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Sagem HD-D56B

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by sprattgraham, May 26, 2005.

  1. sprattgraham

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    Could this be the answer for all us HD-D50 mugs out there?? :eek: Now to start digging :rolleyes: - where to buy, what price, will it be based on the excellent HD-D50 or the less liked PQ of the HD-D45??? All very exciting news! :clap:
    Thanks for the heads up - I certainly missed it and I often visit their site!
    Simon
     
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    wow does anyone have this? after yet another faulty HD-D45 i am considering getting a refund from John Lewis and going for this, its still HD2+ and has the same contrast ratio as the D45 :thumbsup:
    is watching a 56 inch screen from 4m away acceptable? or is this really too large for such a short distance? :confused:
     
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    Using the 4.8 x screen height formula (for 720p) suggests an optimum viewing distance of 11ft. So yes, buy it!
     
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    i'm going for it. JL may give me a 5 yr warranty but theres no point if they keep sending me dodgy tv's!
     
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    n00b

    I have a RD65 at 4.0 meters and its fine. The 56 Sagem has the same piano black finish as my display and it does compliment the set of nicely. It looks more like expensive furniture than the normal plastic you get on tv's.

    :thumbsup:
     
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    well I think it is a bit of a coincidence that it is the same unusual size as the Optoma, watch out R1 fans!
     
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    Wow, an even bigger sparkly screen :D
     
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    What does this refer to? Is this a fault with all Sagem RPTVs, or something else? What does "sparkly" mean in this context? Thanks.
     
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    its 9 inches smaller :confused:
    and thank you Razor for putting my mind at ease, i have gone ahead and ordered, woohoo! please let it be ok first time :lease:
     
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    Hey no problem n00b, I hope your happy with your new purchase. Let us know how you get on :)
     
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    Sorry, just a quick jokey comment. I was refering to the shimmery effect that the HD-D45 has (IMHO) and since it looks like it's smaller brother I'm assuming it uses the same screen type.

    Go and look at the 45 to see if you can see what I mean. It's noticable on light scenes eg clouds. If you can't see it then lucky you and Im jealous.
     
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    Wow it's strange you said that - I saw my first HD-D45 in the flesh yesterday in Manchester Kendals. I spent a few minutes squatting on the floor watching the HD demo on it and could see shimmering on the screen. I thought it might have something to do with the shop lights - didn't know this was an issue. Its a bit like the effect you get when you shine a light on the silver reflective bits on trainers or on one of those yellow workmens jackets. I personally couldn't live with that.
     
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    Okay, thanks. When I finally track down a HD-D45 to demo I'll look out for the shimmery effect. As Solidstate said, could be a real showstopper if it's that obvious a fault.
     
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    its not a showstopper, you can only see it if you are sitting very close to it. and as mentioned previously it shows up during very bright scenes (like sky). they say its the anti-reflective coating, and tbh it probably is since you can watch this tv in sunlight with no annoying reflections.
     
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    Thanks. Finally got a chance to view the 45" version of the Sagem at Comet, and didn't notice any sparkly effect. Unfortunately the Sagem in Comet (Inverness) looked a terrible picture, although they were running it off an aerial feed. If only I could find somewhere in my area that can demo a Sagem with a decent feed, I still need convincing that DLP can provide a stunning picture as good as the plasmas I saw on display at Comet.
     
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    My local Comet AV manager has just confirmed to me that they now have a part number and stocking details on the new HD-D56 unit on their computers at head office. :clap: :clap: He believes it will be in store within 3-4 weeks but it may only be the larger stores that will carry a demo version. I cannot wait to see if it is any better then the HD-D45 and/or if it will match the PQ of the HD-D50 and if it does then I am pretty certain I will get one to bring an end to my little saga. :D

    Cheers :thumbsup:

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    did anyone manage to get one of these? i had been kept hanging by unbeatable.co.uk for about 3 weeks.
    i called up today;

    unbeatable: hi, can i take your order number?
    me: ***68**, i would like to cancel the order.
    unbeatable: ok, thats done, bye.
    me: um... bye..

    no "why would you like to cancel?" no confirmation of who i was or my address, no anything.... i feel unsatisfied...

    i will try and find somewhere else which sells the d56, if not i guess its the d45 again. :mad:
     
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    n00b

    Dont settle for the 45, its too small. Have you tried contacting Sagem and asking them to list retailers which carry the 56' or if the 56' is availible to buy yet. I would of thought that the set comes directly from Sagem and the retailer simply takes the order and his profit.

    :)
     
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    I'm starting to hear more and more about unbeatable!
     
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    Comet have told me they are unlikely to carry this model in their stores (even the fairly large one at Reading is apparently not going to carry stock) as it too big and might impact on the other model sales BUT they have it on their computers as a stocked item at head office and say they can order it no problems.
    Cheers
    :hiya:
     
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    Dunsters :hiya:

    I would personally source this set from a specialist AV store. Support the little guys, you usually get a far better level of service and support. Price is always negotiable with these suppliers.

    :D
     
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    I probably will but I am still in negotiations with Comet on the replacement of the HD-D50 (no HDCP) :rolleyes: and I am hoping for a sensible deal on the price on the HD-D56. (They list as £2699) ;)

    I will try the local 'little guy' (although he doesn't offer Sagem as standard) but as part of a (small-ish) chain, he will hopefully to be able to back up any guarantee in the way it has to be said, after all the efforts to fix the problem, Comet certainly have :)

    Cheers
     
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    I got my RD65 from a comercial AV company which was recomended by Optoma, I got a small discount and the guarantee is backed up by Optoma with an onsite 2 year jobbie, no dead pixel etc :D

    Maybe you could do a bit of leg work with Sagem and collect all the info to present to comet. All it would need then is for Comet to place the order with Sagem and for Sagem to arange delivery to your house. If Comet have been this obliging so far I am sure they wouldnt mind going that bit furthur if you presented thm with all the info.

    Good luck with the replacement. I hope you get your set :thumbsup:

    If not you could always go another 9' bigger and get a RD65 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
     
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    I had curries give me exactly this option before - vis 'we have a buyin dept & we can get pretty much anything'. I didn't go for it as I'd rather not have the downstream hassles about them not understanding how I got it from them if it doesn't have a stock number etc.

    Cheers

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    Thanks for the advice (again) Razor:cool: . I will follow that through and definitely place a local order if Comet can't/wont help any further.

    Greg, the Currys computer already shows the HD-D56 as an active part (I popped into another store and asked the manager there for the details on the HD-D56 and he was surprised to see it on his computer - price - 5-10 days delivery etc) - but as I understand it, they do not intend to carry it at all but the biggest stores. (Perhaps it has something to do with the local AV manager's choice and the amount of show room space they have perhaps even also the fact that the massive screen might knock the others on display into a cocked hat??).

    I know I am getting close now - I can even feel the hairs on my neck prick with excitement!!! :D :D :D - These DLP TVs (and this forum) have made spending money so much fun!!:smashin:
     
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    Dunsters :hiya:

    No problems with the help, my pleasure :smashin:

    Spending cash on AV is a great pass time. The only downside is waiting for your toys to arrive. :D
     

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