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Samsung Rear Projection Advice plz...

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by RMCF, Jun 27, 2004.

  1. RMCF

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    I was considering buying a Samsung SP42W4HBX/PX rear projection TV

    This is not for sale at £850 at Comet stores.

    This would be my first venture into rear projection and was wondering if anyone can give me first hand advice / experiences on this TV or these range of TV's from Samsung and if they are good, bad and what the faults might be.

    Many thanks for any assistance!
     
  2. alexs2

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    For what it's worth,I looked at a lot of RPTV's prior to buying a Toshiba,and found the Sony's and Toshiba's has very good picture quality,especially when fed with a decent signal etc,but the Samsung and a few others,e.g.Thomson just looked washed out and lacking in contrast and detail.

    Be sure to look at as many as possible prior to buying,and take a DVD you know well with you,and get the shop assistant to hook up a DVD player to the TV for a while.
     
  3. markymark34

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    i have a (broken) SP42W4HPX awaiting return from sky.
    I have been very impressed with it for the money (i paid £600 for it).
    I have looked a lot at the toshiba RPTVs and in my opinion the toshs are a better tv. Theres a lot more knowledge about them here on the forums too.

    the picture quality on the samsung is more than acceptable but the sound really is bad! If you have a decent home cinema setup that wont be a problem. I love my tv but it is making a funny noise and the picture isnt stable so it has to go back and skybuy dont have any more.

    Does that price include the stand?

    Mark
     
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    I had one of these and it was quite simply the worst picture that I have ever seen on any TV. Any movement turns the image into a total smear which becomes, in my opinion, unwatchable. It also doesn't seem able to display colours correctly. Skin tones would look grey or a washed out white and other colours didn't look natural.

    The sound is also pretty poor as it tends to sound a little distorted at times.

    I have finally settled down to a new Sony KP44PX3 which is an amazingly good image. Natural colours, smear free image and great sound. Certainly it is a bit more expensive than the Samsung but the improved image is well worth the extra.

    My advice would be to stay well clear of the Samsung RPTVs
     

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