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Samsung HL S-86 Series LCD TV (50",56",61")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 781 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and usability. The sound and value for money are also mentioned favorably, but the tuner and energy efficiency get less positive comments.

image quality, value for money, sound, usability, design

energy, tuner

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung HL S-86 Series LCD TV (50",56",61") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 781 reviews)

4 expert reviews

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Samsung HL-S5686W RPTV

 

At A Glance: While some of the shine is off 720p displays, this Samsung is a sleeper that can be found at street prices under $2K. The blacks and contrast aren't category leading, but this set can display natural, accurate colors at the touch of a...

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Samsung HL-S5686W RPTV

 

At A Glance: While some of the shine is off 720p displays, this Samsung is a sleeper that can be found at street prices under $2K. The blacks and contrast aren't category leading, but this set can display natural, accurate colors at the touch of a...

At A Glance: While some of the shine is off 720p displays, this Samsung is a sleeper that can be found at street prices under $2K. The blacks and contrast aren't category leading, but this set can display natural, accurate colors at the touch of a...

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Samsung HL-S5686W 56" DLP Rear-Projection 720p HDTV

 

Modern RPTVs are thin, light, and inexpensive compared to the CRT-based monsters of just a few years back. While you can still buy a CRT-based set, they've now been severely compromised in quality to fit into the low-end $1000-$1500 price range. Newer...

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Samsung HL-S5686W 56" DLP Rear-Projection 720p HDTV

 

The rear projection big-screen TV market is hot. Consumers are discovering that the latest RPTVs can often beat plasma in picture quality and offer bigger screen sizes for much less money if hanging it on the wall isn't a priority.

In the world of bargain priced big-screen HDTVs, the Samsung HL-S5086W is a standout with exceptional performance in many aspects of its picture and no truly fatal flaws. It's bright, vivid, and colorful as you'd expect, but it can also be a highly...

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Amazon review summary for Samsung HL S-86 Series LCD TV (50",56",61")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 724 user reviews of Samsung HL S-86 Series LCD TV (50",56",61") from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com.

image quality, value for money, sound, usability, design

energy

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung HL-S5086W 50-Inch DLP HDTVSamsung HL-S5686W 56-Inch DLP HDTVSamsung HL-S6186W 61" DLP HDTV

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Good Price _ Great Product

 

Better use with HD DVD or HD Cable TV to see the greatest resolution of this TV. The AV connection would not give a great picture but it would be ok.

good product for good price

None

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SAMSUNG HLS5086 50" 16:9 Black DLP Technology Widescreen HDTV with 720p Resolution w/ Built-in ATSC Tuner

 

looking for the second tv want to buy the next model which is hls5087 with 1080p resolution.

very nice hd tv

non

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Worst TV I've ever seen

 

None that come to mind.

Extremely poor picture, echo chamber sound. Remote not compatible with satellite box.

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Service After The Sale

 

NONE

No TV for a month while being serviced after only 6 months.

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HL-S6186W

 

The picture quality is superb! I went to Circuit City first.

All around nice DLP. It has great picture quality, was easy to setup, light weight, 2 HDMI inputs, looks slick

glare from lights sometimes can get bad.

Product Specifications

Featuring a thin bezel design that fits where others won't, Samsung's 61" Widescreen DLP TV delivers the ultimate HDTV experience in true 1280 x 720p resolution. You'll enjoy lifelike, razor-sharp pictures in stunning color, contrast and clarity, thanks to the ultra-fast DLP and Brilliant Color technology and the DLP chip from Texas Instruments. A contrast ratio of up to 2500: 1 captures blacker blacks, crisper whites and images that burst into life. And the unparalleled speed of the DLP chip, with millions of tiny mirrors that switch on and off over 15, 000 times per second, delivers a precise, razor-sharp picture making the HL-S6186W ideal for sports, fast-action video and gaming.

Audio System

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:15.6in/16.3in/17.6in
Height:32.3in/35.7in/38.6in
Weight:62.8lbs/69.4lbs/77.2lbs
Width:45.3in/50.9in/55.3in

DVD

Type: None

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:HL-S5086W/HL-S5686W/HL-S6186W
Product Line:Samsung

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Television

Diagonal Size:50in/56in/61in
Diagonal Size (cm):127cm/142cm/155cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV
Display Format:720p
HDCP Compatible: Yes
HDMI Ports Qty:2
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:2500:1
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
PC Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Projection Display Technology:DLP
Resolution:1280 x 720
Technology:Projection
Type:Rear projection TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Widescreen:Widescreen

TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner:ATSC
HDTV Tuner: Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes