Originally Posted by superklye
New DLPs no longer use color wheels OR light bulbs. No more moving parts, no more RBE and no more hidden cost in replacing a burned out bulb. The new Samsungs use a brand new engine that relies on LED backlighting.
The LCD backlighting is projected at 30,000hrs, compared to the ~3,000 for current dlp (which is funny because I'm still on my first bulb from 2004 and we watch tv a lot). Anyhow I'm finding it hard to find reference to Samsung using the LCD backlighting, but I did find references to 3d-tv and nearly flat dlp systems (by Samsung).