LED 42" without 3D - Samsung UE40D5000 ??

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  1. Jimty

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    I've been researching this for so long that I'm now worried the set I've chosen is out of date! It seems like a good one, very thin and more or less my budget (£550). Should I go for it or wait for it's successor to arrive? Richer Sounds tell me they're not getting any more of this model in which suggests it's yesterdays technology.. help!
     
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    You mention a 42", then mention the UE40D5000?
    As the name suggests, it's a 40".
    And £550 is a shocking price for it, I ordered mine 4 days ago from Comet for £389 with free delivery.
    I wouldn't say it's old technology at all, probably more like Samsung will give it a new model code and some minor tweeks for 2012.
     
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    It's a 2011 launched model - every TV out there at the moment will be replaced by the summer more or less...happens every year

    Are you having to buy on finance, hence the poor price?
     
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    Sorry guys, I was mixing the LG 42" and the Samsung 40" together.. It's the LG at that price. All the research has melted my brain!
    I've since ruled out the Samsung because it's really 50hz pretending to be 100hz.
     
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    I have just bought the UE32D5000 and can tell you it is a fanatstic set.

    But if you need freeview HD & Smart TV features, then you need the UE40D5520, which is on sale here for £527.90 with a 5 year warranty, so inside your budget anyway for the next model up.

    Samsung UE40D5520 | 40 inch LED TV 1080p HD Ready Freeview HD | Richer Sounds

    Or here for £529.95 with 5 years:

    Buy Samsung UE40D5520 LED HD 1080p TV, 40 Inch with Built-in Freeview HD online at JohnLewis.com

    If you have Sky HD or Virgin and are not bothered about HD freeview or Smart TV (like me), then get the UE40D5000 from here for £389.

    SAMSUNG UE40D5000 40" Full HD LED TV | Dixons |
     
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    They both have Clear Motiion, some sort of Samsung motion processing - not the same as 100hz apparently
     
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    Yeah I'd heard that too. It's 50hz with a sort of booster. According to Richer Sounds you need to spend £650+ before Samsungs beat the competitors.
     
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    If motion is key, surely plasma should be under consideration? Richer Sounds do seem to like to push LG
     

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