Samsung SP50L7HXX opinions please.

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  1. iZombine

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    I went to John Lewis on Saturday to have a look for a plasma screen for the living room and that's when I saw the Samsung SP50L7HXX in all it's glory. Monster Inc looked amazing on it.

    So we are thinking of getting one but I was wondering what people on here thought about it and if anyone here has one.

    The John Lewis price is £2,495 with a 5 year guarantee.

    http://www.johnlewis.com/Audio+and+.../Rear+Projection_2fDLP/230206597/Product.aspx

    Can I get it cheaper else where and hopefully get John Lewis to price match?

    Their price matching only seems to work when they want it to.

    I've found two reviews here: http://www.homecinemachoice.com/cgi-bin/displayreview.php?reviewid=5425

    and here:http://www.homecinemachoice.com/cgi-bin/displayreview.php?reviewid=5412

    Both reviews say it's a pretty great screen.

    What do you lot think about it?

    Has any one got any pictures of it set up and working?

    Thanks.
     
  2. sirp

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    has anyone got one of these in the derby/notts/leicestershire region i can come at take a look at set up properly, thats how i would like to see it before i buy one?

    i agree with above, looks a nice set, good value pound per inchage, if you know what i mean :)

    regarding price, i am sure you will be able to get it cheaper, ive seen it for about 1800 online, and you cold buy a 3 yr warranty on top of that and still get it cheaper than JL
     
  3. AndoverRed

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    Avwow do this display for £1,799 with the 2-tier side stand.

    I had a look at this set in Currys yesterday. A budget DVD player (Samsung) was connected via HDMI. The picture quality was very impressive. Unfortunately, I was not able to adjust the not so optimum in-store settings, as they had lost the remote! :rolleyes:

    I am presently torn between the SP50 and Sony KDFE50A12 screens. I think the Sony 50" represents excellent value for money @ circa £1,200.

    Cheers

    Mark
     
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    The SP50 can be purchased from Currys for £1551 using the following voucher codes and purchasing using an Egg Money Card with 10% cash back.

    Free Delivery when you spend over £199
    - FREEDEL199
    £100 off when you spend over £1000
    - 100OFF1000_CANDG


    The egg money card requires you to purchase via a link on their site. I have checked my egg balance and the 10% was deducted straight away.
     
  5. iZombine

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    Reznor, the Samsung is great. I don't think ANYONE ever regretted buying one. But do shop around, though.

    Nick
     
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    Bear in mind that John Lewis will price match - some forum members have reported BIG discounts from JL price-matching on this set.

    But the real sweetner is that they will also include a free 5 year warranty with it.

    Plus their after sales service is second to none.
     
  8. iZombine

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    Do you know what stores John lewis has priced matched with?
     
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    The usual ones like Comet, Currys etc. Just do a forum search for "John Lewis" and "price match".
     
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    Hi Guy's I have just ordered the Samsung SP50 from JL Nottingham store for £1844 including delivery (I live approx 45mile from N'ham).

    I got them to price match Crampton and Moore who's price was £1799 + £45 del = £1844. :smashin:

    I ordered it Saturday It's being delivered on Thursday, not bad if you ask me :thumbsup:

    I could have got it slightly cheaper online but the 5 yr warrenty you get from JL swung it for me!

    Hope this helps.

    Pete.
     
  11. iZombine

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    Big help thanks!!
     
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    Just to add my view as an owner of this set.

    I have had the set for over six months now so if their was a honeymoon period it would defiantly be over.

    This is the best TV I have ever owned. In fact it is probably one of the best buys AV wise I have made. I am as happy now as the day I bought it. I use it for:

    SKY
    ---Movies
    ---Sport(football rugby) -- surprisingly good even with poor feed. Blows LCDs out of the water IMHO.
    HTPC
    ---DVD
    ---Games
    ---General PC use
    ---Xbox

    There are some issues:

    Pixel mapping not perfect for PC use. This has been discussed at length in another thread and Samsung are looking into it.

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=221319&highlight=pixel+perfect

    Rainbows. Should be aware of them. All I can say is I have had a lot of people come round and watch the TV. No one has complained. But if you are an unlucky one then it can be an issue.
     
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    They'll match pretty well anybody who sells through a bricks & mortar store, but not web-only or web prices. They are much less restrictive with matching than the "usual suspects" are. And much better when it comes to after sales.
     
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    Just took delivery of my SP50 and it was price matched by John Lewis I got them to price match Crampton and Moore who's price was £1799 + £45 del = £1844!!!

    thanks Pete872
     
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    andywilliams007 can you tell me where the link is that you mentioned on the Egg website. My wife has an Egg card and that sounds like a great offer.
     
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    I like the look of the set but isn't the screen rather high for comfortable viewing from an armchair?
     
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    just go into the Egg website and into the section on the right hand side that says Egg money
     
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    Yeah I agree - when I went to have a viewing of this set I was put off by the height of it. I know that if you view this screen off-axis (especially the vertical) the picture degrades significantly. Have people generally found this to be a problem?
     
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    the height of the tv is perfect. I have had no problems at all
     
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    From everything I've seen and heard the only 3 drawbacks are:
    1/Decent but not great connectivity for set of £2K
    2/The central stand looks funky, but is complete nightmare if you've much kit, like a big AV system, and there is no right hand glass unit (no you cant use 2 lefts). This was my sole reason for going sagem over samsung, because I didn't know where to stick my centre speaker.
    3/It's extremely heavy.
     
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    To be fair, theyre pretty crap reasons not to buy this set, its a belter got mine the other day :D
     
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    Sorry if I offended you with my crap reasons. But if you've got £2K of surround speakers it's a bit of a problem if you have nowhere to place the centre. This is a real issue with the centre pillar design on this TV mentioned by several members on other posts.
     
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    screen height perfect,still one of the best dlp,s around . dont know were you are coming from as regards to connectivity.all i know is it gives a stunning picture and i mean stunning,and if you read any of the av mags it still gets the five stars even against the new sets that are out now. i accept that there is a issue with the centre speaker,but like many other people i manage to fit all of my av equipment with the stand that comes with the set. and i bet your set doesnt smile at you .
     
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    I knocked up a bracketless shelf above my tv and put my centre on that
     
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    same here - looks great to be honest - CC6 which srt of just seems to "hang" there

    sound is still focused and locked onto the on screen action - in fact its sounds more open than when it was on the shelf under my Plasma

    Screen height is spot on and in a blacked out room the screen just "floats" in mid air

    best money I have ever spent
     
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    Its stylish as hell, a pice of furniture aswell as a display. Really glad i bought it
     
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    Just got mine today from JL and I must say it is immense. Sky is way better than I thought it would be and much better than My Hitachi PD5200 plasma was on Sky. Star Wars Episode III looks immense through component as well.
     
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    I had my SP50L7HX delivered yesterday the picture quality is fantastic on dvd also very good on sky digital i sold my pioneer PDP-435XDE plasma to replace it with this unit the plasma was good but compared to this unit no contest before anyone starts waving there flags for plasma i have owned one for six years and the issue with screen burn ect started to p--- me off the samsung does everything you want without fear of burning ect hope this helps you in your decision


     

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