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"Wobulating" RCA Scenium 50-inch HD50LPW175 reviewed

Evan Blass
Evan Blass|October 29, 2005 7:55 AM
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OK, hi-def diehards, stop reading right now and move on to the next post. Cause if you won't even give a second glance to any set that's not 1080p, then RCA's Scenium HD50LPW175 50-inch DLP at 720p ain't gonna rock your world. Those of us who are looking for a little bit of a bargain, however, will be interested in the solid review that Sound and Vision gives this new $2300 Scenium with "wobulation" technology. RCA employed Texas Instruments' "Smooth Picture" DLP chip, which displays overlapping images to trick the eye into perceiving 1920 x 1080 pixels, when only 960 x 1080 micromirrors actually reside on the chip itself. S&V is mostly down with wobulation (which we first spotted in some HP projectors last year), although they claim the RCA take is less smooth and grid-free than others they've seen, and they also notice some detail loss in darker scenes and a "modest" amount of video noise. Despite the less-than-perfect picture quality however, the HD50LPW175 offers a lot of bang for the buck, sporting a CableCARD slot and HDMI input, all packed into a pretty sleek design.

[Via HD Beat]