Samsung LE46M51 - 46" LCD - Reviews/Thoughts/Feedback

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  1. mkjones

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    I never knew this TV exsisted:

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    LINK - Features on official Samsung UK site

    Its a 46" Sammy, just what the doctor orderd AND its only a tad over 2k.

    Has anyone messed with, got, seen, read reviews of, etc, this device? I cant seem to find any.
     
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    I've seen them in Costco and Currys, they are approx £2.2K in Currys
     
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    Same query really, anyone got one, had one etc etc...looking at this or Hitachi 42PD7200 plasma.....
    thanks for any replies
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    It's really good in my book. The blacks aren't plasma quality but for LCD they're very good. I'm running one with the PC input @ 1360x768. Ok there are 3 pixel columns un-used each side, but you don't really notice. Unlike some of the other TV's in the Sammy range you CAN adjust the backlight/contrast in PC mode.

    It's quiet with no fans, and a bit of a bargin now they're going around the £1850 mark.
     
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    It can't be more than 2 or 3 years since I saw the first Samsung 40" LCDs in Currys for £8,000, and the pciture looked awful, I wonder how many were sold.
     
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    Considering i've never seen a TV in Currys powered by anything other than an RF lead, im not bloody surprised!
     
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    How do you find the connectivity?,seems a bit poor comapred to others,1 HDMI, only 2 Scarts
     
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    True, but expanding the number of scarts is very cheap and easy, and in the future I'd imagine HDMI switch boxes / AV amp's aren't going to cost the earth either. As for today, who has more than one HDMI device that they really need?
     
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    Just to add, the biggest downfall so far is you can see just how pants Freeview really is now (did have a Sony 32" CRT, and it looked fine on that). Stuff any source with a half reasonable bandwidth in it and it looks great. HiDef stuff off the PC is impressive, again if it hasn't been compressed to mush.
     
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    What's it like with an xbox and a 360?

    Thanks
     
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    No idea as I've never owned a video games console in my life. PC input via the VGA 15 D-SUB is fine though.
     
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    We have just got a Samsung LE46M51 & have been really pleased. The performance on high definition is excellent & just as we saw it demonstrated in the store. Pleasantly surprised to discover that good standard defintion e.g. BBC or five is decent too even at 3m viewing distance. ITV3 is pretty poor. I am feeding the TV via a PC DVB-S card over the VGA.

    A major surprise (good one:) was how useable the screen is as a PC monitor. It's easy enough to look up Digiguide & browse the Internet Movie Database without leaving the setee. The picture really is very, very sharp & bright.

    DVD played on an upscaling Samsung HD-945 connected via HDMI is extremely good too,

    The Xbox via RGB SCART was OK although a bit grainy. Connecting via component & using 720p is fabulous for those games that support it e.g. THUG2. XBMC at 720p is fabulous.

    I haven't done any tweaking or calibration yet & the PC isn't powerful enough to do any serious scaling or ffdshow post-processing so can only look forward to even better picture quality once we get around to setting up rather than watching:)
     
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    I'm very tempted by this screen, which seems to get the thumbs up from everyone who has one or has seen one, but I haven't found any 'proper' reviews - can anyone paste a link to one?

    My only concern is that since Samsung launched their 51 series they've already got a 61 and 71 series, so how long before they launch a newer 46" screen?

    I may not be able to afford a newer one, but it should make the price of this one drop further!

    Many thanks. MLS
     
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    anyone know the response time for the LE46M51 please?
    also as its only got one HDMI input, is there any multi switch boxes available please so you can plug one into the TV and hook up 3 or 4 more HD devices?


    cheers

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    My dad has just ordered this so I hope to do a quick review of it this weekend :) It's one of the, if not the biggest LCDs you can get at present! If it's anything like my LE32 I'm sure it will be ace!
     
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    thanks for the reply :)
    and i hope you got a 360 so you can tell us how that looks please ;)

    cheers

    BM

    (i got a nice panny 32in HD LCD for my 'games room' upstairs (ahem!) but wanna get a bigger model for family viewing downstairs (and also 360/PS3 fun etc :) )
     
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    Yep they have a 360 too so I won't need to take mine down lol, but will take my hardisk as it has some HD content on there. Blimey I will have my hands full - dvd player, comp leads, my choice of dvds, 360 HD, laptop, camera AND a fathers day present lol

    From what I saw of the set in Currys it looked pretty good - very sharp picture! Am looking forward to taking it for a spin :thumbsup:
     
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    cheers Raze!!
    look forward to hearing your thoughts!!

    cheers

    BM

    ps any idea of what it supports i.e 720p/1080i etc and what response time i.e 8ms etc

    :)
     
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    had mine a month exceelent pics with hd sd pretty good apart from world cup on itv which is not so clever:smashin: :smashin:
     
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    I got my LE40M61 only today and I'm getting so much grief from the missus. We're watching Argentina/ Holland on ITV and the picture is shocking!

    Its linked up to the Sky+ box with a half decent scart lead but when the footy is showing a wide shot, the dutch players just look like orange blobs!

    Please tell me things will get better on BBC!!!!

    I think I need to trawl through the forum to see if I can 'tweak' some settings!

    Oh, and by the way, if anyone is thinking of buying the LE40M61 with a view to wall mounting on a tilt/ swivel, dont bother! It has a criminally poor mounting plate! i.e. if you attached to a bracket using just the 200 x 200 screw holes, you're £1,500 telly will be suspend solely by the rear plastic casing with no connection to the TVs chassis itself! You have to use Samsung own bracket that I haven't actually seen for sale anywhere.

    I wish I had read about that in the hours I spent reading this forum or I would have gone for the R74 instead!!

    Lon
     
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    Done :)

    Samsung LE46M51BX Review

    Yes it supports both 720p and 1080i ;)
     
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    cool!! nice write up Raze and i take Azz is also you? :)
    sorry didnt reply sooner but was away working for a while and didnt get a chance to reply or check these forums!!
    great stuff and thanks again!!

    BM :clap:
     
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    Great review Raze thanks for the info.

    Ive being tossing up between this LCD & the LE40R74, may go with this one I think, I would rather pay £300+ for the bigger one if the picture quality is still very good.

    Cheers:thumbsup:
     

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