The Samsung HLM617W is a rear projection monitor which uses the DLP technology and has a 61 inch screen size when measured diagonally. The native resolution of the set is 1280 by 720 which makes it capable of displaying all the input all the input sources at 720p. Any other inputs which are having different display resolutions are scaled to fit the available pixel area.
The brightness levels of the set go as high as anybody would want them to go and really cannot be faulted. The use of the HD2 chipset did increase the black levels quite significantly although in general the DLP technology does seem to struggle while producing deep shades of black. The high brightness and substantial black levels played a major part in the high contrast ratios offered by the set. The black levels retention offered by the set too is very good. The colors of the Samsung HLM617W are very accurate and the errors if any are not noticeable to the human eye.
The features offered by the set include the provision of a PC input which enables the user to connect the PC to the television. Now don’t tell me it’s not fun to play or work on such a huge screen! One of the major advantages of doing this is the fact that the DLP technology does not suffer from image burn in or other hazards associated with most other technologies.