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Samsung HL-S6187W

61" 1080p rear-projection DLP HDTV

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Item # 305HLS6187

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Overview

Our take on the Samsung HL-S6187W

Samsung's best-performing big-screens use a 1080p image chip that raises DLP™ (Digital Light Processing) display technology to a higher level. Once you hit screen sizes of 60 inches or better, 1080p resolution offers a very visible advantage in detail and clarity compared to 720p models. A 720p display has about one million pixels while 1080p has over two million, for images that look strikingly natural and real. And 1080p is a pixel-perfect match for 1080i HDTV programs and the new high-definition HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc™ players.

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Samsung's best-performing big-screens use a 1080p image chip that raises DLP™ (Digital Light Processing) display technology to a higher level. Once you hit screen sizes of 60 inches or better, 1080p resolution offers a very visible advantage in detail and clarity compared to 720p models. A 720p display has about one million pixels while 1080p has over two million, for images that look strikingly natural and real. And 1080p is a pixel-perfect match for 1080i HDTV programs and the new high-definition HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc™ players.

The HL-S6187W's innovative "dynamic iris" delivers superior black level, shadow detail, and overall contrast. The motorized lens iris is controlled by a circuit that continuously samples the brightness level of the video signal. The iris opens and closes instantly, controlling the light output with split-second precision to optimize contrast scene by scene. BrilliantColor™ video processing ensures colors that are both more accurate and more intense than ever before.

The HL-S6187W has plenty of inputs to handle your current and future audio/video gear. There are two HD-compatible component video inputs, and two HDMI inputs — and for future-readiness, all accept signals up to 1080p. The standard PC input lets this set double as a jumbo-sized, hi-res computer monitor. Whether you're interested in HDTV programs, DVD movies, video games, or all of the above, you can count on the HL-S6187W for room-filling, eye-popping entertainment.

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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.

Product Highlights:

  • 61" widescreen HDTV (16:9 aspect ratio)
  • built-in digital (ATSC) and analog (NTSC) tuners for over-the-air TV broadcasts (antenna required)
  • Texas Instruments SmoothPicture™ DLP chip (1920 x 1080 pixels)
  • Cinema Smooth™ Gen-7 1080p Light Engine
  • DynamicBlack™ dynamic iris for deeper blacks and better contrast
  • 10,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
  • 140°(H) x 60°(V) viewing angle
  • Digital Format Converter (upconverts all signals to 1080p)
  • BrilliantColor system with 5-segment color wheel (red, green, blue, yellow, cyan)
  • DNIe™ (Digital Natural Image engine) picture enhancer
  • built-in stereo speakers (10 watts x 2)
  • multibrand remote control
  • 7 A/V inputs, including:
    • 3 composite video (2 rear, 1 side)
    • 2 S-video
    • 2 component video (accepts signals up to 1080p)
    • 2 HDMI digital audio/video inputs (accepts signals up to 1080p)
  • PC input: analog RGB (D-Sub 15-pin)
  • 2 RF inputs for antenna/cable signals
  • optical digital audio output for Dolby® Digital
  • USB port for photo playback
  • 55-1/4"W x 38-1/2"H x 17-3/4"D (pedestal is 39-1/2"W x 15-1/8"D)
  • weight: 79.4 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year parts & labor — in-home service
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 61" Rear-projection DLP TV
  • BP59-00107A wireless remote control
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • 71" AC power cord
  • Screen cleaning cloth
  • Owner's Instructions
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • North American Limited Warranty Statement
  • Limited Warranty to Original Purchaser
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Product Registration Card
  • "Cautions when using the projection TV" sheet
  • Precautions on cleaning the screen
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Features and Specs

Display
Screen Type DLP
Screen Size 61"
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Resolution (pixels) 1920 x 1080
Picture In Picture No
Compatibility
1080i Compatible Yes
720p Compatible Yes
CableCard Compatible ---
General
Audio Output Power 10 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) 55-1/4
Height (inches) 38-1/2
Depth (inches) 17-3/4
Footprint Width (inches) 39-1/2
Footprint Depth (inches) 15-1/8
Weight 79.37 lbs
Analog Inputs & Outputs
RF Inputs 2
Total Video Inputs 7
Digital Inputs & Outputs
System Link None

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Features
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Inputs and Outputs Notes

Features

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.

DLP Chip by Texas Instruments: Samsung employs a DLP chip that is comprised of millions of microscopic mirrors capable of switching on and off at 15,000 or more times a second to deliver a razor-sharp picture for fast-moving images.

Cinema Smooth 1080p Light Engine: Samsung's Cinema Smooth 1080p light engine produces razor-sharp pictures in 1080p with a 5-segment color wheel that produces natural, vivid colors. The TV has a contrast ratio of up to 10,000:1, with outstanding colors and deep black levels.

5-Segment Color Wheel: The HL-S6187W features a faster 5-segment 2.2" color wheel than previous models, spinning at 14,400 rpm for smooth, fast-motion video. The wheel has the 3 primary colors of red, green, and blue, plus adds Cyan and Yellow, for more accurate colors.

Native Resolution: The television has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080. The HDMI and component video inputs will accept 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals and will display them as 1920 x 1080. All other input signals will also be displayed as 1920 x 1080.

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. The TV also has a 181-channel NTSC analog tuner.

Wiselink: A side-panel USB port allows you to connect a USB mass storage device to view JPEG files and play MP3 audio files. You have access to the following functions:

  • Photo (JPEG) List: This menu shows JPEG files and folders saved on the USB device and allows you to do the following:

    • View: You can view individual photos by selecting them from the thumbnail display.

    • Rotate: This feature allows you to rotate the selected image by 90°, 180°, or 270°.

    • Zoom: You can enlarge a picture 2x or 4x. Once the image is enlarged, you can move it around onscreen.

    • Slide Show: You can play files on the USB device in a slide show. You can adjust the slide show speed to Slow, Normal, or Fast. You can also choose an MP3 file on the USB device to play as background music during the slide show. The repeat function allows you to play the slide show again and again.

  • MP3 List: This menu shows MP3 files saved on the USB device and allows you to play them back.

Cinema Smooth Film Mode: Samsung's 3:2 pulldown correction circuitry senses motion found in unconverted 480i DVD video based on 24 fps film productions. This is especially important when converting to a progressive video image, the result is an elimination of visible motion artifacts. Note: This feature is only available when using analog signals from component, S-video, or composite connections.

Digital Natural Image Engine (DNIe): Samsung's DNIe makes input signals sharper, clearer, and more lifelike. It's advanced image processors and six-times density enhancer help to create true-to-life colors and high contrast, while virtually eliminating digital artifacts.

My Color Control Mode: The My Color Control Mode lets you select predefined settings that affect the skin, sky, and grass tones in a picture without affecting other colors on the screen. You can choose one of the following predefined settings: Standard, Red, Blue, Green, Pink, Yellow or Custom. The Custom setting allows you to individually set and store color saturation values between 0 and 50 for Red, Blue, Green, Pink, and Yellow. If desired, you can instantly reset the colors to the factory default.

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
  • Cinema: 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 and tint

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

  • Wide Fit: enlarges the aspect ratio of the picture to fit the entire screen

  • 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: sets the picture to 4:3 normal mode

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.

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

  • SRS TruSurround XT: TruSurround is a patented SRS technology that solves the problem of playing 5.1 multichannel content over two speakers. TruSurround delivers a compelling, virtual surround sound experience through the two speaker internal playback system. It is fully compatible with all multi-channel formats.

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".

PC Display: The PC input allows you to connect a personal computer with a D-Sub 15-pin output, allowing you to use the TV as a high-resolution computer monitor. In PC mode, you can adjust the following picture quality settings: Coarse and Fine, both of which allow you to remove picture noise.

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

Side Panel Inputs: The TV features a set of audio/video jacks (composite video and stereo RCA audio) on the right side panel. These jacks allow you to easily and quickly connect a camcorder or video game console.

HDMI: This input consists of two HDMI terminals. The HDMI terminals can accommodate a copy-protected digital connection (HDCP) to other devices (such as digital set-top boxes) that have compatible interfaces. One of the HDMI terminals can be used for a DVI-equipped component. A separate analog audio connection and a DVI-to-HDMI adapter will be needed. The HDMI jacks accept 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i signals.

PC: This input consists of left and right audio jacks and an analog RGB (D-Sub 15-pin) jack. This jack allows you to connect a digital set-top box with an RGB output, or a personal computer with a D-Sub 15-pin output. When using the RGB (D-Sub 15-pin) jack, you must use the PC Audio input for your audio connection.

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

Antenna Inputs: Two independent cables or antennas can be connected to the "Ant 1 In" or "Ant 2 In" terminals.

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