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Sagem unveils new HD-Ready TV

Discussion in 'TVs' started by Grobnic, Aug 13, 2005.

  1. Grobnic

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    Found this today, anybody know anything more? :lease:


    Television news Posted Tuesday, August 9th, 2005
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    Sagem unveils new HD-Ready TV range with built-in digital TV adaptors

    SAGEM has announced that it’s upcoming AXIUM TV range will feature built-in digital TV adaptors.

    Sagem is intending to launch nine HD-Ready ‘AXIUM T’ digital sets by the end of this year, and claims that as well as providing access to free digital channels, the integrated DTT adaptor also provides high-performance functionality and features including:
    * An integrated photo card reader
    * Electronic 7-day programme guide (EPG)
    * Parental control
    * A digital PVR with a hard disk capable of storing up to 40 hours of Freeview programmes (only on selected models).

    We'll bring you more specific model information as soon as we get it.

    Source
    http://www.homecinemachoice.com/cgi-bin/shownews.php?id=8280
     
  2. Grobnic

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    Hi to all potential DLP owners :hiya:

    I have discovered more on the new Sagem models :clap:

    I managed to get the name of a contact in Sagem and I decide to try a speculative email asking about the new models.

    A got a response within 24 hours with an excellent level of detail to the answers. If this is representative of the service level it definitely encourages me to become a customer of theirs in the future.

    I have direct conformation of the following details

    There will be 9 new models (I'm guessing a combination of sizes and specification levels)
    They will be available in September, yes that's this month :clap: :clap:
    Sizes will include both 45" & 50" :smashin:
    They will have 2 HDMI inputs :thumbsup:

    I'm quite excited at the prospect of these new models. The article in HCC stated that these new models would have digital tuners and if they have removed the SD noise & frosty screen issues (Which as the HD56B is getting much better press on the forum for these problems I assume they will) these are going to be everything I want for Christmas, literally!

    Basically I've already decided I will purchase one of the new models, I will just need to see the options and have a demo before I part with my cash.

    They have asked a techie to come back to me on the questions I asked about frosty screens and rainbows, when he comes back I'll post anything interesting.
     
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    Please oh please a Sagem without a frosty screen!!! This would be my Christmas wish too. All I would need then is someone to sell my HD-D45 to :rolleyes:
     
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    My Christmas whish is for an RD-65 at £3000. :clap: :lease:
     
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    new Sagems, that's great; let's hope they release a 56'' too :smashin:
     
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    the Sagem 56'' is enormously popular on the web, if i had the money i'd buy one right now; but i have to wait till next year..............by then, this new version will be out, so having to wait so long might be a good idea!

    it'll be either this tv or the sammy 56'', it'll be a hard decision to make :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
  7. Grobnic

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    Hi guys :hiya:

    Thank you for your replies

    Following the comments on screen size my guess for what it's worth is we'll get 3 screen sizes with 3 levels of kit. I think the logical sizes given the information I received and the current range will be 45", 50" & 56". I would be much easy for Sagem to use the same sizes as they have already produced as this would reduce the cost of launching new models.

    Jaylist obviously belongs (at least in heart) to the Razor faction. :hiya: Razor

    I suspect the highest level will have the PVR option and maybe the lowest will not have the sub-woofer (as in the current HD45S). I'm assuming the will all have digital tuners but how many might vary.

    Just some weekend guesswork, but fun anyway. :smashin:

    As I said in my earlier post I have asked some questions about the colour wheel speeds and segment numbers with reference to the rainbow affect. To be honest I don't expect any change between these new models and the current versions, but I can hope.

    I'm waffling now, so I'm off to breakfast :clap:
     
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    Now THIS is a thread I'll be watching closely.
    Had my heart set on a 65 Sagem, until Razor educated me in the problems with the NTSC juddering, which would be a major problemo for me.
    Then, I was just about ready to push the 'Buy' button for a 56" when this thread appeared!

    So now I'll wait to see if there is a 65 (with the NTSC problem addressed), or even see how the new 56" shapes up.

    Problem is, there's always something new (and possibly better) coming out, so at some point I HAVE to make the commitment!!
     
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    I quite like the Sagem's, but I have a problem giving money to the French! :D

    If these new sets are an improvement on the current models, then they will be worth a look. The lack of 'frosty' screen would be a good start.

    I have seen the current HD45 with both analogue and HD feeds. HD was very impressive but analogue was poor (quite blocky).

    I look forward to checking these out as I am keen to part with £2000 of my well earned money!
     
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    to save manfacturing costs, they'll probably use the same design; but change the internals and the screen.........this is ok
     
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    I don't see any reason to get too excited about built in Freeview tuners in the new range of sets. If this was a few years ago it would be something to shout about, but with HD only a few months away, you will be simply paying now for a feature that will not be used once you switch to HD.

    If you buy the standard sets available from Sagem now and use them with a stand alone Freeview box you can flog the box or use it for the bedroom telly when you go HD on the Sagem.

    It's the old hi-fi seperates credo and it is equally applicable to AV. Keep everything as separate as possible and it makes upgradability much easier and more cost effective, as well as eliminating partial redundancy of components.
     
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    Hi Pauley :hiya:
    I agree, when I said I was excited it's because the new specifications address the issues I had with the HD45 model. :clap:

    Namely...
    Only one DVI input, now 2 HDMI
    Poor SD picture quality through the HD input, the HDMI should solve that (this was probably the biggest hurdle to buying for me)
    Frosty screen, gone I hope ( I never saw this anyway)
    Freeview is just a minor addition to this list as you say.

    The test will be in the viewing of course and I'll await a demo before I buy.

    AndoverRed :hiya:
    I take you point about the French, but I work for a French company to at least I took my money off them in the first place. :devil:

    I've looked at the Comet site and the HDD50H looks the business with the narrower speakers. I've been measuring the room again but I think the 45" is still favorite. The specification is not clear on the Comet site and I take it with a pinch of salt as they state that the earlier models have digital tuners, which is incorrect.
     
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    It's got to be better than an analogue tuner hasn't it?
    Besides have you seen skys HD channel line up?
    I think it will be quite a few years before you'll be watching all your favourite programs via HD.
     
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    hello, do you know when new models SAGEM are aviable in spain, thanks!!!!!
     
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    I go to buy a Sagem 56'' but I need to know if is true that Sagem launch new models in next time. This new models are more new caracteristics apart DDT tuner???
     
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    But for what a Freeview box costs (i.e not much) i would rather have the box hidden away in the TV until HD - could be a good year or two so why bother with an extra box if it's not necessary for now?!
     
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    That's fine, but I only meant I wouldn't get too concerned if you have a Freeview or Sky box already.
     
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    The new Sagem models like the HD-D50H have a new version of the DLP Texas Instruments Chip which gives better picture quality.
     
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    Does anyone know if the HD-D50H is one of the new models with TWO HDMI inputs? Doesn't seem to say on the Comet website.
     
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    i've read the Sagem 56'' is supposed to be great, but i wonder how it compares to the most popular DLP of all..............the Sammy sp50, this would be interesting to know; especially the P.Q


    this new 56'' version is already on Comet..at least; i think it's the new one :eek:

    http://www.comet.co.uk/comet/html/cache/650_262242.html
     
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    Which chip are they using? Inquiring minds need to know!
    Thanks
    Paul
     
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    Don't know 100% what chip it is.

    All I was told it was a new version of the Texas Instruments chipset could be HD4 chipset as Toshiba are going to use it on there new models.
     
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    I've seen the new 50" model in Comet today, and it does have 2 HDMI ports :clap: :clap:

    It's new in and they could not find the remote so I could play, but they have offered to rig it up to a good quality DVD play on Wednesday for me.
     
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    Thanks Grobnic.
     
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    Does the HDD50H still have the non-reflective frosted screen?, as this is a real issue for me.
     
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    Hi pdbmjb :hiya:

    When I saw the HDD50H yesterday it had a VERY bad picture being fed through it so I can't say at the moment. Once I've seen a better picture fed on this model I'll post my views.
    I also have a promise from my Sagem contact that their technical guy will contact me when he returns from holiday on this subject (and the colour wheel).
    Having said all that I could not see the 'frostiness' on the HD45 so I may not be the best person too ask. :devil:
     
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    Brief update

    I've been through the manual of the HD-D50H T, which is also the HD-D45H G4 T manual (which is the model I fully expect to purchase).

    Still no info on the colour wheel
    The 'T' signifies the digital tuner, no idea what the 'G4' means

    It seems to have all I could ask for, but I need to see it first. The Comet salesman (most helpful) left me with the manual and the remote to play and said I could order the HD0D45H G4 T today at £1799. I want to see the tele in the flesh before I buy but I was tempted.

    I need to understand spdif and how it might work considering I use optical output from my Sky+, Anybody know anything?

    Got to go, football and food :devil:
     
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    Hi Paul,
    Any indication in the manual of either the contrast ratio or the chip used? (I suspect 3000:1 and HD4 respectively but you never know!)

    Is the manual online?
    Thanks,
    Paul
     

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