Samsung’s HL-S4676S SlimDLP, like the name suggests, has a slimmer profile than regular DLP units. According to an article in Engadget, the HL-S4676S 46″ DLP is 11.5″ thick. They compare it to a 56″ unit, which isn’t an apples-to-apples comparison: 14.5″ vs. 11.5″. So, I searched for another 46″ DLP unit and came up with Toshiba’s 46HM84 (1280 x 720, $795 – $2,477 at Shopzilla.com). Toshiba’s 46″ DLP had a depth of 15.3″. Compared to Samsung’s slimmed down HL-S4676S, the Toshiba is down right obese, thicker than Samsung’s 56″. I went and searched for another competitor and came up with another Samsung model: HLR4667W, a 46″ DLP unit with 1280 x 720 resolution. The skinny on this model: a depth of 19″!!! Although this has not been a thorough investigation (far from), the HL-S4676S SlimDLP does seem to be pretty skinny.
A quick search for “Samsung HL-S4676S” at Shopzilla.com came up with prices ranging from $1,099 to $1,999 at 9 stores. For me, with tax and shipping combined, $1,299.99 was the lowest price. For a 46″ DLP, that’s a pretty good price! Here are some specifications:
Chip spec: 1280 x 720 DLP
Color: 5 segment color wheel at 14,400 RPM
Speakers: 10W x 2
Ports: HDMI, PC, S-Video, Component Video, USB