: Samsung HL-R4664W
2005-07-01, 06:00 PM
Hello. I know I said I'd post a bunch of info and pictures when I got the TV, but thereís just one problem. ITíS STILL NOT IN! I am getting very impatient with visions. I ordered the TV OVER A FIVE WEEKS AGO! At the time he it would be in 1-2weeks. Since today is Canada Day I donít think its coming in today. He says if it's not at our house by Tuesday then he'll give us something. So on Tuesday if its still not it then I'm going down there and I'm coming home with a 50". They already have the 50" HLR in but no 46". Good thing to my old 33" RCA that it's replacing started to make really funny noises yesterday.
2005-07-02, 11:24 PM
Just checked with the customer service from samsung.ca regarding the dmd on the newer HLR series comparing to the HLP. I was asking and see which DMD they are using on the HLR, and see if they are using the same DMD as the HLP, and they just reply this:
HD2 - 0.8" is generation 4
HD3 - is generation 3 - 0.55"
HD2+ - is generation 5
seems like that the HLR is using the same Gen 3 0.55" HD3, and maybe that also explains the DVI port on the canadian models, but not the US models. I guess we are lucky to get all the leftover HD3 put into our HLR series.
2005-07-03, 04:54 PM
Well maybe the 1080p models will be similar to the US version. Does seem rather strange Canada gets the shaft on the HLR models. Why call them HLR?
Here's an answer from the Sammy Canada site.
Question Do Any Samsung DLP TVs Have A Built In HDTV Tuner?
Although all current HL-P series Samsung DLP TVs are HDTV compatible, none have a built in HDTV tuner. To view HDTV on a current Samsung DLP TV, you would have to attach the TV to a separate HDTV tuner (set top box). This is also true of all older Samsung DLP TVs.
On the other hand, all new HL-R series Samsung DLP TVs will have a built-in standard (NTSC) tuner you can use with an antenna or standard cable and a built-in Digital (ATSC) over-the-air tuner (OTA) you can use with an antenna. The Digital tuner lets you view OTA digital broadcasts. The HL-R series DLPs will also be Digital Cable Ready (DCR) with CableCARD.
The new HL-R series DLP TVs will probably be available in May or June of 2005.
The above is not true - NOT ALL HLR's have Cable Card ready capabilities...they have us confused with the states again - not to mention the remote doesn't look like its from the 80's on the American version.
Is Canada an experiment or don't we get angry enough. Add $150 if needed and make ours the same as U.S already.
2005-07-07, 05:58 PM
Best Buy in Ottawa has the 46" on for $2399 and the 50" is now at the $2699 price point.
2005-07-26, 07:33 PM
I purchased the 46" from visions about 4 weeks ago for $2250 and I got the Shaw HD box for $320. It took about 21/2 weeks to get the TV but it was well worth it.
You wanna good deal go into visions on a Monday night, they are desperate and want to make a sale.
2005-08-11, 11:34 AM
I've had my HLR4664 for about a month now. Initially, I was getting sore eyes from watching it...but that has tapered off some. I was used to watching my wicked 27" IART....and prior to my 20" RCA....so maybe the size was a little to get used to.
I have it connected with my *C DSR530 via component. My DVI connection has been acting up...although I don't notice much of a picture difference.
This TV is great. There are some great looking SD channels...but this TV was designed for HD. The HD channels look amazing. The more HD you watch, the worse the SD picture gets. I was considering the Toshiba 44" but I liked this one more. Plus, the shape of the TV is amazing. The floating screen is very fancy. I got it for $2199 at BB.
2005-09-26, 04:46 PM
Hi everyone. I bought a Samsung HLN4365WX from Future Shop in Vancouver, back in Feb 2004. (0.8" HD2 chip). I had to sent it in for repairs (green screen). FS decided to exchange it (too costly to repair). They are now offering me a Toshiba 44HM85 (HD4 chip). The extended insurance plan I have with them, calls for a replacement unit that will match, feature by feature what I had in my old unit. If none could be found (very rare), then they will have to credit me with what I've paid, which was $4,235! That will be great of course, but most likely it won't happen. I loved the HD picture quality on the HLN4365 unit. Is the Toshiba a comaprable product or shall I wait for the HLR4264? Their website shows the HLR4264 in stock at all stores, but none has them in yet. Any other models/brands that will match the HLN4365? I am now testing the 44HM85 but I don't like its PQ. Analog and digital looks worse than the HLN4365 & HD content is not so crisp and dramatic as before. Any advise will be mostly welcomed!!
2005-09-28, 02:22 PM
Is there a major difference between:
the Samsung HLR4664 and Toshiba 46HMX85
Some reps tell me to go with Samsung...Others to go with Toshiba...
2005-09-28, 04:19 PM
As far as i know samsung is the way to go. Everyone has their own oppinion but when i was shopping around and looking at the demo's on display the sammy had a better picture quality then any of the others on display. Also Samsung produced the dlp ahead of all the other manufactures i believe they say they started 6month or a year ahead of the others. I bought a hlr5064 and i am only running digital the picture quality is great on some channels and they are just ok on the others but thats no fault of the tv. I can only imagine what hd looks likes. Only problem with my tv is the 50"(but i can deal with it, just need to walk around it) is to big for my room. They never seem to look big in stores until you get them home.
2005-09-28, 04:45 PM
Thanks for your reply.
Since I live in Montreal, I was planning on subscribing to Videotron Illico.
And Im just afraid that it will not give me a fine image of a HDTV.
For the TV size... I already took the measures... and thats why Im going
with a 46"... It is better than my old JVC 30''
2005-10-02, 11:55 AM
Just bought my HLR4664!!
Found a good price of 2299$.
I will receive it tomorow... with the Samsung DVD HD850.
My friend will come over to test his Xbox and I will give you somw news about it
2006-12-22, 02:46 AM
Thanks for any contributions to solving my problem. I have a Samsung HL-R4667w (costco) that has worked fine .... until today.
The TV now has very pronounced translucent pink horizontal lines that change size, move up and down and mar the overall picture quality. It's like all of a sudden, the picture looks like faces are cell-shaded. Basically, color definition appears to have suddenly deteriorated.
I have no idea what the problem is, and I'd rather hear from voices of experience before I call the local tech, who has not been very helpful in the past.
The reason I don't think it's the same problem as the other guy with an overly pink picture is because it's not just from one component input -- it's from all inputs (Comcast DVR & Philips DVD player).
I don't even know where to start ... any ideas??
Thanks a million,