Scope / Exclusions
This analysis focuses only on the electronic content of this DLP television, and does not include the enclosures, or the optical / mechanical portions of the light engine assembly.
The 50 Inch HL-P5063W, is one of 8 models of widescreen HDTV / DLP televisions (all of the Samsung DLP televisions are HDTV devices) that Samsung is currently marketing. The Samsung DLP lineup is segregated into 3 basic types we will call basic, ultra-slim bezel, and pedestal models. Within the basic DLP lineup, the Samsung range is from 46", 50", 56", and 61". This television is likely one of Samsung's most popular, and competes in a high-volume screen size segment. Furthermore, as Samsung claims to be the volume leader in DLP television production, this model is likely to be one of the most popular DLP models currently.
This model had a suggested retail price of $2799 at the time of intiail analysis, however we have seen models available online for as little as under $1900 up to $3000+.
Main Cost Drivers (Electronic content only - Not including lamp, light engine optics or enclosures. These are totals and account for the total value of components when multiples are concerned.)
- $24.80Plasma Display Driver - Fuji Electric - FA3284F
- $14.20 NPI - ASIC - LG Electronics - LGPCMv04
- $12.40Sustain Driver - Sanyo - STK795-810
- $10.76 Video Decoder - Genesis Microchip - FLI8532-LF
- $9.15 MOSFET - N-Channel, 200v, 65A - Vishay - Siliconix - SUM65N20-30
All prices in this analysis represent iSuppli's cost estimate at the time of initial publication of this teardown.
It appears that the entire device, including all of the sub-assemblies, except the Philips light driver / ballast are of Samsung design and manufacture. Of course, key component level devices are NOT of Samsung manufacture - most obviously the TI core DLP chips and Digital Micromirror Device, or Hysonic mirror actuator. However, it appears, based on part markings that most of the light engine mechanicals except the core light engine opticals (light condenser and final projection optical housing / lenses) are also of Samsung design and manufacture. These core opticals and the light wheel assembly are likely from other sources, but were not identifiable through markings. We can only hypothesize as to the sourcing of these critical components.
DMD Board - Main Components
- DMD Device - Texas Instruments 0.55" (custom?) DMD device
- DMD Drivers - Texas Instruments DDP1011 and DAD1000 Chipset
- Memory - All Samsung - 128Mbit Rambus DRAM, 64 Mb DRAM, and 8Mb Flash (3 devices)
Mirror Actuator - Hysonic - TA4HD3
Lamp Driver - Ballast for Philips UHP lamp
Digital AV Board - Main Components
- Genesis Microchip - LCD Monitor Controller
- Samsung - ASIC - Digital Image Processor
- Genesis Microchip FLI2310 - Digital Video Format Converter
- Micronas - Color Decoder and Scan Rate Converter
- Silicon Image - HDMI 1.0 Receiver
- Samsung/Hynix - Memory Devices - SDRAM, Flash. 5 devices not including EEPROM.
Analog AV Board - Main Components
- Micronas - Multistandard Sound Processor - 44kHz
- NEC - NTSC 3-D YC Separation and Noise Reduction
- ST Microelectronics - Video Cellular Matrix
- Can Tuners - Samsung (not positively identified)
Power Supply / Line Filter - Samsung designed SMPS