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Hitachi32LD7200 vs Samsung LE32R41B

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    Mmm... which one is better?

    The 32" versions, like better value, reliability, quality etc.
     
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    ill 2nd that

    i have looked at both of these and cant decide,pic on the hitachi was stunning :thumbsup:
     
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    Mmmmm... If there were special offers with one like a HDD DVD Recorder, minimum 40gb, I would get it.
     
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    I am also looking at these two models and am torn between them at the moment. With the Samsung being £400 cheaper, i would say if cost is not an issue then the hitachi is superior. However value for money i'd say for £800 the Samsumg is an absolute bargain.
     
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    Any reason why the Hitachi a lot higher? They come with pedastal stands yeah?
     
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    i've not seen the Samsung at all but i bought the Hitachi and it is fantastic picture quality for an LCD. Reason i paid the extra for this over samsung is the Hitachi has got better connectivity.

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    I think dvdchild has pointed out one of the main selling points of the hitachi,better connectivity.I've got a samsung myself and have to say price was the main factor that pushed me towards it,but i wonder if when hdtv comes out won't most tv's have very similar picture quality?
    No doubt someone will point out the technical differences here!!
    I really think that if you buy either tv you'll be happy,after a day or two adjusting the tv i can now get a picture of sky that's good if not better than my old goodmans crt.Dvd's are astounding,hd looks even better.The only thing against the hitachi is that you'll find it hard to find a store with in stock!!
     
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    Nope, not at all - there's still lots of room for variation.
     
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    Proberly right there,if i had the money i would have waited to see what sony have planned.
     
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    What are the differences in connectivity, could someone kindly list the inputs/outputs for please, thanks.
     
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    ...and you can't decide on which one to buy? :eek:

    This is an easy thread....if you have the extra money buy the Hitachi as it is clearly the better TV and has better conectivity.

    If you don't have the money, buy the Samsung.
     
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    Could you qucikly mention the difference in connectivity, as I might not need all those fancy in/outputs.
     
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    @ THE end of the day.....its gonna come down to connectivity vs ££ saving.....surley if u r considering both i can assume u can afford the hitachi..............that would then leave u with £400 to spend on extra's hddvd etc......if u need it....
    i had a tevion but returned it ....undecided myself....lot depend on whats out in the next few months and if prices drop..............best thing to do it do a search to see the difference in connectivity...also depends on what u are connecting upto it and future stuff xbox 360......etc...
     
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    The money is no worry, well a bit, but jsut want to know the blatant differences between the,m
    I'm getting a Sky HD really only, will play P3 on my old CRT's.

    What about PQ?
     
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    SAMMY
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    As i said the Hitachi has better connectivity and the better picture...it is a no brainer if you can afford it. At its price range it is probably the top LCD at the mo.
     
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    what no vga on the hitachi, of well
     
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    Unless my eyes are deceiving me, REALDEAL has got the connections listed incorrectly on the previous page of this thread.

    The Hitachi has

    1x DVI (HDCP)
    1x HDMI
    3x Scart (2 of which are RGB)
    1x Component
    1x VGA

    1x Optional add on box that adds composite and S-video inputs.
     
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    Mmmm... the s-video&composite is an optional, I would have htough it would have come built in.
     
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    Well, optional as in they give it to you, and it's up to you if you plug it in or not. It doesn't take up any of the other inputs. I guess they thought that not many people are going to buy a £1200 LCD and then plug in a composite or s-video source!

    I'm not entirely sure why they didn't build it straight in, but I'm sure they have their reasons. Anyway, you can build it in yourself with the supplied screw, a screwdriver and about 5 seconds, so it hardly matters! :)
     
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    I thought we had to pay for it LOL!

    So has the hitachi got better PQ? Or just better inputs?

    So basically:
    Samsung has: HDMi x1, 2 SCART sockets (1 RGB), S-Video socket, AV inputs,
    Hitachi: 1x DVI (HDCP), 1x HDMI, 3x Scart (2 of which are RGB), 1x Component, 1x VGA

    Am I missing anything? The samsung doesnt have compononent :confused: :suicide:

    mm.. NO builtin freeview.
     
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    Apart from the point...no your not missing anything :D

    The Hitachi has better connectivity and picture.

    THere is one thread on the forums about the 'ok' samsung and at least half a dozen on how good the Hitachi is...thats event before you read the magazine review of the Hitachi!

    Go for it....unless your happy to wait 4 to 6 weeks when all the new models form most manufacturers will be out
     
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    Mmmmm.. you sure about the 4-6 weeks, I'm buying at the end of July or midway July, I can wait, as I got work in my house going on, redoing the sitting room fully + extension.

    I'll wait, if we see a price drop in the PV500, that might tempt me, or if any good Sony's come out. You know whats coming out in the next month? What should i look out for?
     
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    Yep the PV500 will be down in price.

    There will be D500 LCD from Panasonic - 1st review I have seen it is better than Hitachi
    The HD Ready JVC
    The new Philips (can Jimsan sniff out this thread I wonder?)
    In August comes the Sony and Toshiba's.

    Really if you have the money and can wait, end of July beginning of August has to be the best time to buy.
     
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    August, might be worth the wait, I bought my last TV in 98, so I dont buy them very often LOL!

    the D500, will it be a 26"/32"/37" one right? Were can I get reviews + release date, also links for the new JVC, I currently own a JVC, its amazing quality and reliability.
     
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    D500 is 26 and 32 only....I am assuming Panny will not do a 37 because that is their plasma territory.

    d500 and hitachi are reviewed in this months What Video and TV mag and will be reviewed in Home Cinema Choice out on June 30th.

    JVC is here http://www.jvc.co.uk/product.php?id=LT-32DS6BJ&catid=100088&lid= Also there is a thread in here somewhere with a couple of members saying it is a goody. The fella who assisted in testing it for JVC is a forum member - he said he doesn't really like LCD's, but he is tempted to keep this one!
     
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    yeah your correct m8...........
    took it from this site.....
    http://www.digitaldirectuk.com/products_moreinfo3/index.asp?product_id=8485
     
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    Hopefully someone could scan those in :D
     

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