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Discussion in 'Televisions' started by Bacus, Apr 19, 2005.

  1. Bacus

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    :clap: My new Sammy 50" arrived yesterday !! Got it all set up and what a picture. The PQ is totally wicked, and i am so glad i got rid of my plasma for this DLP set ! Next in line is to get my X-Box chipped up and see what PQ is like over normal DVD player viewing ! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
     
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    congratulations on your new baby,i can tell you that ntsc games(1080/720)are bl**dy amazing on it

    sheep
     
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    Thanx.... and are you playing games on your X-Box ?
     
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    Two happy Samsung owners :thumbsup: - could you both please comment on the sharpness of the 50" as its getting some criticisms from potential buyers and I wanted to hear from owners...

    How does it compare to your previous CRT/rear proj?
    How is it with RF, digital TV, DVD, Games etc?
    How does it compare/change with connections - RGB, Component, HDMI etc?

    Sorry for the lots of questions but I want some good feedback as getting a decent demo is a real problem where I live.

    Cheers
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    :thumbsup:

    Congrats sikenny, got my hd945 today, the sammy 50 is coming on sunday, cant wait. can you let me know your settings. i know everyones taste is different but nice to have a guide. :thumbsup:
     
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    PQ is very sharp on sky, sky movies is jaw dropping,i watched Bad Boys 2 last night and you could not fault it one bit ! RF is good(providing you have a good feed)
    DVD playback wicked ! Have not tryed X-Box out yet nor HDMI. But looking at PQ now things will only get better with these 2 plugged in-RGB very good,component excellent ! 99.9% Better than my plasma !! :clap:
     
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    Please do not encourage him, i have to listen to him going on about it all day long at work, :D , Nah i glad for ya mate really, after all the troubles we had with our Plasmas i am glad we are both sorted now, and seen the light.
     
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    Cheers Guys :smashin: Let me know how you get on with games and HDMI :) From what I've heard there's a leap in PQ and sharpness when you switch to HDMI!

    So how does the picture out of the box compare with the demos in the shops? I ask because I've seen some soft washed out pictures in shops but this TV receives such great reviews I thought it must be down to the setup.

    Good Luck - I'm very jealous of you guys :thumbsup:
     
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    Cant really say about settings yet as i have only done the main ones like turn down contrast,colour,sharpness etc. Will have a real good play over the weekend. But PQ is the Best i have seen yet. I would highly recomend this set. :thumbsup:
     
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    Hello mate...........Hows your portable ?? :D :D :D Only joking mate
     
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    OI! 3 happy owners of the samsung :) sikenny, i gotmy contrast to about 65, brightness to about 50 and colour to 46, so far im happy with these settings, but will experiment more. DVD thru component is amazing. THIS TV IS AMAZING. glad you are happy with it.! welcome to the club :clap: :clap: :clap:
     
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    The demos in shops are all crap ! You cant even really see what PQ is like if you take in your own DVD'S or laptop. Best try and find someone on this Forum kind enough to give you a showing at there place. :smashin:
     
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    Ouch that hurt mate. Reckon the pints are on you tommorrow then. Bloody good PQ these Sammys,( even on my portable one 46" ) and yes there is a big leap using HDMI.
     
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    My contrast is 45-Brightness 58-Sharpness 58-Colour 45. Have not really had a good play with it all yet BUT will be doing so.
     
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    one thing we agree on is colour, funny how some people say the sammy has washed out colours and we all have to turn down our colour lol. the tv has bright vibrant colours wont u agree? :hiya:
     
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    Na... Beers on you mate to welcome the newest member of my family :smashin:
     
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    I think that's a good point and backs up my suspicion that the samsungs i've seen in store are not just being fed poor signals but they have been very poorly calibrated!! Now that must be a skill in itself!
     
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    Most people slagging the sammy have only seen it in a large store with crap signal !! PQ i think is UNBEATABLE !! My good fried philip41 has the 46 sammy and they both look great ! SAMSUNG have got it right as far as these sets go, but it's down to us to make em better !!
     
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    Tell you what you by me one for the insult, and i will by you one to welcome your new family member.
     
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    Washed out colours, not a chance. got my sp46 set at 45 and the green down to 20.
     
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    Getting a set calibrated........Pay the money and get an expert to do it ! BUT setting it up yourself,adjusting it, it's all down to personal taste.Eveybody is different !! BUT you will still be the ENVY of all your mates that see it and want one! :D :D :D :D
     
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    That sounds good :thumbsup:
     
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    Hi Guys - have any of you looked over on the AVSForum at the HLR-5085 which is the name for the SP50L7HX in the USA. It's also sometimes called the Captain Kirk Model because of its Star Trek looks. Anyway they appear to have lots of threads and posts with tweaks and tips for this and other Samsung TVs as they've had them a long time.

    Hope this helps

    Cheers
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    How much would a expert charge to calibirate the model. Surely Samsung know best.

    Any chance we have an expert here who can post us the settings we need?
     

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