Luminus Devices, Inc. has announced that Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. has begun shipping its new line of Slim Depth LED Engine Widescreen DLP HDTVs with 1080p resolution, featuring Luminus' patented PhlatLight LED
technology. The six new models use Luminus' high-powered, energy-efficient LED illumination in place of a UHP or arc lamp, the traditional light source found in most projection TVs. Samsung's new LED-based Slim DLP HDTVs are on store shelves now at Canadian national retailers including, Best Buy, Future Shop and The Brick.
Luminus' PhlatLight LED technology is setting a new standard in HDTV performance and reliability. This innovative illumination technology is a revolutionary light source that lasts the entire lifetime of the
TV and delivers a consistent picture without fading, saving consumers lamp replacement costs and inconvenience over the life of the set.
Televisions powered by PhlatLight technology produce over 40 percent more color than traditional lamp-based TVs due to the technology's unique ability to individually create pure, primary colors, which allows owners to enjoy superior color reproduction. PhlatLight
technology eliminates mechanical noise that is sometimes prevalent in TVs that are equipped with color wheels. Since bulb warm-up time is unnecessary, the picture appears instantly with full brightness. In
addition, TVs with PhlatLight illumination are more environmentally friendly because they eliminate the conventional lamp that requires repeated replacement during the lifetime of the TV.
According to research from DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in display market research and consulting, Samsung is the world market share leader in total television unit sales and revenue. Additionally,
DLP is the world's leading rear projection display technology and Samsung is the worldwide market share leader in DLP rear projection sales. In 2006, Samsung introduced the first LED DLP, the
award-winning HL-S5679W, and the first Slim DLP, the HLS4676S. Both categories were so well received that Samsung has combined their respective virtues to create a new, expanded category of Slim LED DLP
HDTVs. This year's product line includes six new models: the HL-T5087S, HL-T5687S, HL-T6187S, HL-T5089S, HL-T5689S, and HL-T6189S " available in three large screen sizes: 50-, 56- and 61-inch.
"We've taken the best features from our LED DLP model from last year, which uses Luminus' PhlatLight technology, and combined it with our new Slim DLP design to create six new models to deliver one of our
most innovative product lines yet," said James Murphy, senior director, Consumer Electronics Division, Samsung Electronics Canada. "By incorporating the performance advantages and energy efficiency that PhlatLight LEDs provide, we are able to bring more value and
flexibility to the consumer and produce one of the best viewing experiences available on large screen HDTVs today."