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> Couple of questions:
> Has anyone A-B viewed the two versions of the Samsung DLP line, the N
> vs the P?
Our local Best Buy did have these sets side-by-side. As they were set
up at that time, I really thought they both were pretty nice displays.
That said, over on the AVS Forums many folks feel that the newer HLP
pictures are a little "softer" than the more "crisp" HLN sets and thus
depending on the source may either be described as "more pleasing" or
"lacking some detail or crispness" - it's obviously in the eye of the
Just to complicate your life, the HLN series had the Texas Instrument
HD-2 chip. The HLP series models ending in 63 (i.e. 5063, 5663, or 6163)
have the HD-3 chip. Now out, and in the stores, are the XX85 series
which have the HD-2+ chip and even more promise. (Also, other
manufacturers have HD-2+ models out now.)
All of the Samsung HD-3 and HD-2+ sets have seven-segment color wheels.
I believe the "old" HLN's have a six-segment color wheel. I believe
all of the other manufacturers now entering the DLP race have
seven-segment wheels, but someone else may want to weigh in on that.