The Samsung HL-S5687W is 56” rear projection television using the DLP technology. Samsung is one of the leaders in manufacturing TV sets using DLP technology and were the frontrunners in introducing rear projection sets offering a full native resolution at 1080p. Now they seem to be resolute on making them more affordable and the Samsung HL-S5687W is one of them. Priced at somewhere around $2500 the set is perhaps the least expensive but the best performer than most other sets. It may not be the best solely in terms of performance but certainly is the best on the basis of value.
The color of the cabinet is basically fully glossy black. Samsung has quite successfully followed the trend and provided the set with a thin bezel width of 0.75 inches which makes the cabinet look more compact. The dimensions of the set are 50.9 X 35.6 X 16.3 (W X H X D) and weighs around 73 pounds which is quite praiseworthy for a 56” set. The set offers a full native resolution of 1920 X 1080 at 1080p. The DLP has 960 X 1080 pixels unlike the LCOS which has 1920 X 1080. For this the Samsung HL-S5687W uses a technology called wobulation which doubles the horizontal resolution. The advantages of 1080p though are limited for 720p or lower quality input sources.
The Samsung HL-S5687W offers fantastic performance giving commendable black levels and colors close to the D6500K after calibration.