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Samsung HL-S5679W

alaTest has collected and analyzed 335 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the sound and design are on the whole positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical reviews about the energy efficiency and tuner. Opinions are divided on the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung HL-S5679W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 312 user reviews of Samsung HL-S5679W from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on

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88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung HLS-5679W 56-Inch LED Engine 1080p DLP HDTVSamsung HLS-5679W 56" LED Engine 1080p DLP HDTV

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Innovating is never easy. Most rear-projection televisions (RPTVs) that use Texas Instruments' Digital Light Processor (DLP) are single-chip designs that generate color through the use of a spinning color wheel. The problem is that these wheels can...

Fast start-up. Has fewer of the common DLP-related rainbow image artifacts. Good video processor performance.

Not as bright as lamp-driven models. Poor default color accuracy. Excessive power consumption in standby mode.

The Samsung HL-S5679W's use of LEDs as a light source hints at potential image-quality improvements, but this first effort falls short in color accuracy and brightness.

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Samsung HL-S5679W DLP HDTV


A little less than a year ago, a predecessor to this TV competed in one of our Face Offs with five other RPTVs. It didn't do well. Despite the fact that it posted some of the best measurements of the group (including the most accurate color points and...


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Samsung's Slightly Improved DLP TV


The HLS-5679w is the company's early effort to master LED technology, but there are still some kinks to be worked out.

I'm not a fan of high-definition televisions made with Texas Instruments' DLP (digital light processing) rear-projection microdisplay technology. It's not because of the images they produce or their price, but mainly because cramped big-city living...

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Samsung HL-S5679W DLP HDTV


A little less than a year ago, a predecessor to this TV competed in one of our Face Offs with five other RPTVs. It didn't do well. Despite the fact that it posted some of the best measurements of the group (including the most accurate color points and...

The HL-S5679W picks up the 3:2 sequence very quickly on all 480i sources, both synthetic (Silicon Optix's HQV Benchmark) and real (Gladiator). With a prerelease copy of the HD HQV Benchmark, and using the Toshiba HD-XA1, the HL-S5679W correctly...

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Samsung HL-S5679W DLP Rear Projection Television


But the Samsung is different. It's the first microdisplay rear projection set to do away with a projection lamp. Instead, its light source is based on high output light emitting diodes, or LEDs. This cutting edge feature is one reason this 56" set is...

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56" 1080p DLP set uses LEDs instead of a conventional lamp


Looking for an HDTV with a big screen size at the lowest possible cost? A rear-screen projector is probably the best way to go, giving you the most bang for your HDTV buck. The Samsung HL-S5679W ($3300) is a 56" rear-screen projection TV with a unique...

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Test Bench: Samsung HL-S5679W 56-inch LED DLP HDTV


That's outstanding performance, although a considerable degree of color decoder error (-20% red and -10% green) showed up in Movie Mode via the HDMI and component-video inputs. Color points, which describe the accuracy of the red, green, and blue...

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Samsung HL-S5679W DLP Rear Projection Television


A casual glance at the Samsung HL-S5679 rear projection television might suggest that it is just another new 1080p set. Not that this is necessarily a bad thing, but the market is now flooded with them. Some are indifferent, some are good, and a very...

Trend-setting color accuracy, Crisply detailed picture, Precise, but complex, service menu adjustments

Poor black levels, Some pincushion distortion, Common control settings are tedious to access in the on-screen menus

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Samsung HL-S5679W DLP HDTV Review


A debate in the Projector World and the television entity has been going on for over a decade about which technology, DLP™ or LCD™, is better? Which technology will last in the future? It looks like all projector and television technologies including...

The implementation of LED™ technology in display devices is new and as more developments are done in this field it will become more efficient and economical. Presently Samsung HL-S5679W™ an LED™ based DLP™ TV is a good start and a good investment as...

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Samsung HL-S5679W


Now coming to a home next to yours! Yes, the Samsung HL-S5679W is finally going to be available for all. After about 2 months from their announcement that they are going to start shipping the product, it's now available

Product Specifications

Introducing another breakthrough - the industry's first LED-based rear projection HDTV. Trust Samsung to feature an LED engine that provides superior life, quicker start-up and amazing color reproduction. Thanks to Samsung's Cinema Smooth light engine, this 56" Widescreen offers an astounding HDTV experience, delivering razor-sharp pictures in 1080p. With a contrast ratio of up to 4, 000: 1, the HL-S5679W captures blacker blacks and crisper whites. And the ultra-quick DLP chip results in the fastest video performance of any HDTV. Best yet, Samsung's superior technology ensures no image burn-in for a reliable, long-lasting picture.

Audio System

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

Dimensions & Weight



Type: None


Product Line:Samsung

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Diagonal Size:56in
Diagonal Size (cm):142cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV
Display Format:1080p (FullHD)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio:4000:1
HDMI Ports Qty:1
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
PC Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Projection Display Technology:DLP
Resolution:1920 x 1080
Type:Rear projection TV
Video Interface:Composite / HDMI / S-Video

TV Tuner

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