulation signal is low.

Digital Noise Reduction: If the broadcast signal received by your TV is weak, you can activate the Digital Noise Reduction feature to help reduce any static and ghosting that may appear on the screen.

Sound Settings: You can choose from the following sound settings:

  • Standard: resets the standard factory settings

  • Music: for watching music videos and concerts

  • Movie: for watching movies

  • Speech: for watching a show that is mostly dialogue

  • Custom: allows you to adjust the 5-band EQ, which includes the following frequencies: 100 Hz, 300 Hz, 1 kHz, 3 kHz, and 10 kHz

Sleep Timer: The sleep timer switches the television off after a specified amount of time. The sleep timer can be set to 30, 60, 90, 120, 150, or 180 minutes.

On/Off Timer: The On/Off timer allows you to program the television to turn itself on and off by selecting a specific on time and a specific off time. You can also choose the "On Timer Channel" and "On Timer Volume."

Anynet: The HL-R4266W features Anynet, an A/V network system to automatically control compatible Samsung audio/video devices through the Anynet menu via the TV's remote control.

Remote Control

Multibrand Remote: The supplied remote is pre-programmed to operate this unit and a number of functions on other brands of components, including VCRs, cable boxes, and DVD players. Several controls are located under a sliding lid that covers the bottom quarter of the remote. 

Inputs and Outputs Notes

HDMI/DVI Input: This input consists of left and right audio jacks and an HDMI terminal. The HDMI jack can accommodate a copy-protected digital connection (HDCP) to other devices that have compatible interfaces. The HDMI jack is compliant with the EIA/CEA-861/861B standard and is not intended for use with personal computers. If you want to connect a DVI-compatible device, you will need an HDMI-to-DVI adapter cable. Since DVI does not carry audio signals, a stereo audio input is provided for the HDMI input. In addition to the HDMI-to-DVI adapter cable, you will also need stereo audio cables.

Note: The HDMI jack will accept 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals.

Component Video Inputs: The 2 sets of component video inputs will accept 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i signals.

Anynet: A 3.5mm (1/8") minijack is provided for connecting the TV with a Samsung Anynet-compatible component, allowing the connected device to be controlled by the TV remote.

"Service" Jack: The rear panel of the TV has a Service jack for repair and software upgrades only.

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