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Samsung HL R-78 LCD TV Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 176 reviews of Samsung HL R-78 LCD TV Series. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Views about the size and design are overall positive. The usability and price are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the remote control. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and reliability.

image quality, price, usability, design, size

reliability, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung HL R-78 LCD TV Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung HL R-78 LCD TV Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 116 user reviews of Samsung HL R-78 LCD TV Series from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and design. The image quality and usability also get good views, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the durability. There are some critical reviews about the energy efficiency and reliability.

price, usability, image quality, design, size

reliability, energy

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SAMSUNG BP96-01073A ASSEMBLY LAMP OEM Original PartSamsung HL-R5078W 50" Widescreen 1080p DLP HDTVSamsung HL-R7178W - 71" rear projection TV ( DLP ) - widescreen - 1080p (FullHD) - HDTV

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: David Kender (televisioninfo.com)

Samsung PN43D490

 

The Samsung PN43D490 is an odd one, to be sure. It's 3D-enabled, but has the very odd native resolution of 1024 × 768, which makes it more of an overgrown computer monitor than a TV. Practically speaking, this means that no broadcast standards are...

Relatively inexpensive for a plasma TV of this size ; Color performance matches what the movie producers intended ; Great contrast ratio

Native resolution does not match any broadcast signal

The Samsung PN43D490 is a modestly-priced plasma TV. It originally retailed at $649, but at the time of this review, that price has already dropped to $499, and probably lower from third party retailers. A quick glance at the specs sheet tells you this...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: David Kender (reviewed.com)

Samsung PN43D490

 

The Samsung PN43D490 is an odd one and it doesn't do the best job.

Relatively inexpensive for a plasma TV of this size; Color performance matches what the movie producers intended; Great contrast ratio

Native resolution does not match any broadcast signal

The Samsung PN43D490 is a modestly-priced plasma TV. It originally retailed at $649, but at the time of this review, that price has already dropped to $499, and probably lower from third party retailers. A quick glance at the specs sheet tells you this...

Nov, 2011
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Consumer review by: Mark0 - Technologist (cnet.com)

Samsung PN43D490

 

This TV replaced a aging LCD TV and I was amazed at the difference. Great image at any angle and when the screen goes black it looks like the set is OFF! I've watched a dozen or more 3D titles on this set and I'm impressed! I'd ... Expand full review

43", Plasma, 3D and less than $700. Whats not to like? Awesome picture quality

The set does not come with 3D glasses. Screen gives off lots of heat. Now that the 51" big brother is only $200 more I wish I'd opted for that one

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Mark0 - Technologist (cnet.com)

Samsung PN43D490

 

This TV replaced a aging LCD TV and I was amazed at the difference. Great image at any angle and when the screen goes black it looks like the set is OFF! I've watched a dozen or more 3D titles on this set and I'm impressed! I'd write more but Cnet...

43", Plasma, 3D and less than $700. Whats not to like? Awesome picture quality

The set does not come with 3D glasses. Screen gives off lots of heat. Now that the 51" big brother is only $200 more I wish I'd opted for that one

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: mapleleaf1773 (cnet.com)

An amazing Television for the price

 

Overall, I am happy with this TV, This is the low end 3D, I realize that, but who has the money to through 2 plus Thousand dollars into a television with todays way of life. It does its job, viewing cable channels are nice, ease of setup with the cable...

I bought this TV for a bedroom replacement tube TV. First and foremost, it is CHEAP.... plasma's are generally cheaper than LCD TV's. But this one has great picture quality and has a firmware upgrade which really improved the pic quality. The true 3D i

The bad, lets see ; I always have been caution of plasma's, because of the burn in factor, but serious, who is going to leave their tv on pause or on for like 40 hours, really. As long as you turn your TV off when you are finished with it, this real

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: mapleleaf1773 (cnet.com)

An amazing Television for the price

 

Overall, I am happy with this TV, This is the low end 3D, I realize that, but who has the money to through 2 plus Thousand dollars into a television with todays way of life. It does its job, viewing cable channels are nice, ease of setup with the cable...

I bought this TV for a bedroom replacement tube TV. First and foremost, it is CHEAP.... plasma's are generally cheaper than LCD TV's. But this one has great picture quality and has a firmware upgrade which really improved the pic quality. The true 3D i

The bad, lets see ; I always have been caution of plasma's, because of the burn in factor, but serious, who is going to leave their tv on pause or on for like 40 hours, really. As long as you turn your TV off when you are finished with it, this real

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: Rick (shopzilla.com)

Get ready for big disapointment

 

Excellent Picture Quality

Will not actually accept any 1080P input signals

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: Ben, (tigerdirect.com)

Great price and great consumer reviews

 

We were looking for a budget bare-bones kinda TV, but I wanted something with a faster refresh rate than the 60hz standard. This works very well, shipping was excellent and even called to schedule delivery. I talked to many media experts and most said...

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: mike, (tigerdirect.com)

very good tv for its price

 

for 400 or so, you can't get any better than this on, very good picture.

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: 444444 (shopnbc.com)

Greate TV

 

I absolutely love the Tv, The price is phonamena but I wished 3D glasses came with it too...

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications

Samsung TVs with DLP technology from Texas Instruments take HDTV to the next level - with Samsung's sixth-generation Cinema Smooth 1080p-light-engine-based lineup of high-performance displays. Samsung's innovative DNIe technology delivers a crisp, lifelike picture that's closer to film, plus there's never any risk of burn-in or uneven screen aging. Available in 50", 56", 61" and 71" screen sizes, Samsung's 1080p series of HDTVs are engineered to display the full HDTV experience, down to each and every nuance of picture detail that has been captured, broadcasted and received in HDTV. Features include 1, 080 horizontal lines of Progressive Scan, a built-in HD tuner, CableCARD Digital Cable Ready and purely digital HDM connections. Slim and lightweight, they fit where some other big screen TVs won't. With great performance, robust features, and beautiful design, they offer sports and movie enthusiasts a new reason to own a Samsung TV with DLP technology.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers
Surround Mode: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:14in
Height:34.3in
Weight:75.6lbs
Width:46.5in

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:HL-R5078W
Product Line:Samsung

Television

Brightness:900cd/m2
Diagonal Size:50in
Diagonal Size (cm):127cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV
Display Format:1080p (FullHD)
HDMI Ports Qty:2
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:10000:1
Projection Display Technology:DLP
Resolution:1920 x 1080
Technology:Projection
Type:Rear projection TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Widescreen:Widescreen

TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner:ATSC
HDTV Tuner: Yes
Multi-channel Preview:Picture-in-picture (PIP) / Split screen
TV Tuner Presence: Yes