Looking to buy a Samsung 37" LCD TV.
I've noticed they do 2 models, the LE37R87 and LE37R74BDX.
I've looked about briefly and can't see the difference between the 2!
Can anyone tell me the difference?!
There's your problem, you looked briefly. You are about to spend a wad on a TV, you might wanna stop being lazy and actually research.
Right, R74 is not as good as R87/88.
R74 has year old firmware and less options. It only has 5,000:1 contrast, if you are lucky. Limited backlighting options and no settings for Black levels. It also only has 1xHDMI port.
The R87 came out in March and has a different cosmetic look, 3xHDMI ports on it, 8,000:1 contrast ratio, more options in the menus related to the backlight, blacklevels, more control over the delicate image quality settings that can produce and awesome picture.
The R87 is the latest 2007 model, R74 is 2006. The R87 comes with 3 HDMI connections (2 rear, 1 side) against the R74's 1 HDMI. The 37R87 supposedly has a better dynamic constant ratio but that depends on the type panel you get I suppose.
yes I have read that here on the forum..no difference in the tv's function except that extra LED (which i think is around the power button). and i think it was a blue LED if my memory serves me right...