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Samsung SP-50L7HX

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  1. Lizzard

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    Saw this HD2+ DLP RPTV last Friday and i think it was the best picture i ever seen, however the sideangles was not as good, if i was standing 1 meter at the side the picture was totally dimmed.

    However, the colour and sharpness of the picture was breathtaking and when comparing to a 50" highend plasma you can't compare, the Samsung was performing much better as i couldn't notice the pixel structure as i could on plasmas.

    The design was also excellent and the TV won the EISA Awards 2004/2005 recently as the best Rear projection television on the market.

    Go see it.
     
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    Sounds great! Which shop did you see this in? Did they have the 46" model?
     
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    How much was it aswell please.
    Cheers,
    Oddbodd.
     
  4. Lizzard

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    I only saw the 50", price is around €3900 and it's available in my country now.

    I am really considering this one now, you must see it to beleive it, the picture is like CRT but much better.

    If i was choosing between the Samsung and a Pioneer 50" plasma i would choose the Samsung for picture quality.

    I suppose Harrods in London where your Queen lives must have it in their showroom.
     
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    Your country? :smoke:
     
  6. Lizzard

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    Sweden

     
  7. runningback

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    I've only seen it here
    so far but there is not much info on thesite at least you get an idea about the price, puts it in Sagem Axium territory.
     
  8. Jimmyjazz

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    The latest Samsung 50 inch screen. SP50L7HX.

    :)

    For anybody still looking for info, you can get a pdf brochure by e mailing brochurerequests@samsung.com

    The spec looks good. It appears to have all the basics incl HDMI / HDCP.
    It is HD TV ready ( Res 1280 x 720 is good enough for HD )
    Claims to have a double screen in addition to Picture in Picture. So it must have 2 tuners.
    I don’t know what chip it has. Does anybody know ?

    It costs £3,500 from Currys. Can’t find anywhere else that’s selling it at the moment.

    I haven’t seen one in action yet so I don’t know what the picture quality is like.
    Somebody elsewhere in another thread said the picture fades if you move to the left or right of the screen.

    I can’t make up my mind between the Samsung SP50L7HX and the Sagem.
    Can anybody suggest any reason why I should plump for one instead of the other ?

    Thanks

    Jimmy
     
  9. Jimmyjazz

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    :hiya:

    More Samsung DLP facts :

    Samsung 50 inch DLP SP50L7HX.


    Another forum member has just told me that the Samsung has an HD2+ chip and a 7 segment colour wheel. On paper this means it is superior to the Sagem which has an HD2 chip and a 6-segment colour wheel. But let your eyes be the judge.

    Also, although the Sammy has HDMI and DVI, apparently they share the same socket. Don’t know how that’s possible but having only one Hi Def socket means you’ll have to shift that big telly around every time you want to swap your DVD player for your PC or Games console. The SP 50 does have a PC VGA input but who would want to use that when it’s got a Hi Def connection right next to it ?

    Find technical info on the American version of the Samsung here; http://www.digiupdate.com/105_DLP_RPTV.html

    Jimmy
     
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    ED UK have been advertising this set for ages now, but I seriously doubt they actually have any stock. Samsung have confirmed elsewhere they they aren't delivering to retailers until October.
     
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    The set is also available from www.unbeatable.co.uk, as linked in the previous post, at much less money - I bought from them without any problems.

    The horizontal viewing angle is very large, with uniform brightness across a very wide viewing area. Vertical viewing angle is much narrower, so the image dims noticeably if you are standing, though it is still better than my last CRT RPTV.
     
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    Geometry Adjustment on the Samsung 50 inch DLP SP50L7HX :


    Does anybody know if its possible for the individual owner to adjust the geometry on the Samsung ?
     
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    There are no geometry adjustments in the service menu, generally speaking DLP geometry adjustment is limited to mechanical adjustment of the lens assembly, some disassembly of the set would be required to achieve this - it should not be necessary, of course.
     
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    Hello,

    I got an email from ed.com if anyones interested

    "The SP46L3HX is not in stock at the minute but it is due in to us any time this week. The stand illustrated is included in the price."

    Now I just need to find a store near Oxford street that has one so I can view it before placing my order. :)

    Pod
     
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    Pod
    you will let us know once you find someone who stocks this in the flesh :smashin: thanx
     
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    I email samsung about the lamp life on the SP46L3HX and they mailed back saying that it was 30,000 hours. I asked them to confim this and they again said 30,000 hours. Is this for real ?
     
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    I forgot to say that Currys in Edinburgh had both samsungs on display and I have to say the picture was excellent even though they were being fed an RF signal
     
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    Which branch of Currys did you see them in. Very keen to go and have a look
     
  20. blackbob

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    Hi Braehead - It was the shopping centre at Blackhall (cant remember if it has a different name)
     
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    Thanks for that. I'll get in for a look as soon as I can. Was it both of the 50" that you saw, or do they have the 46" too?
     
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    Braehead, Just popped back today and they have the 50" and the SP46L5HX (which is not dlp) on display. The shopping centre is called Craigleith.
     
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    Blackbob - Are you sure? The Samsung website descibes the 46" as a slim line DLP. I'm quite desperate to see it, what did they have it rigged up to at Currys, were they using the DVI input? I presume it has a DVI input?

    Regards

    Sid
     
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    But I think the SP46L3HX is a dlp set (according to Samsung web site)
     
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    The clue is in the middle number (the L5 bit). Samsung have been producing LCD RPTVs using similar model numbers for a while now.

    The SP46L3HX is definitely going to be DLP.
     
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    Dear Blek Boab

    I’m surprised about the lamp life figure which Samsung quoted you.

    Taking Sagem as the current comparible DLP :
    As you probably know, the official word from Sagem re the lamp in their Axium is that it will last between 6,000 and 8,000 hours. If you watch TV 8 hours per day then the lamp will last about 2 years.

    Cost of a replacement Sagem lamp from Comet = £381.00
    = £190 per year for a lamp.

    So, if the Samsung lamp really does last 30,000 hours that would probably = the life of the box itself.
    30,000 hours divided by 8 hours per day = 3,750 divided by 365 = just over 10 years.
    ( But who knows how long the TV will actually last ? )

    Maybe Samsung made a mistake.
    Does anybody have any different figure for lamp life ?

    Jimmy
     
  28. blackbob

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    dear Jimmyjazz
    I was gobsmacked at the lamp life. I also asked how much they cost to replace and was quoted 50 pounds. The also said that it had 3 bulbs. Not sure what to believe.

    and blackwavesid,
    It was deffo the SP46L5HX and it does had dvi. They only had this and the SP50L7HX hooked upto an rf feed. Given that they both had very good pictures
     
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    Oh well, I think it's going to be quite a wait until I can get to see the SP46L3hx! Doesn't help when the larger chain stores that are likely to stock it only have 1 nation number and unhelpfull call centre staff.

    I've emailed these question to Samsung twice now but have still had no reply so if anybody here can help it would be much appreciated!

    I've been led to believe that the SP50L7HX is HD2+, has a 7 segment colour wheel and has a DVI input that is HDMI & HDCP compliant.

    So, is the SP46L3HX the same spec?

    Regards

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    The brochure Samsung sent me for the SP46-L3HX doesnt give much detail but it does say it has HDMI & DVI connectivity.
     

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