If you’re considering a television purchase in the near future, you should take a serious look at a Samsung LED DLP HDTV.

Although plasma technology has been very popular for a number of years, that’s about to change. Vizio, which was the second largest supplier of plasma screens in the US, announced in the second quarter of 2009 that they would discontinue manufacturing plasma sets altogether. Obviously, the home television market will be how do i read comments on twitter DLP and LCD.

Samsung LED DLP HDTV models have overcome the few small problems associated with previous versions of all DLP (digital light processing) televisions.

One complaint of some DLP (rear projector) sets in the past, was the anomaly known as the ‘rainbow effect.’ This was brief flashes of perceived red, blue, and green “shadows” observed most often when the projected content featured high contrast areas of moving bright/white objects on a mostly dark/black background. The scrolling end credits of many movies are a common example, and also in animations where moving objects are surrounded by a thick black outline. Without trying to understand the technical aspects of the cause, the main thing to understand is, it was associated with the spinning ‘color wheel’ that was a component of previous versions of Texas Instrument’s incredible DLP technology. In the recent Samsung LED DLP HDTV models there is no color wheel, hence no ‘rainbow effect.’

Also, one other drawback to previous DLP sets was the fact that they used high powered lamps as the light source. Not only did these lamps draw a significant current, making them costly to operate, but the the lamps also needed to be replaced every few years. The costs for replacement was usually in the several hundred dollar range.

The new Samsung LED DLP HDTV models do not have the issue of lamp replacement. Since they use an LED (light emitting diode) light source, there will never be any lamps to replace. The LED engine will last the life of the television (and them some). Also, since LEDs are solid-state devices, they draw very little current when compared to the previous lamps, they are therefore much cheaper (up to 40%!!) to operate.

Combine those features with the fact that the Samsung LED DLP HDTV offerings also have a much broader color gamut, and are up to 40% brighter, and you have technology that is near perfection. That’s why the DLP system is now being used in professional movie theaters.

This writer still owns an Hitachi DLP HDTV which has been extremely reliable and still has an awesome picture, but when compared to any Samsung LED DLP HDTV model, the differences become obvious. Although I will keep the Hitachi for a bedroom, I decided on a new Samsung LED DLP HDTV a couple of months ago. I can guarantee that you won’t regret your decision to buy a Samsung LED DLP HDTV.

For just a small fraction of what an average plasma cost a few years ago, you can now have a theater-quality HDTV in your living room. If you’re going with a larger screen, maybe over about 55″, I would definitely recommend a Samsung LED DLP HDTV, although their current LCD line is impressive also.