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Samsung LExxM61B-series

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by DikkieDick, Aug 22, 2005.

  1. DikkieDick

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    On the Dutch and German Samsung-site some new models are shown:
    LE40M61B and LE32M61B. No prices yet, but specifications and looks are very nice:

    Specifations for the 32M61B
    (translated via Babelfish and slightly editted)

    Technical data
    Picture

    Sceen size

    81 cm, TFT LCD with PVA technology
    Display format

    16:9
    Dissolution

    WXGA (1366 x 768)
    Brightness value

    500cd/m²
    Contrast relationship

    Dynamic contrast attitude: 5.000:1
    Functions

    Automatic brightness attitude,
    DNIe (digital Natural image engine),
    DNR (digital Noise Reduction),
    MCC (My Colour control): 3 colors,
    Viewing angle 178°/178°,
    Progressive Scan,
    Picture in picture function (HDMI or PC connection necessarily),
    Digital comb filter (3D),
    4 picture modes (Custom, standard, dynamic, Movie),
    Zoom function,
    Fixed image function
    Clay/tone

    Music achievement

    RMS 2 x 10 Watts
    Functions

    Nicam/A2 stereo, SRS Tru Surround XT,
    5 clay/tone modes (standard, music, film, language, user-defined), Graphic Equaliser
    (5 channels)
    Tuner

    PAL, SECAM B/G, D/K, I, I/I, L/L ', NTPB (AV3.58, 4.43), videotex with 1.000 page area memories
    Connections

    Digital picture fig. (HDMI with HDCP), component entrance, 2 SCART connections, s-video, video (a/from), PC connection (D-Sub), antenna connection, kopfhoereranschluss
    Generally

    Functions

    Clock display, a/from timer, Sleep timer, graphic screen menu, wandmoniterbar (VESA standard 200 x 200)
    Capacity

    Power consumption: 170 Watts
    standby: 3 Watt
    Dimensions
    (BxHxT) in cm

    80.4 x 62.3 x 25 (with table foot)
    80.4 x 56.4 x 11.3 (without table foot)
    Weight

    19.2 kg (net weight inclusive table foot))
    EAN


    Accessories

    Wandhalterung WMTL-4001 (not in the scope of supply)
    Remote maintenance TM76B (in the scope of supply)
     
  2. andrewfee

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    Oh that's just typical. I wait on getting an LCD for so long, and finally decide on the new Samsung LE32R41BX, and they release a new model what seems to be a month or so later.

    I am not impressed. :mad:

    The only good news is that it's much uglier, in my opinion.
     
  3. DikkieDick

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    Well, that always happens. :)
    I was looking for the LE32R51B which IMO was the successor of the 41-series. Actually, but that's pure subjective, I think the M61 looks much nicer than the R51.

    I'll be waiting a few months before buying one, because I'll be moving in November or December, and by that time the 71 will be out I guess. :D
     
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    As long as you're happy with your TV, it's a fact of life that it'd be superceeded at some point. Though I have to admit, Samsung seem to have a product life cycle of 4 months at the moment.


    I like the look of the new panels, butthey probably wont be in the shops for a another month or so.
     
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    The 41/51 were the same apart from the casing, this is a new panel etc.

    I bought mine as soon as it was available and got from the first batch Empire Direct had in.

    It's only been a month or two and now they're bringing out another one. Usually you expect a TV to last longer than that before it's updated.

    I could have waited until October, but thought I'd buy as soon as the TV was released so I wouldn't be in this situation. (eg just buying it and another one comes out)
     
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    This panel may well be the same thing thats going in the new Sony LCDs.
     
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    When do you think these ones will appear?

    Will they be significantly better and/or more expensive than the current models, e.g. the LE26R41B.
     
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    Supposed to be this month or next.
     
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    there's something I miss in the new lcd: 2 digital inputs (like lg 26lx2r). I hope there's no tearing issues, I wanted to buy the le262r, but after 194 pages of reading I think I'll wait
     
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    As far as I can see from the Samsung Germany site, these new models are not replacement sets, but run alongside the LExxR41/51 series. These models still exist on page two of the LCD website. I suspect that, from the specs, these are the superior (ie. pricier) screens. This is no different really to Toshiba, who launced the xxL56 series a few months ago, and will be introducing the higher spec xxL58 series a little later.
     
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    is there any difference between the LE26R51 and the new LE26M51? Dynamic contrast seems the same (3000:1)
     
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    Just got this information about the LE40M61B model from digiuk.

    Thank you for your enquiry,

    We have been informed by Samsung stock would be due if you placed a order end of October. When we list the product on our website it will be £1829.78 + VAT £2149.99 Inc VAT.


    Kind Regards
    Alastair Morgan - Consumer Products
    Digi-UK
    01386 - 556633

    Way more expensive than the R51 model for not that much more. :thumbsdow
     
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    Not that much more, How about HDTV lcd of the year award.

    Go to samsung.co.uk and click on IFA 2005 Berlin link at the bottom and look at the pictures, specs and video of the TV.

    Looks to me to be the best 40" LCD around and its got the EISA award.
    :thumbsup:
     
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    Apart from slightly better brightness and contrast (the R51 is fantastic already) and an award can you list the features that justify almost 50% more £££££? I must be missing something. Thanks....
     
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    Hi Guys,

    Any news when the LE32M61B will be available in UK?

    It's allready out in Germany and will be out in France in 2 weeks. :mad:

    It seems to me we (UK) are always the last to get a new product !

    What about the LE32M51B? I can only find one shop who sell it !

    Thanks for the help...

    Happy flying...I mean viewing... :hiya:

    A bientot,
    Nico
     
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    its newer, it may have a more up to date panel (8ms instead of 12), and it looks nicer (to me anyway)

    I've been banned from having the 51 as its 'ugly' but the JVC is OK. This new Sammy looks just like the JVC so could be an excuse for an extra 3" :)
     
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    I agree Richard, the styling on the old (well only by a couple of months!) one, whilst not a deciding factor for me (who has no style :) ) was a downer with that 'look down here' effort.

    The most important things though should be the refresh rate and colour depth changes, these are what you actually see when you use the TV! The 8ms from 12ms change is the all important one for me having been really unimpressed with movement when I self-demoed the older model. Also the 10-bit colour has to be a good thing when you see the effect that it has had on Panasonic's plasma TVs - they are truly and clearly better that the cheaper models.

    All in all I reckon it'll be worth the extra money for those three reasons, two of which are, after all, why you buy a TV - to watch it! :D
     

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