Price Match Samsung PS50Q7HD

Spy

Well-known Member
I am looking to buy the Samsung PS50Q7 from John Lewis to get the 5 year warranty.

The problem I am having is that I can't seem to find a price matchable retailer who has one on display at a decent price i.e. below £1900.

Does anyone know of any ?
 

Crabman32

Novice Member
Just ordered mine today mate from beyondtelevision.com for £1679.99 + £50 delivery. They can deliver the next day as long as you order before 3pm. Great customer service and very friendly. It's only a 1 year warranty but you are saving a bucketload. Hope this helps.
 

lgans316

Distinguished Member
Waste of time and money. I bet you won't be happy with the picture.
I beg you people not to buy samsung coz of inferior picture quality.
Samsung Plasma is affected by the below problems.

1.Dot Crawl
2.Inaccurate skin tones
3.Red push
4.Solarization
5.Burn-in
6.Nondefeatable Edge Enhancement
7.DNIE
 

Wolfie666

Active Member
lgans316 said:
Waste of time and money. I bet you won't be happy with the picture.
I beg you people not to buy samsung coz of inferior picture quality.
Samsung Plasma is affected by the below problems.

1.Dot Crawl
2.Inaccurate skin tones
3.Red push
4.Solarization
5.Burn-in
6.Nondefeatable Edge Enhancement
7.DNIE
Would I be right in guessing you don't like the PQ of this TV

Don't think I get any of those problems but then I don't know what half of them are - I just like to watch the content of a program rather than worry about the minute detail of the PQ. Most ppl aren't AV specialists.

BTW there is no burn in
 
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Gobbler

Guest
If it's SOOOO bad, why did Home Cinema Choice give it 4/5 for picture?
 
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Gobbler

Guest
Because they got paid off by Samsung to give it a good review?

Just like Al Qaeda wasn't responsible for 9/11?
 

Spy

Well-known Member
I want to find a retailer who has it on display at a decent price so I can get John Lewis to price match it.

I would rather not buy from anywhere other than JL as a 5 year warranty is normally approx £500 on top !

Does anyone know of any retailers as above ?
 

Scam73

Novice Member
I currently own a 42 PWD7 Panny and cant fault it, i have been looking at upgrading to HD and 50".

I think £1,679.99 for a 50" HD Ready Plasma with a nice (Pioneer style) black gloss finish, enough inputs and 4/5 for picture from a respected magazine - unless it is dire in every other area it is a BARGAIN!

At the end of the day you are talking an extra £1k for a Panny PH9 panel after buying the inputs, then you need seperate sound.

The '07 Pioneers are £2,800 and they might be using NEC screens, Panasonic PX60/600s are a lot more pricey and they dont have the piano gloss look...was also tempted by the Fuji 58 series which i know is THE best but would cost an extra £2,100, it will still be old news in a year or two.

Personally i am tempted to buy one so that my girlfriend wont pester me how to turn on and get sound out of my Yamaha 2600 receiver, she could use the Samsung sound instead, it would do a good job for the time being and when 1080p screens are commonplace in a few years i can upgrade again and have only wasted £1,679!

Cheers.
 

Scam73

Novice Member
Try:

£1,679 from beyondtelevision on the web but you cant use them as a price match


or


www.empiredirect.com, based in leeds, they are a shop with a ticket price of £1,880, you choose whether the warranty is worth the extra £200!
 

KjK

Novice Member
Ive seen the 42" version, picture looked great, nearly bought it. That was around £1500
 

Spy

Well-known Member
I agree with Scam73.

I was originally looking at the PHD8/PH9 but the Samsung is extra £1,000 and I want to upgrade in a few years to a 1080 panel. The Samsung is great value in light of this.

The less I can spend the better as I will upgrading in the future.
 
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Gobbler

Guest
Yar me too... as u can see from my previous post, I've decided the same, ie to get a Sammy 50" instead of a Pana display.

I really can't justify an extra £1k for something that's a 'bit better'.

Still unsure of Gobbo666's cryptic reply tho.
 

Mora

Banned
I have just had the 50 samsung delivered. JL did price match it with Empire Direct Leeds branch, for around 1910 including delivery and 5 year warranty. (~I actually paid 1756 inc vat due to a nifty code that was active at the time)

Dont know if they have lowered the price at ED yet.

Will have it up and running this weekend, to compare to my current 42'' SD 6th gen panasonic (which i cannot fault)

My panny has been stuck on cartoon network for most of its 3 years life, not a hint of screenburn. :smashin: -- Pioneer? pfft :nono:
 

Spy

Well-known Member
Hi Mora,

It would be interesting to hear your comparative feedback when you get it up and running.
 

lgans316

Distinguished Member
To Gobbo666,

Most of us spend a fortune on HDTV for what ?
It's for the picture quality. Samsung is yet to come up with the perfect TV.

Just check the Pio / Pannys. Have a look at the picture details.
You check any AV Reviews. Have you seen the Sammy's being given a high rating for picture. No !!! They excel only in Aesthetics.

I currently live in Tokyo and after owning Pio / Panny I still feel bad for owning the Sammy back at my hometown.

You can see burn-in say after 30 minutes of watching a channel constantly.
Just turn-off your room lights,make it dark and you can see visible image retention. This is applicable to any plasma but the Sammy's seem to retain the images for a longer duration.
 

Mora

Banned
Its one of my main worries... the Samsung has not ONE but two screen burn tools built into its menu...

My panasonic, i actually KNOW cannot be given screenburn, no matter how hard anyone tried :thumbsup:


But.. for my use, the samsung wont be left on cartoon network like my other panel, because its in the living room.. so will mainly be films and news sport etc.

This weekend, i will see if i can induce some screenburn into the samsung, and post details of how long it takes.
 
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Gobbler

Guest
To Igan:

Yes, I have just opened up my copy of Home Cinema Choice and looked at the review of the sammy panel.

Picture: 4 stars out of 5.

Page before that, review for the Panny 50":

Picture: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Yeah, Pana is better but £1k price difference.
 

lgans316

Distinguished Member
The homecinemachoice I think is specific to UK. Just check out the picture rating in sites like cnet.com,asia.cnet.com and www.plasmatvbuyingguide.com.
Personally I don't mind spending few more bucks to get a better quality TV.
Afterall we want to derive maximum satisfaction out of anything we do.

I can bet that you can find many picture flaws in Samsung if you are a true AV addict. HD channels are anyway going to look good. My point is watching basic DVDs. At first samsung cannot reproduce accurate skin tones. Their black levels are doomed by the presence of DNIE. It cannot deliver a sharp picture without dot crawls in the background when you feed basic 480i/p feeds.

Please check the review rating of Samsung Plasma in www.cnet.co.uk. It's rated 7.3.
 
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Gobbler

Guest
Can't find a review of this model on www.plasmatvbuyingguide.com but interesting mini-review from cnet.

"There are a few sound and picture flaws but at this price they're easy to ignore."

I think the MAIN point here is:

"Personally I don't mind spending few more bucks to get a better quality TV."

It all depends on what you think is a 'FEW' more bucks and how much 'BETTER' it is.

I think for a true AV addict, £1k isn't a lot of money. For normal :)grin: ) people, it's a lot when £1800 is already a lot.

No doubt that Pana/Pio panels are better tho. No arguments from me there!
 

Wolfie666

Active Member
Spy said:
I am looking to buy the Samsung PS50Q7 from John Lewis to get the 5 year warranty.

The problem I am having is that I can't seem to find a price matchable retailer who has one on display at a decent price i.e. below £1900.

Does anyone know of any ?
I think this thread is in danger of being hijacked -Spy is asking for a better price match not a lesson in why not to buy a Samsung
 

lgans316

Distinguished Member
I think the pricing in the UK and few Asian countries are too high making it difficult for the average consumer to make a bang-for-the-buck deal.
Please do not take my views too personal. It was just my opinion. I just want to help others in making a good buy for the price they pay. I am already a victim by going for this TV. I don't like the picture quality. The aesthetics are the only good thing about the Sammys which I hardly bother.
 

Spy

Well-known Member
Don't get me wrong, I would prefer a PH9, but as I am planning on upgrading to a 1080 panel in a few years, saving £1,000 outweighs a slightly inferior picture for a few years.

Back to topic, does anyone know of any stores that have the 50" Samsung on display, priced at less than £1900 ?
 

Wolfie666

Active Member
Gobbler said:
Yar me too... as u can see from my previous post, I've decided the same, ie to get a Sammy 50" instead of a Pana display.

I really can't justify an extra £1k for something that's a 'bit better'.

Still unsure of Gobbo666's cryptic reply tho.
Sorry Gobbler didn't mean to come across as an ^&*$ - I misread your comment
 

Wolfie666

Active Member
Spy said:
Don't get me wrong, I would prefer a PH9, but as I am planning on upgrading to a 1080 panel in a few years, saving £1,000 outweighs a slightly inferior picture for a few years.

Back to topic, does anyone know of any stores that have the 50" Samsung on display, priced at less than £1900 ?
Which part of the country are you in - no point identifying a retail outlet in Scotland if you live at LandsEnd :)

Also have you tried posting this in the JL Pricematching section ?

The best I've come ascross so far is £1999. Seems only online can you get better deals
 

Scam73

Novice Member
I have tried to price match empire direct in leeds with JL, they have the screen for £1880.

JL would not price match because empire is currently out of stock, daft thing is empire are getting stock in in the next 24 hours!!!

So....buy the samsung from beyondtelevision.com for £1679, they had stock yesterday and they deliver next day.

Because i was p*ssed off I asked JL about the warranty, it does not cover accidental damage, if something within the 5 year period they send a local engineer to your home, they wont replace the TV.

My thoughts are that for a saving of £200 you could risk having to get the same local engineer out IF something was to go wrong!

Best of luck.
 

johny1980

Well-known Member
aj electronics have them for £1729.99

You can aways buy a 3 year (£220) or 5 year extended warranty directly from D & G :thumbsup:
 

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