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Samsung SP46L3HX or 5HX?

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by JZEE, Jan 9, 2005.

  1. JZEE

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    I've been planning to buy a "proper" TV for my living room for the past year or so and finally narrowed my search on a Samsung rear projection model (based on what I've read and on the picture quality I've seen).

    I went to the local Samsung representative yesterday's morning and they had on display the SP46L5HX. It definitely has a great picture and great overall design. When I asked for a quote the sales rep gave me a catalogue that featured the SP46L3HX instead (of the 5HX). He told me that the 5HX is basically a newer model.

    I looked around on this forum and if I understand correctly they really use two different technologies - the 3HX uses DLP whereas the 5HX uses LCD. My question is what would you go for? Shall I go ahead with the 5HX or shall I purchase the 3HX instead? Looks like DLP is a better technology that does not suffer with displaying blacks as much as LCD or with shadowing. I plan to use the TV to watch movies and normal analogue TV at times in dim light.

    Thanks for your thoughts.
     
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    Definitely go for DLP. No contest at present for RPTV.

    By the way, where do you live? I'm guessing it's not the UK!
     
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    Thanks for the insight AV - actually I'm in Malta.

    I hope the local representative will be able to supply the DLP model - since it is available in Italy, I presume that it should be no problem for them. I will call them tomorrow.
     

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