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2012 Samsung plasma sets.

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Scooby2000, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. bishman

    bishman Active Member

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    Interesting. Wonder where they magic'd the price up from?
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    Same price on the trusted review as well. Making me rethink the plasma market with such a review. Is it worth sliding over to LED over the current Plasma's?
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    £2.5k would be my very limit if the TV was worth it, I don't think this would be. I still think plasma is the one for me as black levels are important, also as I watch TV in a darkened room I think I'd notice the light bleed.

    59" E8000 plasma :lease: If they do one I reckon £2300 ish
  4. arenaman

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    I think this minimum pricing nonsense isn't going to affect us, for example take the 43" E450, being the first to be released, prices are all over the place ranging from £348 to £539. Interestingly £348 is around the best price you can get a 43" D450 for currently, hope that's a good sign.
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    Black levels are important, mostly for me though is the motion clarity. I still think plasma's are going to suit me in that department.
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    Just found this

    SAMSUNG 3D LED TV at Best offer price| Rgbdirect |

    Same sort of choice as last year then? No 59" E8000, no 7 Series? :mad:

    I did call them for prices but they had no idea, why it asks you to call I don't know, in fact he said it would be another "couple of months" before they got them in, sounded feckless to be honest :rolleyes:
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    I think the pricing is a bit optimistic, especially after the 55" ES8000 was listed at 2.5K. I emailed a couple of retailers, and they still are not aware of prices and availability. I really hope its sometime soon, the 32" loaner is a bit depressing.
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    I can vouch for that :laugh:
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    So if the top end 55" LCD is 2500GBP, and Samsung have said that the OLED will only be 'slightly' more expensive are we only looking at about 3000GBP for it?
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    I doubt that, they will want to sell that beast for as much as possible. Where did you see that the OLED is only going to be slightly more expensive?
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    I was told by a Samsung dealer on the weekend that the MAP stuff applied only to the "ELITE" models and they all had to sign up to the policy if they wanted to sell any.
    When I asked him of what the benefits were, he said it was more to help out the big B&M retailers (as others have pointed out) so that prices appear uniform across the board. But, the interesting thing bit is that despite the MAP they can do a "deal" for me in the store, just can't advertise it. Make of that what you will.

    So I guess it will be down to forums such as this to spread of word of mouth on said "deals".
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    Hey scooby, has your D6900 turned up yet? I'm wonder what your impression were in comparison to the GT30 (black level specifically)?
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    Hey yeah posted here http://www.avforums.com/forums/plasma-tvs/1595370-samsung-ps51d6900-owners-thread-part-8-a-2.html

    Black level isnt as deep and outer build quality is nothing like the GT30s, though the D6900 did cost me half the money so cant complain really. The extra size is a big plus even if its a bit big for my room:rolleyes: I'm sure I could see more detail in Walle but may just be the extra size or me imagining it.

    Freview seems better with SD and HD compared to my GT30, noticed some stuttering with pan shots but general motion seem smoother. The picture seems cleaner some how, less dithering and colours look good at the mo. Not had the set long and plan on a few tweaks, but so far I'm happy, considering the price I'd say it was far better value than the GT30. The plan was to have this a few months then see how the 2012 sets do, from what I've seen so far, the 2012 sets will need to be very good for me to spend more money.
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    Cheers for the update. Not sure what to do, buy one or wait for new. The lack of news is very frustrating.
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    I'm in exactly that same place, just waiting for prices. If new ones are only approx £400 more I'll get one, if we're looking at £700 or more then it'll be a D8000 for me.
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    Hang in there fellas, I'm sure it won't be long now ;)
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    It's been long. Are we there yet? Are we there yet? :laugh::laugh:
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    One of the lads at work has a good friend who works for the local Samsung dealer. Apparently pricing for the full range comes out on the 1st March and they'll hopefully have some demo models the week after.

    I fancy upgrading from my 42" PX80 this year and was going to go Panasonic, but the issues with the last few models have got me looking at this years Samsungs. I really like the look of them, but would prefer everything being jet black. I LOVE the teeny bezel though. I was worried I might not have room for the 51", but now I'm trying everything to see if I can shoehorn a 55" in there! I don't think the 51" will be much bigger than my PX80 to be honest, with that old fashioned huge bezel. :)
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    D6900 is a good set, going to hold fire on the new ones now and if theyre any good the D6900 should still get a good few hundred in 8-9 months:) if anybody cant wait for the new ones or afford one for a few monrhs, then the D6900 seems a good stopgap even for the 800 on Amazon.
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    Would US retailers ship to the UK?

    It's doubtful we'll see the 7 series or a 59" E8000 over here. I'm looking at a nice PN60E7000 on a US site for $2299.

    Someone enlighten me as to why I couldn't do this please.
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    I am planning to get samsung 60e6500 or panasonic 55st50, more keen on the samsung because its 60 inch.. but have to wait and see which one has better picture...

    samsung is already showing up on many sites

    SAMPS60E6500EUXXU
    Samsung 60 INCH Plasma FHD 3D SMART TV 600hz skype ready - AireTech IT e-Shop UK
    Estimated Due Date:
    Saturday 03 March, 2012.

    SAMSUNG PS60E6500, SAMSUNG 60 inch Plasma TV | Rgbdirect |

    does anyone know the difference between these models
    SAMSUNG PS60E6500
    SAMSUNG PS60E550
    SAMSUNG PS60E530
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    They use a 120V/60hz power supply. There is also the possibility they won't be compatible with 50Hz sources.
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    Cheers, I should have remembered that :laugh:
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    I have to say I'm disappointed with the missing screen sizes
    in the GT and VT ranges.
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    I honestly just don't understand the marketing reasons. Why would they not sell a 59/60" version of the E7000/8000 in the UK? Surely this would be a big seller at that size would it not?
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    I've just had a look around Currys and they had the PS51E450 on sale for £649, the salesman said it had just come in yesterday, he also said that they have been told that the 7 series plasmas would be coming but didn't know when so I'll take that with a pinch of salt.

    Whist in store I went in the demo room (if you can call it that) basically an area where you can dim the lights. Straight away I could see light bleed on the D7000 and D8000 LED's, also could see it on one of the Sony Bravias. LED is definitely a no go now for me.

    The 65 and 55 VT30's had the 3D demos on and looked very good, especially the 65.

    I checked out the passive 3D on an LG and had a bit chuckle as to how pants it was in comparison.

    I also had another look at the 64" D8000 which is very nice, I think the Mrs wanted me to buy it but I resisted somehow :)

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