: Official: Samsung HL-S5679W now available
2006-05-06, 11:37 AM
Just checked out the Samsung USA website this morning and much to my surprise, they finally have information posted on the much anticipated HL-S5679W DLP LED. The information I've come across on other sites seems to indicate that it will be in-stock in the US on May 22nd, and some places are even taking preorders. If that be the case, hopefully it won't be too long before it makes it's way here in Canada. Once in the appropriate section, click on 'Download Spec Sheet,' for even more info. Haven't had much time yet to go through the info. carefully, other than noting that the contrast ratio listed is 4,000-1.
2006-05-11, 05:28 PM
Just checked out the Samsung USA website this morning and much to my surprise, they finally have information posted on the much anticipated HL-S5679W DLP LED.
I understand all the Samsung LED DLP models still have a color wheel so what's the big benefit? Yes it will last longer than a lamp but I bet it will cost a lot more to replace. Instant on is all I see right now assuming no color distortion (rumors of that).
2006-05-12, 01:21 PM
Sounds like you may be misinformed. No Arc lamp and no colorwheel, and a much quieter too, that's the beauty of it. Internal temperatures which should be substantially lower so there won't be any worries about loud internal fans trying to keep the insides cool, let alone the sound of a colorwheel spinning at 14,000rpm's. The cooler internal temp's of the unit may bode well for the longevity of these TV's.
Hopefully this attachment will clatify things.
2006-05-12, 05:26 PM
Sounds like you may be misinformed.]
I must have drank too much cough syrup that day. It all comes down to price, it stills uses wobualtion so it needs to priced below the SXRD to be compitetive I would think.
2006-05-17, 12:41 PM
I've been following this model quite closely as of late and it does look promising. I just hope that they will offer different sizes in the near future as the 56" is a little bigger than I need. If they offered a 50" then I'd be the first in line to buy one.
2006-06-01, 10:03 AM
Bad news guys!
Just checked out the CNET site. Apparently the HL-S5679W DLP LED will be delayed in the States to at least SEPTEMBER!!! There's no knowing now when they'll show up here in Canada. Check out the link below.
2006-11-03, 03:11 PM
Any updates on this, yet? I'm dying to get a new screen!
2006-11-03, 09:29 PM
It will be shipping to select Canadian retailers this month.
2006-11-04, 12:48 PM
Thanks for the info. I almost splurged on the Westinghouse 47" 1080P LCD yesterday $2399 at BestBuy). I really need something bigger though, 1080p, no burn-in issues and no bulbs/colour wheels to replace in the next few years either. This Sammy seems to fill the slot.
2006-11-14, 11:17 PM
Any news on a 50'' version?
2006-11-14, 11:30 PM
It will be shipping to select Canadian retailers this month.
And I have to ask... can you say/ do you know which retailers?
2006-11-15, 08:24 AM
Ron's TV and Video in Dartmouth Nova Scotia will be getting the Slim lIne 46" DLP and HL-S5679W late this week, or early next. I will post thoughts when i see em.
Samsung Canada today officially launched its latest series of DLP HDTVs.
The Samsung HL-S5679W, the world’s first LED light-sourced, rear-projection DLP HDTV, offers significantly improved longevity, increased colour gamut reproduction, faster turn-on time and greater environmental friendliness.
The HL-S5679W operates longer and quieter than previously designed light engine- based, rear projection TVs. This model replaces the current UHP bulb with a high-powered LED light source called PhlatLight™ - a single chip DLP® light engine that does not require a colour wheel and provides improved longevity. Red, green and blue high-powered LEDs sequentially fire to produce smooth, stable colour. The LED light engine also ensures a longer lamp life without brightness degradation and a shorter turn-on time (seven seconds). The engine is also mercury-free making it more environmentally friendly.
The LED light-sourced DLP RPTV provides natural colour, with an improved colour gamut versus traditional CRT televisions. Featuring true high definition 1920 x 1080p resolution and Samsung’s Cinema Smooth light engine, two 1080p HDMI inputs, cablecard, and integrated ATSC and NTSC tuner.
The HL-S5679W is currently available in Canada for $4299.99
2006-12-06, 05:39 PM
Anybody have any updates as to availability in Canada of this TV? It's losing its appeal daily as the price of 50" + LCDs drops.
2006-12-13, 09:24 PM
Hi I am planning to buy 56 1080p and I wonder if it is worth to pay over a $1000 more for HL-S5679W which is currently available in Canada for $4299.99 compare to
Samsung 56" 1080p Widescreen DLP Projection HDTV** (HLS5687) for $3199.99 in Canada
I need your advice? And also let me know if it is available in Toronto? Also I wonder if I will get any of them on sale more for Boxing Day!
what do u think?
2006-12-19, 06:23 PM
Good luck finding one! And if you do, let me know, please! It's the perfect t.v. for me, but those LCDs are falling in price. It's only $200 less than the Sharp 52" 1080P Aquos.
2007-03-16, 03:52 PM
Went to a store this morning to check price on the Samsung HL-S5687 and the salesman told me that they now have the S5679W available.
Price on it, $2699 (Canadian)
They didn't have any more 5687, but best buy down the road has the 5687 on for $2299.
I was able to get a price on the following package.
Samsung Custom Stand
Bell ExpressVU 9200 All in One kit (with $100 dollars in programming credit)
5 year extended warranty ($429 refundable if you don't use the entire portion, or portion you don't use is refundable after the 5 years)
Price = $3000 plus GST
I am thinking this is a pretty decent deal, but can't compare price as I can't find any other stores selling the 5679w. I didn't think it was available yet, and if it was, I thought it would be priced much higher then this.
Question is, should I take this offer? Are the LEDs really good for 20,000 hours and how much are the LED replacements? Would I be happier with this TV rather then the 5687?
Please see the HDTV Deals forum if you're looking for the best prices on HDTV's.
2007-03-16, 10:53 PM
What store was that at. I've been looking at the S5687 for a couple of months. If I could get a simular deal I'd already be watching hockey in HD.
2007-03-17, 12:39 AM
I got it at Visions, picked it up tonight.
I made a few mistakes though. It was the 6100 receiver All in one kit, not the 9200.
And the warranty is 4 years, not 5.
I just set the unit up about 1hr ago, it is looking very nice. I just need to adjust the color settings better and I should be good to go!